Provide DataLink functionality in a Google Sheets add-on
A significant number of companies are moving from the Microsoft Office suite to "G Suite" (Google). This move takes customers from MS Excel to Google Sheets, and they would like to retain PI DataLink as a functional add-on.
El mokhtari yakhlef commented
Nous avons basculer depuis debut 2019 vers google Sheets. Nous abondonnerons la fin de l'année 2020 excel de chez microsoft. Nous souhaiterons suivre l'evolution de Pi datalink avec Google Sheet
Sylvain Francois DUBOIS commented
In our company of about 30,000 employees, we are using Google Suite. We would definitely appreciate such PI evolution. At least, an online Microsoft Office could be a B plan for part for our thousand of PI users.
Like many of your customers, Microsoft Excel thick clients is going to die since we are moving to more modern technologies using light clients (tablette, chromebook, light notebook, ...).
PI Vision is a good direction, but it doesn't cover (yet?) such needs.
Sary Sarkis commented
An ES customer just asked me for this too
Wojciech Zatorski commented
Our company also quickly switches from MS Excel to Gsuite. Are you already working on datalink for Google sheets?
Prabhakara Vinta commented
Our company globally transitioned from Microsoft Office to G Suite. OSI Soft's PI is our OT data historian. We have several users that want OT data via Google Sheet.
We have Google Sheets at AirLiquide.
Craig Davis commented
I'm also getting requests from customers about using DataLink with Google Sheets
Craig Davis commented
I've had this request from a customer several times now, (again today) because they're moving to Google Sheets
In response to Todd Brown, "There hasn't been any progress to date. ..."
Having Pi DataLink as an add-on would be very beneficial as we have moved to Google Sheets in place of Microsoft Excel. It would be appreciated if Pi Datalink could me made into an add-on for Sheets. Thank you.
In response to John Messinger, "One of our customers, Snowy Hydro, were ..."
Snowy Hydro is still looking to have Pi DataLink as a functional add-on for Google Sheets.
My company has just transitioned over to google sheets. Most excel products have been removed. It would be great to have a google sheet add-on. Please let me know if there are any dates that this add-on may be available.
John Messinger commented
One of our customers, Snowy Hydro, were looking for this functionality about 2 years ago.
There hasn't been any progress to date. At this time, we are still waiting on more customer feedback.
Johan Van Acker commented
Any progress for a "DataLink add-on" in Google sheets?
Selmane Sekkai commented
I've already seen this requested by two customers