A general purpose timesetter tool for PI trends

Discussion created by cjrancur on Feb 16, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2010 by spilon

Steve Pilon provided useful sample code for a method to set all PITrend objects within all displays of a given ProcessBook workbook, so that all trends use the same start and end time.  Here's a link to the earlier post:




I'd like to see if this idea can be expanded.  Consider a shared drive or directory that contains many ProcBook workbooks and also many single PB displays. 


What if you could add a TextBox for selecting the name of a given *.pdi or *.piw file to the TimeSetter display, and use the runtime version, not the build version, of the timesetter function? Without saving the changes to the displays as Steve's earlier code suggested, could you make selected files (either PB workbooks, *.piw, or PB displays, *.pdi) on the share be shown but not saved with selected time ranges?


If both a standalone TimeSetter display (e.g. TimeSetter.pdi)  and another selected *.pdi or *.piw file were opened in the same ProcBook client, could the TimeSetter display work to adjust the times of the other open PB workbook(s) or PB display(s)?