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  1. 1 vote

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  2. PI EMDVB Interface - Allow to retrieve "description" column content from SQL DB

    The interface can retrieves Report events [Event,value="Report"].
    Within these events, [Descript] - parameter returning "category" from SQL database.
    We could not retrieve "description" column contents from the SQL DB [BReportEvent] table.
    See case 00902899.

    2 votes

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  3. Retire 32-bit versions of PI Interfaces that have a 64-bit version

    These days, 32-bit operating systems are used for 1 of 2 reasons:

    • Somebody accidentally installed the 32-bit version instead of the 64-bit version, which is a mistake that OSIsoft has no obligation to accommodate.

    • The computer is very old, in which case it is due for an upgrade. If companies want to keep their operating systems up to date, they will need to replace their computers because of the minimum hardware requirements of Windows 11 and because Windows 11 does not have a 32-bit version. The replacement computers will be able to run the 64-bit versions of PI…

    1 vote

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  4. Allow PI-ICU to Create/Edit Stored Credentials in Credential Manager

    An issue we run into often is that most of the accounts that are used to run our interfaces (mostly OPC DA) are different from accounts we use to configure the interfaces. Because these interfaces run on different domains, we have to store an account that can authenticate with the PI server in Credential Manager. This is easy to update for the logged in user but much more difficult for the service that runs the interface. Lots of times these accounts are not able to log in interactively and also are admin type accounts that the control systems personnel want…

    5 votes

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  5. PI Point Sync for Siemens Spectrum

    Have the functionality to change the Point Type from the PSSS, because it cannot edit Point Type for existing PI Points.

    2 votes

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  6. Batch Interface for Honeywell Experion

    We are in need of a PI Batch/AF Events Interface to store data from Honeywell Experion Batch or Honeywell Procedure Analyst into PI Asset Framework.

    4 votes

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  7. Data Verification for the PI Interface for Emerson DeltaV Batch

    Add a feature that performs a verification check of the data in PI against data in the DeltaV Historian and provide a report of any missing or mismatched data.

    2 votes

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  8. Data Verification for the PI Interface for Emerson DeltaV Batch

    Add a feature that performs a verification check of the data in PI against data in the DeltaV Historian and provide a report of any missing or mismatched data.

    1 vote

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  9. Meter Type support for REXU-EA

    PI Interface for EnergyAxis to support REXU-EA meter types.

    2 votes

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  10. PI interface for OPC .. UA

    it would be useful to have an interface that can connect and retrieve data from OPC UA server. it will help to avoid using any additional software for "downgrading" the protocol to OPC at client side.

    3 votes

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  11. MV90 interface

    We see some value in getting a read/write interface with Itron's MV90 billing system database. Being able to see billing interval billing data in PI would be valuable as well as being able to transfer billing data between other partners via PI to PI interface would solve a rather complex data exchange issue going on in the utility space.

    2 votes

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  12. Add support for workgroups for PI Interface for Emerson DeltaV Syncade

    Add support for workgroups for PI Interface for Emerson DeltaV Syncade

    3 votes

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  13. Avoid reloading tags after edits of non-key PI Point attributes

    Currently, UniInt-based interfaces will reload a tag if edits are detected on any of the PI Point attributes. This is not ideal as edits to non-key attributes (such as EngUnits) will still cause a tag to be reloaded, potentially leading to data source issues if large numbers of edits are made.

    Requesting to add the option to filter out edits to PI Point attributes that are not used by the interface to avoid unnecessary reloads.

    5 votes

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  14. Add SOAP 1.2 support to the PI Interface for OPC XML-DA

    The current version of the PI Interface for OPC XML-DA seems to only support SOAP 1.1. All recent OPC XML-DA servers are developed following SOAP 1.2 standards, meaning the PI interface will not connect. Please enhance the interface to also support servers using the newer SOAP 1.2 standards.

    This also relates to tech support case 00857284

    32 votes

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  15. Add PI Interface for OPC XML-DA documents to the Live Library

    Add PI Interface for OPC XML-DA documents to the Live Library

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  16. Fix PI XMLTool (bundled with PI Interface for OPC XML-DA)

    The PI XMLTool that is bundled with the PI Interface for OPC XML-DA does not function with Windows Server 2019 even though the PI Interface for OPC XML-DA itself is documented to function. Can the client tool please be worked on so that it will function with the same operating systems that the interface does. This is a key component to aide in the troubleshooting of the interface as well as determining the correct instrumenttag field by the browsing the XML-DA tags on the server.

    4 votes

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  17. PI Interface for Foxboro I/A 70 Series should support Windows 10

    On PI Interface for Foxboro I/A 70 series version 2.4.2.12, the supported operational System are Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 2012 Server.
    Can we also test the interface against Windows 10, to included it as a supported OS?

    5 votes

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  18. PI Interface for GSE D/3 Compatibility Testing With Latest D/3 DBA Software

    As of writing, the current version of the PI Interface for GSE D/3 (v 4.32.0.50) supports versions of D/3 up to 14.1-2 (consult the latest user guide for more details). It has not yet been tested for compatibility against more recent versions of NovaTech D/3 (versions 15 and 16). However, users and NovaTech have reported successful deployments of this interface against versions 15 and 16, most likely due to a lack of database changes between versions 14.1-2 -> 15, and 15 -> 16. Can the interface officially support compatibility for use with more recent versions of NovaTech D/3 DCS (versions…

    3 votes

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  19. Provide ability to disable purge behavior of UFL interface

    The PI Interface for UFL includes a PURGETIME setting to purge successfully processed files (_OK) after some period of time. We have a case where we do not want to purge processed files. We want the data to be in PI but want to preserve the original files in case there are issues. There are cases where the interface can successfully process files and send the data to the PI Data Archive. But the PI Data Archive has an error storing the data and so the data is effectively lost. Keeping the processed files around would give the ability to…

    2 votes

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  20. PI OPCtoCSV tool to continue running and skip branches in error

    The PI Interface for OPC DA is packaged with the PI OPCtoCSV tool which extracts all OPC Items. When the tool is run into error with certain branches, the tool will stop and disconnected from the OPC server/tunneller. For example: “GetItemProperties(“xxx”) error 0x800706be. The remote procedure call failed. pEnumleaves  Next() returned 0x800706ba”
    If we could specify an option for the tool to skip those branches in error and also attempt to reconnect to the OPC server/tunneller, for automation purpose for the tool to continue running instead of exiting.

    9 votes

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