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  1. Customize UniInt Failover Sync File Permissions

    Prior to UniInt v4.6.0.60, UFO sync files created during interface startup would inherit file permissions from their parent folder (assuming child inheritance had been enabled on the folder).

    With UniInt v4.6.0.60, this behavior changed and now sync files created by the interface do not respect inheritance.  Instead, they are created with a standard ACL containing only the local "Administrators" and "Users" security groups.

    For users with complex file permission schemas, this change introduces additional, unnecessary configuration efforts that scale as interface numbers grow beyond the site-level. 

    11 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.

    11 votes
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  3. Enhancement for Advise tags to poll  OPC server when Excmax expires

    Currently, when an advise tag does not get a value in an ExcMax period,  the interface will send the same value to PI over again without going to the OPC server (assuming that the OPC interface has not disconnected from the OPC server during that interval). This can cause the OPC interface to continuously send the wrong value to PI over and over again. ( last known good value) with current timestamp

    This enhancement would allow the interface to behave in the following way:
    When advise tags are configured and ExcMax expires, the interface would poll the OPC server for…

    11 votes
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  4. 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.

    10 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Allow the same RTU Address to be used across different IP nodes

    The current implementation of the PI Interface for DNP3 does not allow the same RTU address to be used across different IP nodes. The PI Point Location3 attribute is used to specify the RTU address only. If a customer has multiple RTUs with the same address but on different IP nodes, they either have to reconfigure all of the RTUs to have different addresses, or create a new DNP3 interface instance for every IP node.

    Case example:

    Customer has 800 SEL-735 meters, each with a different IP address, and each with a DNP Address (RTU address) of 1. He has…

    9 votes
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  7. Batch Framework Interfaces - Support of two byte languages

    Batch Framework Interfaces currently do not support two byte languages. Please add support of two byte languages to batch interfaces.

    9 votes
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  8. PI OPCtoCSV Tool: Filter by OPC ItemID

    The PI Interface for OPC DA is packaged with the PI OPCtoCSV tool which extracts all OPC Items. It is possible to filter the items by subbranch like the PI APS Connector for OPC DA interface, but unlike the APS Connector, it is not possible to filter by OPC ItemID using the PI OPCtoCSV tool.
    We have an OPC server with around 20k items that we read into PI, however, using the OPCtoCSV tool it takes 12 hours to extract about 2k of these PI tags and 200k other OPC items that we are not interested (mostly just metadata). Filtering…

    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.

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  10. Allow the UFL interface to delete PI tag data or provide some other supported automated method of deleting PI data from a collective.

    There is no way to easily delete data in a time range if you want the changes to occur on both the primary and secondary data archive. It seems the UFL interface would be good to use to do this. You could provide it a tag name and time range and then buffer the delete to both collectives, so the data does not exist on either.

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  11. Support multiple Modbus devices on the same machine

    Add support for multiple Modbus devices (using the same IP address but different port numbers) on the same machine. For example, the interface could allow the user to configure something like this:

    /dn= xxx.xx.xxx.xx:43120,/cn=1,/polldelay=0,/to=2,/rci=30,/writedelay=0,/debug=0,/disabled=0
    /dn= xxx.xx.xxx.xx:43122,/cn=1,/polldelay=0,/to=2,/rci=30,/writedelay=0,/debug=0,/disabled=0
    /dn= xxx.xx.xxx.xx:43124,/cn=1,/polldelay=0,/to=2,/rci=30,/writedelay=0,/debug=0,/disabled=0
     
    Note: This was previously Enhancement 121980.

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  12. and operator

    Add a function that can be used in the UFL Configuration File to perform bitwise operations. For example, a function similar to the AND operator in Performance Equations and Asset Analytics.

    8 votes
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  13. Support Automatic Failover for PI UFL

    Currently UFL only supports two independent instances for redundancy purposes.

    8 votes
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  14. EFGEN - Allow for null/blank values to be Zeroth State for active point

    When my EFGen Active Point tags have a null value, the interface should be able to designate this as a Zeroth State.

    8 votes
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  15. 8 votes
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  16. For PItoPI interface having a source PI-HA server, allow failover on source without using PI interface status utility.

    For PItoPI interface having a source PI-HA server, allow failover on source without using PI interface status utility. This should allow failover based on connectivity and/or a watchdog (like failover if a specific tag stay stale for a configurable duration).

    8 votes
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  17. Link Referenced Elements from Unitprocedure to Procedure Event

    When Eventframe Batches are created by a Batch Interface, the used Unit in the plant is created as Element in AF and linked to the Unitprocedure EventFrame. Unfortunately it is not linked to the parent Procedure Event, leaving the "referenced Element" list of procedure event empty.
    If a user wants to create a report over all Procedures a certain unit was involved, he has to download all Procedure Events and Unitprocedures via Datalink and do the filtering there.
    With PI Batch it was possible to search for PI Batches using PI UnitBatch criteria like Unitname. We need this feature in…

    7 votes
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  18. Encrypt trafic between interfaces/connectors and the Data Archive

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

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  19. PI OPCtoCSV Tool: Subbranch filter depth

    The PI Interface for OPC DA is packaged with the PI OPCtoCSV tool which extracts all OPC Items. It is possible to filter the items by subbranch however it recurses all sub-subbranches.
    We have an OPC server with around 20k items that we read into PI, however, using the OPCtoCSV tool it takes 12 hours to extract about 2k of these PI tags and 200k other OPC items that we are not interested (mostly just metadata). If we could specify a subbranch and also specify how many levels below this branch to recurse or how many levels above a leaf,…

    7 votes
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  20. 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.

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