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  1. 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.

    20 votes
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  2. Support float64 point type in PI Interface for China Network Isolator

    China Network Isolator interface does not support float64 point type, which is required by many customers in China. Right now, they have to change the point type to string first and then to float64 by analytics, this will consume two times of license number.

    19 votes
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  3. 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.

    17 votes
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  4. 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…

    16 votes
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  5. Update the CA ISO interface in preparation for the upcoming API V8 deployment

    CA ISO is planning to upgrade its ADS (automated dispatch system) to version 8. This upgrade introduces breaking changes from the current system, API version 7.

    The CA ISO interface should be updated to account for these changes.

    13 votes
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    We are currently investigating the impact that Califorinia ISO’s ADS upgrade will have on the PI Interface for CA ISO ADS Web Service.

    While we are researching on our side, please continue to share your current use of this interface in the comments.

  6. Store bad quality from OPC XML DA Server

    Enhance the OPC XML DA Interface to store bad quality values from its OPC XML DA Server in PI, so that the values, timestamp and status from bad quality data are saved in PI.

    Note: This is work item 21742OSI8 - Add support of data quality.

    13 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Enhance WMI interface to verify that ACE Class Libraries are running

    PI-ACE Manager looks at the PI-Module Database to see if the individual modules are running. The Class Library sub-processes updates the PI-MDB when it starts & stops. If the process dies, it does not always update the PI-MDB values. So, there is no supported way to verify if the Class Library sub-process is running.

    The PerfMon interface can't monitor the existence of the process. I have found that I can use the OSIWMI interface to find the Class Library process based on the Command Line of the process.

    The WMI interface will only update the PI tag if the process…

    9 votes
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  9. PI BACnet interface: add support for BACnet Setpoint object

    Add support for BACnet Setpoint objects in the PI BACnet interface.

    9 votes
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    Does this request refer to the Setpoint property of the Loop object type, the Setpoint_Reference property of that type, or something different? The interface currently cannot read Setpoint_Reference, but it can read Setpoint using a float32 PI point.

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

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

    5 votes
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  11. CA ISO Interface - Allow conversion of timestamp values (i.e. InstructionStart) from UTC to local time

    Currently, the interface does not have any means to convert timestamp values (i.e. not the actual timestamps corresponding to values), such as InstructionStart, to account for timezone differences.  Therefore, the timestamps have to be manually adjusted to account for timezone differences once it reaches the archives. 

    Having to manually adjust the timestamp causes issues further down the line, such as with PItoPI, and creates unnecessary overhead in AF to do said conversion.

    5 votes
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  12. PI Interface for IEEE C37.118 support for Analog data Signed and Unsigned 16-bit Integers

    The IEEE specification of the IEEE C37.118 protocol does not specify if analog data should be singed or unsigned for 16-bit integers. The currently the PI Interface for IEEE C37.118 represents these values as exclusively unsigned. Both types should be configurable in the interface

    5 votes
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  13. 5 votes
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  14. 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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  15. SNMP: Throttle scan specific informational messages as the interface may fill up logs every scan frequency

    This is for SNMP version 1.6.3.0, the following message is printed every scan frequency:

    "Scan class <scan class number> for device <IP address> will be skipped due to previous pending requests"

    And this needs to be throttled as the logs may be get filled up quickly with this type of messages.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 124938.

    5 votes
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  16. Add a Trace Route feature to PI Ping interface

    Add ping -i feature to the interface and allow for either the output of the ping time or destination in the PI tag.

    Case: This will allow for IT to monitor the network path taken in communication from one site to another. If the route has changed in the communication of devices, we will be able to track it in PI and know exactly when the route changed.

    4 votes
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  17. DeltaV Smart Connector configurability

    Smart Connector foo DeltaV should let user configure some default attributes for tags created:
    - User should be able to define what the default point security should be
    - User should be able to decide if tags should be created as Poll or Advise

    4 votes
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  18. Add subscribeCOV support to BACnet Interface

    My device only supports SubscribeCOV, but the PI Interface for BACnet only supports SubscribeCOVProperty. I would like the PI Interface for BACnet to support SubscribeCOV like the PI Connector for BACnet already does.

    4 votes
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  19. DNP3: store data as "bad"

    Add functionality to treat the data as "bad" and send a digital state instead, when status flags are sent with the event and status bits are set to TRUE. Right now, the data is sent to PI and marked as "questionable".

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 125605.

    4 votes
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  20. 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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