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  1. write/send Data to source PI Systems (output tag)

    To use the PI System Connector for enterprise applications like machine learning, mvda,... it should also be possible to configure "output tags". the result of analytics on enterprise level are needed also on local PI systems, so for some attributes/tags a two way communication is required.

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  4. Support choosing which collective member is the data source

    When configuring the PI System Connector, there is currently no option to constrain the communications for the data source of PI Tag data to a secondary or tertiary PI Collective member.

    The ability to force the PI System Connector to use the secondary or tertiary PDA as the data source will allow customers worried about impacting their primary archive's performance to manually balance the load on their collective and eliminate impacting the performance of their existing solutions.

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  5. Make the PI Data Collection Manager default to a more user friendly configuration

    When the PI Data Collection Manager is installed, intuitive defaults are chosen, and intuitive redirects are not set up. The PI Data Collection Manager installation should:

    -By default, check for port 443 and 80 availability on the machine. If they are available, set the collection manager up on port 443, and set up a site on port 80 to do a HTTP -> HTTPS redirect.
    -Set up a redirect, redirecting the root / site to /UI.

    These two changes would greatly improve remote management, and management of the server itself. Rather than doing the intuitive thing and visiting the root…

    2 votes
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  6. 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 ,…

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  7. In the DCM, can we display the PI DA and PI AF versions when we click on the node?

    Display the version of the PI DA and PI AF systems when the user clicks on the node, then clicks a "more" hyperlink, when displaying config the DCM.

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  8. UFL Connector - sort input files by parameters other than name

    Allow the UFL Connector to sort input files by parameters other than the name.  This will be useful in cases where file naming conventions will lead to large amounts of OOO data.

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  9. IED Security for PI Connector for IEC61850

    Enable the connector such that it can use the IEC61850 security parameters of username and password,

    2 votes
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  10. Wonderware Historian Connector Should store description in an AF attribute

    Wonderware Historian Connector should store description in an AF attribute.

    It has the description in hand as it is written to the PI tag descriptor

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  11. Support Assigning Point Sources for Connectors

    Connectors currently assign point sources; this is not user configurable.  In addition, all connector of like kind get the same point source.  This makes it difficult to determine which tags "belong" to which connector node.  Users would like to be able to monitor\count\filter searches based on connector node.

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  12. 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.

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  13. Need EtherNet/IP connector to be able to read and write.

    Need EtherNet/IP connector to be able to read and write.
    Currently EtherNet/IP connector is read only.

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  14. Naming of the Data Access Filter File when exporting the available Type Definitions

    Currently, the filename will always be AvailableTypeDefinitions.csv. The filename should contain at a minimum the data source name.

    For example: <DataSource>_<DateTime>_AvailableTypeDefinitions.csv

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  15. 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.

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  16. PI Connector for Allotrope Foundation Standards (Lab Equipment)

    Create a connector that supports the allotrope foundation standards for laboratory equipment.

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  17. Allow overriding of point and data security newly created points

    As a PI Admin, I want to specify my desired point and data security in the UFL configuration files for the new tags that the connector creates. I want to be able to set this on an instance by instance basis to override the inheritance from the PIPOINT table. This would be similar to the functionality that already is implemented in the Batch Framework interfaces.

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  18. Use units in the attribute templates of the element templates that PI Connectors create

    Currently, all of the attribute templates of the element templates that PI Connectors create have their unit stated in their description but do not have a Default UOM assigned to them. Please assign Default UOMs to the attribute templates to save the user from doing this manually.

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  19. Put a PI Collective note directly on the Server List page

    The PI Connector user guides mention "For a PI Data Archive collective, add each member of the collective to the PI Data servers list, not the collective itself." It would be useful to have this note directly on the Server List page.

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  20. Cognex Vision System Connector

    I am interested in a Cognex Vision System Connector.

    2 votes
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