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  1. Hide system and intermediate attributes in Search Results

    Provide the ability, in PI Coresight, to hide particular classifications of AF attributes that are not desired to be returned in search results. These attributes could either be system attributes (as designated by AF) which do not contain meaningful data, or AF attributes that have not been configured.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 98395.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    Available using the HIDE/EXCLUDE setting in PI System Explorer.

  2. View Read-Only Access for Coresight users

    Allow a PI Coresight Admin to provide viewing (read-only) access to a subset of users. These users will not have the ability to save new displays.

    An example might be a university where they would like to give students viewing read-only access to displays available in the system.

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    Note that this request is different than a kiosk mode which does limit creation of new displays, but does not allow a user to search for data items, perform ad hoc creation of symbols, and does not enable navigation from the displays page.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 106679.

    37 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has released a new Explorer user type in PI Vision 2017. Explorer users can view and manipulate existing displays and create ad-hoc displays for investigation, but cannot save displays. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 to take advantage of this and other new features. You can read about the key new features in PI Vision 2017 in our release announcement here: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01216.

  3. Manage Security on ProcessBook Displays

    Be able to manage security (public/private/groups) on ProcessBook displays viewed in Coresight.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  ProcessBook Viewer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    PI Coresight 2016 includes a feature that allows a display owner to share a display with a specific group of users. Management of security groups is controlled by an Administrator using PI-AF identities (which can be tied to Active Directory groups). Group sharing applies to native PI Coresight displays and imported PI ProcessBook displays.

  4. Specify a domain account for the search crawler

    The default account used for the Crawler service to index the allowed service might not have the correct permissions to create the index. If this occurs, the PI Coresight Admin needs to open the Services applet and change the password and restart the service. Specifying an appropriately privileged user account during installation mitigates this problem.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 113344.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Supply a "master asset" URL parameter

    This enhancement request is to be able to supply an AF asset path as a querystring parameter in a Coresight URL to allow that asset to be applied to the symbols on the display which share that asset's template.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 62283.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Integration / URL Parameters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Kiosk Mode: Show/hide toolbar/time bar of a display using URL Parameters

    Enhancement Request: Provide the ability to show and/or hide the toolbar and/or time range when browsing to PI Coresight displays.

    Customer Issue: PI Coresight is being integrated into customer dashboards. As such, more customization of the Coresight chrome is being requested to fully utilize the space afforded PI Coresight into these dashboards. There are scenarios where the toolbar and/or time bar are not needed along with the display currently being shown in the PI Coresight area of the dashboard.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 103986.

    4 votes
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    COMPLETED  ·  1 comment  ·  Integration / URL Parameters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Specify a ProcessBook display using its name in the URL

    Description: Customers would like to be able to directly access their ProcessBook displays in PI Coresight using a format that is not based on the internal display ID of the display. There are two known use cases for this. One is the case where a display is migrated through development and QA systems prior to going to the final production system. In this case, they would like to keep the same URL (or be able to predictably generate a URL) to access the display regardless of which state it is in. Another use case is for creating button links to…

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  ProcessBook Viewer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    This feature is available starting in PI Coresight 2015. Please see details on how to format the URL string in the PI Coresight Installation and Administration Guide.

  8. Assign Displays to Groups of Users

    Be able to restrict read access of displays to a group of users.

    Provide ability to be able to create display groups in PI Coresight
    Provide ability to be able to assign displays to groups.
    Provide ability for admin to be able to remove groups, or modify displays contained within groups.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 82110.

    39 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    PI Coresight 2016 includes a feature that allows a display owner to share a display with a specific group of users. Management of security groups is controlled by an Administrator using PI-AF identities (which can be tied to Active Directory groups). Group sharing applies to native PI Coresight displays and imported PI ProcessBook displays.

  9. XY Plot

    Support an XY plot that is able to visualize data in another dimension other than time. 

    User story:  As a process engineer, I want to trend one attribute against another (like depth) SO THAT they can visualize the data in context of the other attribute rather than by time.

