Welcome to the October run of the PI Datalink Online Course! My name is Oshan Athukorala and I will be one of the facilitators available for the next three weeks.
Please feel free to use this thread as effectively as possible and post any questions you have about the course or the course material.
Hope you'll find this course interesting and informative.
My name is Archie Gale and I will be one of the instructors available over the next three weeks. I am a Customer Support Engineer based in the Sydney office and has been with OSIsoft for about two years. I have taught a number of PI client courses including PI Datalink. I look forward to helping you learn all about building useful reports in Datalink. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions!
My name is Jakob Hagan. I am an Operations Analyst for Clean Coal Solutions Services. We recently acquired Datalink and Corelogic, and no one in the company is familiar with it. I look forward to learning more about the functionality of Datalink.
Welcome to the class! This course is a great opportunity for you to learn about PI DataLink and PI System basics at your own time and schedule, while giving you an opportunity to build reports using your own company data.
And whenever you have a question, please feel free to post it here on the discussion threads, and we'll try and respond at the earliest.
Hope you enjoy this course!
My name is Bradley Pedersen. I am a Control Room Operator for Centrica Energy Renewables located in Grimsby, UK. More and more systems within our control room are being developed to monitor/trend our wind turbine data and I would like to be a part of the development process. I'm keen to learn as much as possible from this course.
Welcome to the course! This course is designed to help you leverage PI DataLink and its functions to build reports that monitor a wide variety of your process data.
As such, we hope you find the content and examples useful! And whenever you have a question, please post it on the community and we'll try and answer as soon as we can.
Hope you enjoy this class!
As we enter week 3 (final week) of this course, we hope you are working on your final projects and are ready to submit those to your facilitators, Archie Gale and Oshan Don.
Please remember to submit your final projects on or before October 23, 2014.
Thanks for taking this class with us, and we hope you have enjoyed it!
I'm currently just finishing my final project for the PI Datalink course and I'm just want confirmation of a few things:
- Centrica Energy Renewables do not have a sufficient PI AF structure to use for my project so I've had to only use PI Tags, is this okay?
- Also because of the above, I've had to use data validation for my dropdown lists, is this okay as well?
Hi Bradley,Thanks for submitting the final project, we will go through the project and give you feedback shortly. It's okay to use PI tags for your report, given that you do appreciate the benefits of having good AF structures for your organisation. If you had these in place you could have saved a lot of time organising your data and also wouldn't have needed to create the drop down menus manually using data validation in excel. However if you managed to use the data validation feature for your PI tags to create the drop lists, I am guessing you have a strong understanding of how the PI Datalink functions works.Cheers,Oshan