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  1. Allow combining processbook and native PI Vision folders

    Allow combining ProcessBook folders and native Processbook folders (i.e procbook displays and native pi vision displays will reside in one folder); allow building hierarchies using both types of folders at the same time

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is supported in PI Vision 2017 R2. Native PI Vision displays can be created in the same folder containing ProcessBook displays. Because the ProcessBook display folder structure is created and managed based on the Windows file system, ProcessBook displays cannot be moved within the PI Vision app, but PI Vision displays can be moved to ProcessBook folders from within the app.

  2. AF URL attribute object in PI Vision

    PI Vision should have a object that gives functionality to open URL´s from AF attributes.
    It is possibel to use URL´s in AF attributes, it is even possible to open them from system explorer.
    PI Vision should recon that it is a URL when you drag it into the design pane and automatically create a text object with the URL.

    92 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Integration / URL Parameters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Importing PI Data Into A Spreadsheet

    Can I get the PI data and import it into a spreadsheet? Who can I call for assistance with PI?

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Integration / URL Parameters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Victor Zhang responded

    As John commented, this functionality is already available in PI Vision. Please contact OSIsoft Tech Support if you need any further help. Thanks for your feedback!

  4. scroll to zoom in/out of display or set zoom %

    scroll to zoom in to a display instead of clicking + or -, or select zoom percentage

    5 votes
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    3 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Fit All action should also be able to zoom in

    The current version does not zoom in on the Fit-All action, only zoom out. So it only scales down, but not up. The Fit All feature in PI ProcessBook is doing both zoom in and out.

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Look & Feel / Styling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    In PI Vision 2017 R2, the ‘Fit All’ behavior on displays was updated to enable zooming a display to fit the window.

  6. Dynamic Collection Criteria Search Root

    I would like to be able to dynamically change my collection criteria search root, based on the drop-down asset, so that the collection is element relative. This way, I don't have to create multiple collection displays.

    39 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1 comment  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    Copying PI Vision symbols from one display to another is supported for displays on the same PI Vision server.

  8. Trend: Shared dynamic scales

    For the Trend object I would like to select specific traces to share the same dynamic scale (range of plotted values) while other traces use independent scales. 

    Example:
    Depth - Independent scale
    Casing psi - share dynamic scale w/ Tubing psi
    Tubing psi - share dynamic scale w/ Casing psi
    Flow In Rate - share dynamic scale w/ Flow Out Rate
    Flow Out Rate - share dynamic scale w/ Flow In Rate
    Alarm Indicator - Independent scale

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Victor Zhang responded

    This is achievable in PI Vision 2016 or later. When the ‘database’ option is selected for a trace’s scale range, if the attribute has Min and Max traits, the traits will automatically be used to define the scale of the trace. The traits can be dynamic. So if 2 traces are to share the same dynamic scale, simply reference their traits to one another. This feature requires PI (AF) Server 2016 or later.

  9. Synced Asset drop-down menu with the display asset context

    Customer would like the Asset drop-down menu stay synchronized with the display Asset context.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  AF Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision 2017 R2 release included improvements to maintain synchronization between the asset dropdown menu and the display asset context.

  10. Hide timebar passing through hyperlinks

    We may want to hide the timebar for certain displays, but maintain it for others.  Currently, it seems like all hyperlinks pull in the URL modifiers from the source location.  So if I want, for example, a timebar on my second-level displays, I need to have it on my first-level displays.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The ability to control whether URL parameters like hidetimebar are passed in a display link was implemented in the PI Vision 2017 R2 release.

  11. Export display to CSV file

    Ability to export data from the screen to CSV file.
    It's important to generate the file in CSV format rather than XML for multiple reasons:
    1. It is what the engineers expect
    2. It opens in Excel by default (the XML file opens great in Excel, but the default program is the web browser)
    3. It is supported by other engineering applications

    We'd like to see some enhancements for the format of the data in the exported data file.
    The first "Display" tab is fine in the current version (it compares interpolated data for multiple data sources at specific time…

    26 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. remove element relative from pi vision screens

    Is there any option from admin to disable the element relative display from PI Vision screens?
    We are facing issues even when we don’t change it or touch it. Sometimes it is changing automatically and without touching or selecting another element.
    We are building PI Vision screens that contains several elements like Boiler 1,2,3,4,… that are using element templates and we need to show different boilers in the same trend and page. it is changing automatically the Asset Boilers and we have to remap them in our displays and again it will change automatically for some reason.
    Is there any…

    1 vote
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    3 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has completed work to allow the configuration of related assets for displays in PI Vision 2017 R2, including the ability to disable the related assets selector on a display. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 R2 to take advantage of this and other new features. You can read about what’s new in PI Vision 2017 R2 in the release announcement: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01278

  13. Value multistate in asset comparison table

    Add the ability to add multistate to asset comparison table. This should utilize the limits attributes defined in system explorer similar to radial gauges and bar symbols. It could be the back ground or the value that multistates. This would be a great method to provide a dashboard of a large number of process values and quickly identify which values are out of a desired range.

    6 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. the ability to plot multiple x-axis variables vs. multiple y-axis variables

    The ability to add more than two data points to an XY Plot (e.g. create a pump curve)

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Look & Feel / Styling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Not equal option in Event Name

    I would like to have a not equal Event Name option in Event Frame search  in  PI Vision. Currently, we using  event  frame attribute value in the search but we also like to  use not equal to a event name with  wildcards as well.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Events (EF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Victor Zhang responded

    This feature is already implemented. Please check it out and let us know what you think!

    Thanks,
    Victor Zhang
    OSIsoft | Technical Product Manager

  16. Allow display sharing to any AF identity for Administrators

    Currently limited to AF identities that my useraccount is explicitly part of. However, any Coresight admin should be allowed to share displays to any AF identity.

    Now as an Admin, i need to reassign display ownership to a specific person in a group (AF identity) and ask them to share the display. Not ideal for central authoring of displays.

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    In PI Vision 2017 R2, the PI Vision home page was updated to allow administrators to share a display with any identity.

  17. Allow uploading images larger than 2 megabytes

    Right now, users can only upload images up to 2 megabytes in size; while I realize that there are reasons for this, it'd be great to be able to configure that size cap through a web.config file setting, for example.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Multistate Text Blink Functionality

    When multistate blink is configured for text, the text itself does not blink alone.  A box is generated to appear behind the text and blinks along with it.  Can there be an option to only have the text blink?

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Victor Zhang responded

    When configuring multi-state, there is an option to set the background color to be transparent. Please check it out and let us know what you think!

    Thanks,
    Victor Zhang
    OSIsoft | Technical Product Manager

  19. CTP feature XY Plot and Eventstable documentaion

    In PI Vision 2017 documentation, CTP feature xy plot and eventstable can be unlocked via following command:
    AFDiag /FeatureFlag=

    However, this command only works upto.... more recent AF Server versionss. There is a need to know for PI Administrators which AF Server version is required to use XY Plot and EventsTable from PI Vision 2017+.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Help / Documentation / Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Victor Zhang responded

    The requirement of AF Server version was added to the admin guide. Besides, the symbols are no longer in CTP; they are now officially supported.

  20. Configure asset dropdown AF hierarchy root

    As a PI Vision display author, I want to configure an AF hierarchy root for the asset drop-down menu on my display so that my end users only see assets in the menu from the part of the AF hierarchy that I choose.

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  AF Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has completed work to allow the configuration of related assets for displays in PI Vision 2017 R2 including the ability to specify an AF hierarchy root. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 R2 to take advantage of this and other key new features. You can read about what’s new in PI Vision 2017 R2 in the release announcement: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01278

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