Does the Agent Web Service work the same as say EDD_TEXT driver?
I understand that the driver, say EDD_TEXT, collects data from the source file(s) and passes that data to the Agent Data Logger. The Data Logger determines what data items get sent up to the platform. The data get queued up and the next time the platform pings the agent for new information, that data get sent up. Do we get the same features if we use the Agent Web Services to send data to the platform? Does a Web Service call pass the data to the Data Logger, leverage the queuing mechanism, etc? Thanks.
Re: Does the Agent Web Service work the same as say EDD_TEXT driver?
Yes, when the value of a data item is set via the SetDataitem web service call, it follows the same path as data submitted by an EDD.
Couple of clarifications: (1) All communications between the Agent and the Platform are initiated by the Agent, so the Platform never polls the Agent for data. The opposite is true. (2) The Agent delivers data item updates -- and other payload information -- to the Platform as soon as possible. That is, such communications are not aligned with the ping period.