Yes! They can both be running at the same time (both are add-ins for Microsoft Excel) and are complimentary. For users of the OSIsoft PI System, the ideal combination when creating KPIs, values or trends from tags is to:
- have the Visual KPI Designer open (runs inside of Excel)
- create a new KPI (or edit existing)
- use Datalink right from Excel to find the ideal tag to associate with a KPI. This includes getting actual values, targets, limits or many other attributes of a Visual KPI object that can be read from PI
Here's an example screen shot of PI Datalink open with the Visual KPI Designer:
Click to learn more about Visual KPI integration with the OSIsoft PI System.
Last updated on May 24, 2012 by Transpara