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  1. Batch Interface for Honeywell Experion

    We are in need of a PI Batch/AF Events Interface to store data from Honeywell Experion Batch or Honeywell Procedure Analyst into PI Asset Framework.

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  2. Fix PI XMLTool (bundled with PI Interface for OPC XML-DA)

    The PI XMLTool that is bundled with the PI Interface for OPC XML-DA does not function with Windows Server 2019 even though the PI Interface for OPC XML-DA itself is documented to function. Can the client tool please be worked on so that it will function with the same operating systems that the interface does. This is a key component to aide in the troubleshooting of the interface as well as determining the correct instrumenttag field by the browsing the XML-DA tags on the server.

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  3. Support Werum PAS|X 3.2 and PAS|X Data Access (PDA)

    Werum has recently released the next version of their PAS|X Database, and it bolsters a new method of Data Access. OSIsoft will need to release an re-tooled version of their PI Interface for Werum PAS|X to support this latest Werum version and the new data access method.

    4 votes

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  4. Allow renaming of diagnostic tags for batch interfaces

    Batch interfaces should follow a similar approach to UniInt based interfaces to retrieve the diagnostic tags. That is to say they should pull the diagnostic tags based on the PointSource, Location1, and ExDesc, not a hardcoded name based purely on EXE name and Location1. This would allow the PI admin to name tags to their organization's naming convention and also avoid naming conflicts between interface instances of the same type running on another interface node.

    4 votes

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  5. Device Status UniInt health tag should update during runtime without needing a status update

    Currently, the device status is updated on startup, on change, on shutdown, and on each performance summary interval.

    However, for a device status tag created while the interface is running in a good state, the device status tag will remain at 'Pt Created' and not update until the interface status changes or the interface is restarted.

    A newly created device status tag should display the current state of the interface without needing a status change. This is especially helpful in cases where the interface cannot be restarted for the tag to pick up a status update.

    4 votes

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  6. Enhance Visibility of Event Frame Generator/Batch Interface History Recovery Status

    Currently when running any event frame generator interface (EFGen, PIFTBatch, etc.) in history recovery mode, there is no way to monitor progress of the actual history recovery. The only way to determine status is to check message logs periodically looking for the message "Switching to [REALTIME] data processing.". It would be helpful if there was a way to check progress of the history recovery (i.e. percent complete) along with an estimated time until completion. I'm currently in a position in which I'm running a PI-FTBatch interface history recovery, but also have users who need access to FTBatch EVT data generated…

    4 votes

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  7. Support data collection across data diodes or similar technology

    Regulatory and/or security requirement to separate data collection from data storage using a one-way data flow. Could apply to Interfaces or Connectors, for example PI Interface for Emerson Ovation.
    PI Interface/Connector -> one-way data flow -> PI Server/EDS/OCS

    4 votes

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  8. 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…

    4 votes

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  9. 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.

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  10. Monitor data throughput for PI OPC DA interface

    Just knowing if the interface service is running is not enough. Knowledge of data throughput, events/sec, of PI OPC DA interface is needed to know if the OPC DA server is up and running and there are no connection issues.

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  11. Alert user when the interface discards values

    Example:  When using a distribution tag, the number of tags returned and number of values sent to PI can be mismatched, due to missing aliases or data that does not need to be collected.

    It would be helpful to identify what values are dropped or were not updated in PI.  While there is the @rows_dropped variable, it can only be used for distribution tags and may have limitations when used with stored procedures.

    4 votes

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  13. Convert incoming string data to float and provide division all in the same tag instead of a PE

    OPC server is outputting data with the currency data type (VT_CY) and it needs to be stored in the float type.  As per the OPCtoCSV document, the OPCtoCSV tool/OPC interface invokes VariantChangeType in order to convert this currency value to it's string representation before PI receives it.

    "Some OPC servers have property values that are type VTCY. The VTCY type is intended to represent monetary values. A VTCY value is a fixed-point number with four digits after an implied decimal point that is scaled and stored as a 64-bit integer. When VariantChangeType converts a VTCY value…

    4 votes

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  14. Please add a DAYOFWEEK function to the UFL interface

    Can you please add a DAYOFWEEK function to the available functions in the UFL interface.

    This will greatly assist with the handling of daylight savings transitions (e.g. first sunday in April) as there is currently no easy way of determining the current day of week.

    Function should take a DateTime and return an integer (i.e. Monday=1, Tues=2 etc)

    4 votes

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  15. 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.

    4 votes

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  16. PI interface for OPC .. UA

    it would be useful to have an interface that can connect and retrieve data from OPC UA server. it will help to avoid using any additional software for "downgrading" the protocol to OPC at client side.

    3 votes

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  17. Add support for workgroups for PI Interface for Emerson DeltaV Syncade

    Add support for workgroups for PI Interface for Emerson DeltaV Syncade

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  18. PI Interface for GSE D/3 Compatibility Testing With Latest D/3 DBA Software

    As of writing, the current version of the PI Interface for GSE D/3 (v 4.32.0.50) supports versions of D/3 up to 14.1-2 (consult the latest user guide for more details). It has not yet been tested for compatibility against more recent versions of NovaTech D/3 (versions 15 and 16). However, users and NovaTech have reported successful deployments of this interface against versions 15 and 16, most likely due to a lack of database changes between versions 14.1-2 -> 15, and 15 -> 16. Can the interface officially support compatibility for use with more recent versions of NovaTech D/3 DCS (versions…

    3 votes

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  19. Allowing output point with source tag to keep working even after switching to secondary server

    When primary server is down, secondary server is accessed instead of primary server, which is good. However, in the case of output point with source tag, it stops working, then restarting the interface instance of interest is needed. Of course, if we set up UniInt Failover that backup instance keeps its session with secondary server, this issue can be prevented. But, it will be better if source tag is also switched to secondary server.

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  20. Fix MAXSTOPTIME parameter for batch interfaces

    The MAXSTOPTIME parameter for batch interfaces does not kill the interface process when the limit is exceeded, however the parameter does work for UniInt based interfaces. Please fix the batch interfaces so that the interface process is killed once the MAXSTOPTIME has elapsed.

    3 votes

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