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  1. Use /opcstopstat when both interfaces in failover pair are shut down

    We would like to have some sort of digital state such as "Intf Shut" written to all OPC tags when both interfaces in a failover pair are shut down.

    Currently, the /opcstopstat and /stopstat parameters (which write a specified state to all tags when the interface is shut down) are ignored if the interface is in failover. We'd like for some sort of status to be written to tags when no data is being collected by either interface.

    2 votes

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    15 votes

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  4. Automatically recreate advise groups when they are discarded by RSLinx OPC Server

    The Rockwell RSLinx OPC Server may discard advise groups when there are too many bad quality tags or incorrect ItemIDs added to the group. The PI Interface for OPC DA should automatically recreate advise groups after it has determined that the group has been discarded from the OPC server.

    1 vote

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  5. 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…

    11 votes

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  6. 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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  7. Define more explicit system requirements for PI Interfaces

    Define more explicit system requirements for PI Interfaces. According to a customer, despite the Buffer and Bandwidth Calculation Spreadsheet, currently available information does not allow for accurate hardware sizing.

    1 vote

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  8. 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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  9. Export double-byte characters with HDATagBuilder

    PI Interface for OPC HDA, as well as OPC HDA COM Connector, offer a tool called HDATagBuilder to collect all tags on an OPC HDA Server and export them to a CSV-file that can be used with PI Builder.

    This tool, however, is currently not able to correctly handle double-byte characters well. If it finds one inside item ID's or descriptions, the property value (whether it's the tag name, the description or the instrument tag) simply becomes a blank.

    Please fix this, as more and more DCS's are capable of using them, and even PI DA can handle tag names…

    1 vote

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Encrypt trafic between interfaces/connectors and the Data Archive

    Add an option to encrypt trafic between interfaces/connectors and the PI Data Archive

    10 votes

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  13. 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.

    3 votes

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  14. 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)

    6 votes

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  15. 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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  16. OPC AE: add history recovery feature

    There is a stronger market demand to have more alarm data in PI so that the alarms can be analysed together with the process data. Existing (as of Oct 2019) PI OPC AE Interface does not support history recovery. Without the history recovery feature (automatic or manual), the interface is less reliable in terms of data loss possibility, especially in highly regulated industries such as Pharmaceuticals. On the control system side, OPC Historical Alarm and Events data access (OPC H A&E) is already available, for example for Siemens PCS7 with their product OpenPCS7. Requesting OSIsoft to look into adding this…

    6 votes

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  17. Pi Event Frames Interface Manager, "Remove Interface" needs an 'Are you sure?' pop up box to prevent accidental deletion

    In PI Event Frames Interface Manager, there needs to be a 'Are you sure?' pop up after clicking "Remove Interface" button to prevent accidental deletion of interfaces.

    1 vote

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  18. Customize UniInt Failover Sync File Permissions

    Prior to UniInt v4.6.0.60, UFO sync files created during interface startup would inherit file permissions from their parent folder (assuming child inheritance had been enabled on the folder).

    With UniInt v4.6.0.60, this behavior changed and now sync files created by the interface do not respect inheritance.  Instead, they are created with a standard ACL containing only the local "Administrators" and "Users" security groups.

    For users with complex file permission schemas, this change introduces additional, unnecessary configuration efforts that scale as interface numbers grow beyond the site-level. 

    13 votes

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  19. GE HabConnect interface support for both IGNORExTH and IGNOREFLDMSEC

    PI ICU rejects options IGNORE5TH and IGNOREFLDMSEC at the same time. When modeling teams change MEAS fields often, IGNORE5TH is extremely useful to keep data history contiguous. When using field time that is stamped by the EMS, milliseconds are not useful.

    Please remove the constraint on having both options.

    1 vote

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  20. PI Buffer Subsystem doesn't use the user who is logged in

    PI Buffer Subsystem must have a option to set up the user account is logged instead of using Windows Domain or Local account that is running the windows service. This is a huge security issue when using Buffer on client computer to send manual data because you will need to create a Mapping or Trust and give permission in so many pi points when the user logged on computer should have access to write in few pi points.

    Please prioritize this one!

    2 votes

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