CS-Studio 4.X onwards comes with support for the EPICS Archiver Appliance as a data source for the databrowser.
CS-Studio communicates with the appliance using the PB/HTTP protocol.
The databrowser can be configured to use the appliance by including the client retrieval URL to the list of Archive data servers.
From the top menu select Edit Preferences CSS Applications Trends
Add the archiver appliance URL to the set of Archive Data Server URL's
This URL is generated by replacing the string http with the string pbraw in the data_retrieval_url element of your appliances.xml and looks like so pbraw://archiver.slac.stanford.edu/retrieval.
Once the URL has been added to the preferences, the archiver appliance can be used in the databrowser like any other data source.
Users can search the archive for PV’s, retrieve data and plot it, etc.