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  1. 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…

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  2. Clarification on InstrumentTag attribute

    If you use IntrumentTag for the query, it has to be a file containing the query, not the query itself.
    You can specify the actual query in Exdesc.

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  3. Provide the option of specifying an output file path for the processed files that is different than the input file path

    Allow the user to specify an output file path for the processed files that is different than the input file path, moving the files to this "output" path after they are processed.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 100038.

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  4. Create a new function indicating if the string can be turned into a number

    Create a new function indicating if the string can be turned into a number. For example, IsNumber() function could return 1 if the string can be turned into a number 0 if not.

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  5. OPC HDA Interface: Add a health digital tag for each scan class to indicate when HR is occurring versus realtime for that scan class

    Add health digital tags for each scan class to indicate when HR is occurring versus realtime for that scan class. This would indicate when the interface is performing HR for the scan class and when it switches to realtime collection.

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  6. Batch Framework Interfaces - Support filtering by whitelisting

    As a Batch Framework Interface user, I would like to filter my batch data by whitelisting. Currently the only option is blacklisting. This is inconvenient, for example, if data is only desired from a few units. Each time a new unit is added to the data source, the interface configuration must be updated.

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  7. PI EFGEN Interface -- Allow the "time true" fuction for EFGen

    in order to eliminate unwanted or noise event which be triggered and recovered in a short period.

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  8. PI PerfMon tags to support Timestamp DataType

    There are some performance counters that are Date and Time based.

    PI PerfMon tags have to be configured as Float32 or Int32 and at PI AF it has to be converted by using PI Analysis or Formulas. Would be easier to configure, maintenance and to build reports if there is a direct way.

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  9. Emerson Ovation Interface: Enable the extraction of the full 32-bit overpacked digital tag as opposed to the now max of 16-bit

    Customer would like to extract the full 32-bit overpacked digital tag into an int32 pi point.

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  10. Replace pipc.log and PI Message logs with the Event Viewer

    PI Connectors already use the Event Viewer to log messages. It is time for PI Interfaces to do the same.

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  11. DNP3: Add slave functionality

    DNP3 - add slave functionality. Currently, interface can only act as master station.

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  12. Accept the dd-mmm-yyyy format in the absolute time syntax for history recovery start and end times

    The PI Interface for RDBMS currently accepts the format dd-mmm-yy but not the format dd-mmm-yyyy for history recovery start and end times.

    The former format lacks the century, so the year is ambiguous. The latter format solves this problem and so should also be accepted as a valid time format.

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  13. Unregister interfaces in bulk on ICU

    In scenarios where we have to move interface instances to a new machine, we will have to perform some cleanup after of un-registering the interfaces in ICU. This includes removing the bat files and services. It would be nice to perform this task in bulk.

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  14. Support redundancy with OPC event tags

    Currently, with OPC event tags, if the connection between the interface and PI Data Archive is broken and signups lost, the event tags will stop polling the OPC server for data. I would like to see a level of redundancy added whereby if the OPC-PI Server connection is broken, the event tags will default over to a predefined scan class, or alternatively be advise tags.

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  15. Batch Framework Interfaces - [TIME] placeholder should consider whether TS=LCL is configured

    Batch Framework Interfaces - [TIME] and [TIMESTAMP] placeholders should consider whether TS=LCL is configured (meaning the interface is processing incoming events as Local Time). Currently, values of these placeholders always show up as GMT timestamps.

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  16. New start-up parameter /SYNC_TIME defining a floating-window during which the interface will keep a RDB table in sync with PI data archive

    The new RDBMSPI param:  /SYNC_TIME=rel_start_time,rel_end_time  
    for instance /SYNC_TIME=*-6h,*+1h

    When set, the interface:

    - after each execution of a query, which shall have the same "floating" window in its WHERE clause; for instance:

    SELECT time, value, status FROM table1 WHERE time BETWEEN GETDATE()-6  AND GETDATE()+1;

    reads events for this tag from the PI data archive (for the interval defined by /SYNC_TIME) and compares timestamps from both sets. The "master" is the set from the rel. database; that is, if in the set taken from PI, there are timestamps, which were not returned from RDB, they are deleted (in PI data…

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  17. Reference a local .csv file with mappings (TagName-InstrumentTag) to shorten start-up times.

    The .csv file with TagName-InstrumentTag mappings will allow start the interface without specifying the PointSource, which will potentially shorten the start-up times against systems with larg point count. Once the interface is running it will update this file with corresponding points, which have been created/updated/deleted while the interface has been running.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 125215.

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  18. Support for mathematical operations to be performed on timestamps that are stored as SECONDS_GMT

    Time manipulations (adding and subracting) can only be performed on standard datetime formats and not on SECONDS_GMT 

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 118924.

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  19. Create a new function signaling the Beginning of the Stream

    Create a new function signaling the Beginning of the Stream. For example, BOS() returns 1 if this is the first line of a stream; otherwise it returns 0.

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  20. Support Modbus device failover

    Enhance the interface to support redundant Modbus devices with different network cards/IP addresses. The controllers would publish a status update on the active device, and the interface should request data from it accordingly.

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