How can we improve PI Connectors?

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 time testing all the various scenarios.

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  • taterhead247 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please please please do this. I have no background in creating ini's and if the examples on GitHub aren't exact, I have massive problems creating one. And, there's no way to tell why my ini is failing. I know the connector is getting data, but nothing is being written to PI and I have NO idea why!

  • Alexandru Guzu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The PI UFL Interface comes with an INI builder (albeit a pretty outdated one). It does makes sense for the PI UFL Connector to come with a modern INI builder as well
    +1

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