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  1. Update the CA ISO interface in preparation for the upcoming API V8 deployment

    CA ISO is planning to upgrade its ADS (automated dispatch system) to version 8. This upgrade introduces breaking changes from the current system, API version 7.

    The CA ISO interface should be updated to account for these changes.

    12 votes
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  2. Link Referenced Elements from Unitprocedure to Procedure Event

    When Eventframe Batches are created by a Batch Interface, the used Unit in the plant is created as Element in AF and linked to the Unitprocedure EventFrame. Unfortunately it is not linked to the parent Procedure Event, leaving the "referenced Element" list of procedure event empty.
    If a user wants to create a report over all Procedures a certain unit was involved, he has to download all Procedure Events and Unitprocedures via Datalink and do the filtering there.
    With PI Batch it was possible to search for PI Batches using PI UnitBatch criteria like Unitname. We need this feature in…

    6 votes
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  3. and operator

    Add a function that can be used in the UFL Configuration File to perform bitwise operations. For example, a function similar to the AND operator in Performance Equations and Asset Analytics.

    8 votes
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  4. Add another Archive Mode option for the PI Interface for UFL

    There should be a way to configure the PI UFL interface to both discard duplicate events (same value at the same timestamp) and record multiple unique values for the same timestamp when these events come from multiple data files.

    For example, if multiple data files contain the following entries:

    (Timestamp)  (Value)
    11:00:00      ABC
    11:00:00      ABC
    11:00:00      XYZ

    The following data should be archived:

    (Timestamp) (Value)
    11:00:00 ABC
    11:00:00 XYZ

    4 votes
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  5. PI Interface for ABB Web Imaging System via ABB CNI

    CNI interface should support message 25. Currently, we do not support any message beyond 22.

    3 votes
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  6. PI Interface DNP3 - unsolicited data listen only mode of operation requested

    Is there an option in DNP3 driver (In fact at TCP level) to make it listen on a certain (usually 20000 for DNP3)? In era of IoT devices, most devices are sleeping devices, they wake up usually once a day and push data to DNP3 Master (PI), however DNP3 PI collector doesn't support this model. As an enduser I would like to utilize this mode of operation at our plant. FYI, there are other products e.g. Citect SCADA and ClearSCADA use two separate ports for Inbound and outbound DNP3 traffic to use the both modes simultaneously.

    2 votes
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  7. RDBMS to Eventframe Batch Interface

    a lot of your existing Batch Interfaces are based on RDBMS (Simatic Batch, DeltaV, ABB). But there will always be some Batchstorage solutions based on a relational database which are not included in your source system list. For now Honeywell Procedure Analyst or ABB Workflowmanager are such systems.
    If we users had a generic RDBMS to Eventframe Batch Interface where we could do the mapping between relationale database rows and your typical Batch Interface placeholders by our own and define triggers for different batch levels just like we can define triggers now for additional batchinformation, we could connect to a…

    2 votes
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  8. Preferring a primary interface failover member

    hen the primary Interface becomes available and healthy again, it becomes "back up". I need the primary Interface to become the "primary" whenever it is healthy.

    https://pisquare.osisoft.com/thread/42591-revert-back-to-primary-data-collector

    3 votes
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  9. Allow the same RTU Address to be used across different IP nodes

    The current implementation of the PI Interface for DNP3 does not allow the same RTU address to be used across different IP nodes. The PI Point Location3 attribute is used to specify the RTU address only. If a customer has multiple RTUs with the same address but on different IP nodes, they either have to reconfigure all of the RTUs to have different addresses, or create a new DNP3 interface instance for every IP node.

    Case example:

    Customer has 800 SEL-735 meters, each with a different IP address, and each with a DNP Address (RTU address) of 1. He has…

    9 votes
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  10. Streamlined management of PI Interface for SNMP .pwd file

    When using the interface to gather data for hundreds of SNMP devices, managing the .pwd file becomes very burdensome due to an inability to format the file. Comments are helpful in sorting devices, but they are removed upon encryption. It would be nice to see a tool that helps with the management of passwords.

