To configure a PI Data Source

  1. You can access the PI data source Edit Source dialog box in the following ways:

    • When an object is inserted from the Insert menu (in the configuration environment). In the Configuration panel, access the Data tab and set the data source via the Data Source Browser. Refer to The Data Source Browser for more information.

    NOTE: The PI data source is located under the Historical node of the Data Sources tree.

    • When an object is inserted with the drag-and-drop method (Natural Presentation), either in the configuration or run-time environments. Refer to Dragging and Dropping Data Sources (Natural Presentation) for more information.

    • When an object is modified from the Configuration panel (Data tab). Double-click the data source to open the Edit Source dialog box.

  2. From the Retrieve Mode drop-down list, select a retrieval mode.

  3. In the Maximum Points box, enter a number (1 - 5000) to limit the amount of data that is returned.

  4. Specify the time zone. How?

  5. Select the Time tab, and set start time and time span. How?

  6. Select the Advanced Items tab and add fields as required. To add all fields, click the Add All button. To add one field, select the field name in the Available Fields list and click the Add button.

  7. Click OK or Finish.

See Also

Retrieval modes

Time Zones

Start Time and Time Span

Maximum Points

PI Advanced Items