Approach to "watching" > 2000 PI tags

Discussion created by DaveWhite on Oct 16, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 19, 2014 by Dan Fishman

Hello everyone,


I'm very new to PI programming and my team has been tasked with "watching" about 3000 tags in PI for value changes and then sending those value changes to a monitoring web service.


We are currently running PI Server 370 (that is how it was described to me). 


We've been advised to use ACE2 (VB.NET), Calculations and Natural Scheduling. 


I can't find any documentation on:


How do you get the TAG that triggered the calculation?

Is there a programmatic way to schedule > 2500 tags in the PI Scheduler? I don't want to click check boxes that many times.


Is this approach even advisable?


Thanks in advance.