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  1. After manually updating data, the next scheduled publish should ensure it does not publish duplicates

    As a PI Integrator user, if I use the manual "Update Data" option to correct a time period that includes data that will be published on the next scheduled publication run I do not want this next scheduled run to publish duplicate rows. For example, if I have an Event View that publishes on the hour every hour and the last run was at 1:00 PM, if I run update data at 1:25 PM specifying start time 1:00 PM to end time *, the next scheduled publish will look at the 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM time range and therefore…

    4 votes

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  2. Support Element metadata Modification for data synchronization with PI AF

    I would like the PI Integrator for BA to be able to detect an Element metadata modification (ex.: Category) and automatically add this element to published views where the element modification matches the view's shape

    4 votes

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  3. Push archived values for multiple attributes within one view

    Right now, you can essentially choose one column/attribute to get the archived values and use that as a key. So the timestamp for every column in the view would be the timestamps associated with one column's archived values.
    I would like to push just the archived values for every attribute within in my view and not be limited by one key.

    This would probably go well with this request: https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555136-pi-integrators/suggestions/38777014-more-control-over-view-format-wide-verse-long-tab

    4 votes

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  4. More control over view format (wide verse long tables)

    I would like to be able to have more control over the format of the views. For instance, right now it automatically populates every included attribute as a column. For my continuous data attributes I would like to be able to condense the 50+ individual attribute columns into 3 columns : attribute, value, timestamp. This would make the table a long format instead of wide.

    4 votes

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Custom Edit Value Mode

    Provide an opportunity to customize the edit Value Mode (minus 1 second : for instance 0.5 second or year)

    3 votes

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  8. Improve source AF migration/rename procedure for PI Integrator for Business Analytics

    current procedure <What are the steps to point the PI Integrator to a new AF server for the element and attribute data that it publishes in views?> requires exporting/importing and republishing every single view, which is tremendous amount of work. On top of this, all existing data tables are dropped and re-created. Please provide a utility or an easy way to accomplish it.

    3 votes

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  9. Expose counters to track communication health between PI Integrator Framework and the Worker Nodes

    As a PI Administrator, I need to determine the health of the PI Integrator. I wish to monitor the connection and inter-process behaviour between the integrator and multiple worker nodes. I would like to be able to determine when a worker node disconnects from the integrator framework/host, hangs or becomes unavailable as this will result in no data being published. By monitoring the health and performance of all components of the PI Integrator, I can take a proactive approach to system health and performance.

    3 votes

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  10. Support non-domain SQL server as PI Integrator backend

    PI Integrator supports SQL authentication to the backend SQL server. However, the install user is only authenticated to the SQL server by windows authentication, which makes using a non-domain SQL Server unfeasible. Please support a non-domain SQL server as the Integrator backend to allow more flexible architecture options.

    3 votes

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  11. Support latest Oracle database and ODAC version

    As a user who publishes to Oracle, I would like the PI Integrator to support the latest Oracle database and ODAC versions so that I can take advantage of Oracle bug fixes.

    For example, the PI Integrator 2020 version supports only ODAC 12.1.0.2.4 , but nuisance messages due to the following were resolved in a later version of ODAC: ORA-03137: Malformed TTC Packet From Client Rejected.

    3 votes

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  12. Time zone configuration parameter should set up on Server site instead Client site

    The impact would be the timestamp format in the published file in Azure Data Lake Store.

    If we set PI integrator region to AU, the timestamp would be like 31/12/2019.

    If we set PI integrator region to US, the timestamp would be like 12/31/2019.

    If there are multiple support people and they use different region settings on their browser, it would mess up the data format in Azure Data Lake Store and this will cause an issue with data transformation process in Azure that we have.

    I was thinking the setting should have been on a server level if we…

    3 votes

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  13. 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.

    3 votes

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  14. Azure IoT Hub: allow Integrator to use device-level connection string

    As an Azure IoT Administrator, I would like to only give the Integrator minimum permissions to my IoT hub in order to minimize security concerns and reduce management overhead for shared access keys. Currently I can specify a device ID in the Integrator's Admin > Targets page, but this still requires a connection string for the IoT hub as opposed to the individual IoT device. I instead want to be able to use the device-level connection string.

    3 votes

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  15. 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?

    3 votes

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  16. Add a "Written" timestamp column when publishing a view to indicate when the data row was modified/written

    Have an extra column in the view that indicates when the data row is actually written to the target.
    The current timestamp column is the timestamp of the value itself, not when the data row is written.
    This will be especially useful for troubleshooting, or when PI Integrator is updating existing value in a target table (will give indication of which data row was recently updated).

    3 votes

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Allow Queuing on a single view

    Need to have a UI to request several backfill in a row on a single view

    2 votes

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  20. Improve Paging on PI Integrator Website

    When Loading PI Integrator website, the page loading time is proportional to the number of view. Reaching +200 views, we are waiting several minutes and using Integrator remotely, frontend is loading too much data.

    2 votes

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