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  1. Search for tags by tag attributes (tag advanced search)

    Be able to search for tags by their tag attributes (point source, location 1, uom, etc.)

    30 votes
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  2. Search for assets by attribute value

    User Story: Search for assets by attribute value: As a process engineer, I want to retrieve assets of a particular type by specifying an attribute value like Production SO THAT I can find the specific assets that I'm looking for.

    For example, find me all wells where Production < 1000.

    26 votes
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  3. Display attribute and tag description in Asset pane

    When holding the cursor over an attribute or a tag in the Asset pane, not only the AF hierarchy should be shown but also the description text as it is in PI Coresight 2014.

    25 votes
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  4. Advanced Search for Elements, Attributes, and Tags

    Customer Issue: Searching for data items by search string in PI Coresight can tend to return a large number of results, making it difficult to find the tags and attributes to add to displays. Currently, PI Coresight does not support using logical operators (like AND, OR and NOT) to refine the search criteria.

    Enhancement Request: Support logical operators in PI Coresight searches.

    22 votes
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  5. Add ability to Collapse/Expand Attribute category sections in Asset Search Pane

    By default, the attributes shown for an asset in the Asset Search Pane, are all shown under their categories with no ability to collapse a given section. The can mean that the user has to scroll down a considerable amount in order to find the attributes they need (see screenshot 1). Screenshot 2 shows an example of how the "Real-Time Data" may be beneath under attribute sections, that while may be important at times, are not collapsible to make it quicker and easier to get to a section the user may access much more frequently. Of course, one can make…

    19 votes
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  6. Add description to search results

    Show more information in the search results when searching PI Data Archive.

    Just showing the Tag Name is not helpful on sites with large volumes of complexly named tags.

    The ability to specify which attributes to display in search results would be ideal, so you can see description or Point Source or ExDesc in the results.

    16 votes
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  7. Filter attributes in the attributes section of the search pane

    Be able to filter/search on attribute names (or UOM) in the attributes pane under a selected asset/element.

    14 votes
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  8. PI Tag / AF Attribute and Display Cross Reference Search

    Input a PI tag name or AF attribute on the search textbox and the result will be link to display where the tag are configured.

    12 votes
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  9. Vision's search limitation on Asterisks and Spaces

    Using multiple search phrases in Processbook or Datalink was simply separating items by an asterisk . . . "*Phrase1*Phrase2*"

    Since Vision has Asterisks unable to match space characters the above search will return no results where there are any spaces between the phrases. The equivalent search phrase now must be "*Phrase1* *Phrase2*".

    This seems to be a step in the wrong direction on making searches more intuitive and easier, especially considering the YEARS of habit trained into people on proper search techniques within Processbook and Datalink. It also seems to be a very confusing state of affairs that Datalink/Processbook and…

    10 votes
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  10. Add some options to the "Edit Search Criteria" in PI Vision

    Add some options to the "Edit Search Criteria" in PI Vision:
    The first option would be in the asset type filed. When searching according to the value of asset attributes, the customer would like to be able to specify the realtion between the selected conditions (OR / AND).
    Secondly, rather than searching by attribute values (which could be not accessible to certain users), the customer suggest also adding the attribute category. So, you can search for assets according to the attribute categories.

    9 votes
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  11. Search for attributes by value

    Add the ability to search by an attribute's or PI Point's value, not only configuration data. Value searching should work for all types of values: float, integer, string or enumeration value.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 109138.

    9 votes
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  12. Set individual database update interval for PI Web API Search Crawler

    Currently the update interval is set on a global level. 

    If a user has an extremely large database, it would be nice to set that large database's update interval individually.  That way increasing the Update Interval doesn't affect all databases.  Especially is other databases are updated much more rapidly.

    6 votes
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  13. Manual Search of Assets in PI Vision Display

    Adding functionality to manually search for assets under a parent element without the pre-populated asset dropdown list in a PI Vision display. This can be used when there are many assets listed under the parent element with the same template (i.e. 70,000+ transformers listed under parent element Transformers).

    6 votes
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  14. PI Vision (Search crawler) configuration option to automatically index new AF database.

    Request for a feature in PI Vision (search crawler) to automatically index new AF databases for a given AF Server. This allows for a seamless process between building out AF hierarchy and being able to visualize the data in PI Vision. Currently   users (database architects whom may not have PI Vision admin access) must wait for PIVision (or WebAPI) admin to add the database for indexing.

    6 votes
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  15. Search suggestions, more keywords

    Please make the Search more user friendly and responsive. You shouldn't have to enter it exactly as it is in order for it to show up after searching. More keywords or add search suggestions.

    5 votes
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  16. Have search for tag name return associated attributes

    When searching for tag names (e.g., TI202), only the tag is returned. It would be helpful if any AF attributes that use it as their data reference were returned as well (e.g., BOILOFF GAS TEMP).

    4 votes
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  17. Search engine

    The search engine in PI Coresight is (to put it politely) very, very poor. put simply, the word search just does not work.

    4 votes
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  18. End Users can set their own default AF path

    The ability for an end user to set their own AF path within the Asset/Data Search Palette so that this path is the default 'scope' shown when browsing and for any searches on assets and data items.

    This is useful for companies that have large AF hierarchies but a user just wants a view of what their responsibilities are for. (if they search for a Tank, they don't want 20K tanks returned).

    One way to do this might be to 'pin' a AF path in the tree.

    4 votes
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  19. Non-silent treatment of spaces in keywords

    Currently, PI Vision silently removes spaces in keywords, effectively creating a single word that is usually not an actual word (e.g. "carbondioxide"). Instead of making changes without the user's knowledge, consider any of the following when the user tries to save a display with spaces in its keywords:
    • Allow spaces in keywords.
    • Tell the user that the space is invalid and let them change the keyword themselves.
    • Present the user with some options to resolve the space: "Have PI Vision remove spaces", "Have PI Vision create multiple keywords", or "I will fix it myself".

    3 votes
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