Support for health tags (similar to UniInt health tags), Windows performance counters, or any other way to bring Connector status and health information into PI tags to put them side-by-side with Interface health monitoring.76 votes
We understand and acknowledge the importance of this request. We are evaluating how to provide a homogeneous and unified experience for health information across all our connectors.
The editor should allow you to see in real time how it interacts with the data. Being able to test the INI file prior to loading some file would make it much more manageable to read a variety of data format and insure that it has the expected behavior before starting the connector and having to use a trial and error approach. A good example of this is what Microsoft does with PowerQuery in PowerBI. This would allow troubleshooting UFL issues much more easily and allow more people to use the connector without having to spend a serious amount of time testing all the various scenarios.
The editor should allow you to see in real time how it interacts with the data. Being able to test the INI file prior to loading some file would make it much more manageable to read a variety of data format and insure that it has the expected behavior before starting the connector and having to use a trial and error approach. A good example of this is what Microsoft does with PowerQuery in PowerBI. This would allow troubleshooting UFL issues much more easily and allow more people to use the connector without having to spend a serious amount of…60 votes
PI System Connector: Need real time snapshot data support for the PI System connector.58 votes
This item is under technical review. Currently, support for collecting Snapshot data can be achieved via PI to PI interface and should be considered for achieving this specific functionality.
Support for Alarms & Conditions. This data type would be good candiate for storing into Event Frames. Tell us more about your use case in the comments, which source system you have that support A&C, and how you would select which A&C to collect/not collect. How would you like Event Frames built and named?33 votes
We are currently evaluating how to appropriately and effectively bring this functionality forward. We are working through details pertaining to implementation of this functionality.
Currently Connector configured to rertieve event on change and not based on a scan class like interfaces.The Connector suscribes to the changes, and when a change comes in to the server, the data will be sent to PI connector. We need option to retrieve the data every certain minutes even data is the same and is not changed on OPC server.
We understand that for slow changing points, values might not change often and thus there is a need to collect values at certain time intervals as opposed to on change. However, scanning at frequent intervals leads to increased load on the server and thus can lead to performance degradation. We are discussing how best to solve this problem with PI Connector for OPC UA.
Sometimes we need to send data back to our sources. Connectors should support output tags19 votes
This should be self-explanatory. I'd also suggest making Linux versions of all software available, but this Connector would be a great start.17 votes
We are evaluating this proposal. If this request is for a specific distribution of Linux, kindly forward that information to me or please leave a comment with the device type/name or Linux distribution name.
Get Description from the OPC UA Server into the AF attribute17 votes
Description is currently supported only for PI Tags and AF Elements from version 1.3.×.×. However, description cannot currently be set at an attribute level.
Provide a way to configure the connector to use a proxy and authenticate with the proxy if required.14 votes
We are looking into this feature now and may include in upcoming version.
Support acquiring data by polling the OPC UA server rather than subscription.11 votes
This request is partially similar to the following request – https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555139-pi-connectors/suggestions/19611235-retrieve-data-even-it-s-not-changed-on-opc-server
I would like to have the option to replicate AF Analyses using PI System Connector with the option to mark the desired analyses for replication.9 votes
There are several edge cases when it comes to replicating analyses. This item needs more deliberation.
Support collecting units and description from the Siemens Simatic PCS 7 system and writing them to the AF attribute and the PI Point attributes.6 votes
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.6 votes
This is something that has been prioritized as a potential new connector. Will update this post as things progress.
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