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  1. PI Buffer subsystem - management tool + robustness improvement

    1. Having the capability of acknowledging the message in the PI Buffer GUI and removing the "red flag" when messages acknoledged.
    2. Having the Buffer updated automatically when a tag is renamed, without having to restart the buffer.
    3 votes

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  2. For PItoPI interface having a source PI-HA collective, allow failover on source automatically.

    This enhancement would allow the PItoPI interface to treat a source PI collective as a collective, rather than requiring PItoPI failover to be specified for collective members.

    14 votes

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  3. Support Analysis Backfill of Source Tag

    Many of our source tags sending data to a central Data Archive are populated with data from analyses on the source AF Server. This creates two problems when we perform a backfill that recalculates data over a specified timespan for the source tag:

    1. History recovery has to be manually triggered for the target PI tag over the timespan the analysis was backfilled over. The best way we've found to do this is to have multiple interface instances running at once that we can switch tags between (which feels redundant and is prone to error).

    2. Even if we remember to manually…

    6 votes

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  4. Add Mod10 to Custom Data Type Manipulator for Modbus Interface

    Please add support for SquareD Mod10 custom datatype to the Modbus Interface.

    Schneider Electric uses a custom datatype that uses four 16 bit registers. Each register represents an integer. Each integer is then multiplied by a factor and all results are added together.
    Currently the only way I know how to read this is to create a PI modbus point for each register value, then create a calculated PI point to perform the math to add them together. All the values are in consecutive registers, so they could be read with one call to the device, if there were a…

    3 votes

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  5. Parameter for restarting the interface if no connection to the OPC server can be established after a defined period of time

    We use the Phoenix Contact Firewall with the OPC Inspector. When the OPC server restarts or breaks the connection for a few seconds, the firewall blocks all ports except port 135. After initial connection through this port, new firewall rules are dynamically established for DCOM connections. If connection break to OPC Server we have to restart interface manually.

    3 votes

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  6. Provide support for Modbus function code 20

    Provide support for Modbus function code 20

    2 votes

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  7. Double check window required when deleting an instance in PI Event Frames Interface Manager

    As a PI System Admin, I would like to see a confirmation window (acceptation pop-up message), when deleting Interface instances in PI Event Frames Interface Manager. This would minimize the deletion of the instances by error.

    2 votes

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  8. PI Interface for SNMP accounting for Dynamic OIDs

    Certain MIB files use dynamic indices which make dynamic OIDs. As the interface uses OIDs in the instrument tag manual action is needed to repair it should the OID change. This is particularly prevalent when using the HOST-RESOURCES-MIB, which uses process ID as its index.

    12 votes

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  9. 2 votes

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  10. PI Interface for OPC AE Instrument tag any attibute should work

    As now it is just Source and Area event attributes that work for the instrument tag. It should be possible for any attribute to work as a filter in instrument tag. It is not every OPC AE server that supports Source and Area.

    24 votes

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  11. OPC interface retries sending InstrumentTag/ItemID to OPC Server

    The idea is to have PI Interface for OPC DA/HDA to be able to send again Instrument Tag/Item ID after a configurable time when OPC Server is not able to resolve it (AddItem failed). This would be a workaround for an OPC server issue and would help customers avoid the need to restart interface or modify affected tags in order to have tag incorporated into interface's list.

    28 votes

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  12. PI Interface for Foxboro I/A 70 Series should support Windows 2016 and I/A Version 9.4

    The PI Foxboro Interface should support the new Foxboro platform on Windows Server 2016 and I/A Version 9.4.

    22 votes

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  13. POINDexter app be modified such that addresses beyond 64000 can be used

    POINDexter application be modified such that addresses beyond 64000 are able to be ‘tested’ / polled, rather than having to configure a tag to read those registers

    2 votes

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  14. Alert user when the interface discards values

    Example:  When using a distribution tag, the number of tags returned and number of values sent to PI can be mismatched, due to missing aliases or data that does not need to be collected.

    It would be helpful to identify what values are dropped or were not updated in PI.  While there is the @rows_dropped variable, it can only be used for distribution tags and may have limitations when used with stored procedures.

    4 votes

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  15. PI UFL Interface can read input files from non-UNC paths such as Azure File share

    I would like the PI UFL Interface to be able to directly read from input files that are in non-UNC paths such as Azure File share, so I do not need to periodically copy the input files into another path.

    3 votes

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  16. Conversion Factor with PItoPI interface

    I would like to use a Conversion Factor for some PI Points that retrieve data via PI to PI. For example, on the source server the data is in volts. I would like to convert this data to kilo volts on the destination server.

    13 votes

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  17. DeltaV Smart Connector Enhancement

    I think it would be a good idea to allow exception settings to be created. The DeltaV history collection settings only allow for compression. Since many/most users use 1/2 compression for their exception value then perhaps we could have a check box on install of the smart connector to turn a general exception rule on. The point of the smart connector is so that a user shouldn't have to modify tags after they are created from DeltaV.

    The other enhancement that would be great is if we didn't have hard-coded security groups (DeltaV and Deltavadmin user) but could put in…

    6 votes

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  18. OPC Alarms&Events interface should natively support event frame creation

    As a PI Interface for OPC Alarms & Events user that would like to leverage AF Event Frames for more advanced analysis, I would like for the OPC AE interface to have an option to natively create event frames that open when a Status = Active message is received and close when the corresponding Status = Inactive message is received. This could be similar to the existing Batch Framework Interfaces.

    Currently it is very difficult to use the Analysis Service to correctly open/close event frames because the OPC AE interface writes different alarms to the same tags and multiple alarms…

    19 votes

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  19. SNMP Interface to support using multiple types of encryption such as DES, 3DES, and AES-128 bit, AES-192 bit, and AES-256 bit.

    SNMP Interface should support using multiple types of encryption such as DES, 3DES, and AES-128 bit, AES-192 bit, and AES-256 bit.

    5 votes

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  20. Support string tags in PI Interface for CSI UCOS

    The newest version of UCOS now supports string tags.  Currently the CSIUCOS interface (1.0.0.22 as of writing) does not support these types of tags.

    2 votes

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