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  1. Increase max. service ID for PI UFL Interface

    According to https://customers.osisoft.com/s/knowledgearticle?knowledgeArticleUrl=3645819457236571808-241124 , any number larger than 99 can NOT be specified for PI UFL Service ID. It would be better for us if the larger number such as 300 could be specified.

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  2. EFGEN multi language support for event frame name

    Hi,

    Existing EFGEN does not seem to support multi language (Double bytes characters) inputs for Event frame name. This result in the event frames names are being recorded in English char only.

    Would it be possible to implement the multi-language (Double bytes characters) into EFGEN Event frame name?

    3 votes

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  3. PI Interface for CA ISO ADS - Allow retrieval of individual items under the Instruction Details xml field

    PI Interface for CA ISO ADS can extract data from XML fields. Under the Instruction Detail field, there are multiple MW, serviceType, and segNo fields. Presently, retrieving those values in a PI tag (for example, instrument tag "MW,ResID") returns values for all of the particular field under that resource ID.

    It would be beneficial to be able to extract MW values for only one segNo or serviceType under the particular Resource ID, as getting all of the values at once does not make sense in a PI tag.

    2 votes

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  4. PI OPCClient able to sort List of all structure instances

    PI OPCClient able to sort List of all structure instances. Currently: Chronologically is pretty annoying.

    While listing the content of opc server structure, the folders are not listed alphabetically.

    While there are many items, export is not possible - pi opc client crashes

    This could enhance the user experience and be more user friendly.

    Searching takes a long time.

    1 vote

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  5. Upgrade Cybectec PI Interface to work with Windows Server 2016/2019

    We currently use the Cybectec interface to relay information into our PI system. It is our understanding that the latest certified OS is Windows Server 2012 R2. We are currently going through a upgrade of our PI system and our standard OS for deployment is Windows 2019. We would like to request that the Cybectec interface is certified with Windows 2019 (or at least 2016) to ensure that we are supported in our environment. Using Windows Server 2012 R2 will require us to complete another upgrade (server) in 2023 as the OS will be end of life.

    2 votes

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  6. PI Werum PAS-X Batch Interface - Event frame creation for Interface Basic Functions

    Allow the PI Interface for Werum PAS-X Batch to create event frames for Interface Basic Function created by the Message Based Shopfloor Integration (MSI) feature package for Werum PAS-X. The Interface Basic Function describe the communication between PAS-X and the ordering system e.g. DCS, with order parameters for workflows, status and exceptions etc.

    1 vote

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  7. Create event frames from DeltaV Alarms & Events (EMDVB)

    Alarm tags created by EMDVB can be difficult to analyze at scale. Event frames are a natural format for alarms because they have start and end times, durations, and can have different severities. PI client tools allow simple querying of event frames and let us to easily view our alarms in context of process data. Additionally it is easier to analyze EFs at scale using BI tools.

    It would be valuable if EMDVB could automatically generate event frames from the DeltaV Event Chronicle and associate it with elements in AF. For example, we may want to specify the event frame…

    2 votes

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  8. efgen

    Allow EFGen to use a Mix of PITAG + Text for the Creation of event frame names . Concatenate a Text + PITAG for example

    6 votes

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  9. Update PI AMI Interface for OpenWay Collection Engine v1.8.1.124

    Release a new version of the interface where it does not depend on the 1.x version of log4j rather the most recent and secure version of log4j. This is to improve security.

    Note: The Log4j 1.x version installed with the interface is not a part of the security vulnerabilities found in 2021.

    1 vote

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  10. 64bit PI Interface for GE HABConnect

    Update PI Interface for GE HABConnect codebase to 64bit to make use of latest Habconnect API v5.11.

    5 votes

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  11. PI EFGen 4.1+ has limited recovery capabilities

    Up to PI EFGen 4.0, we were able to backfill OOO Event Frames by simply inputting the start and end time of the corresponding period. Since 4.1, this must be done in a per-event basis, since larger time ranges are modified so that RST matches the start of the latest active event and OOO EFs are missed.

    6 votes

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  12. Migrate the PI Universal Interface (UniInt) Framework to use PI AF SDK

    Most PI Interfaces are based on the PI Universal Interface (UniInt) Framework and rely on PI API and its successor, PI SDK. PI SDK has, in turn, been superseded by PI AF SDK. PI SDK also relies on the deprecated and insecure ActiveX technology, which PI AF SDK does not use. I don't know or want to think about how insecure PI API is, even when the Windows Integrated Security version is used.

    For many data sources, the only OSIsoft-supported option to get data from the data source to PI is a PI Interface, partly because an equivalent PI Connector…

    2 votes

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  13. Provide an option to show source batches of merged batches as child event frames

    PI Interfaces for Batch allow source batches to be merged into one merge batch and then store the source batch properties as extended properties on the event frame. There should be an option to show source batches of merged batches as child event frames rather than extended properties.

    1 vote

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  14. 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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  15. 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…

    3 votes

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

    3 votes

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  20. 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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