    2 votes
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  11. Improved handling of PIBUFSS initialization

    We have encountered a situation where we were unable to write out-of-order data to PI through the buffer subsystem from an interface, apparently because the buffer subsystem was not yet fully initialized when the interface connected to it. Please implement an appropriate wait cycle at interface startup, to ensure that the buffer subsystem (on which the interface is dependent) is fully initialized and available before permitting the interface to complete its connection and initialization.

    Note the case in question arose when the interface service was configured with a dependency on the PI Buffer Subsystem service.

    1 vote
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  12. Batch Framework Interfaces - Support of two byte languages

    Batch Framework Interfaces currently do not support two byte languages. Please add support of two byte languages to batch interfaces.

    9 votes
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  13. PI Event Frames Interface Manager

    Hello,
    the PI Event Frames Interface Manager application must be run in the same machine that hosts the PIEFGen interface. This is an issue regarding our security rules because, the PIEFgen interface runs in secured machines and we don't want to allow users to RDP to these machines only for setting batch configuration (triggers, batch nr...) .

    This issue did not exist with PIBatchgen as the setting of batch configuration (triggers, batch nr ...) was available inside PI SMT.

    It would be great to either be able to run PI Event Frames Interface Manager in a different computer or to…

    1 vote
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  14. Clamp Value at Limit

    Ability to clamp or ignore values outside a threshold.
    Example would be to clamp the low value to 'zero' attribute and/or a high value at 'span' - many xmtrs read erratically when at limit (e.g., an empty flow transmitter often reads negative)

    1 vote
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  15. Please allow to use a hex value as a delimiter, which will allow to specify a Carriage Return (0x0D) as a delimiter

    While PI Connector for UFL supports FOREACH (CsvGetItem(__Message, char(13))) to allow using a Carriage Return as a delimiter, it does not support Serial input.
    This leaves PI Interface for UFL the only option to work with Serial input. Please allow to use a hex value as a delimiter, which will allow to specify a Carriage Return (0x0D) as a delimiter.

    1 vote
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  16. Support for the VT_UI4 data type

    As a PI System User I would like to archive and analyse VT_UI4 data using the PI System.

    1 vote
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  17. Allow the Event Frame Templates to be fully customizable in the PI Interface for EMDVB

    Allow the Event Frame Templates to be fully customizable. This will give the flexibility to remove attributes like Product from the PIBatch and Procedure, as it is represented in the lower levels of Event Frames.

    1 vote
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  18. Buffering Manager - add metrics for each buffered interface

    When validating/troubleshooting data flow issues, it would be helpful to see metrics on which interfaces are actively sending data to the buffering subsystem via Buffering Manager. If an interface is in a bad state or stopped, it would be obvious which interface is having issues since the count would be zero. Currently the counts in the buffer queue are for all interfaces, so this only gives the user an idea on whether the buffer subsystem is forwarding data to the data archive, without knowing which interfaces this data is coming from.

    2 votes
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  19. Automatic restart of the OPC interface whenever OPC server is restarted

    whenever the OPC server undergoes any restarts or configuration changes, the OPC interface will delete all old connections, groups, etc. and it will establish a new connection to the OPC server, loading all ItemID's etc (as if it is an automatic restart of the interface).

    The reason for this enhancement request:
    if OPC server is restarted or undergone configuration changes, all the handles and subscriptions for advise tags are not valid anymore. The interface would get the advise values in an inconsistent manor (values betwen the OPC server and the interface would show a mismatch)

    4 votes
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  20. Store Tagdata in Batch Eventframe

    Our customer want to have the ability to build Batch Reports centrally in AF so that several Applications can access the same data.
    We are already transmitting batch data as Event Frames from our DCS batch package like Simatic Batch and others to AF. We also included other reported values from DCS batchpackage like Educts. But some information like actual product amount or other is not available in DCS batch but as classical PI Tag.
    We would like to have the possibility to add these information to the procedure of the Batch Event Frames. Either by an extension of the…

    2 votes
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