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  1. Sign up for updates on the PI AF Server for new event frames

    Currently, the PI Integrator for BA 2018 will add rows for event frames ending within the scheduled update time range. It would be better if the PI Integrator signed up for updates on the database and gets a list of all new or modified event frames to handle the cases where event frames are closed with an end time in the past that is not covered by the run period anymore.

    29 votes

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    3 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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  3. Send a notification if a view fails to publish successfully

    As a user, I would like a notification or email when a view did not succeed so that I can take action to backfill or triage the situation.  Currently I can only use the Last Run Time and it takes a long time to verify when each view's expected run time matches with the actual Last Run Time.  The Integrator does show an error icon when a view fails, but if the next run of the view succeeds, the icon disappears and the user has no way of knowing unless the user checks the 3rd party destination.

    6 votes

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  4. Display full path of the element in the column name

    When there are multiple attributes named the same for different elements, the full path is automatically done to avoid duplicated column names. Element without name duplication issue should also have the option to display the full path column name.

    2 votes

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  5. Allow to Manually execute a publish once view

    To execute a view with the same parameters, it is actually mandatory to edit the view to be able to execute it again.
    It would be nice to be able to force its execution using a right clic on it for example

    2 votes

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  6. UoM conversions should be optional

    Currently the integrator takes the Unit-of-Measure Class of the first element found that matches the asset shape, and uses that for all elements. This causes UoM conversion problems if other elements have units from a different class.

    I want the UoM conversion to be optional, as only at design time one can determine if the current set of elements, AND the future set of elements returned by the asset shape would support any UoM conversion or not.
    There are no technical means to ascertain the UoM class for future elements returned by the asset shape would match the current class.

    6 votes

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  7. PI Integrator end point for MQTT

    Support an end point for MQTT

    25 votes

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  8. Provide more detailed error logging

    Error message logs sometimes are not detailed enough to properly troubleshoot. The customer would like to increase logging available in order to get more insight as to what is going on.

    One example - the PI Integrator for BA does not publish any message when there is a permissions/access issue to output data to a Kafka Topic.

    6 votes

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  9. Disable automatic matches in Modify View screen

    As a PI View creator with an AF Database with several thousands of elements, I need to disable automatic matches so the GUI would run faster, and when I have finished shaping my data I should be able to enable matches again.

    4 votes

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  10. Have PostgreSQL as a output target for PII4BA

    We have customers which neither use Oracle or MSSQL as datawarehouse but have standardized heavily on PostgreSQL as Data Warehouse. We should support this as a target System for PII4BA.

    11 votes

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  11. Lock or rename file when actively writing to file

    We are using file target to move data into a system that PI Integrator does not support writing to directly. We have a script that moves the files PI Integrator creates to our other system, but we need a way to tell when the Integrator has finished writing to that file. The Integrator should either lock the file it is writing to or have a processing naming pattern similar to UFL.

    12 votes

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  12. Add AMQP message queuing (like RabbitMQ) as a target to the PI Integrator for BA

    As a BigData analyst, I need to be able to add PI information to a global AMQP message queuing middleware, RabbitMQ being one example amongst others. From this message queue other consumers will have access to PI information along with message queues from other sources for offline or streaming analysis.

    14 votes

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  13. Throttle Data Archive reads

    As an Integrator user, I do not want to overwhelm the PI Data Archive when the Integrator reads data, either for an initial view backfilling operation or when I have multiple views running in real-time. I would like the Integrator to throttle Data Archive reads so as to not overwhelm the Data Archive or give me insight when I am making an expensive Data Archive call with the Integrator.

    4 votes

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  14. Text file / ADLS Target: Split output files based on elementname, attribute, or date

    The output files can grow quite large.
    Suggestion :Split the files. Here is an example using AF element name and date :
    C:\Viewname\elementname\YYYY\elementname_YYYYMMDDHHssmm.csv

    2 votes

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  15. Have programmatic API and framework kit for Integrators

    Many partners we work with would like to be able to configure views and data output from PI Integrator for BA directly from within their Analytics tools. This could also allow for better integration with third party analytics tools and open an OEM/Reseller market for OSIsoft partners.

    27 votes

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  16. Organize views in Integrator User Interface

    We would like a better way to manage views in the Integrator User Interface. For example, we would like the views to be able to be sorted into a folder structure. With many views it is hard to properly manage them without something to sort them.

    40 votes

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  17. Add Json format as output targets

    Add the possibility of adding a target as a json file format

    9 votes

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    2 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    TELL US MORE  ·  Joy Wang responded

    If you voted for this idea, did you mean JSON format in the Text File target, or to support JSON format in a new target or existing target? Currently we support JSON format for the Apache Kafka, Azure Event Hubs, Azure IoT Hub, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and Amazon S3 writers.

  18. Support different TimesStamp formats when Modifying Views

    Currently it is not possible to change the TimeStamp format from MM/dd/yyyy 12h AM/PM to other formats. Since there are many potential different data endpoints, it may be a good idea to allow users to change to other formats, such as 24h Military time.

    15 votes

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  19. Replace carriage return and other bad characters in attribute values

    We are using PI Integrator to write operator comments to a file target. The operator comments can include carriage returns which mess up the data written to file. Carriage returns and other bad characters should be replaced before writing to the target.

    3 votes

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  20. Option to specify max file size

    When publishing to a file, the file can get extremely large. There should be an option in the file target to specify the maximum file size before rolling over to a new file.

    3 votes

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