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  1. Develop PI Connector for AspenTech IP21 for the PI System and OCS

    We have customers who are using AspenTech IP 21 and would like to have data replicated in both PI DataArchive and OCS in the future. Since the PI Interface is a bit outdated, a new PI Connector would make perfect sense (since there is already a PI Connector for WonderWare and Honeywell PHD). The PI Connector shall support both PI and OCS.

    12 votes
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  2. OPC UA: Set PI Tag Zero and Span Based on OPC UA Range

    For OPC UA Analog Items, the OPC UA standard mandates an EURange property and an optional InstrumentRange property. These Range properties contain a Low and High field.The PI Connector for OPC UA should have an option to use either of these Ranges to set the Zero and Span of the PI tags it creates and the Maximum and Minimum AF Attribute Traits.

    9 votes
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  3. PI Connector for OPC UA Ignore First Value

    Some OPC UA servers send an initial subscription value of BAD or Bad_WaitingForInitialData when a subscription is first made. This data does not reflect integrity or the health of the data stream, and as such is not desirable to archive this value in some situations.

    This request is for the connector to have a configurable flag to no longer store the initial value sent by the UA Server data source.

    7 votes
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    3 comments  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. New function for Ethernet/IP (“scanner”)

    Add the function to able to act as (“scanner”).
    At this moment the connect can only act as an adapter, that means that It can't collect data from other device that also are connector is an adapter.
    https://www.odva.org/Technology-Standards/EtherNet-IP/Overview

    7 votes
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  5. PI Connector for Apache Kafka / Confluent

    Dear Connector Experts,

    for our Enterprise data integration project we have the need to use Apache Kafka / Confluent as the "data highway".

    This requires to send data to PI DA/AF from Kafka and also to read from PI DA/AF back into Kafka.
    I know that there are Integrators to actually read, but I also need the write-into-PI-option.

    Any comment on this if you have any plans on this would be great.
    The following data types are in focus for us for this:
    - Process Data (time series data) of Sensors / Actuators
    - Batch Data (Event Frames)
    - AF…

    2 votes
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  6. OPC UA: allow a host name override

    Allow a hostname override when connecting to the OPC UA endpoint.   We have some use cases where the URL returned by two independent OPC UA servers has the same name.  This prevents the Connector from connecting to the correct endpoint. Allow an IP address to be specified in the config, which would be used to connect instead of the URL hostname.

    29 votes
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  7. Have PI System Connector support null system digital states

    Would like to have the connector support Null System digital states. Null system digital states can work locally on a PI Server. Would like the connector to support all the options found locally so that we could accurately sync systems.

    8 votes
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  8. Add Digital Set in OPC UA

    Possibility to specify the digital set of a digital tag (CLOSE/OPEN)

    2 votes
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  9. PI Connector for MQTT - support more generic JSON formats

    While the existing support for Sparkplug MQTT format is helpful, this connector would be more useful if it also supported a more generic JSON format.

    3 votes
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  10. Connector should rescan UA server, on a configureable basis, for new objects already defined in CSV file

    It would be helpful if the UA Connector could rescan the UA server for new objects that have already been selected in the AvailableTypeDefinitions file and add them to the server on a configurable frequency.  We primarily use the UA Connector for our wireless implementation and constantly adding one of two types of field devices that are defined.  This would decrease the amount of time in having to stop/start the connector or using the workaround of remaking and changing the CSV file every time a device is added in the field.

    9 votes
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  11. Ability to monitor which OPC UA Connector is active in a failover pair

    As a PI administrator, I need to monitor which OPC UA Connector in a failover pair is currently active. When the primary OPC UA Connector goes down, I need an email notification, and vice versa when the secondary OPC UA Connector goes down.

    1 vote
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  12. PI Connector for Beckhoff TwinCat

    Develop a connector for Beckhoff TwinCat

    4 votes
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  13. PI Connector for iFIX SCADA

    Develop a connector for iFIX SCADA

    5 votes
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  14. Rollback Option for System Connector

    We had an issue with the System Connector and had to reinstall every part of it, but then all tags in the destination system have been created again. The old tags have not been updated anymore. We think about an option to reverse every change the connector did on the destination system (delete AF Elements, Attributes, Event Frames, PI Tags) that have been created by the connector.

    We thought of a workflow like this:

    Delete the routing of the "not-correct-working" Connector via DCM
    Delete the Connector via DCM UI (and de-registering it from DCM and Relay in that step)
    Deleting…

    10 votes
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  15. Have option to enable exception on Connectors.

    There are use cases where data is sent over networks with latency (satellite link, for example) so being able to filter out noise at the connector is important.  This is also important when a connector sends data to a local PI Server in the field (low latency), but then PItoPI is used to send snapshot updates to a central PI Server over a high latency link.

    7 votes
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  16. Adjust GE e-terraHabitat Connector to support e-terraPipeline systems

    The Pi Connector for GE e-terraHabitat systems was apparently only written to support GE's Electrical SCADA systems (EMS/DMS) that are based on e-terraHabitat. They also have Oil & Gas Pipeline SCADA systems, also based on e-terraHabitat, known as "ETPL" (e-terraPipeline), which have a slightly different record structure for POINT and ANALOG records. Both expose their data via GE's SAMPLER technology, which at a basic level works the same for both types of SCADA systems, the difference is in the record structure related to POINTS and ANALOGS that is slightly different for each system.

    The existing Pi Connector would need a…

    1 vote
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  17. Extend the history recovery max period for PI System Connector to longer than 30 days

    Allow history recovery for PI System Connector to be longer than the current max of 30 days

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  18. trend log objects (BACnet object type 20) available from the connector

    BACnet trendlog object present the opportunity to buffer at the edge where the data is collected and to gracefully recover from comms outages if data collection has been impacted.

    I would suspect the trendlog object could be handled similarly to the OPC connector HDA approach

    5 votes
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  19. Program objects (BACnet object type 16) also bought through by the connector

    The program object description is often very useful to understand what the various object instances relate to. At our site the description holds the Asset designation and that would allow correct assignment of the analogue and binary object instances to the correct asset.

    5 votes
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  20. Allow PI System connector to actively rectify streams if point type changes are made during runtime

    Point changes on the source currently necessitate a restart of PI System Connector to rectify the streams. Allow the tau framework to handle these changes at runtime without restarting the connector.

    Currently, if the point type changes are made during runtime, because of the persistence of streams, there is a flood of errors in the message logs which are not consequential to the nominal functionality of the connector. This leads to erroneous conclusions about the state of the connector.

    1 vote
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