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  1. Support query all child event frames (based on different templates) and their respective attributes into a single event view

    The batch process can include multiple levels of child event frames which are based on different templates and thus contain different attributes. As a PI Integrator user, I would like to have the option to build a single event view which include all child event frames and their attributes. This will give a holistic view of a parent event. Currently I must use separate event views for each child event frame. This is difficult to manage.

    2 votes

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  2. Allow change of target configuration after publish

    Once a View has been published, you cannot change the Target--the dropdown is greyed out on the 'Publish' screen in the designer. You have to re-create the View to publish to a new target, which is a lot more work and opens up the potential for issues or misconfigurations. Use case: if I was publishing to a sandbox environment and now want to publish the View to production, I could change the existing View's target in the drop-down instead of re-creating it.

    Note: This is different from another, completed idea (https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555136-pi-integrators/suggestions/35776837-allow-target-configuration-changes-to-be-pushed-ou) as I don't want the configuration of…

    5 votes

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  3. 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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  4. 18 votes

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  5. Improve the Upgrade Installation Experience

    Allow the licensed size of the integrator to be increased on already deployed infrastructure without requiring a new installation of the software. License process similar to the current one with the PI Server is requested.

    1 vote

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  6. Support ArcGIS Map Services

    As a PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS user, I would like the PI Integrator to be able to publish Map Services (in addition to Feature Services) so that it can integrate with my Esri application that is not able to display Feature Services.

    2 votes

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  7. Support Kerberos Authentication to the PI Integrator

    The PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS does not support Kerberos authentication to the Integrator.
    By adding support of Kerberos Authentication to the integrator means that when providing access to time enabled feature layers from external networks, the users do not need to enter their credentials.

    1 vote

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  8. Add DateTime row filter

    As a PI Integrator user, I would like to be able to use a DateTime row filter so that I can filter out rows based on certain date- or time-related criteria.

    1 vote

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  9. 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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  10. Support data filtering on map for time-enabled layers with PI Point attributes for geometry

    Currently the PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS does not support data filtering on the map when PI Point attributes are used for the X and Y fields for a time-enabled layer.

    I would like the integrator to allow data filtering on the map regardless of whether the geometry is static or dynamic.

    5 votes

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  11. Expose PI Integrator view statuses

    Customers who plan to have a significant number of views need a better way to manage the status of their views other than periodically checking the PI Integrator UI.

    There should be a way to obtain view statuses through other programs (custom or PI), so that users can receive alerts if a view goes into an error status.

    22 votes

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  12. Add support for multiple events with same timestamp in PI Integrator for BA

    The Integrator for BA appears to be a great fit for exporting event-based data such as Batch Interface Messages to external systems. Interpolation doesn’t apply in these cases so we can use a tag as the ‘Key’ in value mode selection.
    However, there are cases where a tag can have multiple entries at a given timestamp (e.g. EMDVB Recipe Parameter Downloads) and the current behavior is to only include the first value in the output view. This approach results in missing data and makes the integrator unusable in these cases.
    Ideally the view would return all records (as per PI…

    23 votes

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  13. Choose a shape's filter condition ('OR' or 'AND')

    Currently, two filters added means it's an "OR" condition. I would like to be able to choose the condition applied, so I could instead select it to be an "AND" condition so the elements must meet both or all criteria. This would be useful to apply multiple categories to the View, such as an element being x 'OEM' category and y 'Model' category. As an alternative, make the categories multi-selectable.

    2 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    3 votes

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  16. 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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  17. Support attribute renames

    When an attribute(s) name changes, I would like the Integrator to propagate that change to existing views that contain the attribute. The Integrator does support element renames but not attribute name changes. Currently, we have to republish the affected views in order to continue publishing data for the renamed attributes.

    6 votes

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  18. Provide support for automatic updates for PI data in Event Views

    There are automatic updates for PI data in Asset Views and Streaming Views, but not currently in Event Views which is what's used for Event Frames. This is important for propagating changes in EFs

    Use case example: GADS classification. Data comes in and EFs are created. The integrator picks this up and sends the info along. Some time later (maybe a few days / maybe month end) data comes in re-classifying / updating the original data (ex. GADS code or attributes). In order to accommodate this manual intervention using the "Update Data" button is required.

    7 votes

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  19. Configure PI Integrator for Business Analytics to Publish to Amazon Redshift Database Schema

    As an end user, I would like to be able to publish views directly to Amazon Redshift Database Schema targets. Amazon currently implements database schema functionality that allows databases to be partitioned. While PI Integrator for Business Analytics allows publishing to Amazon Redshift, it does not allow for schema to be configured, and always results in the view publishing to the public schema.

    1 vote

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  20. Set the default installation path to PIHOME64 instead of C:\Program Files\OSIsoft\Integrators\Esri ArcGIS\

    The installation path should be consistent with all other OSIsoft products that are installed in PIHOME64.

    3 votes

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