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  1. Provide an option to only use access control lists to access Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) Gen2 containers and directories

    Published on behalf of a customer. PI Integrator for BA currently requires the use of role-based access control (Azure RBAC) to authenticate to the storage account first. With the Storage Blob Data Reader role, it grants read and list permissions to all storage containers and blobs. As a user, I would like to only use Access Control Lists (ACLs) to limit PI Integrator service's permission to a specific container/folder.

    4 votes

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  2. Scheduled Update Data for Business Integrator

    We would like the ability to "schedule" a reoccurring "update data" write for a PI View. We have several scheduled backfills for processes where data is somewhat delayed (i.e. lab data) but to get the data in the PI View today we need to do a manual "Update Data" each time from the PI BI portal.

    4 votes

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  3. 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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  4. Shorten the wait time for recovering output streams

    Currently I need to wait for 7 days to recover output streams from deleted views. Please shorten the wait time.

    4 votes

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  5. Allow PI Integrator to create a new file per publication in Amazon S3

    As a PI Integrator user, I'd like PI Integrator to create a new file per publication in Amazon S3. Currently there is a workaround with Maximum Rows/Objects option in target configuration, but it is not straightforward and cumbersome.

    17 votes

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  6. Allow for an IT policy requiring fixed database sizes by optionally preventing the PI Integrator Log database from dynamically shrinking

    As a system administrator working under our IT department's policies, I want to be able to prevent the PI Integrator's Log database from shrinking, so that I can conform to IT policies that require fixed SQL database sizes with the goal of preventing fragmentation.

    1 vote

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  7. Update Data for Hadoop endpoint

    Add the Update Data Function to allow for backfilling or updating of values to the Hadoop Endpoint

    1 vote

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  8. Export data in rows instead of columns

    Data is usually exported under column headers, but I'd like to know whether it's possible to export data in rows (e.g. tags in one row, values in another row). I can transpose this data in SQL after the fact, but is this possible to do from the Integrator itself?

    1 vote

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  9. Add the ability to export/import views via automation or command line

    The current feature in PII4BA 2020 to export/import views requires the user to go into the UI, connect to the target AF Server/DB and then import the (json) file in question.

    It would be ideal to be able to perform the same operation through a command line or REST API using arguments to select the AF Server/DB or other required configuration. This would greatly ease the operation of bulk loads and make the whole process more seamless to the end user.

    4 votes

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Have the option with streaming views to only send updated values to the target

    In PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2020 Patch 1 (2.3.0.426) streaming views has the option to send messages when any selected key values are updated, but this publishes the complete message to the target, including attributes which have not updated.

    It should be possible with the "any" message trigger to only send the updated values to the publish target. This option to only send updated data could be listed as one of the Value Options when configuring the message content.

    6 votes

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  13. Allow streaming view for Event Frames in the PI Integrator for Business Analytics

    It would be useful to be able to stream Event Frames via the PI Integrator for BA so that the associated and aggregate data for events can be used in targets.

    This opens the possibility of using Event Frames to identify specific situations, gather the data and then share that data in real-time with other systems so that those systems can make event-based analyses.

    1 vote

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  14. Expose PI Integrator Counters, Performance, and Status in Perfmon Counters

    Add product specific Perfmon counters for Pi4BA, including specific counters for the Integrator Service, the Data Sync, and Worker processes, beyond the standard windows process data - Such as # active sessions, # views, # of AF syncs, number of views processed per worker, view status.

    There was a previous feedback request that was marked as completed, as now some of this info is currently stored in the statistics table, but there is a separate table by view GUID, and a row of data stored per run per view - and the "stats" column seems to be encoded, making programatic…

    55 votes

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  15. Add a toggleable switch for text file targets to allow the ID Column

    With previous versions when you would create a text file view, the first column would be an index/ID column numbering each row. With upgrade to PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2020 the column is no longer there as a part of the enhancements released in this version.

    One of the users of a view has a system already configured to account for the ID column and has requested that I put the ID column back in one of my views.

    For this use case, it would be useful to have the ID column be toggleable when I configure the text…

    5 votes

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  16. Allow connecting to Read-only Domain Controller

    As a IT administrator, I would like to be able to configure the PI Integrator for Business Analytics to allow connection to my read-only domain controllers (RODC) so that the PI Integrator for Business Analytics is in line with the Windows Active Directory best practices that we employ for other applications in our organization. Currently, the PI Integrator for Business Analytics will use DNS queries based on its own server's domain to determine to which DCs it should connect, and this returns writeable DCs.

    6 votes

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  17. Provide option to pause a backfill

    PI Integrator views can be backfilled using the Update Data or automatically with the PI Integrator Sync service. Having the ability to pause these backfills could allow users to resume them at a later time if their PI System is experiencing any temporary issues.

    1 vote

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  18. Provide prompt whenever data will be deleted by an action

    There are multiple PI Integrator actions that will cause data to be deleted such as Update Data or republishing a view. Whenever data will be deleted by the PI Integrator, a prompt should be returned so users are aware that their actions will result in this.

    1 vote

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  19. 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…

    1 vote

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  20. Have PI Integrator support Azure Active Directory integrated authentication to Azure SQL and Azure Synapse Analytics

    As a PI Integrator user, I would like PI Integrator to support Azure Active Directory integrated authentication to Azure SQL and Azure Synapse Analytics.

    2 votes

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