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  1. 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.

    97 votes
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    18 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.

  2. Real Time Snapshot Support

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

    66 votes
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    14 comments  ·  PI System Connector  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This item is under technical review. Currently, support for collecting Snapshot data can be achieved via PI to PI interface and should be considered for achieving this specific functionality.

  3. 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…

    65 votes
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    RESEARCHING / EVALUATING  ·  2 comments  ·  UFL  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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?

    36 votes
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    5 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.

  5. 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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    34 votes
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    4 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.

  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.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  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. Output tags on connectors

    Sometimes we need to send data back to our sources. Connectors should support output tags

    20 votes
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    RESEARCHING / EVALUATING  ·  7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Get Description from the OPC UA Server into the AF attribute

    Get Description from the OPC UA Server into the AF attribute

    17 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.

  9. 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.

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  UFL  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Get data by polling

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

    11 votes
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    2 comments  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PI System Connector  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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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  13. Connector for GE HABConnect

    Having a connector available for GE HABConnect rather than the interface would be useful to customers that are dealing with large amounts of data and make frequent changes to points on the GE side.  A connector that is capable of automatically updating point additions/deletions/modifications so that this doesn't have to be done manually on the PI side would be very helpful.

    6 votes
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