PI DataLink Server Overview
PI DataLink Server is a server version of PI DataLink for use with Microsoft SharePoint. PI DataLink Server supports all DataLink, BatchView and Notification functions provided by Excel Add-ins in a PI client configuration. It enables users to retrieve data from a PI server and view it in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format using only a web browser.
PI DataLink Server uses Microsoft SharePoint technologies including Excel Services and the Excel Web Access Web Part. PI DataLink Server augments these services, adding connectivity and support for PI functions.
Excel workbooks published to trusted SharePoint document libraries can be accessed independently, or added to web part pages. The Excel Web Access Web Part supports connections that allow parameters to be exchanged between a workbook and other Web Parts.