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  1. View users connected to PI Vision

    PI Vision administrators should be able to see who is actively connected to PI Vision, similar to the way Network Manager Statistics in SMT shows all active connections to the PI Data Archive.

    84 votes
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  2. Create digital state set tables in Vision

    Ability to create digital state tables (table exposing digital states for a set) that lists all available statuses for a set. This would help users who do not have access to SMT know the correct names for each state set and the available states.

    5 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. Set Default Displays for all users

    Being able to set default Displays for all Users. When posting PB graphic into Vision it would be helpful to be able to set the graphics that are most useful for all users. Instead of them having to Favorite them.

    4 votes
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  5. New access level to restrict display sharing

    We need a new access level with below privileges:
    - Read shared displays
    - Create & save displays
    - No access to share displays with others
    Most users in Vision like to explore and save their displays. Only access level for that is Publisher. However that also means all publishers can share their displays with the World.
    We need a new access level which allows users to explore and save their own displays, but ensures only approved displays are shared with everyone.

    20 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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…

    1 vote
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  8. Announcements on the PI Vision start page

    As a PI administrator I want to be able to make announcements to the users on the PI Vision start page from time to time.

    Examples of announcements is planned upgrade dates and times, information about new features, problems with data capture from interfaces, etc.

    A suitable place for these announcements could be the lower left corner of the start page.

    25 votes
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  9. 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.

    4 votes
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  10. Monitor PI Vision Health

    As an administrator of PI Vision, I would like built in capabilities to automate monitoring the health of my PI Vision server similar to the  capcabilities of the UniInt Health Points from PI Interfaces.

    17 votes
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  11. Allow configuration of data update rate on a per display basis

    As a display creator or PI Vision administrator, I would like to be able to set the tag and/or Event Frame update rate on a display-by-display basis.

    45 votes
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  12. Recycle Bin for Displays

    Recycle Bin to restore mistakenly deleted displays.

    16 votes
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  13. Change Time Range Defaults

    Add custom time range defaults. Shifts at my organization are 12 hours, I would like to allow my users to be able to select 12 hours without having to type in the timestamps manually.  (As opposed to or in addition to 1h, 8h, 1d etc.)

    7 votes
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  14. Have the ability to set Preferences / Default configuration options

    Like in PI ProcessBook you could use the Preferences section to set the default configuration options, you need a way to set it in PI Coresight.

    Maybe that could be part of the Administration page. There is a need to have the ability to set the default Trend symbol trace colors, default coloring of other symbols, default time bar time ranges (we should have the ability to define what choices we want to see as a company in the time bar selector), etc.

    36 votes
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  15. Add math and formulas into Vision

    Is there a way to add math or formulas into Vision?

    4 votes
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  16. 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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  17. View Display Usage

    Administrators would like to have a way to know how often a display is used on a display management page.

    144 votes
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  18. Administration

    I would like to be able to monitor the current number of users using PI Coresight (and from what device--mobile or desktop) and have historical concurrent-user-counts reports/trends.

    5 votes
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  19. Bulk Display Management

    Enhance the Display Management section of the administration page to support bulk and multi-select operations to reassign, delete, "make public" and "make private" displays for any display in the system.

    As a PI Coresight administrator, I want to be able to efficiently reassign, make private or delete my site's Coresight displays.

    Workaround: The Home page can be used to administer a single display at a time.

    69 votes
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  20. Store index files somewhere other than the program data folder

    As a PI system administrator I want to specify where search index files are stored or make sure that the index files are not consuming space on an OS drive , so that I can manage/optimize the disk usage on my server machine.

    Solution: Either the location of the index files are specified at installation time or the storage mechanism for the index files doesn't involve the OS drive at all.

    Workaround: Update to PI Web API 2015 R2 which allows you to specify the location of the index files.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 113345.

    10 votes
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