7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 13, 2011 11:13 AM by RJKSolutions

    Is PI System Explorer extensible

    neilg

      Hi All,

       

      Just checking is PI System explorer extensible? Are there any plans to allow extensibility of it in the future if it is not?

       

      It would be awesome if we could write addins for PI System Explorer.

       

      Cheers, Neil.

        • Re: Is PI System Explorer extensible
          cmanhard

          Sorry, but there are no plans to allow 3rd party extensions to PI System Explorer.

            • Re: Is PI System Explorer extensible
              MvanderVeeken

              Neil,

               

              Do you have any special cases in mind you would like to see added to PI System Explorer?

               

              Or is the question of allowing plugins a general one?

                • Re: Is PI System Explorer extensible
                  neilg

                  Hi Michael,

                   

                  The question was a general one as I had some ideas of plug-ins that could be developed to extend the functionality of PSE.

                   

                  Cheers, Neil.

                    • Re: Is PI System Explorer extensible
                      MvanderVeeken

                      Neil Goundar

                      The question was a general one as I had some ideas of plug-ins that could be developed to extend the functionality of PSE.

                       

                      Thanks for answering. Then I think Chris Manhard's answer closes the discussion

                        • Re: Is PI System Explorer extensible

                          Michael @ OSIsoft

                          Neil Goundar

                          The question was a general one as I had some ideas of plug-ins that could be developed to extend the functionality of PSE.
                          Thanks for answering. Then I think Chris Manhard's answer closes the discussion
                          It depends... if these ideas would benefit our user base as a whole, then I think it would be appropriate to discuss these and see whether it makes sense for OSIsoft to tackle.

                            • Re: Is PI System Explorer extensible
                              MvanderVeeken

                              Steve Pilon

                              It depends... if these ideas would benefit our user base as a whole, then I think it would be appropriate to discuss these and see whether it makes sense for OSIsoft to tackle.

                               

                              You are very right there. I can see a lot of possible options here.

                              • 'Feature' plugin, that adds functionality like 'PI Eventframes' does in PI System Explorer
                              • 'Element' level plugin, let's you do custom things on an element
                              • 'Attribute' level plugin, let's you do custom things on an attribute
                              • etc.

                              I think a lot will be on automating custom 'labor intensive' actions that require multiple actions to complete and tend to be repeated often by administrators or developers.

                                • Re: Is PI System Explorer extensible

                                  Abacus plugin

                                   

                                  Audit plugin

                                   

                                  Statistics plugin (like PI Net Mgr Stats in SMT, but include details from the AF Sandbox - number of outstanding changes, etc.)  Actually, just get rid of the AF sandbox

                                   

                                  Scripting plugin, where the domain of the scripts are limited to the connected AF Database or PI System.  Powershell based or Abacus syntax based?  Users can be restricted to 'read-only' scripting access, i.e. not be able to butcher the hierarchy by some unintended coding.

                                   

                                  Then control plugin access from the AF Server, for example you don't want all PSE users to load the Audit plugin.