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The task

I work with Angular and Chart.js (just started working with both for the first time) and need to import a recordset into Chart.js to be displayed as a multi-axis line chart. At the moment I am displaying some dummy data for visualization which works flawless.

The recordset to be displayed is a record of statistical data stored in a local MS SQL database table. There are three columns that need to be displayed from the table in Chart.js.

1. ExeTimeStamp (in SQL server defined as the following style --> "ODBC canonical date and time with milliseconds."
2. LogTimeStamp (same as above ExeTimeStamp style)
3. TaskResult (in SQL server defined as a String, holds thousands of recordsets, each containing 15 pairs of "value" and "label" data)

The challenge

By means of the following tutorial ( I was able to connect to the database and to retrieve the data for all three columns to be displayed in Chrome which results in the following JSON output...

    			{"value":"1452","label":"Google readings"},
    			{"value":"1618","label":"Navigate to 'log on' page"},
    			{"value":"5467","label":"Log in"},
    			{"value":"2420","label":"Find user"},
    			{"value":"1500","label":"Click on 'active cases'"},
    			{"value":"3084","label":"Click on case"},
    			{"value":"1350","label":"Click on 'documents'"},
    			{"value":"652","label":"Click on download PDF icon"},
    			{"value":"5008","label":"Log in via login client"},
    			{"value":"1","label":"Wait for down-load/check for PDF in PDF viewer"},
    			{"value":"1299","label":"Click on extended search"},
    			{"value":"1267","label":"Input search term"},
    			{"value":"5004","label":"Execute search},
    			{"value":"1696","label":"Log out"},
    			{"value":"30366","label":"Total without google readings"
    //...remaining recordsets...

This data now needs to be mapped to Chart.js so it is possible to read the data into the chart display itself.

Having looked at other suggestions, my approach would be to create a new typescript class looking somewhat like this...

export class livelogs implements OnInit {
      constructor() { }
      ngOnInit() {
      exetimestamp: Date;
      logtimestamp: Date;
      taskresult: string[];
    } order to make data available for reading by Chart.js from that class.

However each recordset with the 15 pairs of "value","label" data in TaskResult needs to be accessed one pair at a time and mapped individually to Chart.js so each line (and intersecting point) in the chart gets its own value and label.

Therefore, I am in doubt as to whether my approach is the right one, nor if or how it could be actually made to work.

Can anyone point me into the right direction here?

Thanks in advance for any input.

The chart type from Chart.js which I am using now can be seen here...

Note: If someone might wonder why TaskResult wasn't/isn't separated rather into multiple columns, holding each one pair - as it would be a better solution to the problem - I agree, but have already asked the responsible about this option. Since the statistical information in the future will have to be accessed by many users by means of a customized search option, plus that the same information needs to refresh other more specific graphs at a fixed time-interval, the reasoning is that the server would be taxed to hard with constant requests if more columns had to be accessed and the load therefore too high, which makes this possibility a no-go.
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