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Created by Kenneth Barber
Created on Sep 6, 2022

Rename "Compressed Data" to "Archived Data"

In the PI DataLink tab in the Ribbon, "Compressed Data" should be renamed to "Archived Data" since it actually retrieves archived data and not just compressed data. The icon should also be changed accordingly.

Not all data in the PI Data Archive necessarily underwent compression, since compression could be disabled for some PI Points or an event can be manually entered, so "compressed" is not a synonym for "archived". Compressed data is a subset of archived data.

This is a source of confusion for beginners (including me at the time), who don't know how to retrieve the archived events but also don't readily know how to interpret "Compressed Data".

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