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  1. "Rubber band" object expansion

    I would like the bar graph, trend graph, and table to have sort of a "rubber band" expand mode. As I expand the object, text labels expand in size proportionally as well as the main element.

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  2. [!] speech bubble in the header should have a tooltip

    This is minor, but the [!] speech bubble in the header should have a tooltip when you hover over it. I wasn't sure what it was before I clicked on it.

    1 vote
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  3. Coresight SQL database collation handling

    Coresight SQL database explicitly specifies SQLLatin1GeneralCP1CI_AS collation for some of the string columns. The system collation should be used instead.

    3 votes
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  4. Provide a 'Description' textbox for Display Settings.

    Dear Devs. Currently, we have a few options for Displays; Display Name, Keywords, Display Owner and 'Share With'.

    I'd like to propose an additional setting in the form of a large text field for 'Description' say, 500 or 1000 characters.

    This would allow Display authors to include meta-data for their displays. Things like a description of what the purpose of the display. Who the intended author is. Who the Business owner of the display should be etc etc. Just a place where authors can add extra detail that may be required.

    Right now I have to do this in an…

    5 votes
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  5. Expose PI data to non PI users

    Have a better way to expose PI data to non PI users because they are not familiar with where or how the data is stored in terms of querying or the structures.

    2 votes
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  6. Find data and events when an asset was running

    For assets that aren't always running, it can be hard to find events (EFs) that have happened back in history.

    Provide a way to more easily find these events and/or only show data on trends while the asset was running. (hide time periods).

    2 votes
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  7. Exception / Notification based monitoring

    Be able to monitor many assets at a time without having to have humans visually watch each one constantly.

    Drive the monitoring on an exception basis via notifications. When an issue happens or is about to happen, notify the appropriate people and take them to the right place (display) to analyze the situation and make a decision.

    3 votes
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  8. Search by Keywords

    Dear Devs.
    At the moment the use of keywords is limited to the 'Filter by Keywords' balloon menu where more common keywords appear larger.

    it would be helpful if you could perform a search on keywords. This would make keywords valuable as users could search (not just by display name) but by a keyword which would narrow the keywords balloon menu. This may be valuable when the system becomes inundated with many keywords.

    Cheers.

    3 votes
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  9. Add more tags to one trend for PDI files in Coresignt

    "Add more tags to one trend for PDI files in Coresignt"

    I am interested when i see one .pdi display in Coresight to put in context the tags evolution. Now i can see only one , the selected tag.
    For this reason to make the process easier it is better to can select lat say 10 tags jut by click and open in an trend directly from
    .pdi file.
    In Process book this is possible by VB macro.

    4 votes
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  10. PI AF Nested Parent/Child Asset Search

    We noticed that if we created in PI AF a parent template with a nested a child template, and subsequently instantiated the nested parent/child template in a PI AF hierarchy, PI Coresight would only recognize the instantiated parent asset in a related asset search. For example, in PI AF we are creating a parent template for a reactor and are looking to nest a child template for a weigh scale that only applies to a subset of all reactors. We want PI Coresight to return in a related asset search all reactors and the weigh scale where applicable.

    6 votes
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  11. Do not preserve old values in Gauges or values

    I designed a display. I wanted all of the parameters shown to be from a different set of assets. (URL parameters didn't work because they were in an AF hierarchy nd not a flat structure). I draged the numbers onto the guages and values and viola, the values reflected the new, dragged on value. The issue is that when you clisk on the value and view the history, it still shows the original value and there is no way to get rid of the original. Would be best if the oroginal disappeared, but secondarily, make it possible to delete the…

    1 vote
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  12. URL parameters for displays with parent and children attributes

    When I use a URL parameter to change the parent, all of the children attributes on that display also change. I have a handful of element structures that are all the same. I want to make one dashboard and then use A URL parameter to reference the other parents that will automatically update all the other data with children of the newly selected parent.

    2 votes
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  13. Fill Color Same as Background Color

    Fill Color the same as the background color

    3 votes
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  14. Allow size change of Trend Column in table

    Dear developers,
    in a table the column containing the small trend/preview cannot be resized (made wider). It would be very beneficial if the size of this column could be also changed.

    3 votes
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  15. Allow Filtering Linked Elements or Elements With Duplicate Names

    1) Ignore linked elements (this seems the most direct but there would probably be a use-case where this would cause a problem)
    2) Allow blocking or “ignore” of selected paths to prevent the search from finding elements not wanted in the results
    3) Maybe a variant of #2 – provide a “preferred path”
    4) display switch(s): “Unique only”, “Ignore Linked” or something like that.

    A similar issue occurs when elements are given duplicate names (ie: Factory 1 and 2 both have a Unit 1 and 2). CS will find 2 Unit1 but it’s not immediately obvious which factory it belongs…

    7 votes
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  16. URL Parameter

    Include URL parameter to control AF search path within Coresight. Useful for when sending an email that then allows a user to drag and drop attributes into Coresight.

    4 votes
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  17. Plant Operations TreeView Navigation

    16 or so years ago Marty Williams at Coors came up with the idea to create a hierarchy to reference the file location of related PI ProcessBook Displays. The system originally as per the presentation used MS SQL to hold the paths of the PI ProcessBook Displays. This was similar to PIW displays but leaner. I rewrote the program to use the Module database to hold PB file references. The Treeview uses an S88 hierarchy to outline the whole brewing process and maps all implemented production PI ProcessBooks available for Brewing Operations staff. This one PDI file is still in…

    5 votes
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  18. Show/Hide ProcessBook import folders

    Add the ability to show or hide a ProcessBook import folder on the Coresight homepage based on AF Identity permissions.

    7 votes
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  19. Control keyword setting for public displays

    Dear developers,

    in public displays it is possible that anyone can delete keywords which have been stored for a Display. This is not good since then users can change something without the permission of the owner of the display.

    What I did: I changed the keyword for a public display from which I am not the owner, i.e. I delete the only keyword defined and click on save.
    When I check the keywords for the public display I see that the deletion was successful and no keyword is defined.

    I can understand that it should be possible for other users…

    1 vote
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  20. Show hourglass when changing the timeframe

    Show hourglass when changing the timeframe...when going from 1 Day to 1 Week or Month takes a delay in the background to retrieve and present the data and end-users start repeatedly clicking the timeframe selection.

    4 votes
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