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  1. Use a consistent language-region separator for Locale

    Currently, the language-region separator in the Locale choices can be any of "-" (hyphen-minus), "–" (en dash), or ":" (colon). For consistency, please use only 1 separator.

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  2. Use the most recently used Locale as the default

    The default Locale is currently "English - United States" for all new data sources. Please consider using "English - United States" as the default Locale only for the 1st data source, and using the most recently used Locale as the default for all subsequent data sources. This saves the user from repetitive Locale configuration.

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  3. Make CONCAT take an arbitrary number of arguments

    Currently, CONCAT only takes 2 arguments, so you need to nest multiple CONCAT (or just use the & operator) if you want to concatenate multiple strings. This can be avoided if CONCAT could take any number of strings as arguments.

    In general, users expect associative functions to take an arbitrary number of arguments.

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  4. Branson Welders

    I am interested in a Branson Welders Connector.

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  5. PI Connector for HART-IP interoperable with EDS & OCS

    Update PI Connector for HART-IP to be interoperable with Edge Data Store (EDS) and OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS).

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  6. PI Connector for Modbus Serial

    Develop a PI Connector for Modbus Serial. 

    Connectivity to Modbus slave devices; used for general purpose connectivity to many legacy industrial devices.

    Interoperable with Edge Data Store (EDS) and OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS).

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  7. PI Connector for Modbus TCP

    Develop a PI Connector for Modbus TCP. 

    Connectivity to Modbus slave devices; used for general purpose connectivity to many legacy industrial devices.

    Interoperable with Edge Data Store (EDS) and OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS).

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  8. Update PI Connector for OPC UA to be interoperble with OCS & EDS

    Update PI Connector for OPC UA to be interoperable with Edge Data Store (EDS) and OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS).

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  9. PI Connector for DNP3

    Connectivity to DNP3 based data sources, popular legacy standard protocol in Utilities industry.

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  10. PI Connector for J1939/CAN

    Connectivity to J1939/CAN based data sources; used for connectivity to operational and diagnostics data from commercial vehicles and heavy construction equipment.

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  11. Make a PI Signal Generator Connector (Ramp Soak + Random)

    Please consider combining the PI Ramp Soak Simulator Interface and the PI Random Simulator Interface into a single PI Connector. The upgrade of these PI Interfaces is important because they come bundled with the PI Data Archive—nearly every PI system uses them. It is also the perfect opportunity to show off PI Connectors to students and new customers without burdening them with the step of connecting to a data source, since Ramp Soak and Random generate their own data.

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  12. Connectivity to Pro-Face-SP5000 series

    Pro-Face- SP5000 series HMI/PLC's are being used to replace an existing Allen Bradley solution and a connectivity option to Pro-Face HMI/PLC is needed.

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  13. Allow PI Connector for NOV WITSML to use proxy server

    Some organisations enforce connection to the external network to be made through a proxy server.

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  14. Make a version of SkipFile() that stops processing the current file immediately

    The current SkipFile() function tells the PI Connector for UFL to skip the remaining lines in the file, but the PI Connector for UFL will continue to execute the rest of the code in the "per message" section that the current line triggered.

    Please consider making a version of SkipFile() that stops processing the current file immediately. This helps avoid unnecessary Else blocks in If statements. This functionality would be similar to returning from a function or breaking out of a loop in other programming languages.

    To implement this, consider adding a new function or adding a function argument SkipFile().

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  15. Add a type casting function or operator

    The INI files would be shorter and more readable if the PI Connector for UFL had a type casting function or operator.

    For example, if you are incrementing a Counter variable (type Int32) for each data line, and your tag names are Tag1, Tag2, etc., you currently cannot simply save data to "Tag" & Counter. You must assign Counter to CounterString (type String), and then save data to "Tag" & CounterString.

    This could be simplified to "Tag" & CAST(Counter, "String") or "Tag" & (String)Counter. A type casting function or operator would avoid the intermediate variable while still making it clear…

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  16. "13,10 OR 10" New Line default

    Currently, there is no default entry for New Line. The user can use any characters as line delimiters, but the Windows and Unix new lines would, by far, be the most common. Please make the default New Line "13,10 OR 10" to save most users the trouble of configuring the New Line.

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