Release Notes for system:inmation 1.68

1.68.2 - August 3, 2020

Improved in 1.68.2

Store and Forward Buffering

Fixed issue with the Store and Forward buffering of real-time data on Connectors beneath Local Core objects not forwarding real-time data to the System or a custom Data Store of the Master Core.

OPC UA Client Read of Redundant and Link Items

Issue fixed with unsuccessful OPC UA Read value calls on Redundant and Link items made by external OPC UA clients.

1.68.1 - July 20, 2020

There is a known issue with the Store and Forward buffering of real-time data on Connectors beneath Local Core objects that, in certain circumstances, can result in real-time data not being forwarded to the System or a custom Data Store of the Master Core. If you have Local Core installations, it is recommended to store real-time data in a local data store in addition to the Master Core Data Store as a precaution. This issue will be fixed in the next release.
Deleting a custom time-series data store can in certain situations lead to an internal configuration error of data store sets, leading to real-time data values not being archived in the correct data store. Currently, the suggested fix is to restart the service component which hosted the deleted data store. This page will be updated with more detailed instructions when they become available.

New in 1.68

Audit Trail

The new Audit Trail feature, enables a full secure time stamped record of all object configuration changes to be recorded and recalled for the entire system. Audit Trail records can be retrieved using the Audit Trail Display, Lua and Web API.

Link Item

The new Link Item object is configured to display updated real-time values and provide historical data values for a configured linked item that has a dynamic value.

Batch Tracker and Production Tracking Store

New additions and improvements to the Batch Tracker and Production Tracking system, including:

  • General Improvements for Batch Context Recovery after outages.

  • Enhancements for increased transparency and integrity per saved S88 Data Set.

  • Automatic statistical aggregates for each end of segment (Min, Max, Avg, TWA).

PAS-X MSI Integration

The PAS-X MSI communication protocol is now supported in system:inmation. The Werum PAS-X MSI message type is an XML based message based shop floor interface. The integration allows non-MSI shop floor systems to communicate via MSI.

Improved in 1.68

Batch Record Datasource

The Batch Record Datasource has undergone improvements that increase memory stability, including with large sets of configured units and APRM connections. Also, increased control over fetch counts for recent and historical batches.

History Chain improvements

Re-configurations to the Tag Configuration table of the History Transporter are more efficiently handled and the resultant changes are more clearly reflected in the State Table and logs. Other improvements related to on-the-fly tag configuration changes have been made.

JSON Viewer

Improvements have been made to the JSON Viewer including a revamp of the tree viewer with added functionality and making JSON strings editable. JSON viewer is now available in more places in DataStudio including Console and Script Editor content panels.

Object Picker in Tables

The object/instance picker is now available to add objects to table columns in selected DataStudio fixed schema Table properties.

Compatibility of 1.68 with Visual KPI

For system:inmation v1.68, it is recommended to use version of Visual KPI.

system inmation v1.68 remains compatible with older versions of Visual KPI from onwards. However, due to known issues, Visual KPI 5.57 should not be used.

Fixed Issues in 1.68

TFS ID Title Area Date
12724 OPC UA Read doesn't work on Redundant Items system:inmation 2020-08-03
12361 Permission denied error is thrown although the user group is below so profile system:inmation 2020-07-08
12381 Filling all replicaset fields is mandatory during the installation system:inmation 2020-07-27
12376 Floating-point values of deadband properties are displayed as rounded integers in DataStudio system:inmation\UserInterface 2020-06-30
12232 Wrong values written by PI History-Sink system:inmation 2020-06-05
12022 inmation.control.list concurrent execution blocks Lua instance clean up system:inmation 2020-04-23
11956 History Sink - Target ID with a special character results in an invalid JSON if Flat JSON is used for Smart Messages system:inmation 2020-04-07
11682 Gaps in History Data on local custom time series data store when Master Core is offline system:inmation 2020-06-29
11597 File Monitor - Invocation Delay is not working system:inmation 2020-06-08
11433 Active connector cannot establish the connection after the re-installation with the fresh image files system:inmation 2020-06-15

