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App Store Connect Release Notes

This page describes the release notes for App Store Connect. Your App Store Connect will automatically download the update. You can configure the update schedule for your App Store Connect by following the instructions available here.


This release brings the following changes:


  • General bug fixes and improvements.
  • Initial support for exporting App Store Connect trace information using the OpenTelemetry standard.
  • App Store Connect now uses v2.0 of the App Store Connect adapter toolkit when connecting to 3rd party drivers (
  • New script tag templates.
  • Naming conventions can optionally be enforced when creating data sources [PREVIEW].
    • This allows rules to be defined so that e.g. all Modbus data sources on a node must have a name that starts with 'Modbus-'.

IP Historian/Edge Historian:

  • Performance and stability improvements.

AVEVA Wonderware:

  • Performance and stability improvements for the AVEVA Wonderware driver.


  • Performance and stability improvements for the OPC UA driver.

MT Connect:


App Store Connect Service update available.

The App Store Connect Service is the host that supports the running App Store Connect process. Unlike the App Store Connect process, it requires manual intervention to update. The service can be updated by downloading and running the App Store Connect Installer.

NB. Reinstalling App Store Connect may reset some custom configuration options. If in doubt, consult

Changes include:

  • Improved shut-down and restart control
  • Requires .Net 4.8 (included in installer)


This release contains the following changes:

  • Recovery improvements when an App Store Connect is unexpectedly disconnected from the Industrial App Store (e.g. due to a network issue).
  • Improvements to Edge Historian query performance.
  • Improvements to the Alarm Analysis programmable transform.
  • The Modbus driver can now be used to host a virtual Modbus TCP device.


  • Alarm Analysis licensing. Unlicensed AA (Alarm Analysis) data sources will respond with 'Subscription not found or expired' message which indicates that the data source needs to be licensed. For details on how to apply a licence please check the steps here or contact


  • Alarm Analysis Data Source Driver
    • Day count aggregations simplified to use a 24hr period. Previously, the Alarm Analysis driver would accomodate time-zone logic. Now however, it is the responsibility of the calling app (e.g. Alarm Analysis, SoE Explorer, Facit, etc…) to handle timezone.
    • Foundations for Alarm Analysis licensing.


This release contains the following changes:

  • Improvements to the Alarm Analysis data source driver in preparation for the next Alarm Analysis app release.
  • Edge Historian tags can be configured to record the current value only (i.e. no history).
  • New aggregate functions supported in Edge Historian: `AnnotationCount`, `Count`, `PercentGood`, `PercentBad`, `Range`, `Delta`, `StdDev`, `Variance`
  • `Range` aggregate function now supported in OSIsoft PI and AF drivers.
  • Improvements to automatic reconnection in PI and AF drivers.
  • Fix for older versions of IE when browsing tags in the App Store Connect UI.
  • Improvements to the App Store Connect trending UI.
  • Miscellaneous small improvements.


This release contains the following changes:

  • Improvements and bug fixes related to Alarm Analysis data import and reporting queries.
  • Improvements and bug fixes related to the restart of data stream rules (used to transfer real-time data from a source data source to a destination data source such as App Store Connect's Edge Historian).
  • Fixes for some C# script tag templates that called back into Data Core for historical data.
  • JavaScript-based script tags are now deprecated in favour of C#-based script tags.
  • A new driver for Aspentech IP.21, capable of interfacing with its HTTP-based REST API. This driver is in preview and will receive improvements over the coming months.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
general/apps/appstoreconnect/releasenotes.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/06 14:38 by su