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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. WonderWare InBatch - change phase state logic when a phase end event occurs at the same time as phase start event

    When a phase end event is received at the same time as a phase start event, the WWInBatch interface currently creates batches/event frames of zero duration despite there being phase state events under the phase event.
    It would be helpful if the interface logic is updated so that either:
    the phase end time is updated to the timestamp of the most current phase end event
    or ignore phase end events that happen at the same time as phase start events.

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  5. 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.

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  6. Support capture of instrumentation values, such as "voltage" in the EEAMAS interface.

    We are using this interface to capture meter attributes and measurements. However, the voltage comes in the XML files as an "instrumentation value", which is not currently supported. We would like to bring the voltage into a tag for the meter to use in PI analytics.

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  7. Allow modification of "head_end" in piscc.ini to modify naming convention for elements and tags.

    When our EEAMAS Interface was originally implemented, the HeadEnd parameter was set to "Elster", the vendor name for our meters. So all of our meters from that interface are named Elsterxxx. Elster was purchased by Honeywell, so the name no longer makes sense. We would like to change our prefix for the elements to something more generic like "MTR", since the element name is something that is exposed regularly to end users.

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  8. OPC Alarms&Events interface should allow to change fields pipe delimiter for PI points

    When using a single PI tag, the fields are delimited by the pipe (|) symbol by default.
    It would be useful to change it to another delimiter or a combination of others. There could be messages containing this pipe (|) symbol, which would make it difficult to split the fields afterwards.

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  9. PItoPI: Disabling Time adjustment

    the ability to disable the timezone adjustment.

    currently we are calculating daily kpis on our global pi server. with PItoPI we are sharing it to the site pi-servers.
    so the daily kpi for e.g. 1st januar 2019 00:00AM sould alwas have that timestamp. Because if the forward it to e.g. britain, it has the timestamp 31st decemper 2019 11:00PM (adjusted -1h to austrian time)

    plz make it possible to disable it via Location2.

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  10. Expand failover functionality in Schneider-Electric Foxboro fxbais interface

    Failover mechanism in fxbais (Schneider-Electric PI interface for Windows) doesn't lead to a failover when the primary interface node loses connection to the network (f.i. when its NIC fails). It just starts buffering and sends its data after the connection is back again.
    It keeps on updating its watchdog CALC block on IA, so no take over is initiated.
    Some applications require "near real time" data, so if it comes in a day later, it's not very useful.
    In such a case, the secondary interface node could perfectly take over the data collection.

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  11. 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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  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. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  18. 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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  20. PI to PI interface should perform first scan so that future data can recovered

    /fd parameter is only used while performing real-time scan. If scan rate is set to a higher value such as a day, the user would need to wait for the first scan (after a day) to get future data. This should be done at interface startup. For use case see notes for Case # 895278.

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