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  1. Allow Configuration of Target Table Name from View for PII4BA

    We have a use case where there is a need to publish data from one PI Integrator instance to multiple environments for IT to run through their dev / test / prod on the datalake setup. Our targets are SAP HANA instances, but this problem applies to all targets as it is inherent in the setup of the Integrator that the table name created is the same as the view name.

    Right now this requires the view names to change between targets and the view name is the name of the database table that is created. I would like to…

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  2. Ability to edit free-form views and keep custom properties

    Right now, when adding new attributes to a view, custom properties are lost when the field is updated. A workaround is to add custom properties when adding new items. This works for a few items, but can be quite cumbersome when adding a large amount. It would be nice to be able to update the view and keep the custom properties at the same time.

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  3. Reduce the number of API calls required when publishing to AWS S3

    Currently, the PI Integrator makes at least one API call per shape match when publishing views to the AWS S3 target. However, this results in increased cost (AWS S3 tiers have API quotas) and difficulties in implementing the AWS Lambda service when it is configured to trigger on new bucket actions.

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  4. Allow greater control of the streaming view schema

    Currently streaming views in the PI Integrator for Business Analytics have a custom schema inside of initial curly brace's {}. Streaming views should have an option to encapsulate these messages inside of a square brace [] which is required for some downstream applications.

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  5. A report that shows the elements, attributes, PI points, publish targets, etc. used in all views.

    As an end user/PI System admin, I need to get a list of views, elements, attributes, tags, target and run frequency for all views in PI Integrator. When the target is a SQL server, I also need to know the database and table name.

    Currently this information may be collected from different places, e.g. using the PI Builder and AF configuration database, or the Integrator backend SQL database, but it is a tough manual search process.

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  6. Allow users to save/copy preview data for PI Integrator views

    My downstream coworkers generally like to see the format of an example data set in order for them to be able to shape and manipulate the data within Azure Datawarehouse/IOT hub. Right now, I can view the data, but can't export or even copy and paste it. It's a minor request, but it'd be great to be able to copy and paste the preview data .

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  7. Azure IoT Hub: Allow specifying contentType and contentEncoding in the message system properties

    Certain data applications, such as Azure Blob storage, require the contentType and contentEncoding to be specified within the message header. In order to use these applications, the PI Integrator should allow the two to be configurable during target creation.
    Reference link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-hub/iot-hub-devguide-routing-query-syntax#system-properties

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  8. Allow a custom column in PI Integrator UI My Views page

    Allow a custom column in PI Integrator UI My Views page for notes/comments, such as on how we intend to use the view

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  9. Support publish data directly to AWS RDS Oracle Database 19c

    Support publish data directly to AWS RDS Oracle Database 19c to allow easier data integration and processing.

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  10. custom target

    all to develop custom targets, if Osisoft is not planning to support it

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  11. SQL Views include a column for time of the export

    I would like a column to be configured for "time of export" For instance, if I have scheduled the periodicity of 1h, I would like the value of the column changed each hour. Currently, this is not possible as I can only add the timestamp (local and EF) but both are giving the same timestamp (EF one), which is not useful.

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  12. Include DST to the sampling interval

    If values in the view are sampled by more than few minutes (12 ours for example) DST change can be an issue, especially if you want to have values exactly at 12 am/pm. It should be optional to include DST into sampling interval.

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  13. Disable the functionality deleting existing files when modified view is republished

    When a view that publishes to a file-based publish target is republished, the existing published data files are deleted. Disable this functionality or show a confirmation message before republishing. If a user is unaware of this functionality and republish, all previous work will be deleted.

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  14. Create an intermediate file cache for file writers that do not support append data

    Some targets, for example S3, do not support append data. Therefore, anytime the PI Integrator for Business Analytics tries to update the file, it needs to reupload the entire file with additional data. As a consequence, during publications, the PI Integrator needs to upload the delta files multiple times as opposed to generating the file once locally and uploading it to S3, which would improve performance.

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  15. Allow the creation of global filters so that they do not need to be created individually for each view

    As a user that creates multiple views, allow the creation of global filters so that they do not need to be created individually for each view manually

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  16. Rest access to Results

    Allow to access the results of a view directly via REST

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  17. Enable Parquet as a file format for the text file writer

    Allow the text file writer to create more efficient file formats such as Parquet

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  18. Allow PI Integrator to transform data before publishing it

    We have data coming from an RDBMS Interface with the format XXX|YYY|ZZZ.

    In some cases, we have several records with the same timestamp, so we cannot use an Analysis in AF to separate XXX|YYY|ZZZ into 3 different tags with the values XXX, YYY, and ZZZ.

    When we push this tag to a SQL Server through PI Integrator for BA, we would like to have the option to do this transformation there (from 1 column to 3 different ones), instead of finally creating a view in the SQL Server where we do the transformation.

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  19. External triggers for streaming views

    Request to allow for streaming view triggers based on attributes that are not already in the schema. Need to be able to specify external triggers while defining the shape for a streaming view.

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  20. Manually refresh point configuration changes

    As a PI System Admin, it would be useful to have a way of manually refreshing point configuration updates in the PI Integrator for Business Analytics user interface, instead of waiting for point changes to updated automatically. This would be useful for testing purposes and fast-moving projects. At present this is achieved by restarting the service however a button, similar to the Restart button in PI ICU for interfaces, would be helpful.

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