Edit a PI to OCS Transfer after it is created
As a PI to OCS Administrator, I would like to be able to modify a PI to OCS Transfer after it is created. I may need to add data to the transfer - because we added new data sources, or because I may have missed some data that needs to be included. This is important so I don't have to delete the existing transfer and then rebuild it with the modified list of PI Points.
We have started development to support editing an existing transfer in PI to OCS. If you would like to share specific use cases or requirements, we would love to hear from you.
Another Use Case -
I need to create a transfer of a large set of PI Tags, in which I do not have the write/modify access. So, filtering these tags easily is not possible. It is hard to search for this list of tags individually and add it in the transfer.
Leave alone a case, when I have to re-create the transfer manually again in case a new tag has to be added, or if one is decommissioned.
Bethanne Robinson commented
Creating a PI Analysis and writing those results to PI Points would also result in additional tags needing to be added to a PI to OCS Transfer.
Another use case is to allow backfilling (historical) of data without needing to recreate the transfer. Many times analysis are recalculated, or sensors drift and are recalibrated, or the data archive is backfilled, etc. All of this then needs to make it to OCS. It is a huge pain having to recreate the transfer every time I need to push backfilled\historical data into OCS, which is often.
Easy use cases:
1. I created a new transfer and I forgot to add 1 tag. If I have many tags on the transfer I have to recreate all of them
2. PI tag(s) has been decommissioned and I want to remove it from the list.