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  1. 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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  2. Parameter for restarting the interface if no connection to the OPC server can be established after a defined period of time

    We use the Phoenix Contact Firewall with the OPC Inspector. When the OPC server restarts or breaks the connection for a few seconds, the firewall blocks all ports except port 135. After initial connection through this port, new firewall rules are dynamically established for DCOM connections. If connection break to OPC Server we have to restart interface manually.

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  3. Provide support for Modbus function code 20

    Provide support for Modbus function code 20

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  4. Double check window required when deleting an instance in PI Event Frames Interface Manager

    As a PI System Admin, I would like to see a confirmation window (acceptation pop-up message), when deleting Interface instances in PI Event Frames Interface Manager. This would minimize the deletion of the instances by error.

    2 votes
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  5. Batch interface to support slightly different parsing logic

    Some of the fields incoming from the DCS are user entered and prone to errors. Please allow for the option to include slightly different logics to be able to filter out those user errors (such as empty spaces at the end of the string, etc).

    2 votes
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  6. POINDexter app be modified such that addresses beyond 64000 can be used

    POINDexter application be modified such that addresses beyond 64000 are able to be ‘tested’ / polled, rather than having to configure a tag to read those registers

    2 votes
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  7. Support string tags in PI Interface for CSI UCOS

    The newest version of UCOS now supports string tags.  Currently the CSIUCOS interface (1.0.0.22 as of writing) does not support these types of tags.

    2 votes
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  8. PI-SNMPTrap interface request support for SNMPv3 trap

    PI-SNMPTrap interface currently only has support for SNMPv1 and SNMPv2C trap. Feature request for PI-SNMPTrap interface to include support for SNMPv3 trap.

    Monitoring of snmp traps originating from CISCO switch devices require support for SNMPv3 trap.

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  9. PI Interface for GE HABConnect support of SCTIME request

    Currently, the PI Interface for GE HABConnect supports FLDTIME requests, which provides the timestamp of the field device.  In the absence of this, the default is the timestamp of the Sampler when HAB API makes an unsolicited update to the interface. 

    If SCTIME was a request that was supported, the timestamp that the sampler received data from the field device could be returned instead.  This would be helpful for two reasons. 

    1.  As an alternative to FLDTIME: SCTIME would standardize the timestamps coming in when field devices are not on synced time clocks

    2.  As an alternative to the update…

    2 votes
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  10. Source and destination tag mapping list

    Customer would like the ability to have PItoPI create a list of tags that includes the FULL name of the source tags, as well as the destination tags they are mapped to.  This will greatly assist in managing tags that are being sent to a remote customer.

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  12. Allow Tag Template Triggers to trigger on blank placeholders

    Currently, Batch Interface Framework interfaces implement tag template triggers that can trigger whenever a placeholder has any value. These interfaces should also support triggering when a placeholder does not have a value. For example, our SISBatch data source has separate columns for Operation and Phase information. We would like to record the value of the [DESCRIPT] column in a tag only for non-phase batch events (i.e. trigger the tag template only when the [PHASE] placeholder is blank).

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  13. Accept weeks and years in the relative time syntax for history recovery start and end times

    For whatever reason, times such as -1w or -1y are not accepted, but times such as -1mo and -1d are OK.

    Please make the PI Interface for RDBMS accept the same relative times that other PI programs accept.

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  14. Provide localized versions of PI ICU

    For instance, cyrillic characters are not rendered correctly in spite of appropriate regional settings.

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  15. UFL Interface - Option for PRINT statement to not write to PI SDK log

    I use PRINT statements in my UFL ini files to help identify points that need to be created or edited in our PI System. The ini file has useful parameters to help me manage the size of UFL logs on the disk. Unfortunately all the PRINT messages also get written to the PI SDK log. All these messages cause the log files to grow to very large sizes (a few hundred MB daily). It also makes the logs difficult to read if we need to find another issue.

    Could we have the option to have PRINT write only to the…

    2 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Batch Framework Interfaces - Allow creation of only the Event Frame levels that exist on data source

    The BES/MES sometimes contains recipes with no Procedure, or even Unit Procedure. The Batch Framework Interfaces should allow the creation of only the Event Frame levels that exist on the data source. This would need to be enabled with an interface configuration parameter so the default behavior is not changed on upgrades to existing systems. This enhancement would not be possible when writing to the PI Batch Database.

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  20. 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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