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  1. Better support for IE

    Some field values are missing or inaccurate when viewed through IE as compared to Chrome.  This was seen in the DCM UI and PSC UI for Data Source configuration.  Some IT environments are locked down to the point that IE built into the OS is the only browser option so it needs to show accurate information.

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  2. Keep a consistent order of PI Data servers on the administration pages

    On the Overview page, the PI Data server list grows downwards from the top. On the Server List page, the PI Data server list grows upwards from the bottom.

    Please use a consistent order for the PI Data server list so then one list does not appear out of order compared to the other list.

    3 votes
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  3. Handle deletions across systems

    Ability to have deletions replicated across systems as well (might need to be a config option on how to handle).

    3 votes
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  4. Warning when stopping a connector about potential consequences

    Some connectors perform some kind of rediscovery of the data source upon start - Such as meta data or current values, etc. When stopping a connector from the UI, a warning should pop-up indicating potential consequences of doing so and what to expect, such as "Restarting the connector will potentially require a long time in order to perform data source discovery."

    This will prevent users from unnecessarily restarting connectors as a basic troubleshooting mechanism.

    3 votes
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  5. Incoming TimeStamps Utc

    Please rename "Incoming TimeStamps" to "Incoming Timestamps".
    Please change "Utc" to "UTC".

    These small spelling issues come across as sloppy.

    3 votes
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  6. Rockwell CLX Connector

    I am interested in a Rockwell CLX Connector.

    3 votes
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  7. Enhance the PI Connector for Cygnet Back Fill Utility to use select PI Points

    Currently the back filling utility for the PI Connector for Cygent only permits back filling an entire data source. Sometimes it is desirable to back fill certain points, or a subset of a data source, that has missing data or gaps that need to be re-sent to the PI Data Archive.

    2 votes
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  8. 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.

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  9. Support VHS point History recovery for PI Connector for Cygnet

    VHS points in Cygnet contain historical data. On startup, disconnection and at will, the connector should should attempt to recover history.

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  10. 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/

    2 votes
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  11. Description

    The OPC UA connector automatically creates tag descriptions when new tags are loaded (tag only mode). This behaviour may not always be desired . In our example we want to change the descriptions to something more meaningful.

    It would be useful to be able to disable the auto creation of tag descriptions.

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  12. Ability to exclude specific branches from syncing through PI Data Collection Manager

    The PI Data Collection Manager User Interface has the options to "Collect All Data from this Entire Database" and "Collect Data from a Specific Branch". What we want to do instead is to "Collect All Data from this Entire Database EXCEPT from a specific branch". This is because the users in the target (test) database do not have permissions to configure the branch (element) that we want to exclude from syncing. The current workaround is to install a PI System Connector for each branch of the database that we want to include.

    2 votes
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  13. Have option to enable exception on Connectors.

    There are use cases where data is sent over networks with latency (satellite link, for example) so being able to filter out noise at the connector is important.  This is also important when a connector sends data to a local PI Server in the field (low latency), but then PItoPI is used to send snapshot updates to a central PI Server over a high latency link.

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  14. Selectively send source data to PI based on network connectivity

    Example:
    - If on network A (which could be satellite or 3G) send Tags 1-10 and buffer Tags 11-50.
    - If on network B (Wifi, wired), flush buffer and send all Tags 1-50.

    Requested by OSIsoft Transportation Team, but very beneficial for all remote mobile asset tracking.

    2 votes
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  15. Selectively send source data to PI based on triggering conditions

    Example 1: If Circuit Breaker trips, begin sending high frequency load, voltage data, etc. Under normal operations do not send this data.
    (condition must allow for definition of a moving window, i.e. Trip occurs, data just before the trip must be sent as well as data after the trip)
    Example 2: Continually collect 10 engine variables. If an engine DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) triggers, collect additional set of 5 variables for the time the DTC code is active.

    Requested by OSIsoft Transportation Team, but very beneficial for all remote mobile asset tracking.

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  16. 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…

    2 votes
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  17. 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.

    2 votes
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  18. 2 votes
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  19. 2 votes
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  20. 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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