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  1. Offline Display Management: Allow PI Vision displays to be imported and exported

    There is a need to be able to export and import PI Vision displays so that displays can be managed offline. This would allow transferring displays between systems that are not connected, taking backups of displays, versioning displays, sharing displays with customers, vendors, and third-parties, etc.

    417 votes

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  2. Display Versioning

    Need to have ability to version PI Vision displays
    Need to be able to revert back to earlier versions of a PI Vision display. 

    99 votes

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  3. Display Slideshow

    Functionality so choose multiple Coresight displays and have Coresight automatically show the displays rotating from one to another in a slide show type fashion.

    This is typically for showing displays in 'public areas' such as a big screen in the company cafeteria.

    92 votes

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  4. Tool to list all PI Tags and AF Attributes mapped to any display

    Right now I get errors in Event Viewer on my Vision server saying "Server is not available".  The server it mentions is our Dev server, which means somehow a tag or attribute got to Prod without being converted.  But the error doesn't tell me the tag or the display.  So I have no way of troubleshooting this without individually checking each and every display or spending all my time digging through the SQL to figure out where all the config information is hidden.

    The other use case is: if as a PI admin I want to change the name of…

    71 votes

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  5. Easily choose between AF attribute name and actual PI tag name

    When creating a display using attributes (i.e. - Agitator Speed), I would like to be able to easily toggle between the name and the actual tag ID. I have access to PI System Explorer, so I can go and find it, but my end users do not and in some instances would like to display the actual tag and not the attribute name.

    51 votes

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  6. Multistate shape's line/border color

    Please can we have the fill and the line (border) colour able to be multistated for the square/circle/pentagon shapes? Currently only fill colour can be is available to multistate.

    33 votes

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  7. Migrating Folder Structure Between PI Vision Environments with the PI Vision Display Utility

    As of right now, there is no easy way to copy the folder structure. It would either have to be recreated manually or the entire database restored via a backup.

    If the PI Vision Display Utility could also migrate the folder structure it would be a big help for users and administrators.

    27 votes

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  8. PI Vision Trend: Option to Display Full AF Attribute Path in Trend Legend

    Currently in a PI Vision Trend you can only see the full Attribute Path by hovering over the attribute name in the legend. If the attributes have differently named parent elements, then the legend will show the Parent Element and attribute name only, it will not show the parent element's parent element or more than that. If the parent elements are named the same, then the PI Vision trend will only show the Attribute name. For example, in the attached image there is a trend with 2 attributes named "Attribute", the first one has the following path: "\AARVM1\854090\Parent1\Child 1.1\Child 1.1.1|Attribute",…

    26 votes

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  9. Display Utility options for duplicate displays

    I would like the PI Vision Display Utility to give me a warning and options if I try to move displays to a target database that has existing displays with the same names. This would avoid unintentionally creating duplicate displays with the same name.

    It might also be useful if the tool gave me options in this case such as:
    1) Acknowledge the warning and create the duplicate displays
    2) Rename the new displays before adding them to the target database so  that they are no longer duplicate names
    3) Overwrite the existing target database's displays with the new displays…

    19 votes

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  10. Copy tag name from PI-Vision display

    Adding the option to copy the tag name of the selected item in a PI-Vision display to the Windows clipboard, so that that tag can easily be used in another application.

    16 votes

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  11. Check if source PI Data Archive/AF Server is a stored server reference in display utility

    When changing AF or PI Data Archive server names using PI Vision display utility, check if the source entries for the servers are stored server references for the displays. In case, I don't specify the correct source server name (FQDN vs hostname) or have misspelled or made a typo, it is clear that the Display Utility will not make changes to the displays.

    10 votes

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  12. Create Multi-State limits based on tags.

    On Multi-state limits, we could insert tags/attributes instead a static value. For example, a tank level:
    TAG Tank Level: 333-001-233.PV
    Limit Tag for 90%: TanksChemicals.LIM.HH
    Limit Tag for 80%: TanksChemicals.LIM.HL
    Limit Tag for 30%: TanksChemicals.LIM.LH
    Limit Tag for 15%: TanksChemicals.LIM.LL

    And if I have 30 tanks with the same limits on multi-state, I can change the LL limit from 15% to 10% for every one once.

    8 votes

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  13. PI Vision Display Utility: Copy displays between PI Vision databases on the same machine

    The 2019 PI Vision Display Utility was changed so that displays from a PI Vision Server cannot be copied over to a different database on the same PI Vision Server. We keep a backup of the PI Vision SQL database on the same machine as PI Vision in case we need to restore a display from the database backup.

    To support this, we would like the ability to copy displays between different PI Vision databases on the same machine.

    7 votes

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  14. Grid clearance settings

    PI Vision 2020 Grid display settings is very helpful. Please prepare option to define the grid clearance by user. Some display panel of PLC have this functionality so want to define the grid clearance by myself also in PI Vision.

    6 votes

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  15. Display time difference between trend cursors

    Want to know the time difference between trend cursors. Some display panel of PLC have this functionality so want to display the time span also in PI Vision.

    6 votes

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  16. Allow editing of Vision display start time and end time together..

    It would be great if Vision display start time and end time could be configured together. Whenever I change start/end time of a trend, PI Vision immediately requests for data from PIDA even though I haven't finished entering the start/end times.

    For example I have a trend with last 8 hours of data. Then I want to check data back in January 2010. When I enter 1-Jan-2010 into the start time field and click on end time field to set the end time of the trend to 1-feb-2010, PIVision already fires a query to PI Data Archive before I have…

    6 votes

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  17. Export PI Vision displays with the Vision full-path folder name that they belong to to a CSV file.

    As right now, there is a KB introduce how to list all the PI Vision display with it's Display Owner and Shared Identity
    and how to list PI Vision displays with the Vision folder name that they belong to using SQL.
    But the SQL could not get the folders full path(ParentFolder and ChillFolder), neither the path of Processbook displays shared in PI Vision.
    If there is a function that could list PI Vision displays
    information(Name, Owner, Sharing with, full-path folder) it would be a big help for users and administration.

    5 votes

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  18. Add "Autorange" to graph scaling, just like in ProcessBook

    I need to be able to set the upper bound of my PI Vision graph range to the largest value on the graph, all while being able to set the lower bound to zero.

    5 votes

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  19. Manage PI Vision Displays and Folders inside of PI System Explorer

    It would be helpful to be able to manage PI Vision Displays and Folders with the PI System Explorer application.

    5 votes

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  20. Mass copy PI Vision displays between folders

    It would be helpful to mass copy PI Vision displays between folders for different projects. Otherwise, we have to copy one display at a time.
    Obviously, the tags will need reconnected for the copied displays but the value of copy/paste with the display structure will save a lot of time.

    5 votes

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