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  1. Allow large queries to be split up into manageable pieces

    If I build a view in the Integrator that asks the Data Archive for a large amount of information my query can timeout. This will result in the Integrator writing NULL values to certain columns of my view. As a current workaround I just build a view that spans a shorter time frame to decrease the amount of data I ask for in my query to avoid NULL values. I then can use the Update Data functionality to additional time frames in manageable pieces. This is not ideal and I do not believe it was the intended use of the…

    7 votes
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  2. Allow PiView to be removed from Identities "Allowed Publish Target"

    This is very similar to the "Allow PI View Target to be disabled" suggestion below (I voted for that one as well). - I can understand if PiView needs to remain to simplify installation, but if I have a specific group of users that I want to just be able to publish to specific targets, I CAN"T currently remove "Pi View", and it always comes up 1st on the list of potential dropdowns.

    In this case, I don't want users publishing to PIView, rather I just one to give them a single choice, that is controlled at the Admin level.…

    4 votes
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  3. Allow configurable column size (nvarchar) when publishing to a relational table

    The current default column size is 4000 characters. It would be nice to allow the user to have control over this parameter.

    8 votes
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  4. Add value option to publish element version metadata

    As a PI Integrator user, I would like to be able to publish metadata about a given element's/attribute's AF version metadata (such as number like 0, 1, 2) so that I am aware when an element/attribute version has changed.

    1 vote
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  5. Support element and attribute versioning for all value retrieval methods

    As a PI Integrator user, I would like the Integrator to support retrieving element and attribute versioned data and metadata (PI Point, element GUID, etc.) so that the data I publish with the Integrator are correct in their respective time context. For example, my attribute's data reference may be Tag1 until the equipment was decommissioned a month ago, and then a new element version is created to reference Tag2. I would like the Integrator to respect the AF element/attribute versioning effective dates to determine the correct data to publish.

    1 vote
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  6. Add offset options

    I'd like the ability to configure offsets so that 1) my Views are consistently run for the same time intervals (important for statistical calculations) and 2) I can stagger the publishing of my Views to improve performance.

    If I were publishing a relative Continuous View with Start: *-10m to End: * and my goal publishing period were to be something like 08:40 to 08:50--

    For the first, I envision this similar to interface scan class offsets. I'd like to schedule an offset so the View runs every ten minutes but must start at 00:00. This would help avoid accidentally clicking…

    2 votes
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  7. Configurable message key for Apache Kafka targets

    Being able to specify message keys for Apache Kafka targets would allow users to configure partitions.

    6 votes
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  8. Provide support for automatic updates for PI data in Event Views

    There are automatic updates for PI data in Asset Views and Streaming Views, but not currently in Event Views which is what's used for Event Frames. This is important for propagating changes in EFs

    Use case example: GADS classification. Data comes in and EFs are created. The integrator picks this up and sends the info along. Some time later (maybe a few days / maybe month end) data comes in re-classifying / updating the original data (ex. GADS code or attributes). In order to accommodate this manual intervention using the "Update Data" button is required.

    2 votes
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  9. New target Azure Cosmos DB

    Implement new target Azure Cosmos DB - this is today not available and not on roadmap

    6 votes
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  10. Allow Arrow keys to navigate sequential message logs in the Web UI

    Allow Arrow keys to navigate sequential message logs in the Web UI

    6 votes
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  11. Allow data encoding to be configurable

    Certain data applications, such as Azure Stream Analytics, require specific encoding of data (eg UTF-8 vs UTF-16). In order to use these applications, the PI Integrator should allow the data encoding to be configurable during view creation.

    4 votes
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  12. Have option to publish data only when the value changes

    As a user for PI Integrator for BA, I would like to have an option to only publish data when the value changes. The use case: a point is calculated via analysis service once a minute, and the value does not change often. I want the data to be published only when the value changes. Right now, PI Integrator for BA publishes the same (unchanged) value at each run with a different timestamp.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    What writer are you using? PI Integrator for Business Analytics Advanced Edition supports streaming use cases where the PI Integrator signs up for changes on relevant attributes and only sends data when values have changed based on the Snapshot or the Archive. Supported targets today are Apache Kafka, AWS Kinesis, Azure Event Hubs, and Azure IoT Hub.

  13. Option to schedule a view to run once

    To minimize the load off of piarchss and pisnapss, it would be helpful to be able to schedule views to run once at a specific time. For example, a view to collect data from (January 2018 to January 2019) for multiple years so that it doesn't interfere with other views running.

    6 votes
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  14. Add Boolean row filter

    In PI Integrator for BA, to use filter on an attribute configured as Boolean Value Type, we can use Numeric filter. However, 'attribute' = 1 does not work because it filters out all the rows. We have to use 'attribute' = True. It is not intuitive that we can use string value in a numeric filter. Is there any way OSIsoft can improve the UI, like add a row filter option for Boolean?

    2 votes
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  15. Show a note for the user in Preview Data that only the first 100 rows are shown

    At first I thought the Integrator only retrieved 100 rows of data.  It would be nice to know that the actual publication is not reflective of the preview and that the page is limited to the first 100 rows of results.

    6 votes
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  16. Save the original First Run Time field when modifying a view

    When modifying a view that has already ran successfully, the First Run Time is not preserved.  The last time I configured it, it was set to a future date at 1AM.  When I modify it again, the field is populated with '*'.  It would be nice to have the last configuration saved even if it's not valid, so that I have the context of what I last configured.

    7 votes
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  17. Azure IOT backfill

    The backfill option in Azure IOT integrator should handle the raw data, instead of pushing the 1 minute interpolated values.

    1 vote
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  18. Unique Output Streams Consumed/Remaining notification

    I would like to get notified for Unique Output Streams Consumed or Remaining in PI Integrator Administration page under Licensing.

    3 votes
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  19. Allow default schema to be configurable

    Our Database Administrator would like the Integrator to publish using a different schema than dbo for SQL targets, so I would like this to be configurable in the Integrator. Currently it is not possible to change it from the default dbo.

    12 votes
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  20. Support for "BoD" (beginning of day) in Start Time End Time

    As a user who creates daily reports with the Integrator, it would be great if setting the period had a function similar to AF's Analysis "BoD" which returns the beginning of a day regardless of time input so that it will avoid confusion and ease the dependency between the job running time and the selection period.  Currently if I want a job to get data from midnight to midnight at 1AM everyday, I have to use Start time -25h and End time -61m (to avoid 2 values of the daily interpolation).

    5 votes
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