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  1. Show descriptions in tooltip

    In PI CoreSight 2014, when working with a raw Tag or attribute, one could hover over the tag and the description would appear in the tooltip. I loved that functionality. However, in the upgrade, this functionality is lost.

    Please reinstate it for the next patch or upgrade.

    38 votes
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    6 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. PI Vision font style: bold, italicize

    It would be great to have the option to bold or italicize certain words or all of the text.

    37 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Look & Feel / Styling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Print a trend as a report

    Be able to print a trend and use it as a report. Include printing / saving to PDF. Consider changing colors on the trend to make it look nice when printed to a white paper.

    36 votes
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  4. Event (EF) Plot / Batch SQC Plot

    Plot for Events (EFs) or Batches are on the x-axis and process value is on the Y axis.

    This might be another variant of a SQC Plot but based on batches/events (in time order) rather than strictly by time.

    35 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Gauge: Support Zones / Scale Ranges

    Support zone configuration on gauges so that the user has an indication of whether the attribute is in a good or bad state.

    If an attribute has limits defined for it in PI AF (LO, LOLO, HI, HIHI), the gauge should default to the limits by default.

    35 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Symbols  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    It was brought our attention that this suggestion was not fully completed, so I am downgrading the status appropriately. PI Vision 2016 introduced multi-stating of gauge colors using attribute limits however zones/scale ranges have not yet been implemented.

  6. Add Custom Symbols / Stencils to Library

    Have the ability for a customer to author or 'extend' their own symbols / stencils and add them to a Symbol Library provided by OSIsoft.

    34 votes
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  7. Tool to list all PI Tags and AF Attributes mapped to any display

    Right now I get errors in Event Viewer on my Vision server saying "Server is not available".  The server it mentions is our Dev server, which means somehow a tag or attribute got to Prod without being converted.  But the error doesn't tell me the tag or the display.  So I have no way of troubleshooting this without individually checking each and every display or spending all my time digging through the SQL to figure out where all the config information is hidden.

    The other use case is: if as a PI admin I want to change the name of…

    33 votes
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  8. Provide coding capabilities just like VBA in processbook

    Provide coding capabilities just like VBA in processbook

    33 votes
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  9. Array Values in PI Vision

    It would be nice to have a possibility to Display AF Array Attribute Values within PI Vision. At the Moment we try to Display the results of a SQL table lookup with one or more results in PI Vision. Due to the dynamic amount of results, it is not possible to use one Attribut per result.

    32 votes
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  10. Export Data Supports Data Frequency

    As a process engineer, I would like to be able to control the data frequency (minute, hour, etc.) of how much data is exported for my time range rather than a fixed number of data points SO THAT the data that I export can actually be used for some analysis rather than data that is too sparse to be used.

    32 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Ad Hoc Analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    PLANNED  ·  Alicia Coppock responded

    Options to select a data frequency when exporting data from a display will be included in the PI Vision 4.0 release.

  11. Zoom Out and Revert Trends

    Currently no easy way to zoom out of trends. Please add the refresh (revert) button and if possible + and - buttons available in ProcessBook trends

    32 votes
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  12. Nesting collections

    It would be good if collections were essentially full-blown mini-displays, where you could group/ungroup objects and also include a collection inside another collection.

    31 votes
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  13. Event Frame in time line form

    To have a new symbol, which has the similar function as Event Table. Instead of table symbol, hopefully we can have bar chart kind of symbol instead, as shown in the attached pic. It will much cleaner that way and let user have a better view of the events happened for the past shift.

    30 votes
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  14. Have the ability to set Preferences / Default configuration options

    Like in PI ProcessBook you could use the Preferences section to set the default configuration options, you need a way to set it in PI Coresight.

    Maybe that could be part of the Administration page. There is a need to have the ability to set the default Trend symbol trace colors, default coloring of other symbols, default time bar time ranges (we should have the ability to define what choices we want to see as a company in the time bar selector), etc.

    30 votes
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  15. Wrap text option in text object

    Wrap text option on text block.

    30 votes
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  16. Smart Guides for Aligning Objects

    "Smart" guides would be really helpful for lining up symbols when editing or creating a display. For example, similar to what PowerPoint has when you move an object around on a slide. It tells you when you're aligned with another object on the display.

    30 votes
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  17. Configure the Color Theme for the Coresight Chrome

    User Story: As an administrator, I would like to configure the color theme used for the Coresight Chrome SO THAT I can make the application fit within my company’s look and feel.

    30 votes
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  18. PI Vision Access Control Management

    There should be provision of granting access to PI Identities or PI users on  PI Vision using PI Vision admin webpage.

    29 votes
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  19. Add "Sequence of Events" Symbol Type

    Add a table symbol which consists of the following 3 columns:

    Tag Name
    Tag Value
    Tag Timestamp (default sort on this column, ascending order)

    This table would consist of a set of tags over a specified time range.

    The purpose of this "Sequence of Events" table is for users to analyze the root cause and order of events that took place for a set of equipment. Typically your symbols in PI Vision and the way Datalink works is that each tag is separated into a separate column or row. The key feature here is to merge the tags into one…

    29 votes
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  20. Trending

    Trending Must Haves:

    I recently installed PI Vision here and I am getting feedback about the trending capabilities, or the lack there of. Please fix the following in the trends

    1. The ability to click on values on a page and create an Ad-Hoc Trend. This is another major need.

    2. Need to add descriptors to trends

    3. MUST BE ABLE to un-zoom in a trend and keep your current place in time. For example if I have a 24 hour trend and I scroll back 10 days and then zoom in, when I un-zoom I still want to be…

    29 votes
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