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Support renaming of AF elements and attributes

PI Coresight does not support the renaming of AF elements or attributes or the movement of them within the hierarchy. After renaming or moving these objects, symbols referencing them will show No Data in PI Coresight.

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  • StefanBattermann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a major issue as it blunts much of the flexibility built into AF and Vision. We have a use case where AF Elements can move to other spots in the hierarchy on a regular basis.

  • GuilhermeFerreira commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Alicia,

    will other clients also support the renaming of elements?
    I am now particularly interested in the PI Integrator for Business Analytics.


  • Alandelarosa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PI vision symbols mapping to the AF attribute through the address path string.  That data connection will "break" if any of the elements in the path are changed or relocated.  If PI vision mapped to the attribute value using the attribute and element unique IDs the PI vision display could be resilient to any changes in the AF naming or hierarchy.

  • shehroz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have Changed the root Element & created new Elements. But in PI Vision all old elements are showing up with "No Data" status when placed on the display.

  • sgregg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Getting this fixed potentially has huge benefits in areas such as Pharma where Coresight screens may be a controlled part of a process, which in turn locks down the AF model and takes away most of the flexibility of working with and editing a tree-structure model. Any steps that can be taken by OSIsoft to make sure the AF elements and attributes can be moved around without breaking the data connections to the tools that use them (coresight, notifications, analytics, etc) is a huge plus!

  • rpalmen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just found out this is an issue.... an a big one if you have lots of displays and frequent rebuilds of the AF model...

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