Hello! How I will download full name list of PI ProcessBook symbol library elements in format for search?
As far as I know the symbol libraries provided with PI ProcessBook originate from Software Toolbox and OSIsoft has licensed them for the use with PI ProcessBook. Software Toolbox is offering applications that allow browsing the symbol libraries but it looks to me as if they are working similar to the dialog offered when you insert such a symbol in PI ProcessBook. It's possible using VBA to insert symbols from the Symbol Library programmatically to a PI ProcessBook display and to apply the same modifications possible through the corresponding dialog in PI ProcessBook.
I however failed to get more general information like Category Name and Name through VBA. The symbols offered in PI ProcessBook symbol library are the files with extension .CAT which can be found at %PIHOME%\pipc\Procbook\Pbcat
Can you please explain what you like to do? Why is using the built in dialog not sufficient for your purposes?
Gregor, thanks for the reply.
I want to use the list of symbol libraries for quick search of desired items. But if the list does not exist, I will search for the item manually using browser.
I recognize a list of the items available in Symbol Library can be beneficial. I don't like to raise any expectations nor to make any promises but started asking around if we could make such a list available.
You could check the website of the original author of symbol factory, not all categories are there however. The website is about 15 years old and the graphics feel older than that! (I've never been a fan...)
Symbol Factory Categories
I think that it ought to be possible to search for a symbol in Vision or Processbook to improve the usability of the symbol library. When the mouse hovers over a symbol a tooltip is displayed, so you would expect to be able to search based upon that.
I think that there is a reactor symbol somewhere that I need to use but I can't for the life in me figure out which category it belongs to! You should not have to wade through every single category to try and find it.
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