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Dec 22, 2010 at 12:16 AM

PCo 2.1.4 Setup


Hi All,

I have PCo 2.1.4 to be connected with an OSI-PI engine in FactoryTalk Historian.

PI-SDK 1.3.5 (Build 343) is installed. PI version is 3.4.375.80.

PCo and FT Historian installed on the same virtual machine (Win 2003, 32bit).

Trying to configure a source system using PI Agent throws an error as follows:

Connectivity Framework Error

Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

Could not load file or assembly 'OSIsoft.PISDK' or one of its dependencies. The system can not find the file specified.

My question is ..

Do I need a "minimum version" of PI-SDK (i.e. 1.3.8 instead of 1.3.5) for PCo 2.1.4, since what's installed cannot be found?

Are there default locations being searched so that the Rockwell default installation path is influencing the PCo setup?

As a 2nd attempt, I defined an OLEDB source system to localhost, using PI OLEDB Provider, targeting the "piarchive" catalog.

Testing the connection to PI succeeds in this second case.