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  1. PI Connector for AMQP

    Develop a connector for AMQP

    7 votes

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    0 comments  ·  New PI Connector request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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  3. 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…

    7 votes

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    0 comments  ·  UFL  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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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    0 comments  ·  BACnet  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    7 votes

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    IN DEVELOPMENT  ·  1 comment  ·  Wonderware Historian  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Allow data sources and servers to be renamed

    Currently, if you want to rename a data source, PI Data server, or PI Asset server, you must delete the one with the old name and create a new one with the new name, and redo all of the configuration. This is especially a pain for data sources, since they have a lot of configuration.

    Please allow data sources and servers to be renamed to avoid this trouble.

    7 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. PI Connector for Wonderware Historian should be configurable to use 'FULL' mode query

    The connectors should have a standard behavior. We believe the Wonderware connector should be collecting data in the same way as the Cygnet connector by getting all the data stored in the source historian irrespective of the value change. Currently, PI Connector WWH uses 'DELTA' mode query where only the changes are retrieved. In some situations, the source value doesn't change much, but we still want to collect the data reliably on PI. To accomplish this, we would like to have the ability to configure the connector to use 'FULL' mode query. Without this Full query option, we have to…

    6 votes

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  12. Enable Relay/DCM to allow control over the data streams and destination PI Systems

    Currently the Relay will send all data streams to all routed destination. This does not allow customers to have control over what data streams go to a specific destination. The only workaround is to have independent Connector/Relay pairs with specific configurations, which does not scale up if there are several Connectors since only one specific Connector/Relay can exist on a single node.

    For example: Let's say there are two Connectors (A and B), routed to a Relay with two destinations (1 and 2). The current implementation of the Relay will send both Connector A and B data to both Destinations…

    6 votes

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  13. Have more KPIs/diagnostics for PI System Connector

    In Data Collection Manager, it would be good to have a status on Currently Synchronized Elements, Events, Tags, structure. Be able to count the events and tags that failed to synchronize since some time. Missing values in tags between source and destination...

    Today the diagnostics are poor, difficult to understand and disappear very quickly

    6 votes

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    0 comments  ·  PI System Connector  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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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  15. 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.

    6 votes

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  16. Allow PI System connector to actively rectify streams if point type changes are made during runtime

    Point changes on the source currently necessitate a restart of PI System Connector to rectify the streams. Allow the tau framework to handle these changes at runtime without restarting the connector.

    Currently, if the point type changes are made during runtime, because of the persistence of streams, there is a flood of errors in the message logs which are not consequential to the nominal functionality of the connector. This leads to erroneous conclusions about the state of the connector.

    6 votes

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  17. PI Connector for Azure ML Web Service

    Develop a connector for Azure ML Web Service

    6 votes

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  18. PI Connector for iFIX SCADA

    Develop a connector for iFIX SCADA

    6 votes

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  19. 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.

    6 votes

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  20. 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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