Install the Historian ETL Tools

Before you begin

If you want to use the Historian ETL tools to transfer data from a PI Historian server, you must install the PI SDK package.

About this task

Installing ETL installs the following tools:
  • The Extract tool
  • The Transform tool
  • The Load tool
This topic describes how to install ETL to extract, transform, and load data from an onsite Historian machine to the destination Historian server. You must install Historian ETL on both the onsite Historian machine and the destination Historian server (that is, the source and destination machines for data transfer).
Note: If you want to upgrade Historian ETL:
  1. Uninstall the existing version of Historian ETL.
  2. Backup the configuration files, and delete them.
  3. Install the latest version of Historian ETL.


  1. Run the InstallLauncher.exe file.
  2. Select Install Historian ETL Tools.
    The welcome page appears.
  3. Select Next.
    The license agreement appears.
  4. Select the Accept check box, and then select Next.
    The default installation drive appears.

  5. If required, modify the installation drive for Historian ETL, and then select Next.
    A message appears, stating that you are ready to install ETL.

  6. Select Install.


The Historian ETL tools are installed on your machine.
  • The following folders are created in the GE Digital folder in the installation drive that you specified:
    • Historian ETL Extract
    • Historian ETL Load
    • Historian ETL PI Extract
    • Historian ETL Transform
  • The following services are installed:
    • Historian ETL Extract
    • Historian ETL Load
    • Historian ETL PI Extract