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  1. 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).

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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.

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  5. CSI UCOS Enhancement: Implement Bumpless Download

    The new CSI UCOS API now supports a "bumpless download".

    "CSI has recently added what they call a “bumpless download” feature to their UBrowser application that the interface uses to communicate with the database. What this does is allows the database to be updated without stopping the service. "

    Please implement this feature.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 121741.

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  6. BACNet: Add support for Conversion Factor PI Point attribute to PI Interface for BACNet

    Add support for Conversion Factor PI Point attribute to PI Interface for BACNet.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 118928.

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  7. DNP3: DNP3 XML file, make defaults explicit

    Upon initial configuration, the XML config file does not include the default interface settings.  This can cause confusion for the user.  Explicitly add the elements for the default values to the XML config file.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 123207.

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  8. Enhancement for OPC HDA to add switch  '/outputsnaptime'

    OPC HDA Interface would be enhanced to use  switch '/outputsnaptime'.  For output tags, the interface would use the timestamp from the original event that triggered the output to timestamp the data.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 124754.

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  9. Managing loss of connectivity - local data

    For a PI tag with a specific scan class, if no new value is collected by the PI Interface after a period of time (for example 2x the scan class) , the interface will add automaticaly the value "No Data". It will avoid the usage of a dedicated analyze for this, in the PI Server. And like that, the PI user will be aware of the issue, by using any PI Visualization tool.

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  10. OPC DA interface to read data for advise and polled tags at startup

    If digital tags are part of advise groups and the flag to write "Intf Shut" is enabled in the OPC DA interface, then digital tags can read "Intf Shut" for hours/days/weeks, if the value does not change after an interface restart (for example, 2 pumps on the same duty, and they are only swapped every 2-3weeks). The unused pump reads "intf Shut" until it is started.

    It would be better for the OPC interface to get new values for ALL tags after a restart, regardless of whether the value has stayed the same before and after the restart, and timestamp…

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  11. OPC DA, A&E historical recovery

    We have seen that the primary OPC interface will be connected but we don't see data coming across since the OPC server itself seems to have a problem. Since the connection is still active we won't failover to the secondary. We have to leave Notifications to look for IORATES to drop so we know we have to go and manually fail over to the secondary but this isn't good enough as we now have a data gap for the duration it takes for us to log in and failover.
     
    What if the secondary interface actually buffered a configurable amount…

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  12. Interface / Connector to the SILA Lab Equipment Standard

    Hi all,
     
    i got to know this standard:
    Standards – SiLA Rapid Integration
    This standard is a really good approach to connect various types of lab equipment. Over it it is possible to fetch for example the RPM of a mixing device, temperature of a heater etc.
    For my understanding, this screams loudly for a time series recorder with analytic options.
     
    Thanks for your support
    Thorsten

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  13. PI PerfMon interface to support ArcReplace

    Right now PerfMon only supports ArcNoReplace. PerfMon has a history of failing over if a server is unreachable. And since PerfMon only supports Hot failover, every time it fails over the new interface tries to write values that the old one already wrote. I would like to be able to specify ArcNoReplace so I don't get an error flood every time the interface fails over.

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  14. Improve DNP3 Output performance

    Currently DNP3 outputs are done one event at a time. We could improve performance by either supporting multiple DNP messages per TCP packet or multiple analog output commands per DNP message.

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  15. RDBMS time stamp precision

    Currently the ODBC connection is configured with a SQL date time parameter when retrieving the TS parameter (snapshot time stamp).
    Due to the fact lots of sources system having more precision in their time stamps, it makes it hard to compair source time stamp to the pi time stamp (precision and rounding issue in SQL).
    I request to add support for sql datetime2 into the ODBC connection, or an option to read the time from the snapshot in seconds since 1.1.1970

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  16. Support of the PI Annotations in the PI-to-PI Interface.

    Having the support of the PI Annotations in the PI-to-PI Interface.

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  17. 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.

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  18. PI to PI automatic recovery if time desynchronization between the machines.

    We see a data gap in one PI Data Archive after the machine hosting the PI-to-PI interface was one hour in the future. In this case, the buffer disconnected from the machine when the issue happened, The buffer did not work correctly and there was a data gap in the target server.

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  20. 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…

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