Microsoft Excel Driver

This driver allows ARDI to load live data from Microsoft Excel files.

It does not include a history driver for performance reasons.

Requesting history from Excel files is an computationally expensive process, so unfortunately history is not supported from the Excel driver.

However, if you need history from an Excel source, we suggest placing your data in a Microsoft Access table – ARDIs Access driver offers a historical option.

Note that this driver is unusual in that it requires a running instance of Excel.

It is designed to help users accurately simulate large numbers of points where Excel calculations might be needed, and is often used while setting up ARDI-VE.

To run this driver…

  • Excel must be installed on the server
  • A user must be logged in interactively (this driver can not run as a service)