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  1. PI Connector for Cygnet - Historical Data Recovery

    The PI Connector for Cygnet is normally used for real-time data acquisition. But, some times it becomes necessary to migrate large volumes of historical data between Cygnet and PI.

    There is a back filling application that can be used to do this, but it is currently unsupported by Osisoft. It would be best to integrate a historical data recovery functionality into the connector.

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  2. Native support for PI Data Archive collective

    "For Interfaces if we add a new member to the PI Collective, all other interfaces will automatically detect it, and start sending data.
    With PI Connector Relay 1.x, someone will have to remember to manually configure.

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  3. Connector for Oasis Site

    Customer would like to be able to pull data from Oasis site (http://oasis.caiso.com). This would allow the customer to have the most current price information coming from CAISO

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  4. PI Connector for HART-IP interoperable with EDS & OCS

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

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  5. 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).

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  6. PI Connector for DNP3

    Connectivity to DNP3 based data sources, popular legacy standard protocol in Utilities industry.

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  7. PI Connector for J1939/CAN

    Connectivity to J1939/CAN based data sources; used for connectivity to operational and diagnostics data from commercial vehicles and heavy construction equipment.

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  9. PI Connector Relay - Add ability to retrieve cached OMF meta data like Types and Containers

    As an OMF application developer it will be very useful to have the ability to retrieve and have a look at the already created and cached OMF meta data like Types and Containers.

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  10. Provide documentation and examples of how to interact with the PI Data Collection Manager API.


    • Enable Programmatic configuration for OMF applications to automate onboarding process

    • Swagger specification

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  11. PI Connector for FANUC Focus should give a warning to users when they change the machine IP address for an existing data source.

    In the PI Connector for FANUC Focus, each data source has the IP address of the related machine specified. The "Device ID" is also part of the configuraiton. If a Device ID is not specified, the IP address is used as part of the Device ID and ends up becoming part of the AF hierarchy as well as the PI point names.

    If a user goes to change the IP address for an existing data source, and the default Device ID is being used, they will inadvertently create a second set of PI points (Duplicates, orphaning the original PI points…

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  12. Make a PI Signal Generator Connector (Ramp Soak + Random)

    Please consider combining the PI Ramp Soak Simulator Interface and the PI Random Simulator Interface into a single PI Connector. The upgrade of these PI Interfaces is important because they come bundled with the PI Data Archive—nearly every PI system uses them. It is also the perfect opportunity to show off PI Connectors to students and new customers without burdening them with the step of connecting to a data source, since Ramp Soak and Random generate their own data.

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  13. Make Data Persistence Settings Configurable

    Currently, .zip folders containing processed files can reach up to 256MB in size. Browsing the contents these folders can be difficult due to the number of files within.

    Being able to specify either a file count of folder size parameter would help simplify this process by breaking the zipped folders into more digestible, user configurable sizes.

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  14. Identify the updated or changed nodes on the Type Definitions Export

    Be able to identify the changed (new, updated, removed) nodes that are exported in the Available Type Definitions file through the connector interface.   For systems that are in flux, there's not another way to identify those PI AF elements / attributes that are changed without saving different versions of the Export file and using a file comparison tool to see what has changed.  If the export file contained a date on each item on when it was created/updated (if that's available) that would help identify the new or changed items.

    When there are nodes and attributes that were removed from…

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  15. Disable Meta data collection for the PI Connector for Wonderware Historian

    We would like to have a way to disable the PI Connector for Wonderware Historian's ability to  collect descriptions and engineering units in the historian.  These can be incorrect at times in the Wonderware Historian.

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  16. Allow PI Connector for NOV WITSML to use proxy server

    Some organisations enforce connection to the external network to be made through a proxy server.

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  17. "13,10 OR 10" New Line default

    Currently, there is no default entry for New Line. The user can use any characters as line delimiters, but the Windows and Unix new lines would, by far, be the most common. Please make the default New Line "13,10 OR 10" to save most users the trouble of configuring the New Line.

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  18. Make CONCAT take an arbitrary number of arguments

    Currently, CONCAT only takes 2 arguments, so you need to nest multiple CONCAT (or just use the & operator) if you want to concatenate multiple strings. This can be avoided if CONCAT could take any number of strings as arguments.

    In general, users expect associative functions to take an arbitrary number of arguments.

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  19. Branson Welders

    I am interested in a Branson Welders Connector.

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  20. PI Connector for Yokogawa Exaquantum Batch

    Develop a connector for Yokogawa Exaquantum Batch

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