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  1. PI Connector for MQTT - support more generic JSON formats

    While the existing support for Sparkplug MQTT format is helpful, this connector would be more useful if it also supported a more generic JSON format.

    8 votes

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  2. PI Connector for Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC

    Develop a connector for Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC

    8 votes

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  3. trend log objects (BACnet object type 20) available from the connector

    BACnet trendlog object present the opportunity to buffer at the edge where the data is collected and to gracefully recover from comms outages if data collection has been impacted.

    I would suspect the trendlog object could be handled similarly to the OPC connector HDA approach

    8 votes

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  4. Exclude Bad values from data collection in PI Connectors

    PI connectors such as OPC UA, Wonderware and Cygnet send BAD values from the data source. We would like the option to filter these values out at the connector level such that they do not make the PI Data Archive.

    8 votes

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  5. Need the WITSML connector to connect to Petrolink

    As we know WITSML is a rather loose standard. A large integrated Oil and Gas Company would like for the WITSML connector to work with Petrolink https://www.petrolink.com/witsml/

    8 votes

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  6. Increase the default log size

    The current default log size in the event viewer is 1MB. Although it can easily be increased, a larger default (100MB+) would allow to catch errors the first time they occur and allow for further troubleshooting then having to change it and have to replicate the error one more time.

    8 votes

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  7. Add the ability to write to a point using an attribute other than tag name

    Provide the capabilities of mapping a UFL data point to a PI tag using a PI Point attribute other than the tag name.  For example, we’ll have a data file from another database that uses a different ID than our PI point name. Could we write to PI using that ID as the point instrumenttag or exdesc?

    8 votes

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  8. Create a connector for Profinet

    Profinet is an industrial protocol which communicates over Ethernet. It offers a number of desirable features and functionalities which many of our customers find, or will find as the protocol becomes more widespread, very useful for collecting data from their industrial devices.

    http://us.profinet.com/technology/profinet/

    8 votes

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  9. Put a REST endpoint on all connectors

    It would be very useful to see the data flowing through a connector at the edge, or even the data buffered in a connector. Every connector could have a rest endpoint with the same methods as PI Web API. Possible uses:

    -Diagnose connection/configuration issues
    -Attach a dashboard directly to the connector on the node (for example a display on a monitor in a mining truck)
    -Attach third party software for local analysis or alarming of equipment status (for example, alerting the driver of a truck of important events)

    I'm sure there are many others...

    8 votes

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  10. Add a Boolean data type

    Boolean variables are useful for reusing Boolean (sub)expressions, concise debugging of the value of a Boolean expression, and extraction and storage of Boolean values before writing to Int32 PI status tags (e.g. on/off status, open/closed status).

    8 votes

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  11. Make data source redundancy config more flexible

    Some SCADA vendors are still only natively implementing OPC Classic so if one wants to use OPC UA, then a wrapper is needed. If that SCADA is configured in a redundant pair, it is not always true that the wrapper is aware of that or not aware of his corresponding wrapper running on the redundant server.

    In such a case the Redundancy Support tag is 0-None and the Service Level tag (if present) has unknown behaviour.

    Right now the only way to manage that is by configuring two data sources and archive all tags twice (once each data source) and…

    7 votes

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  12. Mass create data source list for PI Connector

    For the PI Connector for EtherNet IP you can have up to 100 data sources. Typing in all of them is tedious. It would be nice if we could copy/paste information from Excel OR have a structured import/export file to the data source list.

    7 votes

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  13. PI Connector for AMQP

    Develop a connector for AMQP

    7 votes

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  14. Relay -> Relay communication

    To accomplish a dataflow in a cross domain architecture including a DMZ, and the abbility to avoid the use of a Credential Manager it would be usefull to setup connection between two PI Connector Relays (DZM domain and PIDA domain) based on AMQPS.

    7 votes

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  15. Make the connector a BACnet Device (get a BTL listing)

    Some devices can only send COV notifications to other BACnet devices. Since the Connector is not a device and does not respond to who-is messages (and does not listen on port 47808), the connector is unable to utilize COV subscriptions for these devices.

    7 votes

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  16. Connector for GE HABConnect

    Having a connector available for GE HABConnect rather than the interface would be useful to customers that are dealing with large amounts of data and make frequent changes to points on the GE side.  A connector that is capable of automatically updating point additions/deletions/modifications so that this doesn't have to be done manually on the PI side would be very helpful.

    7 votes

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  17. Wonderware Historian Connector should store some metadata in PI tag attributes

    The Description, Maximum EU, Minimum EU, Engineering Units, etc. that are stored in the Wonderware historian should be stored in the PI tags' attributes as well as the Wonderware AF structure.

    7 votes

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  18. Link to user manual/ help file unavailable from UI

    The connector UI does not contain any link to the help documentation or the user manual. The files are also not found in the standard PIPC path and are available only with the installation extarction

    7 votes

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  19. Allow specifying UOM for new AF attributes created by UFL or OMF

    I'd like the ability to specify UOM for new attributes that I create. Adding categories as well would be even better!

    7 votes

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  20. Allow the PI Connector for UFL to call a REST endpoint using the POST method

    I have come across customer requirements asking for the possibility of calling a REST endpoint using POST, from a PI UFL connector running as a "REST Client".

    So far, the workaround has been to develop an intermediary custom script which would call the REST endpoint using the POST method, store the results in flat files, and then have the connector pick them up from there.

    6 votes

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