Export double-byte characters with HDATagBuilder
PI Interface for OPC HDA, as well as OPC HDA COM Connector, offer a tool called HDATagBuilder to collect all tags on an OPC HDA Server and export them to a CSV-file that can be used with PI Builder.
This tool, however, is currently not able to correctly handle double-byte characters well. If it finds one inside item ID's or descriptions, the property value (whether it's the tag name, the description or the instrument tag) simply becomes a blank.
Please fix this, as more and more DCS's are capable of using them, and even PI DA can handle tag names containing them, given some restrictions (see KCS: PI Tag Naming Constraints).