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  1. 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.

    8 votes

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  2. 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.

    9 votes

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  3. 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…

    2 votes

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  4. 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)

    4 votes

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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    8 votes

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  7. Identity Info for the current user

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

    2 votes

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  8. 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.

    34 votes

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  9. 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.)

    17 votes

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  10. 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.

    2 votes

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  11. 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.

    11 votes

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  12. Recycle Bin for Displays

    Recycle Bin to restore mistakenly deleted displays.

    24 votes

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  13. 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.

    1 vote

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  14. 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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  15. Change Login as a different admin user

    As a System Administrator I want to log in to the PI Coresight Administration site using different credentials than are currently logged into the computer so that I don't have to change IE settings, close the browser, restart the browser and log in.

    Provide a mechanism to log out of the admin site and log in as a different authorized user.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 97812.

    8 votes

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  16. Allow the import folder to be changed without re-importing displays

    Allow administrators to update the Folder attribute to an import folder.

    Customer Issue: If the name of a file server is changed or the path to a share is modified, then the import folder must be re-added through import folder management and the displays must be re-imported.

    Workaround: If the name of the fileserver is changed, a DNS alias can be used to point to the new location.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 117010.

    13 votes

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  17. Set the order of the root import folders when more than one root folder is defined

    Customer Issue: Import folders are listed in the order they are added which makes it difficult to sort them if more folders need to be included later.

    Enhancement Request: Allow administrators to set the import folder order.

    Workaround: If possible, include the import folders under the same root folder subfolders of an import directory are displayed in alphabetical order. Another method is to add the import fodlers in the order you want the import folders to be listed in the Home page.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 117008.

    5 votes

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