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  1. PItoPI should give indication when it is stuck querying a corrupt source archive

    Currently, PItoPI interface can get "stuck" if it is querying a source data archive that is corrupt with no indication that this is what's happening.  It appears to be sending data to the destination server, but no data is received.  It would be helpful if it would write an error message to the interface logs or exit out of the process after a certain amount of time in this state.

    6 votes

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  2. Accept the dd-mmm-yyyy format in the absolute time syntax for history recovery start and end times

    The PI Interface for RDBMS currently accepts the format dd-mmm-yy but not the format dd-mmm-yyyy for history recovery start and end times.

    The former format lacks the century, so the year is ambiguous. The latter format solves this problem and so should also be accepted as a valid time format.

    1 vote

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  3. Accept weeks and years in the relative time syntax for history recovery start and end times

    For whatever reason, times such as *-1w or *-1y are not accepted, but times such as *-1mo and *-1d are OK.

    Please make the PI Interface for RDBMS accept the same relative times that other PI programs accept.

    2 votes

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  4. 6 votes

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  5. Add an option to receive real-time data in client during buffer recovery

    Add an option to receive real-time data in the client during recovery of buffered data:

    The default behaviour of our interfaces / buffering is that after a connection failure the buffer will be flushed and data will be sent in it’s original order (which is correct behaviour). During that time, there is no view on the realtime (snapshot) data for end users.

    Customer is asking for an option to not have to wait for the ‘new’ snapshot data. 

    It is clear that this would produce many OOO events, which will influence PI Data Archive performance and most probably will influence…

    14 votes

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  6. EFGEN - Allow Zeroth State strings to be used with Digital-type Active Points

    When my EFGen Active Point tags have a type of digital, the interface should allow certain digital states to be designated as a Zeroth State.

    13 votes

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  7. Provide localized versions of PI ICU

    For instance, cyrillic characters are not rendered correctly in spite of appropriate regional settings.

    2 votes

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  8. UFL Interface - Option for PRINT statement to not write to PI SDK log

    I use PRINT statements in my UFL ini files to help identify points that need to be created or edited in our PI System. The ini file has useful parameters to help me manage the size of UFL logs on the disk. Unfortunately all the PRINT messages also get written to the PI SDK log. All these messages cause the log files to grow to very large sizes (a few hundred MB daily). It also makes the logs difficult to read if we need to find another issue.

    Could we have the option to have PRINT write only to the…

    2 votes

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  9. Modifying the functionality of Trend Advise feature for PI OPC interface

    As a PI OPC Interface user I would like to get step-like trends whenever that the Trend Advise parameter is enabled (even with having large exception and compression deviations that filter some of the events) so that I don't need to enable the step attribute for each PI tag.

    1 vote

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  10. Allow PI APS to rename PI Points

    PI APS is now not able to rename a PI Point name. If the item name is changed on the Datasource side we wish that APS rename the Pi Point.

    5 votes

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  11. Uni-Int to write to scan-class health tags on startup

    We've noticed this particularly with the RDBMS-PI interface when configured for failover: Health tags that are only written to when the interface becomes primary or has completed its first scan (eg Point Count, Scan Class I/O Rate etc.) say 'Intf Shut' when the instance is actually in 'Backup' mode. Even when changing to Primary status, many of these tags don't get a value till after the first scan, which could be quite a long wait.

    I would like UnitInt interfaces, on startup, to post an 'Initialising' or 'Awaiting 1st Scan' or some such digital state to all health tags that…

    7 votes

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  12. 9 votes

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  13. Annotations support in PItoPI

    Annotations are crucial in some instances. PItoPI should be able to handle annotation duplication.

    16 votes

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  14. Add option to select interface behavior for bad timestamps (PI RDBMS)

    When the PI RDBMS Interface gets a bad timestamp from the source RDB that it cannot coerce into a PI Timestamp, the interface attempts to use the current timestamp instead and logs the following error:

    "pitm_settime() error - 15002. Using current time."

    The interface should instead include an option that controls what to do in this situation. The potential options would be to either discard the event entirely after logging an appropriate error or to use the current timestamp of when the event was retrieved (Also logging an appropriate warning).

    2 votes

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  15. Log bad timestamps for the PI RDBMS Interface

    When the PI RDBMS Interface gets a bad timestamp from the source RDB that it cannot coerce into a PI Timestamp, the actual bad timestamp received from the RDB should be logged as part of the error message.

    This would coincide with the following error:

    "pitm_settime() error - 15002. Using current time."

    9 votes

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  16. UFL Designer should include a test mode to verify INI behavior with a data file.

    One can do this, to some extent, piecemeal with functionality the UFL Designer already has. However, it's a very manual process and does not actually have a way to show what data would be sent to PI for a particular file. An explicit test mode or test function, where the Designer outputs what the results might be for a supplied data file (Values of each variable, what would have been sent to PI, et.c) would be very helpful in building and verifying INI files.

    5 votes

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  17. Option for PI Interface for UFL to purge read-only files

    Create an option to allow the PI Interface for UFL to delete files with the read-only attribute.

    3 votes

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  18. add SNMPTrap interface to live library

    I had a case (794719) with a customer who would like to have SNMPTrap interface available on our live library so that he can browse online instead of downloading the user manual.
    Thank you!

    2 votes

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  19. Cal ISO: allow instruction level data to use batch level start time

    allow instruction level data to use batch level start time. Add an option to allow this. use case: the instruction level start time is the time when the DOT should be ramped up or down.  The batch start time is a few minutes before that timestamp.  To get the turbines adjusted in time, they need to use the batch start time.  This gives the operator enough time to adjust the set point and have the new target met by the instruction start time.

    2 votes

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  20. Add functionality to the interface to adjust timestamps by a configurable amount

    This enhancement would add the ability to adjust timestamps to the PI to PI Interface (Beyond the included options for clock drift and subseconds). Potentially, a setting could be supplied to change the timestamps on all data transferred by a specified number of UTC seconds. This setting should be accompanied by a warning message in ICU and the message logs so that the implications of the setting are understood.

    6 votes

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