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Release Schedule: PI Interface for Universal File and Stream Loading (UFL) (View all)
2018-12-13
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PI Universal File Loader (UFL) Interface
3.5.28
2017-10
Introducing new features such as support for POP3 secure (pop3s), ability to control PI Point attributes on point creation, and support for larger files (with 64-bit version).  Also, decreased start up times.  NOTE: This version supersedes version 3.5.27 of the interface.
  • Decreased start up time - especially notable for large amount of points.
  • PI Points can be created with attribute values taken from the input streams - StoreInPIPoints() supports a new data type Collection.
  • A separate folder for processed files may be specified - with the addition the PFP keyword in the [PLUG-IN] section.
  • Files larger than 2GB can now be processed - with the 64-bit version.
  • POP3.dll plugin can now communicate on both secure and unsecure protocolsby prefixing the mail server URL by pop3s:// or pop3://.
  • Resolved potential issues during installation of the interface - where the PI API components were not installed properly
  • Previous Releases
     
    Product
    Version
    Date
    Description
    Features
    Release
    PI Universal File Loader (UFL) Interface
    3.5.27.55
    2017-06
    Introducing new features such as support for POP3 secure (pop3s), ability to control PI Point attributes on point creation, and support for larger files (with 64-bit version).  Also, decreased start up times.
  • Decreased start up time - especially notable for large amount of points.
  • PI Points can be created with attribute values taken from the input streams - StoreInPIPoints() supports a new data type Collection.
  • A separate folder for processed files may be specified - with the addition the PFP keyword in the [PLUG-IN] section.
  • Files larger than 2GB can now be processed - with the 64-bit version.
  • POP3.dll plugin can now communicate on both secure and unsecure protocolsby prefixing the mail server URL by pop3s:// or pop3://.
  • Release
    PI Universal File Loader (UFL) Interface
    3.4.21
    2014-08
    Several new features and enhancements as well as quality improvements.  Now with both 32 and 64-bit versions.
    • 32-bit and 64-bit versions available • Performance has been improved on high latency networks – due to caching of the system digital states during start up.
     Attributes of new PI Points can now be set based on data in the file - this is in the new function StoreInPIPoints().
    • New functions implemented - that support End of Stream Identification and expressing escape characters.
    • New Windows Performance Counters - have been added for IO Rate and HeartBeat.
    • ASCIIFile PlugIn - file creation and modification date times can now be used for time stamping events.
    • Zipped email attachments - are now supported.
    • Scan class offset - parameter is now supported.
    Release
    PI Universal File Loader (UFL) Interface
    3.3.12.13
    2013-04
    Improved several features around health tags, file handling and data quality.
    Health tag configuration - a new parameter allows different instances of the interface to work with a different set of health tags.
    Data file may now be renamed - before it is moved for processing.
    Uninitialized variables are translated to the “No Data” system digital state - when they are forwarded to the PI System through the StoreInPI()function
    Release
    PI Universal File Loader (UFL) Interface
    3.2.13.17
    2012-10
    Now easier to configure the Interface for reading XML files with enhancements to the UFL Designer.
    Faster and easier configuration for XML files - the UFL Designer now natively supports XML files.
    Conversion from hexadecimal to decimal numbers - supported by the new function NumberFromHex(string).
    Conversion of strings to PI System digital states - supported by the new function DigCode(string).
    Interface Messages are now written to the PI Message Log - and are no longer written to the pipc.log file.
    Better troubleshooting - a new Print command supports writing variable values to the interface specific log file. 
    Release
    PI Universal File Loader (UFL) Interface
    3.1.2.97
    2011-04
    Added mPI health information in performance counters and mPI severity messages.  Also, support for the PI Timestamp data type.
    Release
    PI Universal File Loader (UFL) Interface
    3.1.0.10
    2010-06
    This release focussed on performance improvements. With this release, the UFL Interface is is now recommended for all file types.  The older Batch File Interface (PI-IN-BF-LAB-NTI) is now officially in maintenance.
    Performance improvements.  Added performance counters.
    Release
    PI Universal File Loader (UFL) Interface
    3.0.3.16
    2009-06
    This release of the Universal File Loader Interface adds ICU Control, a new configuration User Interface, and support for managed PI.
    • First release of an ICU Control 3.0.3.16 for this interface.
    • First release of a new GUI for configuration of the INI Configuration File.
    • Support for mPI health tags
    Release
    PI Universal File Loader (UFL) Interface
    3.0.2.5
    2009-04
    This release adds support for Windows 2008 Server.
    The PI Universal File and Stream Loader (UFL) Interface 3.0.2.5 has been reposted.Description of the problem:When version 3.0.2.5 of the PI Universal File and Stream Loader (UFL) Interface was released on 8/15/2008 the setup kit did not allow the interface to be installed on Windows 2008 Server. This restriction has been removed and a new setup kit built. The interface is now supported, can be installed and run on Windows 2008.Solution to problem:If you wish to install and run this interface o...

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