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  1. Windows Authentication on the Wonderware SQL databases

    Currently, if SQL server authentication is disabled on the SQL server hosting the Wonderware Historian, the connector cannot authenticate and read from it because the connector is designed to authenticate explicitly using SQL credentials. To be able to authenticate using Windows authentication is essential for some customer to be able to implement the PI Connector for Wonderware Historian, as some organizations disable SQL server authentication for security purposes.

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    IN DEVELOPMENT  ·  0 comments  ·  Wonderware Historian  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Can we have a version of the UFL Connector that is compatible with the Data Collection Manager and the Relay?

    Can we have a version of the UFL Connector that is compatible with the Data Collection Manager and the Relay?

    Use case would be to allow the DCM to be the one-stop shop for all connectors and would make things easier to configure and manage the UFL connector if it were there

    6 votes

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  3. 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

    6 votes

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  4. 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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    0 comments  ·  Ethernet/IP  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. PI Connector for Azure ML Web Service

    Develop a connector for Azure ML Web Service

    6 votes

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  6. PI Connector for iFIX SCADA

    Develop a connector for iFIX SCADA

    6 votes

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  7. 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.

    6 votes

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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    6 votes

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    1 comment  ·  OPC UA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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…

    6 votes

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  11. 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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  12. PI UFL Connector Event Frame Generator enhancement and bugfixes

    Currently it is not possible to create an event frame from the PI UFL Connector linked to an existing element, despite the documentation does not specifically mention this restriction, you can only link the new event frame to an element created within the current capture ( #902422 )

    This is really a bad limitation and a really bad practice.

    Example :
    For an equipment I'm getting csv files at the end of its batch run, and it would be extremely helpful to create for every file loaded by the UFL a specific event frame directly linked to the equipment ,…

    6 votes

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  13. 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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    IN DEVELOPMENT  ·  1 comment  ·  Wonderware Historian  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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?

    6 votes

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  15. 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.

    6 votes

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  16. 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…

    5 votes

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  17. 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.

    5 votes

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  18. 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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  19. UFL Connector NoReplace fuction ( Store Mode)

    What we would like is a third option with UPDATE and INSERT, which prevents a new value for the same timestamp from being processed. Such as a NO REPLACE mode.

    5 votes

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  20. Possibility to change Back registration on relay side

    All in all a wrong configuration should be undone easily and not result in a complete re-installation of the system. If this is possible by using powershell scripts (an example is installed for all connections - RemoveAllConnectionConfigurationsRelay.ps1 - maybe it might be a base for a script to remove single registrations).

    5 votes

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