Release Notes for system:inmation 1.60

1.60.9 - January 9, 2020

Improved in 1.60.9

String to Binary Data Conversion

The process of memory allocation during string to binary data conversion has been enhanced to avoid potential issues with Core performance.

1.60.8 - January 3, 2020

Improved in 1.60.8

Time-series store

Improvements in processing of nil/null values.

1.60.7 - December 19, 2019

Improved in 1.60.7

Core Performance Fixes

Improvements have been made to the Core performance to avoid issues related to object locking during the loading of Lua libraries.

1.60.6 - December 9, 2019

Improved in 1.60.6

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.

1.60.4 - December 3, 2019

Improved in 1.60.4

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

Several improvements have been made to DataStudio to improve performance during object searches and visualization of the model tree in the different model panels.

1.60.2 - November 18, 2019

Improved in 1.60.2

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.


General improvements in Log Display and Object Properties Panel. Increased performance in some areas of DataStudio.

1.60.1 - November 4, 2019

New in 1.60

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.

Improved in 1.60

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 certificate view 32 icon in the display.
Compatibility of 1.60 with Visual KPI

For system:inmation v1.60, it is recommended to use version of Visual KPI.

system inmation v1.60 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 1.60

TFS ID Title Area Date
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
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

Known Issues in 1.60

TFS ID Title Area Date
7758 RedundantItem does not propagate write system:inmation 2019-01-04
7217 DEEPCOPY function (esi-tool library) does not copy the table data of the table holder system:inmation 2018-10-23
6784 Rules targeting datasources not working system:inmation 2018-09-05
6511 ProcessValueLink property causes confusion system:inmation 2018-08-16
6264 Changing the port of the Core is not working system:inmation 2018-08-01
5890 PLC datasource doesn't get value updates after a configuration change on PLC system:inmation 2018-06-21
10213 Extension / Annotation prohibited configuration not honored in BRDS system:inmation 2019-09-03
10087 Stopping core during Batch Tracker 'Continous monitoring' state breaks the tracker system:inmation 2019-08-15
10057 Image reset after v1.54.0 upgrade system:inmation\Setup 2019-08-12