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  1. Add a Boolean data type

    Boolean variables are useful for reusing Boolean (sub)expressions, concise debugging of the value of a Boolean expression, and extraction and storage of Boolean values before writing to Int32 PI status tags (e.g. on/off status, open/closed status).

    7 votes
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  2. Link to user manual/ help file unavailable from UI

    The connector UI does not contain any link to the help documentation or the user manual. The files are also not found in the standard PIPC path and are available only with the installation extarction

    7 votes
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  3. Allow specifying UOM for new AF attributes created by UFL or OMF

    I'd like the ability to specify UOM for new attributes that I create. Adding categories as well would be even better!

    7 votes
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  4. New MELSEC interface

    Develop new connectivity to replace legacy PI Interface for Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC.

    6 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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.

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  7. PI Connector for Azure ML Web Service

    Develop a connector for Azure ML Web Service

    6 votes
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  8. PI Connector for iFIX SCADA

    Develop a connector for iFIX SCADA

    6 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    6 votes
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  11. Need the WITSML connector to connect to Petrolink

    As we know WITSML is a rather loose standard. A large integrated Oil and Gas Company would like for the WITSML connector to work with Petrolink https://www.petrolink.com/witsml/

    6 votes
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  12. Wonderware Connector - History Recovery

    Wonderware Connector has limited historical data recovery capabilities. It can cover a few days back in time but has not been designed to perform both realtime values and configurable history recovery period as both processes are synchronous.
    An old date is configurable but it would delay real time values capture which is counterproductive with the nature of the connector.
    It is not a reproach; that's just what it is.
    That's we figured out when implementig and assessing connector with an excellent support from OSISOFT engineers.

    Our connector implementation project came with the need of nearly a year of historical data…

    6 votes
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  13. Setting of parameters k and w for IEC 60870-5-104

    Parameters k (Maximum number of outstanding I format APDUs) and w, cannot be adjusted, while vendors recommend customers to set it to k=12 and w=8

    6 votes
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  14. UFL Connector - Add elements and attributes to existing AF hierarchies

    Simply, it would be nice if the UFL Connector could add to existing elements and attributes already in place instead of creating a new hierarchy.

    Also, would like the ability to create sub-elements from the UFL connector that span multiple elements and are not restricted to a single instance of the UFL connector.

    Very similar to the "Connector (UFL) can read AF data structure" idea, just more succinct.

    6 votes
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  15. 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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    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?

  16. Scan only when the data folder changes

    Specifying the scan time seems unnecessary. Instead, the PI Connector for UFL should only scan the data folder if a change to the data folder's contents is detected. Surely some sort of event listener can be set up to achieve this?

    6 votes
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  17. Allow data sources and servers to be renamed

    Currently, if you want to rename a data source, PI Data server, or PI Asset server, you must delete the one with the old name and create a new one with the new name, and redo all of the configuration. This is especially a pain for data sources, since they have a lot of configuration.

    Please allow data sources and servers to be renamed to avoid this trouble.

    6 votes
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  18. 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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  19. OPC UA 2.x - Health information and connector statistics

    In the PI Connector for OPC UA 1.3.x, some very useful statistics are available - Events in DA queue, Data rate, Variables Numbe - but 2.0.x these items are not available anymore. Those items should be available for data selection to be monitored and stored in PI.The same should be true for the PI Connector Relay Statistics

    5 votes
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  20. Remove AF Requirement for PI Connector for OPC UA

    Remove the AF requirement for PI Connector for OPC UA.

    Users who may only be looking to send data from PI Connector for
    OPC UA to Data Archive are currently forced to configure connections/security for AF as well during initial setup.

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