Release Notes for system:inmation 1.60

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 5.69.6.411

For system:inmation v1.60, it is recommended to use version 5.69.6.411 of Visual KPI.

system inmation v1.60 remains compatible with older versions of Visual KPI from 5.55.1.344 onwards. However, due to known issues, Visual KPI 5.57 should not be used.

Fixed Issues in 1.60

TFS ID Title Area Date
8402 LuaSocket is not thread safe system:inmation 2019-10-18
10621 Upserting a Scheduler item by using the console throws an error system:inmation 2019-10-24
10612 inmation.mass() crashes on a table value in a path system:inmation 2019-10-28
10586 Invalid read at lua api inmation.luamemory() system:inmation 2019-10-28
10568 NULL value for a persisted string value in dynprop.db causes a connector crash 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
8445 OPC UA Endpoint instability system:inmation 2019-03-13
8358 Logging does not work after an update from 1.46.3 to 1.48.0 system:inmation 2019-03-01
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
10579 KPITable context path properties don't exist system:inmation 2019-10-18
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