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  1. 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

    10 votes
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    2 comments  ·  PI System Connector  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are currently evaluating PI System Connector performance in order to provide you with both configuration guidance and a safe recommendation for the boundaries of history recovery.

    Look to see something from us in early 2021!

  2. Possibility to configure AF Prefix - PI System connector

    For the PI System Connector it is possible to configure a prefix for PI Tags. We also need the possibility to configure a prefix for AF related items like Event Frame Attributes or tables.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PI System Connector  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Get data by polling

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

    27 votes
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    2 comments  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Replicate AF Analyses with PI System Connector

    I would like to have the option to replicate AF Analyses using PI System Connector with the option to mark the desired analyses for replication.

    26 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PI System Connector  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    20 votes
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    3 comments  ·  PI System Connector  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are currently researching expanded flexibility of data selection for PI System Connector.

    If you haven’t already shared your use case in the comments, please do so or feel free to email me. Your comments are extremely valuable to us as we are selecting the best solution for this functionality.

  6. Linux Version of PI OPC-UA Connector

    This should be self-explanatory.  I'd also suggest making Linux versions of all software available, but this Connector would be a great start.

    23 votes
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    1 comment  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are evaluating this proposal. If this request is for a specific distribution of Linux, kindly forward that information to me or please leave a comment with the device type/name or Linux distribution name.

  7. 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.

    8 votes
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  8. Monitoring Connector health

    Support for health tags (similar to UniInt health tags), Windows performance counters, or any other way to bring Connector status and health information into PI tags to put them side-by-side with Interface health monitoring.

    190 votes
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    32 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We understand and acknowledge the importance of this request. We are evaluating how to provide a homogeneous and unified experience for health information across all our connectors.

  9. Retrieve data even it's not changed on OPC server

    Currently Connector configured to rertieve event on change and not based on a scan class like interfaces.The Connector suscribes to the changes, and when a change comes in to the server, the data will be sent to PI connector. We need option to retrieve the data every certain minutes even data is the same and is not changed on OPC server.

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    53 votes
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    6 comments  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We understand that for slow changing points, values might not change often and thus there is a need to collect values at certain time intervals as opposed to on change. However, scanning at frequent intervals leads to increased load on the server and thus can lead to performance degradation. We are discussing how best to solve this problem with PI Connector for OPC UA.

  10. Filter Quality tags PI Connector for Wonderware Historian

    There should be away to filter which quality tags are created. Currently we can only choose all or none.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Wonderware Historian  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are currently evaluating this request. Any additional information would be incredibly helpful!

    How would you expect to select which quality tags to create?

    Would this be a one-time operation? Or repeated on a regular basis?

    What are some reasons why some quality information would need to be collected rather than all of it?

  11. Get Description from the OPC UA Server into the AF attribute

    Get Description from the OPC UA Server into the AF attribute

    23 votes
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    0 comments  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Description is currently supported only for PI Tags and AF Elements from version 1.3.×.×. However, description cannot currently be set at an attribute level.

  12. Develop an interactive INI editor for the UFL Connector

    The editor should allow you to see in real time how it interacts with the data. Being able to test the INI file prior to loading some file would make it much more manageable to read a variety of data format and insure that it has the expected behavior before starting the connector and having to use a trial and error approach. A good example of this is what Microsoft does with PowerQuery in PowerBI. This would allow troubleshooting UFL issues much more easily and allow more people to use the connector without having to spend a serious amount of…

    85 votes
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    RESEARCHING / EVALUATING  ·  4 comments  ·  UFL  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow the connector to use a proxy for web requests

    Provide a way to configure the connector to use a proxy and authenticate with the proxy if required.

    23 votes
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    3 comments  ·  UFL  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Support Alarms and Conditions

    Support for Alarms & Conditions.  This data type would be good candiate for storing into Event Frames.  Tell us more about your use case in the comments, which source system you have that support A&C, and how you would select which A&C to collect/not collect.  How would you like Event Frames built and named?

    68 votes
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    10 comments  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are currently evaluating how to appropriately and effectively bring this functionality forward. We are working through details pertaining to implementation of this functionality.

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