What does it mean if a PI point shows up as bad with a value "Configure"
I can share my experience where I got OPC tags to show configure because the OPC server got restarted and didn't re-build all OPC tags properly. That caused my PI OPC tag to look for an OPC point that did not exist anymore. The quick solution in my case was to force the OPC server (3rd party software) to rebuild the OPC tag database, then restart PI-OPCInt.
Again, this was my experience with OPC server/client. What system/interface are you having this problem with? It could be that your PI tag is trying to point to a source system that's not there anymore. Sometimes, even a small syntax error can throw things off.
If a PI tag coming from an OPC server shows a value of "Configure" it means that the OPC server cannot recognize the address supplied. The instrumenttag attribute in the PI tag must match an OPC tag name. On the interface computer, use an OPC client like the supplied PI OPC Client to connect to the OPC server and browse for the OPC tag name you are looking for. Ensure that the instrumenttag field of the PI tag exactly matches what the OPC client is supplying.
Thanks Steve. That pointed me in the right direction even though I'm not using an OPC server. My instrumenttag has two parts: tag and tag-attribute. If there is a mismatch in the tag it gives a value of "Error". I now know that if I get a mismatch of tag-attribuite it gives a value of "Configure"
It means the address you have provided in the field for Instrument tag does not match with the OPC tag name. So check the OPC address and use the same in Instrument Tag.
This is useful. I was just looking for the same information. Where can I go to see a list of what each of the PI Point values mean?
Thanks in advance.
We have a description of some of these values here: KB00932 - Descriptions of tags used to indicate interface status
After changing a network switch some of our points remained in the "configure" state, as well. An Interface restart or configuring the single point to scan off and on again (for example) did the trick. Maybe that´s helpful too.
I am facing the same issue, some of the point for an interface are showing status as configure. I have restarted the pi services but nothing changed, I have checked the instrument tag vs opc server tags they are exactly same. Please let me know what else i can check for to correct it.
Check the PI message log on the interface computer to see what it said when the PI-OPC interface started up. Normally there will be one line per tag that has a problem. It should show an error code from the OPC server - like the OPC tag wasn't found, there was a security issue, etc.
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