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?
Luiz Kawafune commented
I have an use case from a customer that is collecting data from 50+ components using IEC 60870-5-104 protocol but just a small subset of data is needed from each component. Since the connector does not support filtering through IOA address (only ASDU), there is no way to collect this data without relying on another gateway (and therefore another potential point of failure) that could do a protocol change to something we could create only the necessary tags to it, like an interface.
I believe being able to filter the amount of data one wants to receive from the connector is really important as it enables more control over the kind of data customer wants to bring in to PI.