Release Notes for system:inmation 1.72

1.72.0 - December 4, 2020

New in 1.72

WebStudio WebApp

The WebStudio Web App enables you to create a dashboard of responsive widgets, to display your system data in a web browser. Webstudio uses the Web API to rapidly retrieve data from the system, ensuring a dynamic fully customizable interface.

OPC UA Alarms and Conditions Support (Preview)

The system now provides initial support for OPC UA A&C with our OPC UA client. This is the first implementation of support for OPC UA Events in the system and will be followed up with more optimizations in upcoming releases.

Honeywell PHD integration

A new PHD bridge package has been added to enable connection to Honeywell PHD historians located under Connectors. The PHDbridge package expands the range of packages provided for easy installation through remote Connector services.

MQTT Datasource

The New MQTT Datasource enables you to connect to an MQTT server and subscribe to messages communicated using the MQTT messaging protocol.

Master Core to Local Core Communication through Relay

It is now possible to set up Local Cores behind a Relay object beneath a Master Core. The Local Core is able to maintain communication with the Master Core as normal under this arrangement. This requires that the Relay be installed as an active component, details for installation can be found here.

Security Config Display

New Security Config display allows for easier visualization and editing of the security references applied to objects. The Security Tab has also been changed to match the Security Config display.

Improved in 1.72

History Chain Optimization

Improvements have been made to the History Transfer Chain including optimization of the History Transporter and History Sink smart messages.

Batch Tracker and Production Tracking

Numerous improvements have been made to the Batch Tracker object and the Production Tracking feature. Batch Tracker now supports the addition of delayed data, continuous batch monitoring following updates or batch tracker resets, increased robustness for incorrect or missing configurations. Calendar Display now includes a user friendly viewer for Batch Production Records.

Write Support for Link and Red Items

It is now possible to propagate writes on Link and Redundant Items to the referenced external I/O Items.

Compatibility of 1.72 with Visual KPI

For system:inmation v1.72, it is recommended to use version of Visual KPI.

system inmation v1.72 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 1.72

TFS ID Title Area Date
13985 DataStudio - It is not possible to delete the hour/minute/second using Backspace key(twice) in date time picker system:inmation 2020-12-02
13980 syslib.msgpush() to multiple queues results in all messages going to the last queue system:inmation 2020-12-03
13923 File monitor does not work because of an error from esi-datetime library system:inmation 2020-11-26
13873 Excel addin - Constantly repeating 'Failed to acquire access token' log message system:inmation 2020-11-16
13858 Datastudio - Replace All does not work in Console Display with a particular console script system:inmation 2020-11-27
13769 PLC Datasource gets stalled and cannot re-connect system:inmation 2020-11-16
13562 Duplicated events are being generated system:inmation 2020-10-23
13556 HistoryGrid Excel export fails for ObjectNames with [] system:inmation 2020-11-11
13552 Connector crashes in browsing of OPC UA datasource when datasources are being created/deleted and enabled/disabled system:inmation 2020-11-27
13469 History Transfer Controller cannot create history transporter and/or sink objects system:inmation 2020-10-08
13191 Connectors are not sending saf data to the Core after the upgrade to 1.70 system:inmation 2020-11-03
13190 Specified port for the local core is not applied when Windows installer is used system:inmation 2020-10-23
12417 History Controller .SimpleRecurrence is ignored system:inmation 2020-11-03

Known Issues in 1.72

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
8284 inmation.gettime() does not fully support documented formats system:inmation 2019-02-24
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
14085 Audit trail documentation about captured information system:inmation 2020-12-03
14066 History Controller spend to much time on 'Assembling working list’ system:inmation 2020-12-02
14046 Excel Template not installed if Office 2019 is installed system:inmation\UserInterface\ExcelAddin 2020-12-01
14016 Web API - ReadHistoricalData endpoint returns 0 instead of NoValue with TimeAverage and TimeAverage2 aggregates system:inmation 2020-11-27
13925 The MONGODB function(inmation.Backup library) returns "0:nil" after the successful operation system:inmation 2020-11-19
13642 Script events can't create OPC attributes system:inmation 2020-10-21
13574 Unable to keep report group header together with details system:inmation\UserInterface\Reporting 2020-10-15
13525 Handling of KPI Tables without STARTTIME&ENDTIME arguments system:inmation 2020-10-12
13453 LuaAPI gettime doesn't work for parsing AMPM system:inmation 2020-10-02
13394 Copying an object in KPI model includes GUID which should be assigned uniquely by VKPI RCS system:inmation 2020-09-24
13228 Scroll speed change on Windows OS is not applied in DataStudio system:inmation\UserInterface 2020-09-10
12997 getvalue() and Faceplate show an old value although the object has more recent values in history system:inmation 2020-08-18
12985 UA Client - URI Mismatch between ApplicationDescription and Certificate system:inmation\Mainline\Services\inmation\UA Client 2020-08-17
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
12393 History Transfer Controller is not producing data points at Expected Frequency while using an aggregate system:inmation 2020-06-19
12299 Master core version is unknows from local core version system:inmation 2020-06-03
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
11715 Core service silently deletes or ignores critical objects in the image system:inmation 2020-03-06
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
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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Pass Percentage


For more details see UA Compliance Tests page.