To search for notifications:
1. On the Search tab, select a PI System to search for notifications:
Choose a system from the PI System menu and click Connect to connect to the
selected PI System.
Click the ellipsis button
to access the Systems List and add PI Systems (page 64)
to the menu.
to reference the name of a PI System in a spreadsheet cell.
Click the button again to display the PI System menu.
2. Choose an option from the View Notifications menu to filter the list of returned
Choose Active to display all currently-active notifications.
Choose Timerange and enter Start Time and End Time values to return notifications
occurring over a specific time range.
Choose Recent and enter a number and a time interval to return the most recent
notifications over a specific time period.
3. Change the Output Cell to place the list of notifications into a different spreadsheet cell,
4. Click Search.
Notifications returned by the search appear in the Notification History viewer (page 65).
5. Click OK to insert the contents of the Notification History viewer into the spreadsheet
(page 66) and close the dialog box.
The notification query is inserted into the spreadsheet at the designated location as a
function. Like other PI functions, notification data is updated when the spreadsheet
recalculates (page 50).
Click Cancel to close the dialog box, discarding the search results.
Add PI Systems
There may be multiple PI Systems in your environment, each of which may have PI
Notifications installed, and be a source of notifications relevant to you. For example, you may
subscribe to notifications from PI systems running in different facilities, or representing
different business units.
To receive these notifications you must subscribe yourself, or have your administrator
subscribe you to notifications from each PI system using the PI System Explorer
application, and add each PI System to the PI Notifications viewer.
To add systems to the PI System menu:
1. Click Systems List
The Systems dialog box appears.