I'd like to pull data from a third party cloud application via Web API calls and shove that data into PI ( I'm not talking about pulling data out of PI via Web API). Any suggestions on where to look, how to proceed?
The PI Connector for UFL is capable of reading data from RESTful webservices and writing data to PI. There are some limitations as to the kinds of requests it can make, though it may be the best option for you. Here is some further information on the connector.
PI Connector for UFL Details
Live library documentation on the PI Connector for UFL
As Michael said using PI UFL connector , will help you read the restful service.
In the past, we have developed our own custom web service to get data from third party web api and used AFSDK (PI Web API is also an option here ) to push that data to PI.
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