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.
Connor Kaiser commented
Important idea. HTML formatting could use basic tune up to provide easier printing.
I have pages with many graphs (35 plus) that I would print directly and would want some smarts to the print so that graphs/data doesn't cross a page break and preferably be able to print in landscape.
This would making recording and logging plant events for corrective action reviews easier and data sharing to managers easier.
Export to PDF....
I need to be able to export directly from historian to a read only format.
To be honest, I feel like printing was an after thought? We have data, we need a good way to view and print it.
We are using IE 11 and when we print - It's a blank page. Other browsers kind of work, but we have to use IE.
Matt Voll commented
I'm tired of the printer marketing spam on this thread . . . rescinding my vote . . .
It would be nice if we could export the Pi Vision display as a PDF file. Something like a Screenshot of the display.
Moshe Sabag commented
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
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 SIVAKUMAR commented
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.
Anthony Bilcic commented
Please add this feature.
Jason Gogal commented
YES! Vision has the potential to replace many static reports that are common in industry!!!!
Rene Dietzel commented
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
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 of y
Print date time
For screens that have an EF time range applied
EF start time
EF end time
Daniel Chaves commented
Na nova versão (PI Vision 2017) será possível mudar a cor do fundo.
Algumas melhoras de impressão estão programadas para o final do ano.
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.
Elizabeth Spiteri commented
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.
Printing a web page from the web browser you're using seems pretty basic, why wouldn't the average Coresight user want it.
Uwe Hautmann commented
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
Wolfgang Purrer commented
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