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  1. Allow PI Interface for EMDVB to have the ability to define the source system Time/TimeZone offset.

    PI EMDVB interface stops because of time difference between SQL and PI servers:

    "Error, SQL Server is ahead of PI Server more than 30 seconds, please adjust clocks. "

    That means we should adjust the (SQL server) DCS clock. However 30 seconds seems a short time to me.

    I would like the PI Interface for EMDVB to have the ability to define the source system Time/TimeZone offset.

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  2. Improve error messages in PI ICU

    Currently if you attempt to create a service for a UniInt interface without a service ID you get an error message "Unknown Error" (see attached screenshot)

    Generally review and improve error messages to be meaningful but also allow the creation of services without service IDs if the user wishes.

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  3. Make UserID and ReviewerID available from BatchQuestion table for PI Interface for Wonderware InBatch

    Currently UserID (DoneByUserID) and ReviewerID (CheckByUserID) cannot be read from the BatchQuestion table when using PI Interface for Wonderware InBatch. These fields are important to know who answered the question and who confirmed/checked the question.

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  4. More external resources for high latency networks with PItoPI, specifically with satellite networks

    I have been working with a customer who works with oil rigs and satellite networks and they requested that more external resources be available for how to efficiently operate PItoPI in a high latency environment. Currently there is only one internal document that may be out of date.

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  5. Suppress the message "exception attributes corrected through the SDK read"

    In the PI Interface of UFL we would like the option to suppress the message: "exception attributes corrected through the SDK read" for values of excmax larger then 9hrs.

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  6. Name support in BACnet Network Discovery Tool

    Can you remove the restriction to use only an IP address in the BACnet Network Discovery Tool?  The interface will correctly load and poll tags to a network device referenced by name instead of IP, however the Discovery Tool has the limitation of being IP only.

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  7. debug an arbitrary number of tags belonging to a PI OPC interface instance

    It is currently possible to debug one tag, or all tags. Logging timestamp and data for all tags is expensive and make logs harder to read, so one one would like to select an arbitrary number of tags.

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  8. 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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  9. Modifying the functionality of Trend Advise feature for PI OPC interface

    As a PI OPC Interface user I would like to get step-like trends whenever that the Trend Advise parameter is enabled (even with having large exception and compression deviations that filter some of the events) so that I don't need to enable the step attribute for each PI tag.

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  10. Offset timestamps send by  PI Interface for  Environmental Systems Corp StackVision

    Please allow the option to offset data sent by the interface. This will enhance the ability to compare time stamps between data sources and the PI Server  in different timezones.

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  11. DNP3: add functionality to allow outputs

    DNP3 - add functionality to allow outputs for binary and possibly other object groups/variations.

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  12. 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)

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  13. Always use arc_append when archiving data using SIPowerTG interface

    This is the interface from the Siemens Power TG EMS system. The problem is with the saving of Alarm and Event text messages. There are instances when the data files are produced out of order. When data is sent out of order the interface seems to go into arcnoreplace mode and our data is lost.
    To store Alarm and Event messages, the duplicate record check is turned off so there is no way to overwrite data, therefore the arc
    noreplace is a meaningless protection. Data will never be over written.

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  14. UFLDesigner should aid with visualizing the flow of control through the INI file

    Currently, the UFLDesigner is focused on helping the user add content (variables, filters, actions, etc.) to the INI file. However, the UFLDesigner does nothing to help the user understand the interaction between these components.

    Rather than having the 5 tabs on the left pane, the UFLDesigner should be rearranged to show the flow of control through the INI file, perhaps as a programming loop. Then the user can add content to the skeleton loop.

    The loop arrangement would also help the user debug the INI file, since now the loop can be stepped through, line by line, showing the value…

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  15. PI UFL Interface - create selected tags using EnablePointCreation parameter.

    Customer noticed that tags can be created automatically, but he does not want to create all of the tags autmatically, but select which tags will be created. He wants to be able to select which tags will be created and which won't.

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  16. Enhance OPC server failover capability

    Need to trigger failover when a watchdog tag is stale for a configurable duration.

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  17. 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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  18. 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:  /SYNCTIME=relstarttime,relendtime  
    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…

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  19. 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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  20. 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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