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Foxboro Interface - VAlue for Location 2 when using AIM API

Question asked by nthorson on Jun 24, 2019
Latest reply on Jun 25, 2019 by gmichaud-verreault

The User's Manual for the Foxboro I/A 70 Series interface states the following


"The Location2 attribute determines whether the Interface adds the point to a FoxAPI data set and retrieves “buffered” values from the FoxAPI. Buffered values are those updated by the FoxAPI in the system-shared memory. Unbuffered access to I/A objects makes requests to the Foxboro CP for each data retrieval call. OSIsoft recommends the use of buffered access to reduce the load on the Foxboro system."


The explanation goes on from there why using buffered points is desirable when sing the Fox API.  However, explain what to do when using the AIM*API.  Should we still use location 2 to retrieve buffered values, or do buffered values not apply when using the AIM*API?