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  1. The MQTT Connector should be able to connect to MQTT Brokers that requires Client SSL Certificate.

    Currently the MQTT Connector only supports username/password authentication. This is great for local brokers/servers, but very unpractical when connecting to cloud brokers like AWS IoT Core. Adding support for Client SSL authentication will make it significantly more useful in a cloud based infrastructure.

    2 votes

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  2. Update PI Interface for Citect Supported Operating System to Windows Server 2019

    The latest supported operating system for PI Interface for Citect is Windows Server 2016, with a requirement to upgrade our machines to Windows Server 2019, this interface is the only thing holding us back, the ICU is supported although the interface is unsupported.

    5 votes

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  3. Allow rename of tags for IEC-60870-104 connector

    The connector should allow sending the data to a custom tag name. The combination of ASDU and IOA are not useful to end users without the signal list.

    There should also be an option to automatically combine the quality flags with the value e.g. if the quality is not valid, then write the quality code to the value

    7 votes

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  4. Allow specification of PI Point Attributes set by the PI Asset Connector for Emerson DeltaV 3.X

    The PI Asset Connector for Emerson DeltaV 3.X sets PI Point Attributes either based on the values in the enterprise historian configuration file (EntHist.xml) or based on default values.

    It would be useful to have the option to adapt the PI Point Attributes set by the DeltaV Asset Connector before a PI Point is created. These are: PtClassName, PointSource, PtOwner, PtGroup, DataOwner, DataGroup, PtAccess, DataAccess, DisplayDigits, ExcDev, Location1, Location2, Location3, Location5, Shutdown.

    So far, it is only possible to adapt them after the PI Point creation (for example by using PI Builder or SMT > Point Builder).

    13 votes

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  5. PI Connector for IEC 60870-5-104 writes 'No Data' or another SYSTEM digital state when connection to the Data Source is lost.

    This connector is specially used to monitor the connection of the machines, but if there is a general network crash, and the connector losses the connection to the Datasource, it will stop sending data instead of sending something to alert of the situation.
    Not being aware of that situation can cause big impact in the companies.
    Receiving a Sytem digital state when the connection to the data source is lost would help to create an alarm and let the people in charge know.

    29 votes

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  6. PI Connector for IEC 60870-5-104: to filter IOAs

    Considering the following scenario encountered by the customer:

    In IEC-104 data source, there might be 500 signals of single point (type=1, MSPNA1) and 1000 measurements of normalized value (type=9, MMENA1); however the customer would not like to transfer all those signals and measurements into PI system with PI Connector for IEC 60870-5-104.

    How to configure the connector to filter them (such as filter them by IOA of signals and measurements)? Just like what can be done with filter file in PI OPC UA Connector?

    12 votes

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  7. The PI Connector for WITSML should be able to perform history recovery and real-time data collection at the same time

    As a PI System Administrator, I would like to configure the data collection mode for the PI Connector for WITSML for each data source so that I can perform history recovery and real-time data collection without having to host multiple installations of the connector on different machines.

    Additionally, I would like to be able to update the data collection mode from the Data Collection Manager website instead of having to edit the ConnectorGlobal.config.json file.

    4 votes

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  8. PI Connector for HART-IP: Remove UoM from being added to PI point "descriptor" attribute

    Currently, the connector applies the UoM to the PI point "descriptor" attribute. If I want to write in a custom descriptor, every time I restart the connector, I then need to re-edit all of the points.

    4 votes

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  9. IEC61850 - Ability to connect to a non-default port

    The connector is currently unable to connect and collect data from MMS Servers using a port other than the default 102.Port selection should be part of the data source configuration

    3 votes

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  10. Enable setting tag attributes in MQTT Connector

    The MQTT Connector should have ways to set tag attributes. There should be way to set the default compression and exception settings and also other tag attributes like point and data security.

    6 votes

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  11. IEC 60870-5-104: Interrogation Type

    Currently, the Interrogation Type selection options are:
    - General interrogation
    - General and groups interrogation
    - General, groups and counters interrogation

    There should be an option for General and counters interrogation

    2 votes

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  12. PI Data Collection Manager (DCM) High Availability (HA)

    I would like to have failover or high availability for the the PI Data Collection Manager (DCM)

    3 votes

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  13. PI APS Connector for GE XA21

    The PI APS Connector for GE XA21 can not handle digital sets from GE XA21. This makes the Automatic Point Sync only semi automatic, You need to load the digital sets maually while Points are updated automatically. If the APS can transfer digital sets the tool becomes automatic. In my case a non automatic APS is not useful so we need to implement a manual process.

    3 votes

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  14. Allow filtering of source points

    In the HabConnect Connector the only filtering of source composite ID's for inclusion into PI is through use of wildcards. As a user I want to filter not at the query level to sampler, rather filter out tags in the result set (preferably using regex) that are to be included to PI.

    The current mechanism can be tremendously wasteful in configuration time, tending towards error, and impact system resources. For example, using a record type, say DEVICE, you want only specific substations, you have to create multiple queries for each specific substation. If you need to monitor a dozen substations,…

    1 vote

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  15. Configure PI Smart Connector for Emerson DeltaV 3.x Health Tags

    PI Smart Connector for Emerson DeltaV 3.x creates the following two health tags on the PI Data Archive:
    DeltaVACtrAssetSyncHealthTag
    DeltaV
    ACtrPointSyncHealthTag

    The names of these tags are hardcoded, so if I install another instance of the Smart Connector and configure it to create tags on the same PI Data Archive, it will write to these same health tags when reporting the status of a sync. I would like to configure the names of these health tags so my two Smart Connector instances write to two different sets of health tags.

    4 votes

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  16. PI Connector for HART-IP / Support SECURE data transfer

    I work with an global oil and gas company who is interested in collecting data using the PI Connector for HART-IP but their IT requires them to utilize SECURE data transfer.

    The current connector only utilizes STANDARD data transfer.

    The lack of this feature is prohibitive to collecting data from a large set of assets and potentially using an optimized PI System architecture.

    3 votes

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  17. Support delayed startup of queries for GE HabConnect Connector

    In some EMS configuration it is possible that to connect and query sampler before habitat database has initialized. This can cascade throughout PI -- analytics set to watch for minimum values, applications looking for status changes, etc. It is almost impossible to repair since the source system reported it -- the only way I understand to fix it would be to backfill from eTerra Archive on every failover or startup.

    The current interface supports a delayed startup option, which combined with PERMANENT supports some ability to avoid this condition. However a more flexible solution would be an option, by query…

    1 vote

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  18. Enable GE Habconnect default attributes by query

    Newest version of the GE HabConnect Connector supports default point attributes to be added at the field level. However, many attributes are set at the query level -- security for example.

    In addition, some installations potentially require dozens of queries. Having to set defaults at the field level grows the size of the configuration dramatically, and obscures the important configuration settings.

    Please support setting default attributes at the query instead of, or in addition to the field level.

    1 vote

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  19. Option to set Client_ID parameters in MQTT SparkPlug Connector.

    We need to have an option to set the Client ID parameter.
    We need an option to set the starting set of the characters of the parameter to have the possibility to use the fixed text "cva::" before a random number.
    Thanks

    5 votes

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  20. 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…

    9 votes

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