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  1. PI Connector for IEC 60870-5-104 writes 'No Data' or another SYSTEM digital state when connection to the Data Source is lost.

    This connector is specially used to monitor the connection of the machines, but if there is a general network crash, and the connector losses the connection to the Datasource, it will stop sending data instead of sending something to alert of the situation.
    Not being aware of that situation can cause big impact in the companies.
    Receiving a Sytem digital state when the connection to the data source is lost would help to create an alarm and let the people in charge know.

    29 votes

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  2. Reduce Number of Point Sources for PI Connector for PI System Health

    PI Connector for PI System Health creates a LOT of different point sources for the Pi points it creates on the Data Archive. Some customer may prefer to not have so many point sources show up for one interface/connector. Adding a method to reduce/condense point sources pre-point creation would eliminate to need to edit the point sources manually afterwards.

    15 votes

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  3. Allow specification of PI Point Attributes set by the PI Asset Connector for Emerson DeltaV 3.X

    The PI Asset Connector for Emerson DeltaV 3.X sets PI Point Attributes either based on the values in the enterprise historian configuration file (EntHist.xml) or based on default values.

    It would be useful to have the option to adapt the PI Point Attributes set by the DeltaV Asset Connector before a PI Point is created. These are: PtClassName, PointSource, PtOwner, PtGroup, DataOwner, DataGroup, PtAccess, DataAccess, DisplayDigits, ExcDev, Location1, Location2, Location3, Location5, Shutdown.

    So far, it is only possible to adapt them after the PI Point creation (for example by using PI Builder or SMT > Point Builder).

    13 votes

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  4. 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?

    12 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…

    9 votes

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  6. Allow rename of tags for IEC-60870-104 connector

    The connector should allow sending the data to a custom tag name. The combination of ASDU and IOA are not useful to end users without the signal list.

    There should also be an option to automatically combine the quality flags with the value e.g. if the quality is not valid, then write the quality code to the value

    7 votes

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  7. 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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  8. Enable child Event Frames for Alarms and Conditions from PI Connector for Siemens Simatic PCS 7

    Would like to see states of alarms captured as child Event Frames of the parent alarm Event Frame that is currently created. Today this data is only captured in tags.

    6 votes

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  9. Update PI Interface for Citect Supported Operating System to Windows Server 2019

    The latest supported operating system for PI Interface for Citect is Windows Server 2016, with a requirement to upgrade our machines to Windows Server 2019, this interface is the only thing holding us back, the ICU is supported although the interface is unsupported.

    5 votes

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  10. Enable setting tag attributes in MQTT Connector

    The MQTT Connector should have ways to set tag attributes. There should be way to set the default compression and exception settings and also other tag attributes like point and data security.

    5 votes

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  11. The PI Connector for WITSML should be able to perform history recovery and real-time data collection at the same time

    As a PI System Administrator, I would like to configure the data collection mode for the PI Connector for WITSML for each data source so that I can perform history recovery and real-time data collection without having to host multiple installations of the connector on different machines.

    Additionally, I would like to be able to update the data collection mode from the Data Collection Manager website instead of having to edit the ConnectorGlobal.config.json file.

    4 votes

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  12. PI Connector for HART-IP: Remove UoM from being added to PI point "descriptor" attribute

    Currently, the connector applies the UoM to the PI point "descriptor" attribute. If I want to write in a custom descriptor, every time I restart the connector, I then need to re-edit all of the points.

    4 votes

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  13. Configure PI Smart Connector for Emerson DeltaV 3.x Health Tags

    PI Smart Connector for Emerson DeltaV 3.x creates the following two health tags on the PI Data Archive:
    DeltaVACtrAssetSyncHealthTag
    DeltaV
    ACtrPointSyncHealthTag

    The names of these tags are hardcoded, so if I install another instance of the Smart Connector and configure it to create tags on the same PI Data Archive, it will write to these same health tags when reporting the status of a sync. I would like to configure the names of these health tags so my two Smart Connector instances write to two different sets of health tags.

    4 votes

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  14. Option to set Client_ID parameters in MQTT SparkPlug Connector.

    We need to have an option to set the Client ID parameter.
    We need an option to set the starting set of the characters of the parameter to have the possibility to use the fixed text "cva::" before a random number.
    Thanks

    4 votes

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  15. Discrimnate meta data changes of source items picked by PI Connector for IEC 60870-5-104

    We would like to discrimnate when the meta data around the data item changes on the source. The digital states related to it, the description, etc. If these change, the connector will change them on our PI server.

    Currently PI Data Archive.does not discriminate it just blows away the current configuration and reloads everything from the source overwritting our custom changes.

    4 votes

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  16. IEC61850 - Ability to connect to a non-default port

    The connector is currently unable to connect and collect data from MMS Servers using a port other than the default 102.Port selection should be part of the data source configuration

    3 votes

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  17. PI APS Connector for GE XA21

    The PI APS Connector for GE XA21 can not handle digital sets from GE XA21. This makes the Automatic Point Sync only semi automatic, You need to load the digital sets maually while Points are updated automatically. If the APS can transfer digital sets the tool becomes automatic. In my case a non automatic APS is not useful so we need to implement a manual process.

    3 votes

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  18. PI Connector for HART-IP / Support SECURE data transfer

    I work with an global oil and gas company who is interested in collecting data using the PI Connector for HART-IP but their IT requires them to utilize SECURE data transfer.

    The current connector only utilizes STANDARD data transfer.

    The lack of this feature is prohibitive to collecting data from a large set of assets and potentially using an optimized PI System architecture.

    3 votes

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  19. Failover for e-terrahabitat

    I would like to be able to configure two identical instances of the e-terrahabitat connector on different computers, only one of which collects data from habitat at any given time. In the event that the primary instance or the machine that hosts it fail, the backup instance must begin collecting and sending data with minimal loss.

    3 votes

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  20. PI Connector for Siemens SIMATIC PCS7 Alarm and Conditions backfilling support

    In case of an interruption, the PI Connector has the current capability of backfilling any tag data from the source OpenPCS 7 system.

    Condition data leading to PI Event Frame creation from the connector should also support similar backfilling capability to avoid data loss.

    3 votes

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