Release Notes for system:inmation 1.60
|system:inmation 1.60.12 has been specifically created for current users of 1.60.9 to address the particular issues listed in the "Improved in 1.60.12" section below. Users with other product version installations should wait for the next full version (1.64) to be released before upgrading.|
Important information about changes to Lua API behavior
in this version, the behavior of certain Lua API functions has changed.
While it is not expected that correctly written user code would take advantage of the previously erroneous behavior, it is nevertheless possible that issues with backward compatibility may arise. If you suspect that you are affected by these changes in the behavior, please contact Support.
|the Lua code that may be executed through the Web API "Execute Function" and "Advanced" endpoints is also affected by these changes. However, any Lua code that the other Web API endpoints execute internally runs in a compatibility mode with respect to the first group of changes, and are not affected by these changes. Therefore, these Web API endpoints will still accept property-containing paths. This will be deprecated in a future version.|
- Object Path Specification
Clarification of path specification (pathspec) and object specification (objspec) as arguments for inmation Lua API functions. An objspec can only refer to an object whereas pathspec can refer to an object or a property.
- Lua setvalue
Improvements to prevent unreported errors when using the inmation.setvalue function to set Custom Properties of objects.
- Visual KPI, Web API calls
Issue fixed where error would be thrown when making Visual KPI, Web API calls. Underlying problem with inmation.checkpermission Lua function is now resolved.
- ABB OPC A&E Server Browsing
An identified issue with incomplete browsing of the ABB OPC A&E server has been fixed. Browsing of the A&E Datasource object now returns all categories.
- Historization of OPC HDA Server Qualities
Issue fixed with writing historical values through the inmation OPC HDA Server using an OPC HDA client.
- History Sink Improvements
The History Sink now includes improved error reporting and folder creation when using JSON dumps.
- Batch Record and History Transfer Chain
The History Transfer and Batch Record Chains have both been improved in 1.60.6 after feedback from testing. These improvements include better handling of bad numbers in production actual and setpoints, multi-language end timestamps in IP21 batch records, use of UNIT Field in batch headers and enhancements to continuous data calls in lagging history transfer operations.
- DataStudio Update from Core
Issue fixed with digital signatures when auto-updating DataStudio from the Core.
- SQL Catalog Improvements
Changes have been made to the way the SQL catalog handles the persistence of frequently updating volatile property values. This improves the overall performance of the SQL Catalog.
- Lua library improvements
Changes made to the ESI-String Lua library that improves the way the CLEAN function handles unicode characters.
- DataStudio Improvements
- History Transporter
General fixes and improvements of the History Transporter class.
- File Monitor
The File Monitor class has been updated to include improved error messaging.
- Increased Stability of Data Handling
Various improvements of persisting and handling of data.
- Package Management
The introduction of the Package Management System allows external packages to be deployed under distributed inmation components. These are additional services which extend the functionality of inmation components. Packages are managed from a centralized system store and deployed as needed. This includes the option to automatically update packages when available.
- PI-Bridge available as package
The inmation PI-Bridge service that provides an interface to OSI PI systems to import/export data using the History Transporter/Sink objects and Batch Record Datasource. The service can now be automatically installed using the Package Management System.
- Cut/Copy/Paste Objects in DataStudio
Objects in DataStudio can now be cut/copied and pasted to new locations within the model hierarchy using standard keyboard shortcuts. Copying objects provide users the opportunity to automatically update references to other objects in order to maintain connection links consistently.
- Startup Script Properties
The System, Core, Server and Connector objects have new Startup script properties that enable the user to configure Lua scripts to be run on system startup, prior to activation of other objects. A Command Line Script Option is also available to run a start up script upon installation.
- Cloud Sink Improvements
The Cloud Sink class has been updated to include improved error messaging, certificate handling and configurable buffering.
- History Transfer - Improved PI-Bridge Diagnostics
The History Transfer chain objects have enhanced diagnostic indicators relating to connection to OSI PI systems using the PI-Bridge service. Now, information regarding the PI-Bridge service and connected PI Servers can be accessed from the Object Properties panel.
|1.60 contains a change that alters the way objects are loaded to the Object Properties panel when selected from a display. Previously, selecting an object in the display would automatically load the chosen object into the Object Properties panel. Now the object will only be loaded if specifically selected from the context menu or using the icon in the display.|
Compatibility of 1.60 with Visual KPI 184.108.40.2067
For system:inmation v1.60, it is recommended to use version 220.127.116.117 of Visual KPI.
system inmation v1.60 remains compatible with older versions of Visual KPI from 18.104.22.1684 onwards. However, due to known issues, Visual KPI 5.57 should not be used.
|9016||'No Value' is being replaced with a random value in MongoDB||system:inmation||2020-01-06|
|8402||LuaSocket is not thread safe||system:inmation||2019-10-18|
|6059||Property part ignored in paths||system:inmation||2020-02-25|
|11185||Writing "Bad" quality values to OPC Classic items with HDA client through inmation Server - Stored as "Good" in historian||system:inmation||2020-02-06|
|11182||QueryEventCategories aborts processing||system:inmation||2020-03-10|
|10942||Slow SQL Catalog when there are a lot of volatile persistent property updates||system:inmation||2019-11-28|
|10838||Connector service stops due to too large amount of data in dynprop db||system:inmation||2019-11-15|
|10621||Upserting a Scheduler item by using the console throws an error||system:inmation||2019-10-24|
|10612||inmation.mass() causes inmation service to stop when a table value is used in object path field||system:inmation||2019-10-28|
|10586||Invalid read at lua api inmation.luamemory()||system:inmation||2019-10-28|
|10579||KPITable context path properties don't exist||system:inmation||2019-11-07|
|10568||NULL value for a persisted string value in dynprop.db causes the connector service to stop||system:inmation||2019-10-25|
|10425||ReportDesigner modal window on non-existing screen||system:inmation||2019-10-22|