In PI SMT under Point Classes for the server I'm using, I do not have the "Totalizer" class and therefore cannot create totalizer tags. Can anyone help with this?
Do you see the Totalizers tab under PI SMT > Points > Totalizers (as opposed to the Points > Point Classes tab)? You can Create a new totalizer there. Also, have you considered using Asset Analytics instead? Depending on the purpose for the totalizer, you might want to consider Asset Analytics instead. Please see KB00868 - PI Analytics: Which tool is best for the job.
I have tried to create a totalizer in the area you described but when I save the totalizer I get the error "Indicated point class was not found.TOTALIZER". I'm looking into using Asset Analytics at the moment, I just need to get it up and running on my system.
Is it possible to restart the PI Totalizer Subsystem service? The Totalizer Point Class should have been created when the PI Totalizer Subsystem first started. Otherwise, were there ever any totalizers on this machine and/or was it ever available as an option? We can check whether any exist.
In Command Line from the %PISERVER%\adm directory, run the following to see whether the attribute set "totals" exists:
Next check whether the totalizer point class exists:
If neither piatrsetdump.txt contains the attribute totals nor piptclsdump.txt contains the totalizer point class, we can create it:
1. Take a backup of the PI Data Archive (PI SMT > Operation > Backups)
2. Stop the PI Totalizer Subsystem service
3. In Command Line from the %PISERVER%\adm directory, run the following (line by line)
4. Start the PI Totalizer Subsystem service
It seems I do not have PI Server installed on my machine (I've just installed PI Processbook and PI SMT about a week ago) and there weren't any totalizers on this machine. Do I need to have PI Server installed on my machine to use totalizers?
You do not need to have the PI Data Archive installed on your local machine to create totalizers in PI SMT. From your local machine, you can connect to the PI Data Archive in PI SMT and then look at PI SMT > Operation > PI Services to see whether you can restart PI Totalizer Subsystem remotely (to see whether it creates the Totalizer point class). This point class should have been created when the PI Totalizer Subsystem was first started, so it is unusual that it is not present. If restarting the PI Totalizer Subsystem does not create the Totalizer point class, you can run piconfig from the %PIHOME%\adm directory on your PINS (non-PI Data Archive) node with the switches -host and -windows or -trust like "piconfig -host <hostname> -windows" (PI Data Archive User Guide section on piconfig remote sessions). Note that you will need to have a mapping or trust as piadmin or piadmins in order to edit the point class (see Required access permissions and other restrictions).
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