User Guides and Programming Help Files for PI Developer Technologies

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You can find online documentation for many PI Developer Technologies (PI Web API, PI Web Services, PI JDBC, PI ODBC, PI OLEDB Enterprise, etc.) at PI Live Library. If you prefer a downloadable copy, they are available in the Tech Support Download Center. You can use the following links to find documentation. Note that the online documentation usually contains contents for the latest version, make sure to check the version of your local copy.



Help files
User Guides
PI Web APIhttps://<Your PI Web API server>/piwebapi/helpPI Web API ReferencesUser GuidePI Live Library > Developer Technologies

%pihome%\help\AFSDK.chm (after installing PI AF Developer Tools)

AF SDK Reference

%pihome%\help\AFUIRef.chm (after installing PI AF Developer Tools)

PI Notifications

%pihome%\help\ANSDK.chm (after installing PI Notifications Developer Tools)

User GuidePI Live Library > PI Server

PI SQL Framework**

(e.g. PI OLEDB Enterprise, PI OLEDB Provider,

PI JDBC Driver, and PI ODBC Driver)

PI SQL Query Compendium in PI SQL CommanderTech Support Download CenterPI Live Library > Developer Technologies
PI ProcessBookVBA

%pihome%\help\en\PIPBVB.chm (after installing PI ProcessBook)


User Guide

PI Live Library > Clients

Microsoft VBA

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VBA\VBA6\1033\VBUI6.chm

(For easier access, click F1 or Microsoft Visual Basic Help in Visual Basic Editor in ProcessBook)


%pihome%\help\en\SQCVBA.chm (after installing PI ProcessBook)

PI BatchView

%pihome%\help\PIBatchViewProgramming.chm (after installing PI ProcessBook)

PI SDK***PI SDK%pihome%\help\PISDK.chm (after installing PI SDK)
PI SDK Tools%pihome%\help\PISDKToolsPrg.chm (after installing PI SDK)
PI Time Server%pihome%\help\PITimeServer.chm (after installing PI SDK)

%pihome%\ACE\help\PIACEReference.chm (after installing PI ACE)

User Guide
PI Web ServicesUser GuidePI Live Library > Developer Technologies


*     For more information about downloading and installing the PI AF Developer Tools, refer to PI AF SDK Programming References.

**    In addition, there are two white papers on optimization techniques (PI OLEDB Enterprise SQL Optimization and PI OLEDB SQL Optimization) that can be useful to consult for constructing efficient queries. Both are available at the Tech Support Download Center.

***   Note that PI SDK is transitioning to deprecation (see Deprecating the PI SDK).

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