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  1. Allow Publishing of a Narrow Data Format

    It would be helpful to be able to publish to a narrow format to reduce downstream impact due to the fact that we don't have to change the table structures when the assets change. (flexibility)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wideandnarrow_data

    4 votes

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    12 votes

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Add security parameters to PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS

    As an IT administrator, I would like PI Integrator for EsriArcGIS to support security-related configuration parameters so that I can protect my organization against cyber security threats. Some examples of parameters we are looking for are:
    <RequestLimits> element, specifically the maxAllowedContentLength, maxQueryString, and maxUrl attributes.

    <headerLimits> to configure the type and size of header your web server will accept.

    connectionTimeout, headerWaitTimeout, and minBytesPerSecond attributes of the <limits> and <WebLimits>

    <httpCookies httpOnlyCookies="true" requireSSL="true" />

    An attribute to redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS

    3 votes

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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…

    51 votes

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Add a "quality tag" to the Integrator jobs that tells the receiving system if the Data source is up or down.

    Having an "up/down" or source-system quality check will help the receiving systems know if the data is flowing or stopped. If destination analytics are using the output of an Integrator and are expecting the latest values to be available in calculations, knowing if the system is down can prevent invalid analyses outputs/calculated values due to missing or stale data.

    1 vote

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Drop support for TLS 1.0 & TLS 1.1

    Please drop support for TLS 1.0 & TLS 1.1. These have been known to be insecure protocols for a while now, are not supported by modern browsers, and have been superseded by TLS 1.2 & TLS 1.3.

    "Compatibility with older browsers" is not a good reason to keep them around, since even Internet Explorer supports TLS 1.2 & TLS 1.3. Anyone using an older browser should upgrade for their own good.

    1 vote

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  18. Add support for TLS 1.3

    TLS 1.2 is the highest version of TLS that PI Integrators currently support. Please add support for TLS 1.3 to make the PI Integrator web pages load faster and more securely.

    1 vote

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  19. Add support for HTTP/2

    The PI Integrator web pages currently use only HTTP/1.1. Please add support for HTTP/2 so that these web pages will load faster. This is especially important for mobile devices, which are generally already slower compared to desktop or laptop computers.

    1 vote

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  20. Minify the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code of PI Integrators

    The code for the web pages of PI Integrators is currently not minified. Please minify it so that the pages load faster, especially on mobile devices, and so that the network traffic is reduced.

    To be clear, to avoid the extra processing time of minification during the use of the PI Integrators, the code should be minified to begin with. That is, PI Integrators should be released with pre-minified code and minification should not be a separate step.

    1 vote

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