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.
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
Our company also quickly switches from MS Excel to Gsuite. Are you already working on datalink for Google sheets?
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.
I'm also getting requests from customers about using DataLink with Google Sheets
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.
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.
Any progress for a "DataLink add-on" in Google sheets?
Selmane Sekkai commented
I've already seen this requested by two customers