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  1. Use the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable

    The PI Vision install kit currently includes the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015, 2017, and 2019. There is a version available that combines these versions (https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads). Please include this version with the PI Vision install kit instead. This should make the PI Vision install kit a bit smaller and shrink the list of included programs.

    Of course, if the dependence on the 2015 and/or the 2017 version is eliminated, then it would be better to not implement this suggestion.

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    0 comments  ·  Installation & Upgrading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Training videos gone.

    Just a question? What happened to the training videos? I just started using this PI Vision yesterday as I was looking forward to learning via the videos. I am alone in extreme remote solar. : (

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    1 comment  ·  Help / Documentation / Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The Training Videos are available in PI Vision by clicking the “?” in the top right of the PI Vision application and selecting “Training Videos”. This will direct you to the PI Vision YouTube playlist.

  3. PI Vision install kit should prompt to set app pools users

    The PI Vision install kit should allow the user running the installation to set the users that the application pools (PIVisionAdminAppPool, PIVisionServiceAppPool, PIVisionUtilityAppPool) run as.

    Particularly when upgrading to PI Vision 2019, a new app pool is created but by default it will run as Network Service, which may not be the desired account or the same account that the other app pools are running as.

    2 votes

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  4. Enhancements of Events Tables

    To be able to:
    - change the color of the Acknowledge button
    - hide the event name column
    - change the order of the columns
    - add any event frame attributes as columns

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    1 comment  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    PI Vision 2021 introduces the Events Table enhancements for hiding the event name column, changing the order of columns, and adding event attributes as columns.

    See an overview of new PI Vision 2021 capabilities on our YouTube learning channel: https://youtu.be/LomuqXKEH7w

    For additional information on PI Vision 2021, please see the release announcement here:
    https://customers.osisoft.com/s/knowledgearticle?knowledgeArticleUrl=000037703

  5. PI Vision Edge Chromium browser compatibility

    As we're going to use Chromium browser as enterprise standard, it would be great if Chromium was officially compatible with PI Vision (case number 00643921).

    2 votes

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    2 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    PI Vision 2019 Patch 1 was tested with and is officially compatible with the new version of Microsoft Edge that is based on Chromium. For additional information on supported browsers please refer to the PI Vision Release Notes.

  6. Change Column width in tables - PI Vision

    Adjust column widths in table

    2 votes

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  7. Ability to schedule emails of Vision displays - End of shift reports and such

    Ability to print and email displays as they appear on the screen along with a report scheduler to trigger scheduled report via email to users.
    Basically a replacement for the ePub functionality for Process book.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is possible with the use of notifications and the ability to have PI Vision screenshots in the notifications email. You can configure your notification based on your shifts and have a scheduled email with a PI Vision display screenshot.

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    1 comment  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As John suggested, you can configure the value symbol to not show the value (URI) but still act like a link.

    If this does not meet your original request, please provide additional details.

  9. Add the value description when selecting a certain point on a graph and not just have a color coordinated box around the value

    Display item description next to value when selecting a certain time on a graph. Even though the box around the value is color coordinated with the item description, it is difficult to distinguish some colors

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  10. 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.

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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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Option to hide thousands separator for numerical values

    Coresight currently displays integers (e.g. "12345") with a thousands separator by default ("12,345"). Can it be an option to hide the thousands separator?

    2 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Look & Feel / Styling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Make popup trend show value and traits on the same scale

    If I double-click on a multistate symbol, I get an ad-hoc display showing the value and all it's thresholds. This is great except that the trend is multi-scale, which makes the threshold lines useless. If an ad-hoc trend is showing a values and its limits, they should all share the same scale (and possibly be differentiated by line-style or colour intensity instead of colour hue)

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    0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can apply an EF time range to your PI Vision display that includes trends of EF attributes and any other data items (such as tags).

    If this does not meet your original request, please provide additional details into your use case so we can update the status.

  16. Image files over a certain size (3+ mb) will not load. Coresight should produce an appropriate error message if this limitation is expected

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Insert image file greater than 3mb. Example "FP05a" attached
    2. Produce attached screenshot, "no error msg"

    Desired outcome:
    1. Error message that reads, "Please insert an image up to [xx] in size.

    2 votes

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  17. What's New Experience

    As a user, I would like to periodically see a list of new features when new versions are deployed SO THAT I can start taking advantage of the new features.

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    0 comments  ·  Help / Documentation / Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    When opening the Help from the PI Vision application (in the top right corner), you will be navigated to the PI Vision User Guide which contains a “What’s New in PI Vision [version]” highlighting the new features in that version.

  18. The ability to plot individual sparklines from a table

    Currently if you try to plot a sparkline from a large table you get all the lines not the one you have selected.

    It would be more convenient if:
    Users can select certain row(s) in the table and pop out an ad hoc trend for those data items only;
    Or enable users to hide / show traces in the ad-hoc trend.

    2 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Ad Hoc Analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Single-clicking on a sparkline in a table will open a popup trend containing only the data item in that row of the table. Double-clicking in another column of the table will also bring up a popup trend for that row’s data item.

    In the popup trend (and for trends on displays), traces can be hidden by right-clicking and choosing Hide Trace.

    In PI Vision 2019, traces can be hidden and shown with a single-click in both the popup trend and in the new ad hoc workspace using the checkbox contained in the table that is present in both of these areas.

  19. URL paramters

    I wish I can use URL parameters(kiosk mode, hidetoolbars etc) across all coresight displays and not just on Ad-hoc display.

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    1 comment  ·  Integration / URL Parameters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    URL parameters like Kiosk mode, HideToolBar, HideTimeBar, etc., work across all PI Coresight displays; displays created with the editor, Ad-hoc displays, and imported PB Displays.

  20. 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.

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