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  1. PI Connector for OPC UA Failed to populate Discovered Endpoints list

    When pressing the Discover Available Endpoints button under the following condition , it failed to populate the Discovered Endpoints list because of 501 Error:
    a. NAT configured between PI Connector for OPC UA and OPC UA Server networks b. OPC UA Server's Endpoint URL was specified with the IP address from OPC UA Server network.

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    This error occurs when NAT is involved in the network configuration. PI Connector for OPC UA should take into consideration this scenario and work as UaExpert, which can handle it without any problem.

    8 votes

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  2. OPC UA 2.x - Health information and connector statistics

    In the PI Connector for OPC UA 1.3.x, some very useful statistics are available - Events in DA queue, Data rate, Variables Numbe - but 2.0.x these items are not available anymore. Those items should be available for data selection to be monitored and stored in PI.The same should be true for the PI Connector Relay Statistics

    7 votes

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  3. OPC UA Historical data recovery

    The PI OPC UA connector can manage historical data recovery when connection is lost between the OPC UA server and the connector, but if the connection problem is between the OPC UA server and the data source on field, when connection is recovered and pending data is available in the OPC UA server there's no way to recover it using the connector.

    6 votes

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  4. Remove AF Requirement for PI Connector for OPC UA

    Remove the AF requirement for PI Connector for OPC UA.

    Users who may only be looking to send data from PI Connector for
    OPC UA to Data Archive are currently forced to configure connections/security for AF as well during initial setup.

    6 votes

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  5. Add Digital Set in OPC UA

    Possibility to specify the digital set of a digital tag (CLOSE/OPEN)

    5 votes

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  6. An import-export feature for PI Connector for OPC UA similar to the one used to configure OPC DA points

    Having to select the OPC UA server points to import from a list with thousands of points where a naming rule is not followed is a never-ending task using the OPC UA Connector web interface. My suggestion is to create an interface similar to the one on the OPC DA interface where it is possible to export the complete server’s point list to a csv file, remove the undesired ones, and import back the csv file.

    4 votes

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  7. Ability to monitor which OPC UA Connector is active in a failover pair

    As a PI administrator, I need to monitor which OPC UA Connector in a failover pair is currently active. When the primary OPC UA Connector goes down, I need an email notification, and vice versa when the secondary OPC UA Connector goes down.

    4 votes

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  8. When a 'Bad' value is written to PI, store the actual Opc.Ua.StatusCode that is returned by the server in the logs

    Since the actual Opc.Ua.StatusCode cannot be stored directly in the PI Point (can only use SYSTEM digital states), when a 'Bad' status code is received by the connector, the actual StatusCode should be stored in the logs (verbose or information) which would help troubleshoot the source of 'Bad' without requiring to have a network trace.

    4 votes

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  9. Description

    The OPC UA connector automatically creates tag descriptions when new tags are loaded (tag only mode). This behaviour may not always be desired . In our example we want to change the descriptions to something more meaningful.

    It would be useful to be able to disable the auto creation of tag descriptions.

    4 votes

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  10. Add Time Offset Option to OPC UA Connector

    Please add a time offset option to the OPC UA Connector, similar to the old OPC DA interface (see attached screenshot).

    In come cases the OPC UA server may not actually be sending timestamps that are in UTC (ex. in local time) so an offset is needed to change the timestamps into UTC.

    4 votes

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  11. Connector should create point in PI server irrespective of the source tag value field, whether blank or null

    Connector should create point in PI server irrespective of it's value status in OPC UA server side, whether the source tag value field is blank or null, in either case, PI tag should be created for PI Connector for OPC UA 2.0.

    3 votes

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  12. 2 votes

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  13. Import function for data selection in PI Data Data Collection Manager

    During setup of a new data source we always face a long list of several thousand tags where we only need a couple of hundred. We have also a list with tagnames available as .xlsx or similar. The idea is to have an import function for that list to automatically select / create the selection rules for that given set of tags.

    2 votes

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  14. Enhance data collection manager compatibility

    At the moment also the newest version of the DCM has many issues with different browsers. Buttons will not work, lists doesn't scale right and sliders hinding. Especialy the performance leak. We have 8 datasources with 500k values and 800 tags selected. If I want to select new values it takes up to 1 minute until it is processed. I suggest to devide the selection process to source base not on connector base.

    2 votes

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  15. Add a checkbox disabling Tag and Element creation

    Case1:
    OPC UA Connector configured in a way that if the automation system will offer new tags, they will be created on PI system automatically. However, this makes running out of tags on the PI Server. Is there a possibility to start the OPC UA Connector, although new tags cannot be created.
    Case2:
    In a “validated environment”  in pharmaceutical companies, no one (including Connectors) is supposed to make changes in the system configuration without extended paperwork.

    2 votes

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  16. "Discover Available Endpoints” option is not available for backup server on DCM page

    "Discover Available Endpoints” option is not available for backup server on DCM page like it is available for primary server which lists down all the available endpoints depending on the security configuration settings in source OPC UA server side (None/128/256 Sign&Encrypt). As a result, user wont be able to select the desired security endpoint URL for the backup server explicitly. Please refer the point no.5 in the attached mail communication with reply from OSIsoft tech support for more details on this.

    2 votes

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  17. Enable health tag creation even when "Create Data Source Asset in AF" is unselected

    Unselecting the Transformation Rule parameter "Create Data Source Asset in AF" for OPC UA 2.x causes the default health tags to not be created.

    Users who want this parameter unselected for control of the top-most asset in AF may still want the health tags created to monitor the status of the Connector.

    2 votes

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  18. Filter OPC UA variables by Data Type

    When selecting data for the OPC UA connector (version 2.x), we'd like to be able to filter for variables by data type. For example, we may have a lot of variables in our OPC UA address space that have the NULL data type. It could take a lot of overhead to fix these data types, so we'd like to filter and exclude variables with the NULL data type until we can modify them in our OPC UA server.

    2 votes

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  19. Add one more option for the "Incoming Timestamps"

    Add one more option for the "Incoming Timestamps"
    Be able to use take the timestamp direkt from connector server/PC.

    2 votes

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  20. Update PI Connector for OPC UA to be interoperble with OCS & EDS

    Update PI Connector for OPC UA to be interoperable with Edge Data Store (EDS) and OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS).

    2 votes

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