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  1. Format DateTime or Timestamp Data types

    The current format for DateTime AF Attributes of Timestamp PI Tags is always MM-DD-YYYY hh:mm:ss

    Support options to customize the date format to user defined formats.

    38 votes
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  2. Compare data over different time ranges on the same trend

    As a process engineer, I need to be able to overlay traces on the same trend with data from different time ranges so that I can compare different point in time. This may be the same data item over different time ranges or multiple different data items over different time ranges.

    37 votes
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  3. TABLE: Allow Asset Comparison table to be transposed

    In the paper industry, there are fewer assets at a site, but those assets tend to have many attributes (e.g., there may only be 3 paper machines, but each has 100 attributes of interest). It would be helpful if the Asset Comparison table in PI Vision could be transposed so that asset names were Column headings and attribute names were rows.
    For example, instead  of a table with 5 rows and 100 columns (that can't be seen all at once on one display page), it would be better to have four columns of assets names with 100 rows of values,…

    37 votes
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  4. Event Gantt Symbol

    Create a gantt chart symbol that is able to visualize events (event frames) on a process display.

    35 votes
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  5. Trend: Ability to multistate trace pen color

    As a PI Vision user, I want to be able to configure a trend's trace color to be conditional based on the trace value. Each section of the trace should be colored appropriately based on its value at that time. See attached image for example.

    33 votes
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  6. Add "Sequence of Events" Symbol Type

    Add a table symbol which consists of the following 3 columns:

    Tag Name
    Tag Value
    Tag Timestamp (default sort on this column, ascending order)

    This table would consist of a set of tags over a specified time range.

    The purpose of this "Sequence of Events" table is for users to analyze the root cause and order of events that took place for a set of equipment. Typically your symbols in PI Vision and the way Datalink works is that each tag is separated into a separate column or row. The key feature here is to merge the tags into one…

    31 votes
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  7. Aspect Ratio

    When adding an image I don't see any option to maintain the original images aspect ratio.

    31 votes
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  8. Trend: Scatter plot - Switch off connecting lines

    In trends give the user the option of disabling the connecting lines so that markers representing only the archived or calculated values are shown as a scatter plot.

    31 votes
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  9. Asset Comparison Table: Label options for attribute columns

    The asset comparison table should allow control of what is shown as the column name. It would be helpful to be able to add custom friendly names to columns in asset comparison tables, or to use attribute description.

    31 votes
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  10. Request for Radar Plots

    A radar chart is a graphical method of displaying multivariate data in the form of a two-dimensional chart of three or more quantitative variables represented on axes starting from the same point. The relative position and angle of the axes is typically uninformative.

    30 votes
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  11. Position of trend cursor should update other symbols in the display

    When scrolling a trend cursor, all other symbols in the screen (e.g. gauges) should display the value corresponding to the cursor's timestamp.
    This will enable better and simpler analysis of data directly in the screen.
    In the screenshot attached, one is trending "Engine's RPM" and one would like to see the gages update (Transmission, pedal position, etc) according to where in the trend the cursor is placed.

    Requested by large mining company

    29 votes
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  12. Multistate Symbol Bulk Editing

    Be able to bulk edit multistate symbols on a display by multi-selecting the symbols and editing the state's limit values in bulk.

    28 votes
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  13. Map Symbol

    Map symbol that shows assets and data on a map based on GPS location.

    Ability to detect movement using location coordinates (latitude/longitude) attributes / compare trips by path taken using a map symbol.

    27 votes
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  14. Trend: Logarithmic Scale

    in some of our processes, we have pressure close to vacuum. in this case we need a logarithmic scale. until now, it's not possible to configure PI Vision trends with a logarithmic scale.

    26 votes
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  15. Trend Legend Options

    It would be useful if the trend legend could be moved to below the trend as a table.

    This would have the following benefit:
    1) The size of the trend is not impacted by the length of the tags/attributes.
    2) You could have richer information in the table (current value, min, max, ....)
    3) The same table could be used for trace configuration

    To be honest I would provide the ability to have both the table below and the legend to the right. The user then has the option of showing/hiding the one they don't want.

    26 votes
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  16. Ungroup collections

    Currently, Collection symbols cannot be ungrouped. It is possible to modify the collection criteria in order to decide what symbols and attributes to include. But there is no way to revert from a collection and re-use the symbols separately.
    The current workaround is to "Modify Collection" -> Copy the content of the collection -> Exit the collection -> Paste the content
    It should be natively possible to Ungroup collections as easily as it is to create one.

    24 votes
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  17. FFT Trend

    Please provide a FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) frequency analysis trend. Best case scenario would be to right click (or otherwise select) a trend trace and convert back and forth between FFT and linear trends. It is indispensable for troubleshooting and determining frequency relationships and anomalies.

    24 votes
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  18. Allow rotating and scaling groups of symbols

    Allow rotating groups of symbols! Once you've grouped symbols, I'd like to be able to rotate them as a group and to scale or enlarge them as a group as well, similar to how you can rotate and scale grouped drawing objects in Microsoft Office.

    22 votes
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  19. ability to wrap string value pi points

    wrap string value pi points

    22 votes
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  20. Stacked area trends

    I would like to have the possibility to use most of the plot types present in Excel in Coresight.
    One of the most useful for me would be stacked area trends.

    We use it really often at corporative level to show, for example, plants contribution to the total production of the company.

    22 votes
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