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  1. Ability to change time when trending an individual attribute/tag value in a pop up trend

    For a ProcessBook display published to Coresight, if a user selects single object - value, trend, multistate, etc - and double-clicks to bring up a full screen adhoc trend, the Coresight time controls are still at the bottom and can be used to control time range and move around in history.

    If a user tries same in a native Coresight display - the time inherited in the popup trend is from the main display with no capability to modify.  The user must set the time slice in the main display before going to an adhoc trend.

    23 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Ad Hoc Analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Exporting Data

    I cannot seem to find the export data feature from Coresight 2014. Will the export data feature be added back to Coresight 2016? Or maybe I am not looking the the right place.

    This feature is a must for our organization.

    22 votes
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    5 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Event Frame Advanced Search

    There is no ability to refine the event frames returned. Even worse there is no mechanism other than the name to identify the differences between event frames. We do have multiple different types of EF's on a single item of equipment; for example we might have an EF for downtime and another for "idle time" (equipment running but not doing anything useful).

    There is no way currently to filter the EF results based on the EF Template or category. I would also include the template and category in the search results

    22 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A new search configuration dialog has been added to PI Coresight 2016 R2 that allows custom searching for events. Now users can search by event severity, custom time range, asset name, asset type, attribute value, and more. The search configuration is saved with the display so users can quickly find events of interest without the need to reconfigure.

    Thank you for providing your feedback and helping us add the features you want to PI Coresight.
    The PI Coresight Development Team.

  4. Trend Zoom - Undo

    I need the ability to undo, revert time ranges or go back a step or steps when zooming in on data in a trend. Currently the only way to do this that I'm aware of is to start from scratch with your default time range at the bottom.

    When in full screen mode (pop-up) for a trend the only option you have is to go back and from there you have to start from scratch again.

    Being able to undo/revert time ranges would definitely increase the usability and make analyzing data more efficient.

    20 votes
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    3 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    In PI Vision 2019, it is now possible to undo zoom actions in the popup trend. Undo/redo buttons have been added, and the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Z will also work to undo.

    For trends on PI Vision displays, Ctrl+Z will continue to work to undo zoom actions.

    For additional information on PI Vision 2019 check out the release announcement here: https://customers.osisoft.com/s/knowledgearticle?knowledgeArticleUrl=kA01I0000007AdxSAE

  5. Change min/max value

    manual set Y scale value of the displays

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Display Management / Displays Page  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A number of configuration enhancements are included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. These enhancements include:
    - Set the min/max scale for gauges and trends
    - Set the Y scale on a trend on a per data item basis
    - Set the color, thickness, and line style for a trace line
    - Control the list order of data items in the legend
    - Set the foreground and background color for the trend

  6. Selected Symbols

    Need to make it clearer which symbol is selected.

    Gray box is too big and can be difficult to see on displays with certain background colors. Users cannot tell if they are selecting the correct symbol.

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Look & Feel / Styling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Symbol Changer: Change symbol type from one symbol to another

    Allow change of symbol type from existing symbol on display

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    The ability to directly change from one symbol type to another will be included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. This includes the ability to not only switch between the standard PI Coresight symbols but includes switching between custom symbols added to the system by 3rd parties.

    Thanks you for providing your feedback and helping us add the features you want to PI Coresight.
    The PI Coresight Development Team

  8. 18 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Authoring Displays  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    Copying PI Vision symbols from one display to another is supported for displays on the same PI Vision server.

  9. Document PI Coresight high availability behavior and support

    Provide documentation to PI Coresight users which details to what level high availability is supported and utilized in the product.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 92785.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Help / Documentation / Videos  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    High availability options are documented in the PI Vision Installation and Administration Guide.

  10. Manage Security on ProcessBook Displays

    Be able to manage security (public/private/groups) on ProcessBook displays viewed in Coresight.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  ProcessBook Viewer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    PI Coresight 2016 includes a feature that allows a display owner to share a display with a specific group of users. Management of security groups is controlled by an Administrator using PI-AF identities (which can be tied to Active Directory groups). Group sharing applies to native PI Coresight displays and imported PI ProcessBook displays.

  11. Drawing Enhancement Options

    Font size indicator
    Colour Picker Palette Scale or input hex or rgb reference
    Polyline
    Grid options

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Look & Feel / Styling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I am marking this item as completed since two of the four items listed have been addressed (font size and color picker).

