Is there a way to create the PI POINT reference in a template by specifying the pointid instead of the tag name?
How would you be certain that the PointID isn't already used and how should the name be generated?
Did you mean how to configure an AF Attribute Template to refer to the correct PI Point by PointID?
Yes, thank you, that's what I wanted to ask. Is it possible to use the PointID to refer to the PI point.
You would configure the PI Point data reference based on server and tag name. When you then click Create or Update PI Point, AF will resolve those names to the PI Server GUID and the PointID, and then caches those behind-the-scenes with the data reference. The next time you call up that particular attribute, AF will used the cached server GUID and PointID to quickly find the point.
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