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  1. Include a link to the PI Web API Search Admin page from the PI Vision Admin page

    The PI Web API Search Admin page, particularly the Databases tab, ha a lot more information and is much more helpful for monitoring or troubleshooting the crawled databases than the Overview and Configuration tabs in the PI Vision Administration page.

    Since the Web API Admin site's URL is difficult to remember (https://localhost/piwebapi/admin/search/database.html), it would be beneficial to have a link to the page from within the Vision Admin page, or a new page on the Vision Admin site that contains the same detailed information on the crawled databases.

    4 votes
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  2. PI Coresight admin page's Data Servers and Asset Servers should show the same format for test connection button

    On admin page, "Data Servers" tab shows "Test connection" button on the right side.
    On the other hand, "Asset Servers" tab shows "Test connection" button on the left side with green icon.
    Customer thinks that the format should be the same since the function is very similar.
    This request comes from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (Internal notes case: 759016)

    3 votes
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  3. Create PI Web API performance counters to monitor the crawl state of various databases

    As an PI administrator I need to monitor the health of the index files created by the PI Web API Crawler. In particular, if the last crawl date has not been updated recently or other errors show up. This is currently done by manually visiting the PI Web API database page. A performance counter that reports things like "the number of databases who have not been updated in 1 hour" or  "the number of databases in error" existed, we could store that info in tags and act on the crawler getting in a bad state in a proactive manner.

    2 votes
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  4. PI Vision on Public Internet

    From the security booth at PI World Barcelona (4 people asked):

    As an IT systems manager, I need to easily configure PI Vision for access from the public internet so that I’m confident in its security and scalability

    2 votes
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  5. As an administrator, I would like to impersonate users so that I can easily see what they see while troubleshooting issues

    -our users have various permissions for displays, data, and PI Vision folders
    - no need to have user at their desk to help troubleshoot a reported issue
    - test security and permissions easily during upgrades without various users present
    - be able to turn feature on/off (desirable: capture that in an audit trail)

    2 votes
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  6. Store entries for "Databases Allowed" in SQL instead of web.config file

    Currently, the entries for the "Databases Allowed" are (locally) enteredin the web.config (PIPC\PIVision folder) file of the Vision server.

    Our PI Vision system is fully redundant (2 Vision servers beneath a loadbalancer, and SQL AlwaysOn), so depending on which server you land (because of the loadbalancer) you can see different Databases in the Asset-pane.
    From my point of view, these entries should be stored in the SQL Database.

    2 votes
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  7. Implement Testing methodology for Microsoft Patches

    PI System owners need to ensure that their deployed systems both meet internal IT policies regarding recommended OS and other component recommended and critical patches, and that their PI applications are not adversely affected by these patches.

    A testing methodology similar to what PI AF employs which is currently to automatically monthly test all critical and recommended patches against the currently released application version.

    2 votes
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  8. Replace Tags in PI Vision Displays

    I changed my PLC and have new tags. I would like to keep my old Vision displays, but be able to replace / swap the old tags for new tags.

    2 votes
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  9. Allow the option to point Coresight Displays to new elements based off the same template when migrating displays to a new AF database

    I have an AF server with 2 databases. Both databases have the same element template. I would like to migrate a Coresight display to use the second AF database and also change the display to use assets in the second AF database  with the same template.  So I would want some functionality in the Display Utility to point the display objects at new assets with the same template while migrating displays to a new AF database.

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  10. Change asset displayed depending on which user is logged in

    I have an AF model whose first element layer is composed of various Plant Elements: Plant A, Plant B, Plant C, etc. On each of those Elements, the security is configured so that users in a plant-specific domain group only have access to that element: PlantAUsers, PlantBUsers, PlantCUsers.

    If I log on as a user who only has access to Plant B and opened the display, all of the symbols in the display still showed attribute path from Plant A, but the data fields showed No Data. I am able to pick Plant B (and only Plant B) from the…

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  11. Identity Info for the current user

    It should be possible to see the permissions (Identities) for the currently logged in user

    1 vote
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  12. Add descriptions to error symbols on the configuration page

    On the PI Vision administration page → Configuration → PI Vision Database, the symbols beside "SQL Server" and "Database" do not have a description. Please add descriptions for these, either in plain sight or as a tooltip.

    Clicking on "Save" shows an error message, but that is for the save failing, not the errors that occurred when the user first visited the page.

    To get my screenshot, I specified the "SQL Server" and "Database" correctly but did not have permission to log into the PI Vision database.

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