    For the remaining items:

    If you are interested in polyline, please see https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/320517/suggestions/38733910
    If you are interested in grid options (snap to grid), please see https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/320517/suggestions/18692935
    If you are interested in additional font size options, please see https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/320517/suggestions/17403484

  12. 17 votes
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  13. Multistate gauge driven by other attribute than visible value

    I want to have drive the multistate behaviour in a gauge from a different source than the visible value. The reason is that i have a calculation in AF that classifies a sampled value in a range of 1 to 5.
    I want the 1-5 assessment to drive the multistate, not the tag value.

    17 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    A configurable radial gauge will be included in PI Coresight 2016 R2. The gauge allows the configuration of pointer style, gauge angle, scale, multi-state, and color configuration.

    Attribute limits can be configured in PI-AF to use a dynamic data reference or a fixed value. Attribute limits are automatically used by PI Coresight to configure multistate and scale limit values.

    Thank you for providing your feedback and helping us add the features you want to PI Coresight.
    The PI Coresight Development Team.

  14. Multistate: Copy Paste and Data Replacement Behaviors

    Preserve color schemes for configured multistate symbols when copy/pasting and replacing data items. 

    Dropping a new value should change both the value and multistate value of the symbol.

    16 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision development team completed work for the PI Vision 2017 release to preserve multi-state limit and color configurations when replacing the multi-state data source or copying and pasting a symbol.

  15. Fit All action should also be able to zoom in

    The current version does not zoom in on the Fit-All action, only zoom out. So it only scales down, but not up. The Fit All feature in PI ProcessBook is doing both zoom in and out.

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Look & Feel / Styling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    In PI Vision 2017 R2, the ‘Fit All’ behavior on displays was updated to enable zooming a display to fit the window.

  16. Shortcut to collapse all groups at once in the PIML Web Grid View

    By default in the PI Manual Logger Grid view, all groups are displayed in the expanded state.  To minimize clutter on the screen, some users like to work with all groups collapsed except for the group they are currently working with.  To facilitate this workflow, it would be helpful to have a "Collapse all/Expand all" control to collapse or expand all groups at once in the grid view.

    15 votes
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    COMPLETED  ·  3 comments  ·  Manual Data Entry  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Improve Handling of Excluded Attributes in Symbols

    Currently, Symbols display "No Data" when an excluded attribute has been selected. This typically occurs when customers are navigating from one asset to another using the Switch Asset feature. This error can be confusing to the end user. In order to minimize confusion, a different approach should be taken such as not showing the symbol, showing N/A as a value for the symbol, or graying out symbol/values for excluded attributes.

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  AF Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    The PI Vision 2017 R2 release included enhancements to symbols to better support excluded attributes. If attributes are flagged as “excluded” in an AF hierarchy, values will not be
    displayed in the table symbol and asset comparison table in PI Vision. Other symbols
    will display “N/A” for excluded attributes.

  18. Allow ?Asset= to use all the derived templates under a base template as correct matches

    Attempting to use the parameters reference to reuse a display using the ?Asset= approach.

    All my assets at one level are based on the the same template with a couple of them derived from that template.

    This approach seems to require the template to be an exact match and not derived from the same template - is that the case?

    It would be far more useful to me if I could build one display based on the "building dashboard" template and then use it on that template and all derived templates as they will have the same "base" attributes.

    Yes…

    14 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Integration / URL Parameters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    Enhancements to the Asset= parameter in PI Vision 2017 allow for the use of assets from derived templates of a PI Vision display. In addition, PI Vision 2017 R2 introduced the ability to configure the asset template, asset category or asset name filter used for the asset selector on a display.

  19. Gauge: Shading Start Value

    As a display author, I would like to configure where the shading of the gauge/bar starts (min, max, target, or a custom value) so that I can easily track the value's deviation from a certain target.

    13 votes
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  20. Specify a ProcessBook display using its name in the URL

    Description: Customers would like to be able to directly access their ProcessBook displays in PI Coresight using a format that is not based on the internal display ID of the display. There are two known use cases for this. One is the case where a display is migrated through development and QA systems prior to going to the final production system. In this case, they would like to keep the same URL (or be able to predictably generate a URL) to access the display regardless of which state it is in. Another use case is for creating button links to…

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  ProcessBook Viewer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    COMPLETED  ·  Tom LeBay responded

    This feature is available starting in PI Coresight 2015. Please see details on how to format the URL string in the PI Coresight Installation and Administration Guide.

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