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  1. Illegal character handling in PI Connectors - AF element

    Update to the Wonderware and UFL connector to handle illegal char only changes the PI tag. The AF still updated with the original char change. (i.e. \ to %19i). The AF element need to match the PI tag name and need done for all connectors.

    6 votes
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  2. PI Connector for OPC UA Relay Support

    As a PI Admin relays allow for improved security of process-network-to-DMZ communication.  This will greatly aide in the PI Connector for OPC UA's deployment in production systems.

    28 votes
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  3. Apply the Connector Relay to IEC 60870-5-104 Connector

    Adding the Relay and the DCM framework to the "legacy"IEC 104 Connector in order to improve the architecture management and security

    17 votes
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  4. PI System Connector: Add flexibility on which objects to synchronize

    As an architect, I have to model AF structures at a central location, and push them to distributed assets.
    I would like the ability to design my AF structure centrally, then replicate it to my distributed assets (e.g ships). Example features that are needed:
    - Ability to include Analyses, Notification Rules, and their templates in the synchronization
    - Ability to not copy the data from source to destination

    3 votes
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  5. PI Connector for MQTT

    Create a PI Connector that supports the MQTT messaging protocol

    11 votes
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  6. Collect units of measure and description from Siemens Simatic PCS 7

    Support collecting units and description from the Siemens Simatic PCS 7 system and writing them to the AF attribute and the PI Point attributes.

    5 votes
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  7. PI Connector for ICCP

    Implementation a connector that supports the ICCP TASE 2 protocol

    11 votes
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  8. UFL Connector - Add elements and attributes to existing AF hierarchies

    Simply, it would be nice if the UFL Connector could add to existing elements and attributes already in place instead of creating a new hierarchy.

    Also, would like the ability to create sub-elements from the UFL connector that span multiple elements and are not restricted to a single instance of the UFL connector.

    Very similar to the "Connector (UFL) can read AF data structure" idea, just more succinct.

    3 votes
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  9. Enable or Disable single DataSource

    When a datasource is actually offline and we don't want the UFL connector to keep trying uploading or connecting to it and pollute the message log .

    The best option would be having the stop/start enable/disable and restart options for each datasource.

    2 votes
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  10. OPC UA Connector Trend Advise Option

    OPC UA Connector Trend Advise Option, such as in the UniInt interfaces

    2 votes
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  11. Configurable OSIsoft\PI Connectors\UFL.ConnectorHost\ location defined during installation

    Currently, the folder is created by default in %ProgramData%, which means that the output folder, storing the processed file, is created in %ProgramData%\OSIsoft\PI Connectors\UFL.ConnectorHost\Output\{DSName}\.
    Since %ProgramData% is generally on the OS drive (C:\), processing a large number of files can cause serious damage to the machine.

    The path can be configured in Global configuration - parameter "Output Path" using the provided PS script that comes with the connector, but this parameter should be configurable during the installation.

    2 votes
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  12. PI System Connector with mode to synch AF Analysis and Notifications Templates

    As an equipment specialist working centrally, I wish to deploy my AF Element Templates including Analysis and Notifications Templates to my remote sites so I have them managed from a central location. This also insures that remote sites are using the same calculations and KPIs.

    24 votes
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  13. PI OPC UA Connector Array support

    Add reading capability for OPC UA Arrays. Currently items with “ValueRank“ = 1 are ignored.

    2 votes
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  14. Create the ability to configure an update frequency of a connector subscribing to changes on an OPC UA Server

    In some cases an OPC UA Server can have tags that update several times per second.  Currently the OPC UA Connector would receive an update on every one of those changes.  This can create a heavy load on the network and OPC Server.  For this scenario it would be good to configure a minimum time that the connector waits before receiving a new update for a tag.

    3 votes
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  15. Get data by polling

    Support acquiring data by polling the OPC UA server rather than subscription.

    2 votes
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  16. PI UFL Connector Event Frame Generator enhancement and bugfixes

    Currently it is not possible to create an event frame from the PI UFL Connector linked to an existing element, despite the documentation does not specifically mention this restriction, you can only link the new event frame to an element created within the current capture ( #902422 )

    This is really a bad limitation and a really bad practice.

    Example :
    For an equipment I'm getting csv files at the end of its batch run, and it would be extremely helpful to create for every file loaded by the UFL a specific event frame directly linked to the equipment ,…

    1 vote
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  17. PI Point name Illegal character handling in PI Connectors

    Currently source points for PI Connectors that contain illegal characters are handled differently depending on the PI Connector. Some will replace the character while others will map an illegal character replacement when creating the PI Point. These illegal characters should be dealt with the same across all PI Connectors. Examples of illegal data source Characters: * ' ? ; { } [ ] | \ ` "

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have started implementing a way to handle illegal characters in Wonderware and UFL Connector. If this behavior is desired for a connector besides Wonderware and UFL kindly leave a comment below.

  18. Feature to turn off auto creation of PI Tags in PI Connector for UFL

    Ability to turn off auto creation of PI tags - When data is sent via REST to a PI Connector for UFL service ,currently it looks for a PI Tag in the PI Server and if the PI Tag does not exist it creates a new PI Tag. It would be good if we could turn off the feature if not required as in our case we have a naming convention for PI Tags and we create the tag names in advance so would not like to allow for the auto creation of PI Tags.

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  UFL  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m not sure why this would be needed. In the UFL connector you need to specify the name of the tag that you write to. And if that tag already exists, it will write to it. If that tag does not exist, then the connector would create that tag with your desired tag name. Why would you want the connector not to create that tag?

  19. Add the ability to select a subset of PI Points from a PI Data Archive

    The PI System Connector allows to include PI Point replication directly from the PI Data Archive even if they are not reference in the PI AF hierarchy with the "Include all PI points from this PI Data Archive" option.

    I would like to replicate only some PI Points that are not referenced, not all. This would remove the need to maintain both a PI to PI and a PI System Connector.

    I could create a bogus AF Database referencing those points but I would prefer not to.

    11 votes
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  20. Add Time Offset Option to OPC UA Connector

    Please add a time offset option to the OPC UA Connector, similar to the old OPC DA interface (see attached screenshot).

    In come cases the OPC UA server may not actually be sending timestamps that are in UTC (ex. in local time) so an offset is needed to change the timestamps into UTC.

    3 votes
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