How can we improve PI Vision?

Print a display as a report

Be able to print a display to be used as a 'report'. Include printing / saving as a .pdf. Consider an option to print the colors so it looks good on white paper.

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  • volljm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm tired of the printer marketing spam on this thread . . . rescinding my vote . . .

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice if we could export the Pi Vision display as a PDF file. Something like a Screenshot of the display.

  • Moshe S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is definitely an important feature for every Pharmaceutical company. I believe it is important to have also the option of embedding the following information in the printouts created (read-only fields which cannot be modified by the end user), possibly in the header or the footer:
    1. "Current User ID or Full Name" of the person who is printing the report.
    2. Current date & time (when the report is being printed)
    3. Page X of N pages

  • Karin_McVicar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The requirement to be able to print or save the report has been stated for a long time. As stated below: it is a must for any regulated industry.

  • SUDHAKAR_EMERSON commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This will be a great idea and a must to implement in the next release.
    Potentially this feature will save time in creating manual reports.

  • jasongogal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES! Vision has the potential to replace many static reports that are common in industry!!!!

  • Rene_Dietzel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A standard printing/pdf functionality is a "must have" for regulated industries. Printing via browser is no option and is not acceptable from our point of view.

  • Nate Anderson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to pre-define some key print fields for a particular screen would make this feature more suitable to reporting solutions.

    Predefined print margins, page orientation, background color, header/footer, pagination.

    Headers/footers I think ideally should have the ability to embed some parameters like
    page x
    page x of y
    Print date time
    For screens that have an EF time range applied
    EF name
    EF start time
    EF end time

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A ausência da opção de impressão faz muita falta.

    Falta a opção para salvar dados em arquivo csv ou txt.

    O fundo preto é muito ruim.

  • ElizabethSpiteri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    An example of when printing is necessary is when we are qualifying a piece of equipment. QA needs a trend showing that what we said happened actually happened (temp/press maintained, etc). This can not be done via Excel, as that data can be manipulated when imported. We need a qualified way to print trends.

    Another example would be when creating reports and trends on batch data need to be included. Yes, 'print screen' will work. But it looks hinky. And if it's an official report for filing, it needs to look good and come from a qualified system.

  • fburrows commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Printing a web page from the web browser you're using seems pretty basic, why wouldn't the average Coresight user want it.

  • UnsUwe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello, as wpurrer already commented we also need a print function for PI Corsight using IE11. IE11 is per default our browser to visualize ad hoc trends, reports a.s.o. It is not acceptable that there is no basic functionality to print. Snipping tool or comparables could not be the solution.
    Regards, Uwe Hautmann, Schott AG

  • wpurrer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello, we would definitely need such a printing function for PI coresight. We have some reports that we want to build in PI coresight so that they are interactive. At the moment, there is absolutely no possibility to print a sheet in an acceptable way...
    Best regards, Krechl Stefanie, Lenzing AG

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