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  1. 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?

    5 votes
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  2. 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.

    1 vote
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  3. 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)

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  4. 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.

    2 votes
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  5. IEC61850 - Support connection to servers requiring custom COTP parameters (network addressing)

    The connector should be able to define all the COTP parameters to connect to IEC61850 servers.

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  6. 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.

    26 votes
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  7. 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.

    5 votes
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  8. 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.

    2 votes
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  9. Use DESCRIP_POINT, ANALOG for e-terraPipeline description strings

    The PI Connector for e-terraHabitat HabConnect SAMPLER pulls tag descriptions from the PNTNAM and ALGNAM records. For Oil & Gas e-terraPipeline (a.k.a. ETPL or "LMS") customers, the DESCRIP field on those records are usually left blank, or they have a very generic value. The description for new Pi Tags created by this connector should come from the individual POINT or ANALOG records instead. This information was confirmed by a GE employee as being applicable to all current ETPL/LMS customers.

    For my company, here are a couple of examples:

    DESCRIPALGNAM = "# - Interface Level - #"
    DESCRIP
    ANALOG =…

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  10. 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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  12. Build native connectivity to Roche Diagnostics QC systems

    Roche Diagnostics has built a suit of quality control devices (CEDEX Analyzers) for process control in bio-processing. It would be very important for the business to create in collaboration with Roche Diagnostics a native PI Connector.

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  13. PI Connector for MQTT - Support Backwards Compatibility

    Need the ability for PI Connector for MQTT Sparkplug to support MQTT brokers/servers that are < v3.1.1, specifically v3.1

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  14. WITSML - XML in debug logs instead

    To troubleshoot data collection issues in the PI Connector for WITSML, it is often required to trace the request made by the connector and responses (XML) returned by the WITSML Server. This is currently only available when running the connector interactively. It should be logged in the Event Viewer of dedicated log files for post-mortem analysis and ease of use.

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  15. PI Connector for MQTT Sparkplug - Allow users to configure clean session flag

    I would like to be able to configure the 'clean session' flag when configuring data sources on the connector, to allow for messages to be buffered on the broker in the event that the connector is unavailable.

    Currently the connector sets the clean session flag to true, and this is not configurable.

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  16. 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

    3 votes
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  17. Failover for e-terrahabitat

    I would like to be able to configure two identical instances of the e-terrahabitat connector on different computers, only one of which collects data from habitat at any given time. In the event that the primary instance or the machine that hosts it fail, the backup instance must begin collecting and sending data with minimal loss.

    3 votes
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  18. 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…

    6 votes
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  19. Redfish - Allow port selection from the DCM UI

    When configuring the PI Connector for Redfish, it will default to port 443 for the target Redfish Server. Servers are commonly installed on custom ports. Currently, the port needs to be manually edited in in DataSource.config.json.

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  20. Discrimnate meta data changes of source items picked by PI Connector for IEC 60870-5-104

    We would like to discrimnate when the meta data around the data item changes on the source. The digital states related to it, the description, etc. If these change, the connector will change them on our PI server.

    Currently PI Data Archive.does not discriminate it just blows away the current configuration and reloads everything from the source overwritting our custom changes.

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