Manually Enter Data for Attribute/Tag
Be able to manually enter data into an AF element attribute or a PI tag from a PI Vision display.
At this time, this item is not currently scheduled for a release of PI Vision. If this changes, this item will be updated to reflect the current status.
Ronald Butler commented
Our Production departments upload well over 1,500 values a day (that cannot be easily or cheaply automated) to PI DB via DataLink/Custom VBA in Excel. Our IT department is moving everyone to web based O-365 (no DataLink support) and banning all VBA code. We are also migrating from Process Book to Vision. Having the ability to upload manual data directly from Vision would be a great benefit to us. This function was previously available in WebParts. And yes, we have looked at Manual Logger, it is not well suited for our needs.
Steve Boyko commented
410 votes so far - this is a highly requested item from our clients.
I'm aware that writing tags and attributes need specific roles for the accounts enabled, but the possibility to change the setting of alarms is essential for an effective use of PI Vision display for O&M staff
This is still an important topic. The number of votes and comments shows how hard this feature is needed. To make it a whole solution, it would be great to include electronic signature functionality (make it configureable, so the customer is able to enable or disable the ESIG funcionality for each symbol)
Need this feature. I read some of the comments below and I agree that PI Data Logger as a separate application is not a good visual solution. I'm not asking for "full scale" data entry where a user can easily populate attribute after attribute, create a spreadsheet, etc. I'm looking for a feature where a user can view the PIVision screen and affect the value of an attribute that may be temperature setpoint, or toggle a boolean value similar to a pushbutton.
We also need a method to allow users to edit values in internal AF tables. The only method that I am aware of is to edit those tables using PI System Explorer.
Barry Hu commented
I've been trying to promote PI Vision as a tool for operator dashboard. But the feedback I got over and over again is if operators cannot input data it can't be a practical tool. We always end up using something else.
This can be done with PI Vision extensibility but that requires programming. PI Vision upgrade also tend to break it.
This can also be done with PI Manual Logger web but it's a separated web page. PIML Web is also designed for handheld and the visual is not that pleasing.
It's a fundamental issue. For comparison purposes, a good idea is to insert a value, like an attribute goal or setpoint, and visualize the difeerence to other available attributes.
@mitchesj could you elaborate how you writing manual entry data via PI Vision?
In bp we have PI Vision manual entry displays that write to PI Tags.
Ryan - I thought it was on the roadmap to be able to do data entry via PI-Vision as a merge of PI-ML into PI Vision. Is this off the table?
this is a gap that needs to be filled !
J.M. Rodríguez commented
This should be definitely implemented. It would be very useful in a lot of cases and would make the edition of values of attributes much easier.
Hi! It will be great to have a symbol for entering values from PI Vision to AF. Thanks!
Roger Palmen commented
This is really low hanging fruit... small effort, big effect. Why can't this be added?
this is an issue that might delay our full migration from ProcessBook to Vision
John Alessio commented
We have indispensable ProcessBook displays allowing manual data entry for selected tags using VBA enhanced buttons. We need the same ability in PI vision.
Craig Neid commented
It is critical that we decrease or eliminate our reliance on Excel / PI Datalink for purposes of manual data entry. We deployed PI Manual Logger with little to no user acceptance. It seems quite odd there is not yet an asset-centric symbol to edit attribute (tag) data.
At Devon Energy, we currently have custom symbol which allows for manual entry of data into an Attribute - which uses the PI Buffer Subsystem and writes to all tags on all members of a PI Collective. I would like the ability to enter data in a table and send to all attributes at the same time. Example : if I wanted to set a Target Pressure on 10 vessels, I would like to build a table using Dynamic Search Criteria to show all these vessels and then set the Target Pressure Value and click 'Send' to send this value to the 'Target Pressure' attribute on all 10 vessels at the same time.
Philippe Côté commented
This feature would be a game changer. This is something we are waiting for.