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  1. Preserve view model when PI AF Server is changed

    As a PII4BA user I need to create same views pointing to different PI AF Servers, when I change the AF Server, the view model is lost. It should check if templates and attributes exists on this AF Server, and if it is consistent, preserve the view model.

    14 votes
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  2. Delete old rows

    As a PII4BA user I need to maintain on the target database only the data corresponding to the specified time range, older data should be deleted when new data is inserted.

    14 votes
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  3. Specify desired logging level

    As a PII4BA administrator I would like to specify a logging level so I can filter which logs I want to store and which ones I don't want to store in the database.

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  4. Support SAP HANA multitenant database

    We would like the Integrator to support connecting to SAP HANA multitenant databases. The SAP ODBC writer used for PI Integrator for SAP HANA assumes that <port> takes the form 3<instance number>15 as stated in the HANA v2.0 SPS00 documentation. Since this is not true for multitenant databases, PI Integrator for SAP HANA does not currently support multitenant databases.

    5 votes
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  5. Support Silent (Unattended) Installation and configuration to ease cloud deployment

    Please provide a silent installation capability for PI Integrators. A preferred implementation would be a command line approach (as opposed to a silent ini). This allows for the install to be execute via a command prompt or via PowerShell where configuration settings are passed as command line arguments as is done currently with the integrated PI Server install kit. An ability to export the command syntax from the PI Integrator install kit would be an added bonus. (Example of the specific implementation can be found on page 294 of the PI Server 2018 Installation and Upgrade Guide.)

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    17 votes
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  6. Provide support for Element Attribute with Value Retrieval Method by time Not Supported when requesting sampled data with an interval

    When retrieving AF attributes with a by Time Range setting of Not supported, the integrator will not return the data for the intervals as defined by the Query.

    26 votes
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  7. Save sort/filter conditions

    As a user, I would like to persist the filters I have on the My Views page so that I can quickly check on my views and see their statuses in a logical fashion.  Right now, I can sort by certain columns, but if I navigate to another page and come back to My Views, the sort is lost.

    2 votes
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  8. 'Download Logs' should download all logs within the specified time range

    Currently it only downloads logs that are loaded in the display pane. In order to get it to download everything, I have to scroll down until everything is loaded.

    3 votes
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  9. Allow for default AF DB/Server to be reflected when building a new shape

    When a user starts making a new Shape in the Designer UI they are given a list of AF Servers/DBs to choose from.The list is currently in alphabetical order and the first item is selected. It would be great if there were some default could be reflected so the user can immediately start working on the shape.

    4 votes
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  10. Allow filtering and/or sorting in Integrator Admin page - Licensing tab

    As an Integrator administrator, I would like to be able to easily find specific Views in the Licensing tab of the admin page by filtering and/or sorting the table. Currently, when many Views have been created and deleted, it is hard to find specific Views or even find ones that have streams that can be recovered.

    4 votes
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  11. 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).

    2 votes
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  12. Sort View Statistics tab

    As a user, I'd like to utilize the columns in Statistics tab more effectively by being able to sort on the column so that I can sort by duration, error count, etc.

    2 votes
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  13. 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.

    2 votes
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  14. Add support for "Limits" in PI System Explorer

    As a user of AF, we would like it to be the system of record for our data.  For some of our KPIs, we would like to leverage the Limits feature in PI System Explorer and have the ability to add those limits to the Integrator.  Then we can leverage the limits downstream when creating our dashboards to show if a KPI is below or above a limit.

    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.

    2 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.

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  17. Customize text file target

    Ability to set the locales for each text file target individually.

    2 votes
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  18. Allow configurable publish target timeout

    If the Integrator encounters a timeout writing data to a publish target, it would be nice to be able to configure this timeout in the Integrator's configuration file (%PIHOME64%\Integrators\BA\CAST.UI.WindowsService.exe.config). It is currently not possible for the user to specify this timeout for writing to a publish target.

    8 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.

    3 votes
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  20. ESRI Integrator support for Element references

    Support for element references within PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS.

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