Multistate: Change text color
In multistate, we are able to change background color.
We would like to be able to change text (letters, words) colors for text and value symbols with multistate.
This functionality is currently in development for the PI Vision 2020 release.
My scenario explained below:
Element A - Has 10 Attributes
Element B - Has 8 Attributes
Element C - Has 10 Attributes
All from a same template - where Element B has 2 excluded attribute.
Now, In PI Vision - If i add all the 10 Attribute from Element A and convert to collection...
I will see N/A for the missing/ excluded attribute in Element B ... ( This is annoying as we cannot hide it easily.)
So IF we have the ability - Hide excluded in pi vision or hidden option for the excluded attribute it will be awesome.
And, If we have Multi-State on the Font color of "Value" It will be easy to hide the N/A values....
This fixes my above issue...
Please update the status of this ?/
Rory Byrne-Dugan commented
For migrations from ProcessBook, this affects all value and text symbols, which makes the migration not work as well. In many cases, a multistate value symbol may have a default text color that doesn't work well after migration.
For example, the text color is Green, and the multistate colors are Green and Red. Now after migration, the value will either be Green on Red (difficult to read) or Green on Green (impossible to read).
one more reason ProcessBook is still the visualization of choice with our company
In response to Ryan McErlean, "This feature is not currently planned fo..."
In our case, it is preventing our ability to build better displays including the use of PI Vision features such as Collections and Filtering. So a number of legacy ProcessBook displays running in PI Vision are still required to meet visualization needs and these displays are more complex to build/maintain.
In terms of priority - I would classify it as high. Asset comparison tables are limited in display options, so collections are the better choice. But we cannot easily alert to multiple conditions on the same collection object because of the current fill behavior for multistates.
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Is this a high priority for you? Please help us by letting us know how having this feature (or how not having this feature) affects your use of PI Vision.
Is this impacting the adoption and use of PI Vision? If you are using PI ProcessBook, is this something that would affect or potentially prevent users from migrating to PI Vision if this feature is not implemented?
Any update when will this be considered and implemented please?
this feature would add considerably to pi vision displays
Dindo Tesoro commented
Any update on this??
Sasha Krivonosova commented
Agree, and to clarify, this is for value symbol multi-state as well, not only for static text.
Some customers prefer black or darker backgrounds for display for readability. Lighter backgrounds have been shown to contribute to eyestrain.
The colors red, yellow and green are standards in MMI applications (SCADA) in terms of representing a state for an operator to see. With the current multi-state feature, it is then impossible to present the actual value in a readable form and use those colors with a dark background. I know the asset comparison table now features multistate - but the desire is for it to work like ProcessBook - a table is not always a good option.
It would be helpful to hear some feedback from the team - is it possible, is this discussion in another thread...
This would be super helpful. Only being able to change the background limits our use.