Known Issues in 1.68

TFS ID Title Area Date
9677 Excel Addin - Actions pane is not shown when some other add-ins are enabled system:inmation 2019-07-12
9388 Excel add-in - There is no order in the object tree or in the search result system:inmation\UserInterface\ExcelAddin 2019-06-19
9383 Excel Addin - VBA Module popup appears every time a new worksheet is used system:inmation\UserInterface\ExcelAddin 2019-06-18
8642 Switch off the option of Set NaN in the Limit Settings compound system:inmation 2019-03-29
6511 ProcessValueLink property causes confusion system:inmation 2018-08-16
6296 The UA connection is functional despite 'Server Certificate Endpoint Host mismatch (creating session)' error system:inmation\Mainline\Services\inmation\UA Client 2018-08-02
6264 Changing the port of the Core is not working system:inmation 2018-08-01
12505 The data holder object is corrupt when it is created below the connector by an action item with a triggering link system:inmation 2020-07-07
12435 UA Write does not work with a particular UA datasource below a particular connector system:inmation 2020-06-25
12403 Data loss for data from Connectors under Local Cores targeting Master Core data stores system:inmation 2020-06-21
12393 History Transfer Controller is not producing data points at Expected Frequency while using an aggregate system:inmation 2020-06-19
12357 Upgrade failure because of the 'unstoppable' Web API service system:inmation 2020-06-15
12134 Memory ramp-up with simultaneous Lua script instances system:inmation 2020-05-06
12079 inmation Server spams Windows Event logs system:inmation 2020-04-28
11984 inmation.mass can INSERT but not REMOVE system object system:inmation 2020-04-15
11911 Histroy Transfer Controller - Reset Status checkbox stays enabled after clicking on Apply button system:inmation 2020-03-30
11810 History Progress of the History Controller is not accurate system:inmation 2020-03-16
11801 PI bridge package install Lua script removes windows user system:inmation 2020-03-13
11797 Connection cannot be established with PI Server after PI Bridge service is restarted system:inmation 2020-03-13
11715 Core service silently deletes or ignores critical objects in the image system:inmation 2020-03-06
11660 DataStudio - It is not possible to set the value of KPI Status property to null system:inmation\UserInterface 2020-03-02
11635 HistoryTransporter GetAttributesEx crashes Connector system:inmation 2020-02-27
11572 MongoDB URI property is not functional system:inmation 2020-02-20
11474 findobjects() call is terribly slow on large systems system:inmation 2020-02-11
11427 Scheduler item - 'Start' setting is not functional with 'Yearly' recurrence pattern system:inmation 2020-02-05
11361 MongoDB Backup - The content of the source folder is not copied fully to the destination folder during the full backup system:inmation 2020-01-27
11288 It is possible to create multiple core and system objects with Lua mass system:inmation 2020-01-21
11251 inmation-Compose error handling for empty script files system:inmation 2020-01-17
11238 Web API authentication fails with a profile that has a backslash(\) in its password system:inmation 2020-01-16
10590 Configurations of MongoDB replica set are not passed to the Core system:inmation\Mainline\Services\inmation 2019-10-18
10516 History Transporter gets stalled after returning an error state system:inmation 2019-10-14
10274 The parent item seems disabled in the tree even though the children items seem enabled system:inmation 2019-09-06
10213 Extension / Annotation prohibited configuration not honored in BRDS system:inmation 2019-09-03
10118 inmation Server doesn't resume event subscription after Core restart system:inmation\Mainline\Services\OPC Server 2019-08-20
10057 Image reset after v1.54.0 upgrade system:inmation\Setup 2019-08-12

UA Compliance Tests

Total Tests 831

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For more details see UA Compliance Tests page.