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  1. Further development of OMF

    In OMF unfortunately more complex use cases are not possible
    Integration of Script functionally for generated elements from OMF are needed. Please insert an possibility or allow an other development method to use all AF functionality in case of generated OMF Elements.

    10 votes

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  2. PI Connector for GE eTerraHabitat

    As a GE eTerraHabitat user, I would like to have a nice way to choose which tags I want to create on the PI System, without having to force them through the Approved Changes folder on the installation directory of the Connector. It would be better to have a GUI that has some functionality to browse through the GE eTerraHabitat, and also, that helps to define each RecordType and FieldValue combination, PI Point naming convention and PI Point tag creation.

    5 votes

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  3. Make the PI Connector for OPC UA support the use of the "Reverse Connect Client Facet"

    In the reverse connect methodology - The server opens the socket and calls the client with a Reverse "Hello" message. After that, the client will use the already open channel (which initially fails with establishing the handshake) and call the normal opc.tcp "Hello" message. After that, it works like normal opc.tcp.

    This is not currently supported in the connector.

    4 votes

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  4. Add support for Future tags

    Please add support for future data / tag type to PI System Connector. Since it is currently unsupported we have to continue to rely on PI to PI interfaces or other to handle these tags.

    4 votes

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  5. Root NodeID 255 character limit

    For the PI Connector OPC UA configuration, the Root NodeIds field can only accept a maximum of 255 characters currently. This is seriously limiting if we need to gather a lot of data from many pieces of equipment

    2 votes

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  6. Enable the option to not sync/overwrite pi point attributes for PI Connector GE e-terrahabitat after connector is started

    As of version 1.1.1.42, by specifing <DefaultPointAttributes> tag under a given field node, this allows you to set any PI point attribute you want with an associated value. Furthermore, you can specify an associated key filter for that attribute.

    However, if we manually change the PI Point attributes, for example compression setting using PI Builder, once the connector is restarted, this setting will not be preserved and will be reverted back to the <DefaultPointAttributes> setting. This is expected behavior as documented in the manual (sync option: manual and auto)

    To prevent this override, we could remove the DefaultPointAttributes from the…

    3 votes

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  7. Allow for out of the box monitoring options for all connectors similar to the functionality

    Allow for out-of-the-box monitoring options for all connectors similar to the functionality of interface performance monitoring (i.e. provide the option to monitor IO rate, connector status, etc.).

    2 votes

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  8. The PI Connector for Wonderware Historian should have the option to enable/disable Compression when creating PI Tags.

    As a PI System Admin, I would like to specify whether PI Tags created by the PI Connector for Wonderware Historian should have Compression enabled/disabled before being created by connector in order to reduce configuration time. Currently, tags need to either be modified after being created or the PI Data Archive's system-wide defaults values for the compression attributes have to be set before configuring the connector.

    4 votes

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  9. PI UFL Connector - enable option to treat nulls values for fields as their defined data type instead of as strings

    When the UFL connector sends a value that is null, it is treated as a string. As a result, any variables that are defined as other data types (other types as listed here https://docs.osisoft.com/bundle/pi-connector-for-ufl/page/field-section-statements.html) will be sent to PI as a string if the captured value is a null. This can be an issue, especially for tags/AF objects that do not yet exist: when null values are sent by the connector, subsequent values are expected to be of string types as well. If there is a mismatch between subsequent non-null values sent to PI after a null value was…

    2 votes

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  10. Ability to update the AF Server name in Data Collection Manager without Recreating the Destination

    Currently, it is not possible to update the AF Server name in the DCM without recreating the Destination. This process is prone to errors since the configuration for the AF and PI Data Archive servers needs to be recreated.

    Having the ability to update the AF Server would be useful when migrating the AF Server to new nodes.

    3 votes

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  11. Allow real-time data flow to continue for connectors when the Point Count Maximum has been exceeded

    When the point count maximum defined in the license file has been exceeded, this interrupts real-time data flow for all PI Connectors until the error is cleared. This affects an reports or time-sensitive operations relying on production data. Data flow should not stop for point s that were already created within the license limit.

    2 votes

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  12. The PI Connector for Wonderware Historian should automatically delete tags that no longer exist in the Wonderware Historian

    As a PI System Admin, I would like the PI Connector for Wonderware Historian to automatically delete PI Tags that no longer exist in the Wonderware Historian to ensure that the two systems are in sync.

    3 votes

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  13. The PI Connector for Wonderware Historian should automatically populate the point attributes Zero and Span when creating PI Tags.

    As a PI System Admin, I would like the PI Connector for Wonderware Historian to automatically populate the point attributes Zero and Span when creating PI Tags so that these attributes do not have to be manually edited after the tags are created.

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  14. PI Connector for Wonderware Historian should automatically create digital PI Tags

    Currently the connector creates all discrete Wonderware tags with a Point Type of Int32. As a PI System Administrator, I would like the connector to have the option to create these tags as digitals and automatically create their respective Digital State sets. This would decrease configuration time and would ensure that all tags are correctly configured in PI even if the tags are modified in Wonderware.

    3 votes

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  15. X509 User Token Policy

    Allow future releases of the OPC UA Connector to support user authentication via certificate or IssuedToken instead of only through user/password or anonymous connection.

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  16. The PI System Connector should be able to replicate Digital State Edits or Deletion

    When Digital States are editted or deleted on the Source Data Archive, these changes are not replicated on Destination with the PI System Connector

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  17. Enable an integrity scan or compmax behavior for PI Connector for e-terrahabitat

    The Connector only sends values that have changed. Not having the option to perform an integrity scan or functionality similar to compmax causes confusion to users looking at data in PI Vision. Some points can go for extended periods of time without changing. In those cases trends can be misleading by interpolating between very old values that have not changed with newly updated values.

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  18. Allow PI system Connector to be Redundant

    This product is pushing production data... it should be redundant.

    5 votes

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  19. Wonderware Historian Connector - Allow Custom Tag Naming

    The Wonderware/AVEVA Historian has some different illegal characters than PI tags and there are also cases where a single tag prefix isn't sufficient (e.g. when storing data from multiple buildings in the WW Historian). The Connector should have the capability to link a WW tag to custom PI tag name similar to the OPC UA connector.

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  20. IEC 60870-5-104: Interrogation Period

    Currently, the PI Connector for IEC 60870-5-104's Interrogation Period (for each data source) can only go as low as 1 hour.

    As a PI System Administrator, I'd like to be able to set this value lower (on the order of seconds) so that all PI Points are updated frequently, even if the data source isn't sending unsolicited updates.

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