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  1. Program objects (BACnet object type 16) also bought through by the connector

    The program object description is often very useful to understand what the various object instances relate to. At our site the description holds the Asset designation and that would allow correct assignment of the analogue and binary object instances to the correct asset.

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  2. 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/

    6 votes
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  3. Wonderware Connector - History Recovery

    Wonderware Connector has limited historical data recovery capabilities. It can cover a few days back in time but has not been designed to perform both realtime values and configurable history recovery period as both processes are synchronous.
    An old date is configurable but it would delay real time values capture which is counterproductive with the nature of the connector.
    It is not a reproach; that's just what it is.
    That's we figured out when implementig and assessing connector with an excellent support from OSISOFT engineers.

    Our connector implementation project came with the need of nearly a year of historical data…

    6 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Add instrumentation to the PI System Connector

    Need to add instrumentation to PI System Connector wheras exposing perfmon counters (so PI perfmon can store accordingly in PI tags) on AVG data flow in events/sec for a 120 seconds time period, status of the connector, etc

    6 votes
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  6. PI System Connector: Add flexibility on which objects to synchronize

    As an architect, I have to model AF structures at a central location, and push them to distributed assets.
    I would like the ability to design my AF structure centrally, then replicate it to my distributed assets (e.g ships). Example features that are needed:
    - Ability to include Analyses, Notification Rules, and their templates in the synchronization
    - Ability to not copy the data from source to destination

    6 votes
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  7. UFL Connector - Add elements and attributes to existing AF hierarchies

    Simply, it would be nice if the UFL Connector could add to existing elements and attributes already in place instead of creating a new hierarchy.

    Also, would like the ability to create sub-elements from the UFL connector that span multiple elements and are not restricted to a single instance of the UFL connector.

    Very similar to the "Connector (UFL) can read AF data structure" idea, just more succinct.

    6 votes
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  8. 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.

    6 votes
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  9. Filter Quality tags PI Connector for Wonderware Historian

    There should be away to filter which quality tags are created. Currently we can only choose all or none.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Wonderware Historian  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are currently evaluating this request. Any additional information would be incredibly helpful!

    How would you expect to select which quality tags to create?

    Would this be a one-time operation? Or repeated on a regular basis?

    What are some reasons why some quality information would need to be collected rather than all of it?

  10. Scan only when the data folder changes

    Specifying the scan time seems unnecessary. Instead, the PI Connector for UFL should only scan the data folder if a change to the data folder's contents is detected. Surely some sort of event listener can be set up to achieve this?

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  11. Allow the AF root element name to be configurable

    The root element in AF is determined by the Connector code.  Allow the name of the root element to be specified by the user.

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  12. 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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  13. The connector creates too many tags

    Currently, the connector will create 124 or 248 tags per data source, regardless of how many meaningful data points are actually in the data set.
    This greatly limits the use of the connector to any customer that is not an EA.

    5 votes
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  14. Need to start/stop individual data sources

    When going in the PI Connector Admin page in the data sources page, we cannot start/stop individual data sources listed when there is more than one. To stop one you need to stop all the data sources listed.

    5 votes
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  15. PI Connector for Beckhoff TwinCat

    Develop a connector for Beckhoff TwinCat

    5 votes
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  16. PI Connector for Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC

    Develop a connector for Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC

    5 votes
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  17. Improve the structure of the history recovery after connector restarts to ensure that initial period of history recovery is complete

    The 30-day history recovery by the connector after restarts should get activated only after the initial history recovery is confirmed to have completed successfully.

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  18. Allow Atuomatic UDC Creation for the PI Connector for Cygent

    UDCs that are newly added are not automatically added unless the connector configuration is refreshed manually. We would like to have an option where these are automatically created without manual intervention.

    5 votes
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  19. PI integrated with Project Haystack tag standard. See www.project-haystack.org for more information.

    It would be very helpful if PI integrated the PI Connector with the Project Haystack tag standard. See www.project-haystack.org for more information.

    Project Haystack is an open source initiative to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things. We standardize semantic data models and web services with the goal of making it easier to unlock value from the vast quantity of data being generated by the smart devices that permeate our homes, buildings, factories, and cities. Applications include automation, control, energy, HVAC, lighting, and other environmental systems.

    5 votes
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  20. Add ‘No Replace’ mode to UFL Connector

    Currently the only PI Data Archive ‘Store Mode’ options are ‘Insert’ and ‘Update’. I’m currently working on a project where a large quantity of data needs to be downloaded daily from the internet using the REST client node. To reduce chances of data loss (e.g. due to download failure), the Connector will be configured to retrieve the same data set several times throughout the day. The best option at the moment is the “Update” mode. This however will place unnecessary load on the PI Data Server as large quantity of archive records are re-written with the same data throughout the…

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