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Batch Interfaces

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Allow using SQL as a data source for FactoryTalk Batch

Rockwell FactoryTalk Batch v12.01 allows to output batch data to a SQL database as well as EVT files. Just like with EMDVB, the PI Interface for FTBatch should be able to use both data sources.
Alan Izar almost 2 years ago in PI Interfaces / Batch Interfaces 1 Declined

Enhance element creation to use user defined element templates

The interface can automatically create an element at each level of event frames, but the elements do not derive from a template and there is no way to specify any attributes on the element. The enhancement request is to create elements that are ba...
Guest almost 2 years ago in PI Interfaces / Batch Interfaces 0 Declined

PI EMDVB Interface - Rename Parsed Files

PI EMDVB Interface - Rename Parsed Files.  Files that get renamed to .999 is no longer available with PI EMDVB.  This file renaming feature was very useful from a system maintenance perspective.  We would easily remove .999 from the active EVT fol...
Guest almost 2 years ago in PI Interfaces / Batch Interfaces 0 Declined

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 f...
Alan Izar almost 2 years ago in PI Interfaces / Batch Interfaces 3 Declined

Delete mode in Wonderware InBatch interface

When run in delete mode for WWInBatch interface, it uses the data source as the system of record--any open batch in SQL will be deleted. However, as abandoned or done  batches are open in WonderWare but closed in PI, the interface may delete batch...
Willy Seah Wei Liat almost 2 years ago in PI Interfaces / Batch Interfaces 0 Declined

Enable logging of 5.x batch interface messages to the local PI message log again

Message logs for 5.X Batch interfaces and Connectors are written to Windows Event Viewer instead of PI Message Logs as in previous versions. The Windows Event Log is extremely slow compared to viewing PI message logs, the filtering is worse, the m...
Guest 12 months ago in PI Interfaces / Batch Interfaces 2 Declined

Suppress creation of an AF Element hierarchy

As a PI Admin, I may have already created a AF Element Hierarchy corresponding to my BES or MES source data. Therefore I have no need for the interface to create a new AF Elements and I would like to suppress this completely.
Guest almost 2 years ago in PI Interfaces / Batch Interfaces 0 Declined

RDBMS to Eventframe Batch Interface

a lot of your existing Batch Interfaces are based on RDBMS (Simatic Batch, DeltaV, ABB). But there will always be some Batchstorage solutions based on a relational database which are not included in your source system list. For now Honeywell Proce...
juergen.b.schmidt almost 2 years ago in PI Interfaces / Batch Interfaces 0 Declined

PI Event Frames Interface Manager

Hello, the PI Event Frames Interface Manager application must be run in the same machine that hosts the PIEFGen interface. This is an issue regarding our security rules because, the PIEFgen interface runs in secured machines and we don't want to a...
Guest almost 2 years ago in PI Interfaces / Batch Interfaces 0 Declined

PI BES Interface (i.e. PI EMDVB): aliasing of Unit Names

Currently the interface creates PI UnitBatches or Event Frames associated to Units (PI Units or AF Elements) determined by some placeholders specified at the "Unit Procedure" level; the default is "[AREA]\[PROCESSCELL]\[UNIT]". Moreover the inter...
MAl almost 2 years ago in PI Interfaces / Batch Interfaces 0 Declined