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PIPointFindPIPoints Method (PIServer, IListIEnumerablePIPointQuery, IEnumerableString)

Find an enumerable list of PIPoint objects that match the specified list of query filter conditions ORed together.

Namespace:  OSIsoft.AF.PI
Assembly:  OSIsoft.AFSDK (in OSIsoft.AFSDK.dll) Version:
public static IEnumerable<PIPoint> FindPIPoints(
	PIServer piServer,
	IList<IEnumerable<PIPointQuery>> queries,
	IEnumerable<string> attributeNames = null


Type: OSIsoft.AF.PIPIServer
The PIServer to search for the desired PIPoint objects.
Type: System.Collections.GenericIListIEnumerablePIPointQuery
Each inner lists of PIPoint attribute query filters are ANDed together to find the desired PIPoint objects. The results of each of the inner lists are ORed together to return the complete list. The FindPIPoints(PIServer, String, Boolean, IEnumerableString, AFSearchTextOption) method can be used to parse a string query and generate this list of queries.
attributeNames (Optional)
Type: System.Collections.GenericIEnumerableString
The list of PIPoint attribute names to be loaded from the server as the PIPoint objects are found. The list of PIPoint attribute names can be obtained from the PIPointClass.GetAttributes method or the PICommonPointAttributes class. The GetAttribute(String) method can be used to access the loaded attribute values. If , then no attribute values are loaded for the returned PIPoints.

Return Value

Type: IEnumerablePIPoint
Returns the enumerable list of PIPoint objects matching the specified queries.

This method finds an enumerable list of PIPoint objects from the specified list of query filter conditions ORed together. The conditions within each inner list are ANDed together. If the conditions are mutually exclusive, then nothing will be returned. See PIPoint Query Syntax for a more information on the query syntax.

The points are returned from the server in blocks as the client is iterating through the list. When you stop iterating the returned list, the remaining points are not retrieved from the server.

Caution note Caution
A PI Point attribute may only be referenced one time per FindPIPoints call. Referencing a PI Point attribute multiple times will result in an error.

Note Notes to Callers
This call might use a background task to complete some of its work. See the Threading Overview for some matters to consider when execution transitions to another thread.

Version Information


Supported in: 2.10.5, 2.10, 2.9.5, 2.9, 2.8.5, 2.8, 2.7.5, 2.7, 2.6, 2.5
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