For PI datalink 5.1.1, what does it mean by this statement:
* Not all functionality will work on Excel (64 bit). PI DataLink (Legacy) and trend control are the most notable features that will not work.
What is PI DataLink (Legacy)?
PI DataLink(Legacy) addin contains the functionality that could not be implemented in the newer form of Excell Integration/automation that the latest versions of PI DataLink currently use. DataLink moved away from the old COM-based add-ins to a VSTO-based addin type for better integration into the latest versions of office (notably the ribbon, task pane etc). The functionality included in PI DataLink (Legacy) was required for backwards compatibility with workbooks created with older versions of PI DataLink and to still expose the functionality whenever we can. PI DataLink(Legacy) will add entries to the Ribbon and the add-in menu option.
PI DataLink (Legacy) and the trend control do not work in 64-bit Excel as these are 32-bit .dll's and cannot be hosted within a 64-bit process.
Thanks for your replied.
Plan to install PI DL latest version on Windows 7, 64 bit. With the issue in 64 bit Excel, what you suggest is to install Excel 32 bit on windows 7, 64 bits, right?
I would evaluate if the functionality exposed in the legacy add-in is required and only downgrade to 32-bit excel if needed. There are advantages to using 64-bit excel (most notably the increase maximum cell counts).
When will the trend control be upgraded to 64 bits and available in 64 bit Excel? Would be nice to still have this useful functionality.
It's a shame the "Attribute Mask to Tag" feature in the Legacy components is missing from the new 64bit addin (or is there a new equivalent I'm not seeing?) It's used a fair bit in our organisation.
We also have Symantec AV detecting the legacy components as a potential risk...
What WS.Reputation.1 actually means...
We can live without the trending, but the Attribute Mask to Tag feature is very very handy.
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