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  1. IO&G Users: Ignition ROC Driver Suite

    Ignition OPC-UA server needs a Native ROC Protocol Driver for 800, 800L and Floboss 107. This should also support EFM History.

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  2. IO&G Users: Ignition Totalflow Driver Suite

    Ignition OPC-UA server needs a Native Totalflow Protocol Driver for communicating with Totalflow EFM's. This should support EFM History.

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  3. IO&G Users: Internal SQLite Database Improvement

    Ultimately we need to have free access to the internal database. We also do not want to risk java.sql.SQLException: Connection is locked. Datasource only allows one connection, due to expensive reads or writes... It would be nice for Ignition to create a copy of the internal SQLite database with an interface to query it as desired. Additionally, there could also be a merge or restore internal for writing back changes to the copied .idb file. It could be an Ignition API that reads or writes to a copy of the internal database. The point is that there is information in…

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  4. IO&G Users: Gateway, Designer and Client Analytics

    Ignition needs to have gateway, designer and client analytics. There are much better diagnostics in 7.9 but there needs to be more intuitive approach of the problems that can occur with gateway, designer and client performance. I would like to see gateway, designer and client hot spot list of top level offenders of Ignition performance.

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  5. Allow Project Minimum/Maximum Size to be Modified from a Runtime Client.

    There are a few instances where this would be extremely helpful, esp when projects have both high and low resolution clients. For a 1920 x 1080 project, the minimum size usually needs to be 1920 x 1080 so that all office-clients with less resolution get scroll bars and can see the entire screen. If there are field-clients that are low resolution and only have access to a few screens, then it would be great to modify the minimum size for that particular client since that's the only way to get rid of the scroll bars. Essentially this gives us another…

    8 votes
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  6. Lockout gateway, designer and client access for multiple failed login attempts.

    Looking at it from a security point of view, I would like to have options to lock out access to the gateway and designer if too many failed attempt to login. This can be reset from the Gateway Control Utility or a specified amount of time has pass. It would be nice to this built in for "client" or project access also - currently being done through scripts.

    21 votes
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  7. Add Property on Template Repeater to Make First Row a Header

    Add a new Property to the Template Repeater to set the first row of the Repeater to be a 'Header'.

    This Header Row would always remain visible when scrolling through data. The concept would be similar to freezing panes, such as the top row of columns, in Microsoft Excel.

    14 votes
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  8. IO&G Users: JVM Configuration

    Ignition needs to have better way to support the various changes in the JVM over the life of the gateway in regards to memory reallocation, GC collection types, and key JVM parameters that can simply be selected from the gateway configuration page and or Ignition API. Ignition should support both IA recommended parameters and also custom user defined JVM arguments.

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  9. Add comments/documentation to Window in Designer

    Sometimes a window has uses a lot of hidden scripting or binding which can make it extremely difficult to troubleshoot. It would be nice to be able to add comments (documentation) directly into the window, that would only appear in the designer, to help explain eccentricities to future developers.

    7 votes
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  10. Support for Siemens complex PLC Data Types/structures/UDTs via OPC UA

    UDTs in the Siemens program are exposed in the address space as both a collection of nodes that can be read, written or subscribed to individually as well as a single complex DataType accessible in the value attribute of the parent of the collection of nodes in the address space that represent the UDT.

    Currently, Ignition does not support accessing these complex DataType values. If implemented, the PLC Data Types can be reused as Ignition UDTs and linked with a single OPC-UA address.

    7 votes
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  11. Add options to the Window Editing page in the Project properties

    Add options to the Window Editing page in the Project properties.
    such as:
    Select a main Font for the whole project.
    Default Font color
    Default background color

    34 votes
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  12. Adding an elseif and else function to expression tags

    Adding an elseif and else to the expression tag bindings would be a life saver. Currently only being able to use if's is a limitation.

    4 votes
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  13. Intelligently Rename Tags

    One of the biggest problems I've had in Ignition is the lack of ability to rename tags, popups, templates and the like because all links to them are broken. Could a smart rename feature be created that would automatically change all links to a tag when it is renamed, or at least point to all the locations it is used so the user could easily change them? Thank you

    25 votes
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  14. Combining exported Excel reports into a single .xlsx worksheet (and formatting)

    While the ability to export reports as Excel files is a helpful feature, the ability to export multiple reports as individual worksheets within an Excel file would be highly useful.

    Additionally, formatting of reports does not seem to be fully retained when exporting to Excel currently (borders, image placement) and improving this aspect of the feature would be greatly appreciated!

    Both of these items I believe would help with selling Ignition as it is typically important to demonstrate that this new software can do "exactly" what is done under the current system. Using multiple spreadsheets with formatting is one of…

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  15. Provide a built-in notes/work area beside each screen

    In the Ignition developer, it would be helpful to have an area where notes or other off-screen objects can be kept. This would be extremely helpful to keep notes during the development of a screen. It could also be used to store components that you don't want visible on the main screen, but you want to store off on the side for future use.

    This feature would greatly enhance the workflow, especially when working on complex projects with multiple designers.

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  16. TableDeleteTask error log message with involved database table

    We had several log messages like the following in our ignition server log file:
    INFO | jvm 1 | 2017/12/04 12:44:34.484 | E [s.M.TableDeleteTask ] [11:44:34]: Error executing table data delete maintenance task.

    Unfortunately the log message does not specify to which database table the error relates to. Please add this very important detail the the above error log message.

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  17. Sort scan classes in the tag edit/create window

    When creating or editing tags, the drop downs for scan classes do not sort them alphabetically. It is very difficult to scroll down through 100+ scan classes to find the one that is needed.

    5 votes
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  18. LReal support for the Siemens driver

    Ability to connect LReal datatype tags from Siemens S7-1200 and 1500 PLCs.

    19 votes
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  19. Add property binding for tag Metadata (Engineering Units HI/LO) so that historian can be simplified for percent change

    If the metadata can be rewritten through property binding, different tags can be used to update these fields dynamically.

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  20. TCP driver Active or Passive connection

    I think it would be very useful if TCP driver had an option to choose if we want Active or Passive connection to the other party.

    Currently, TCP driver is Active connection only.
    Active connection means, that TCP Driver will initiate the connection to the other party, which must be in passive (listen) mode.
    Passive connection means, that TCP driver will be in passive (listen) mode, and another party will initiate the connection to the Ignition.

    I have an upcoming project with 25 WLAN (wifi) handheld scanners. The scanner sends barcode string to the remote IP and port, but the…

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