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  1. 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.

    2 votes

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  2. Provide localized versions of PI ICU

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

    2 votes

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  3. 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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  4. 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).

    2 votes

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  5. 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!

    2 votes

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  6. 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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  7. When Citect Interface loses connection to a device, throttle errors relating to failed tag reads

    OSI PI Citect Interface

    The interface will log an entry to the message log for every tag that it can't source data for. This is fine for a small number of tags that have not been able to read data from Citect. However, when a Citect Unit (eg PLC) goes offline and there are thousands of tags assigned to that unit, every single tag that is scanned is logged with the same message generating thousands and at times hundreds of thousands of log entries in a short time frame, eg every second. This results in a very, very large log…

    2 votes

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  8. 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.

    2 votes

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  9. 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.

    2 votes

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  10. Restructure the Data Collection List

    I have few suggestions for the Data Collection List (https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Products/PI-Interfaces-and-PI-Connectors):

    • In the Platform column, there is currently the out-of-place entry "X64" that is used to signify 64-bit Windows. Please separate the bitness into its own column. Then all of the PI Connectors can finally join most of the PI Interfaces in being labelled as being for Windows.

    • Separate the product code into its own column to reduce the height of the rows and be able to have more rows per page

    • There is a column called "Standard". To unfilter this column, you select "All Types"…

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  11. Hitachi ABB Mach Interface

    There are no current direct native interface connectivity to Hitachi ABB Mach systems.

    Current suggestion is to investigate IEC 61850 or Modbus could be investigated as an option.

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  12. Capture data from ABB 800xA that doesn't follow ISA88

    ABB 800xA offers a batch capture mode that is more flexible than ISA88 since it doesn't match all unit procedures to units, but rather acquires them at the beginning of the batch. Currently the interface is designed to only retrieve batches that follow the ISA88 model.

    1 vote

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  13. 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.

    1 vote

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  14. Provide data validation tools to verify moving history from one PI Server to another using PI to PI Interface

    There is no easy way to verify that historical data moved from one PI Server to another using the PI to PI Interface isn't missing data on the target PI Server.

    1 vote

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  15. Mention the PI ICU in the names of PI Generic Names DLL and PI Spt DLL in Programs And Features

    Both PI Generic Names DLL and PI Spt DLL are part of the PI Interface Configuration Utility, but this is not obvious from their names. This can cause confusion or waste time when an administrator decides to clean up or replace some PI programs but can't figure out exactly which PI programs need those DLLs.

    In Control Panel → Programs And Features, these DLLs appear as:
    • PI Generic Names DLL (PIGenericNames)
    • PI Spt DLL (PISpt)

    I suggest changing these names to something like:
    • PI Interface Configuration Utility Prerequisite: PI Generic Names DLL (PIGenericNames)
    • PI Interface Configuration…

    1 vote

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  16. Support for VT_UI2 Data type

    As a PI System User, I would like to archive values for the VT_UI2 data type using the PI System.

    1 vote

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  17. Add the ability to create custom Performance tag names for the PI Batch Interfaces

    Add the ability to create custom Performance tag names for the PI Batch Interfaces.

    For systems with numerous batch interfaces the Performance tag naming convention does not intuitively distinguish between interface instances since the Interface ID is the only unique text in the tag name.

    1 vote

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  19. Automatically recreate advise groups when they are discarded by RSLinx OPC Server

    The Rockwell RSLinx OPC Server may discard advise groups when there are too many bad quality tags or incorrect ItemIDs added to the group. The PI Interface for OPC DA should automatically recreate advise groups after it has determined that the group has been discarded from the OPC server.

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  20. Define more explicit system requirements for PI Interfaces

    Define more explicit system requirements for PI Interfaces. According to a customer, despite the Buffer and Bandwidth Calculation Spreadsheet, currently available information does not allow for accurate hardware sizing.

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