    Need in Coresight XY plotting abilities : mainly like in processbook + overlays of design/signature curves from AF tables. In addition overlays of differents XY curves from event frames would be great. This is really something missing to Coresight to be able to monitor pumps, compressors,…

    86 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on the XY Plot in PI Vision 2017 R2. The XY Plot is now out of CTP and has improved performance, an updated configuration experience, and new formatting options. 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

  10. Related Assets: Handle relative parent and child element attributes when swapping asset context

    Be able to handle attributes or parent or children from a swapped asset on a element relative display so that their values resolve correctly. 

    User story: As a process engineer, I want to be able to build a well display with data from the well’s child assets or parent assets (the field) and have the application swap the appropriate asset context (the well) when I swap the assets SO THAT I can leverage the hierarchical structure on AF that I have built.

    63 votes
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    13 comments  ·  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. This includes the ability to swap parent and child assets for child assets with consistent naming. 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

  11. Trend: Delete Traces

    Have a way to delete the traces on a trend. This is different than hiding a trend trace.

    4 votes
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    COMPLETED  ·  0 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Trend: Configure Trace Colors

    Be able to configure the trace colors on a trend.

    40 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A number of trend configuration enhancements will be included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. These enhancements include:
    - Set the Y scale on a per data item basis
    - Set the color, thickness, and line style for a trace line
    - Control the list order of data items in the legend
    - Set the foreground and background color for the trend

    Thank you for providing your feedback and helping us add the features you want to PI Coresight.
    The PI Coresight Development Team.

  13. Select multiple objects on a display with rubber band selection

    Use a mouse click and drag to lasso and select multiple objects on a display.

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

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on mutliple symbol selection and grouping in PI Vision 2017. In design mode, you can click and drag to select multiple symbols on a display and then group them so they can be moved and copied together. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 to take advantage of this and other new features. You can read about the key new features in PI Vision 2017 in our release announcement here: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01216.

  14. Group Symbols and Objects on a Display

    Be able to group and ungroup objects on a display, similar to PowerPoint.

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

    The PI Vision development team has completed work on mutliple symbol selection and grouping in PI Vision 2017. In design mode, you can click and drag to select multiple symbols on a display and then group them so they can be moved and copied together. Upgrade to PI Vision 2017 to take advantage of this and other new features. You can read about the key new features in PI Vision 2017 in our release announcement here: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Releases/RL01216.

  15. Align Symbols and Objects on a Display

    Be able to align multiple objects on a display for top, middle, bottom, left, middle, right. Similar to PowerPoint.

    8 votes
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  16. Symbols: Disable Timestamps on Singleton Symbols

    On singleton symbols like a gauge or value symbol, have an option to disable showing the timestamp.

    3 votes
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  17. Gauge: Support many different types of gauges

    Support several (~5-10) different types of good looking gauges within the application that have a variety of different visual treatments.

    12 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A configurable radial gauge will be included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. The gauge allows the configuration of pointer style, gauge angle, scale, multi-state, and color configuration.

    Thank you for providing your feedback and helping us add the features you want to PI Coresight.
    The PI Coresight Development Team.

  18. Create Display Folders & Manage User Access with Folders

    Have the ability to create folders for displays as a way to organize them.  Be able to add and delete displays from the folders.  Manage user access to displays (read vs read/write) by the folders.

    155 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Trend: Invert Scales

    I want to configure and invert the number scales on the y-axis of a trend so 0 is on top and 1000s are on the bottom so that I'm looking at drilling drilling depth data, the traces trend downward, just like the drill.

    3 votes
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    COMPLETED  ·  0 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Trend: Configure Multiple Scales

    I would like to set the scaling for the y-axis on the trend instead of auto scaling everywhere so that I can view my data exactly how I'm used to seeing it.

    Configure it so that it's not dependent on a data item configuration.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 73063.

    70 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A number of trend configuration enhancements are included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. These enhancements include:
    - Set the Y scale on a per data item basis
    - Set the color, thickness, and line style for a trace line
    - Control the list order of data items in the legend
    - Set the foreground and background color for the trend

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