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  1. Real Time Snapshot Support

    PI System Connector:  Need real time snapshot data support for the PI System connector.

    134 votes

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    32 comments  ·  PI System Connector  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Final testing for PI System Connector with configurable snapshot support is underway. We look forward to announcing General Availability for real time snapshot support in our next update.

  2. PI System Connector should be able to delete values on the destination server if they are deleted on the source server

    Sometimes when performing analysis recalculations, values are dropped from when they were initially recalculated. For example, when an analysis runs initially, it may calculate 15 values, which are then written to the source and transferred over to the destination as expected. However, if I perform a recalculation where I choose to permanently delete existing values and recalculate due to some of the analysis inputs having changed, and only 10 values are now written to the source server, these values are written to the destination, but the existing values that are now "incorrect" are still present. I would like for the…

    26 votes

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  3. 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.

    23 votes

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  4. implement the option to choose between append or replace in the configuration

    It would be nice to be able to choose between append or replace when configuring a new source in a PI system connector, to be able to choose how to copy the data in real time. Since right now by default it is like replace. In the RDBMS interfaces of the source we have several data with the same timestamp, and when copying that data the connector to the destination system only copies the last value, that is, it replaces it. We would like it to be possible to choose between append or replace data copy and that the data…

    16 votes

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  5. 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

    14 votes

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    1 comment  ·  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!

  6. PI System Connector: Add flexibility on which objects to synchronize

    As an architect, I have to model AF structures at a central location, and push them to distributed assets.
    I would like the ability to design my AF structure centrally, then replicate it to my distributed assets (e.g ships). Example features that are needed:
    - Ability to include Analyses, Notification Rules, and their templates in the synchronization
    - Ability to not copy the data from source to destination

    11 votes

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  7. 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.

    6 votes

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  8. Improve the structure of the history recovery after connector restarts to ensure that initial period of history recovery is complete

    The 30-day history recovery by the connector after restarts should get activated only after the initial history recovery is confirmed to have completed successfully.

    6 votes

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  9. Possibility to change Back registration on relay side

    All in all a wrong configuration should be undone easily and not result in a complete re-installation of the system. If this is possible by using powershell scripts (an example is installed for all connections - RemoveAllConnectionConfigurationsRelay.ps1 - maybe it might be a base for a script to remove single registrations).

    5 votes

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  10. Have more KPIs/diagnostics for PI System Connector

    In Data Collection Manager, it would be good to have a status on Currently Synchronized Elements, Events, Tags, structure. Be able to count the events and tags that failed to synchronize since some time. Missing values in tags between source and destination...

    Today the diagnostics are poor, difficult to understand and disappear very quickly

    4 votes

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  11. Support filtering by element template or attribute

    Currently we can "filter" what is replicated by including a specific branch. But if using a composite model, say a site with all it's composite assets, and only want to replicate the "foo" assets from all sites, this option does not work.

    It is possible to build a weak referenced homogeneous asset model elsewhere under a separate branch and include only this branch. But this can be tremendous amounts of work / automation with all the burden on the client.

    An improved mechanism might be like the ESRI integrator -- selection by template type(s). And even more flexible, allow filtering…

    4 votes

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  12. Support for more than one data source

    Is it possible to get it soon? it's not an option to set up a host for each system connector. it might be needed to have different data sources to define independent data streams for different use cases (e.g. send Data of AF Branch "A" to global Destination AF Database "A" and Data of Branch "B" to global Destination AF Database "B")

    4 votes

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    1 comment  ·  PI System Connector  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We would like to learn more about the different use cases for your independent data streams.

    While PI System Connector can support the configuration of data collection from specific branches of a PI AF Database, it seems that there’s also a need expressed here to regarding the destination options which we would like to know more about.

  13. 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.

    3 votes

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  14. Ability to exclude specific branches from syncing through PI Data Collection Manager

    The PI Data Collection Manager User Interface has the options to "Collect All Data from this Entire Database" and "Collect Data from a Specific Branch". What we want to do instead is to "Collect All Data from this Entire Database EXCEPT from a specific branch". This is because the users in the target (test) database do not have permissions to configure the branch (element) that we want to exclude from syncing. The current workaround is to install a PI System Connector for each branch of the database that we want to include.

    3 votes

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