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  1. Search for assets by attribute value

    User Story: Search for assets by attribute value: As a process engineer, I want to retrieve assets of a particular type by specifying an attribute value like Production SO THAT I can find the specific assets that I'm looking for.

    For example, find me all wells where Production < 1000.

    26 votes
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  2. Display attribute and tag description in Asset pane

    When holding the cursor over an attribute or a tag in the Asset pane, not only the AF hierarchy should be shown but also the description text as it is in PI Coresight 2014.

    24 votes
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  3. Search for tags by tag attributes (tag advanced search)

    Be able to search for tags by their tag attributes (point source, location 1, uom, etc.)

    23 votes
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  4. Advanced Search for Elements, Attributes, and Tags

    Customer Issue: Searching for data items by search string in PI Coresight can tend to return a large number of results, making it difficult to find the tags and attributes to add to displays. Currently, PI Coresight does not support using logical operators (like AND, OR and NOT) to refine the search criteria.

    Enhancement Request: Support logical operators in PI Coresight searches.

    20 votes
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  5. Add ability to Collapse/Expand Attribute category sections in Asset Search Pane

    By default, the attributes shown for an asset in the Asset Search Pane, are all shown under their categories with no ability to collapse a given section. The can mean that the user has to scroll down a considerable amount in order to find the attributes they need (see screenshot 1). Screenshot 2 shows an example of how the "Real-Time Data" may be beneath under attribute sections, that while may be important at times, are not collapsible to make it quicker and easier to get to a section the user may access much more frequently. Of course, one can make…

    15 votes
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  6. Vision's search limitation on Asterisks and Spaces

    Using multiple search phrases in Processbook or Datalink was simply separating items by an asterisk . . . "*Phrase1*Phrase2*"

    Since Vision has Asterisks unable to match space characters the above search will return no results where there are any spaces between the phrases. The equivalent search phrase now must be "*Phrase1* *Phrase2*".

    This seems to be a step in the wrong direction on making searches more intuitive and easier, especially considering the YEARS of habit trained into people on proper search techniques within Processbook and Datalink. It also seems to be a very confusing state of affairs that Datalink/Processbook and…

    10 votes
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  7. Search for attributes within single element

    I have the ability to search in Coresight for my elements, but I cannot search among my attributes. I currently have many attributes under each element and I'd like to do a simple search for something like "pressure" and get all attributes under the element highlighted.

    If I do that search in the current search feature it will bring back all attributes with "pressure" for all elements at the lowest level of the AF model even if I've navigated to a single element (as far down as I can). This is not efficient for users.

    Thank you!

    10 votes
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  8. Search for attributes by value

    Add the ability to search by an attribute's or PI Point's value, not only configuration data. Value searching should work for all types of values: float, integer, string or enumeration value.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 109138.

    9 votes
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  9. Add some options to the "Edit Search Criteria" in PI Vision

    Add some options to the "Edit Search Criteria" in PI Vision:
    The first option would be in the asset type filed. When searching according to the value of asset attributes, the customer would like to be able to specify the realtion between the selected conditions (OR / AND).
    Secondly, rather than searching by attribute values (which could be not accessible to certain users), the customer suggest also adding the attribute category. So, you can search for assets according to the attribute categories.

    7 votes
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  10. Manual Search of Assets in PI Vision Display

    Adding functionality to manually search for assets under a parent element without the pre-populated asset dropdown list in a PI Vision display. This can be used when there are many assets listed under the parent element with the same template (i.e. 70,000+ transformers listed under parent element Transformers).

    6 votes
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  11. PI Vision (Search crawler) configuration option to automatically index new AF database.

    Request for a feature in PI Vision (search crawler) to automatically index new AF databases for a given AF Server. This allows for a seamless process between building out AF hierarchy and being able to visualize the data in PI Vision. Currently   users (database architects whom may not have PI Vision admin access) must wait for PIVision (or WebAPI) admin to add the database for indexing.

    6 votes
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  12. Filter Attributes in the Data Search Palette

    Be able to specify a text filter on attribute names or UOM in the attributes pane when selected on an asset/element.

    6 votes
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  13. Set individual database update interval for PI Web API Search Crawler

    Currently the update interval is set on a global level. 

    If a user has an extremely large database, it would be nice to set that large database's update interval individually.  That way increasing the Update Interval doesn't affect all databases.  Especially is other databases are updated much more rapidly.

    5 votes
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  14. Search engine

    The search engine in PI Coresight is (to put it politely) very, very poor. put simply, the word search just does not work.

    4 votes
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  15. End Users can set their own default AF path

    The ability for an end user to set their own AF path within the Asset/Data Search Palette so that this path is the default 'scope' shown when browsing and for any searches on assets and data items.

    This is useful for companies that have large AF hierarchies but a user just wants a view of what their responsibilities are for. (if they search for a Tank, they don't want 20K tanks returned).

    One way to do this might be to 'pin' a AF path in the tree.

    4 votes
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  16. Search by attribute or tag description

    When searching for attribute, it would be nice to search descriptions of attributes as well.

    3 votes
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  17. Non-silent treatment of spaces in keywords

    Currently, PI Vision silently removes spaces in keywords, effectively creating a single word that is usually not an actual word (e.g. "carbondioxide"). Instead of making changes without the user's knowledge, consider any of the following when the user tries to save a display with spaces in its keywords:
    • Allow spaces in keywords.
    • Tell the user that the space is invalid and let them change the keyword themselves.
    • Present the user with some options to resolve the space: "Have PI Vision remove spaces", "Have PI Vision create multiple keywords", or "I will fix it myself".

    3 votes
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  18. Search by Keywords

    Dear Devs.
    At the moment the use of keywords is limited to the 'Filter by Keywords' balloon menu where more common keywords appear larger.

    it would be helpful if you could perform a search on keywords. This would make keywords valuable as users could search (not just by display name) but by a keyword which would narrow the keywords balloon menu. This may be valuable when the system becomes inundated with many keywords.

    Cheers.

    3 votes
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  19. See attribute value in Data Search Palette

    Have a way to show the attribute values in the data search palette. This could be to see the values in the palette or potentially on selection or mouse hover tooltip.

    3 votes
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  20. Show description in actual search results (not in tooltip)

    Show the descriptions and potentially other data for PI tags on the actual search results on the page without the need for user interaction.

    e.g. TAGNAME - DESCRIPTION

    Just showing the Tag Name is not helpful on sites with large volumes of complexly named tags. Having a large amount of tags named : abc.123.def.ggg It is a nightmare for our clients to have to hover their mouse over each tag to find what they are looking for!

    The ability to specify which attributes to display in search results would be ideal, so you can see description or Point Source or…

    2 votes
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