PI Connectors

Welcome to the PI Connectors feedback page!  

We created this forum to hear your ideas, feature suggestions and feedback on PI Connectors. Please suggest your most important features and design change ideas on this site, and vote for your favorite ideas.

Please note that your ideas and comments posted here are visible to all other users.

  • For bugs, please open a case with OSIsoft Tech Support through myOSIsoft Customer Portal  (https://my.osisoft.com) instead of sharing them on this site.
  • For documentation feedback and bugs, please report to documentation@osisoft.com instead of sharing them on this site.
  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Support PI tag renaming

    Tags created by a PI Connector can be renamed, but these renamed points can be "forgotten" if the Connector's point cache is lost. Updating the Tag Mapping configuration file can avoid this cache loss, but I would like to be able to rename Connector tags without updating this configuration file.

    155 votes
    Sign in Sign in with OSIsoft
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    17 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are working on this request. We plan to provide users the ability to pick their tag naming convention and not worry about managing a cache file.

  2. PI Connector for OPC UA Relay Support

    As a PI Admin relays allow for improved security of process-network-to-DMZ communication.  This will greatly aide in the PI Connector for OPC UA's deployment in production systems.

    43 votes
    Sign in Sign in with OSIsoft
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Ability to change which PI tag the PI Connector for OPC UA writes to without having recreate new PI tags

    Currently, once PI tags are created by the PI Connector for OPC UA the connector uses the point ID for its mapping from the OPC UA server to the PI tags. Thus, if a configuration change occurs on your OPC UA server (i.e. NodeIDs change) the only way to map the newly named (with no change in the data stream) NodeID to a PI tag is to create a new PI tag instead of simply changing the configuration on a PI tag. As a PI system administrator, I want the ability to change a PI tag attribute (i.e. Extended Descriptor)…

    29 votes
    Sign in Sign in with OSIsoft
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

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

    We are currently working on incorporating functionality that will allow users to write data to existing tags without having to recreate a new set of tags.

  4. Support Server Level Failover

    To ensure that data continues to flow from the OPC UA server to PI Connector for OPC UA, the connector could be configured to switch to another OPC UA server under the same conditions as the OPC DA Interface

    23 votes
    Sign in Sign in with OSIsoft
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    5 comments  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Selecting a subset of items from the same OPC UA template

    When multiple OPC objects share the same template, you can only either select the entire template or not since only the template would be populating the filter file. In the example above, if one were to want to bring CC1001 in PI but not CC2001, then, they would need to be moved to a specific folder in the UA Server or change the template on the UA Server side. There should be a user-friendly way to perform more granular selection

    13 votes
    Sign in Sign in with OSIsoft
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base

Posted ideas will have one of the following statuses.
Full definition of these statuses can be found on the Home Page.
No status
NEEDS MORE DISCUSSION
RESEARCHING/EVALUATING
DECLINED
PLANNED
STARTED/IN DEVELOPMENT
IN BETA
COMPLETED