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03-04: Integrating Visual KPI with OSIsoft PI AF (Asset Framework) or other asset databases

Visual KPI can use another source (such as OSIsoft PI AF) as the master for configuration and hierarchy data using a feature called 'integration services.' This allows you to use the hierarchy and other metadata from a separate master data source.

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Download the detailed PI AF Integration Server Reference Guide 

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Using OSIsoft PI AF as the example, below are some instructions on what attributes Visual KPI looks for when deciding whether to create either a KPI, Managed Trend, Value, etc. from an AF attribute. Please keep in mind that these represent a subset only. For the full keyword listing, download the PI AF Integration Server Reference.

KPIs
The AF Integration Server will create a KPI if it finds one of more of the following sub attributes: 

  • Max, Maximum 
  • High High High, HighHighHigh, Hi Hi Hi, HiHiHi, HHH 
  • High High, HighHigh, Hi Hi, HiHi, HH 
  • High, Hi, H 
  • Target, Tgt 
  • Low, Lo, L 
  • Low Low, LowLow, Lo Lo, LoLo, LL 
  • Low Low Low, LowLowLow, Lo Lo Lo, LoLoLo, LLL 
  • Min, Minimum 
  • URL (string any valid URL) 
  • URL Descriptor, URLDescriptor, URL Descripion, URLDescription, URL Name, URLName (string) 
  • KPI Name Click Path, Name Click Path (URL indicated that the system will look for URLs (above), anything else or missing goes to Trend)*  

* URL and URL Descriptor can be semi-colon (;) delimited lists. It is best if you match these up (i.e. 3 urls and 3 descriptors)

Trends
The AF Integration Service will create a Trend if it finds one of more of the following sub attributes: 

  • Pen 1, Pen1, P1, Pen 01, Pen01, P01 
  • Pen 2, Pen2, P2, Pen 02, Pen02, P02 
  • Pen 3, Pen3, P3, Pen 03, Pen03, P03 
  • Pen 4, Pen4, P4, Pen 04, Pen04, P04 
  • Pen 5, Pen5, P5, Pen 05, Pen05, P05 
  • Pen 6, Pen6, P6, Pen 06, Pen06, P06 
  • Pen 7, Pen7, P7, Pen 07, Pen07, P07 
  • Pen 8, Pen8, P8, Pen 08, Pen08, P08 
  • Pen 9, Pen9, P9, Pen 09, Pen09, P09 
  • Pen 10, Pen10, P10 

Tables
The AF Integration Server will create a Table if it finds one of more of the following sub attributes: 

  • ConnectString, Connect String, ConnectionString, Connection String 

Groups
The following properties apply to Groups

  • Zoom Level, ZoomLevel, Zoom (numeric 0-21)  

KPIs and Trends
The following properties apply to KPIs and Trends

  • Trend Scale, TrendScale (string “Multi-Scale”, “Multiscale”, “Multi Scale” all mean multi-scale, anything else or missing means single scale)  

General Properties
The following are general properties that apply to all Visual KPI object types (Groups, KPIs, Values, Trends, Links, Tables

  • Lat, Latitude* 
  • Long, Longitude* 
  • Show 
  • InService, In Service  

*Note that Lat/Long both have to be present to create a valid geo coordinate.

NOTE: If none of the above sub attributes exist, each attribute will be considered an individual value. In this case, AF Elements will map to Visual KPI Groups.

Can I get help with this?
Of course!  If you have questions or would like assistance setting this up on your own system, contact us or email support@transpara.com

 

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