We have a potential vendor that olny exposes their data via web services. Anyone seen an interface that could read SOAP web services and write data to PI?
If it's not high speed data, you can script the web service and use it via task scheduler to get data, say, every minute and output to a file - which can be picked up by UFL. Can you post the URL to the web service?
The other option you have is to develop a custom console application that will get data from this web service and write data to the PI System using PI AF SDK. If you are familiar with PI AF SDK and SOAP web services, it shouldn’t find major issues during developments. However, before choosing the best option for you, you should consider the details and specs of your requirements and what you want to achieve.
In the near future you'll be able to write an AF data reference to pull data from a web service and schedule the writing to PI with Abacus.
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