Is it possible to share PI tag data directly through PI cloud instead of Using PI AF?
I doubt that is possible since you can only publish an AFDatabase. So you will have to create an attribute in AF that references a PI Point through the PI Point Data Reference. Therefore, you will need AF.
Even if we use Pi Point as reference, is the tag data getting stored in PI AF server or PI server.
The tag data is always stored in the PI Data Archive.
I would like to introduce you to some learning videos that you might find useful for familiarizing yourself with the intricacies of the PI System. If you look at the 'Master PI' space of this forum, you will find many useful videos and courses.
I would recommend Configuring a Simple PI System as a start for learning about the basics. We also have Public Center Training Courses (can also be found in 'Master PI' space) which are conducted at one of our many Learning Centers around the world that you can register to. The nearest center for you would probably be in Bahrain.
I will also move this thread to the 'All Things PI' space of this forum as that is more suited for questions like this (e.g. regarding PI Cloud Services offering). This space (PI Developers Club) is actually more for questions related to our PI Developer Technologies.
Let me know if you have questions.
The tag data is always stored on the PI Data Archive server in the archives. The PI AF stores the structure information in SQL but when it has a PIPoint reference, the PIPoint data is still always stored in archives on the PI Data Archive server.
The PI AF does not store PI data directly.
With PI Cloud Connect you cannot use a PI tag directly. You access the PIPoint data via the Attribute that has a PIPoint reference.
I always imagine that the PI Data Archive represents a series of Landmarks and that AF is the map that you need to find those landmarks. Sometimes people will draw extra directions/information on the map (i.e. no Data Reference Attributes) but ultimately the map will still get you to the landmark.
The short answer is no. However, create a very simple AF structure (you don't even need element templates) that lists the PI points. The PI points on the receiving side are stored in the PI Archive server. You can work with the points directly on the receiving side.
As an aside: not using AF is a big negative.
Michael Halhead wrote: As an aside: not using AF is a big negative.
Michael Halhead wrote:
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