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  1. Allow multiple directories in Azure Data Lake Target

    As an integrator for Business Analytics user I would like to be able to choose which directory in Azure data lake my view is published to so that is is easier to manage and analyse data once it is there.

    Currently this is only possible through setting up additional targets, which is cumbersome.

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  2. Implement Testing methodology for Microsoft Patches

    Implement Testing methodology for Microsoft Patches
    PI System owners need to ensure that their deployed systems both meet internal IT policies regarding recommended OS and other component recommended and critical patches, and that their PI applications are not adversely affected by these patches.

    Consider a testing methodology similar to what PI AF employs which is currently to automatically monthly test all critical and recommended patches against the currently released application version.

    1 vote
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  3. Provide more detailed error logging

    Error message logs sometimes are not detailed enough to properly troubleshoot. The customer would like to increase logging available in order to get more insight as to what is going on.

    One example - the PI Integrator for BA does not publish any message when there is a permissions/access issue to output data to a Kafka Topic.

    1 vote
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  4. Announce to user that current browser is unsupported

    This request applies to any OSIsoft product that requires a web browser: If certain browsers or browser versions are not supported by an OSIsoft product, the browser version should be detected and an error message shown to the user so they know to use a different browser or version.

    2 votes
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  5. Lock or rename file when actively writing to file

    We are using file target to move data into a system that PI Integrator does not support writing to directly. We have a script that moves the files PI Integrator creates to our other system, but we need a way to tell when the Integrator has finished writing to that file. The Integrator should either lock the file it is writing to or have a processing naming pattern similar to UFL.

    10 votes
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  6. Have the option to preserve or change GUID during View import

    During View import process, have the option to preserve or change the View's GUID. This comes into play if multiple Integrators share the same SQL backend; there will be a GUID collision. Use case: split a large view among Integrators (for performance reasons) by using the Export/Import option.

    2 votes
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  7. Integrator should have a status page

    The Integrator application server should have a status page ("OK" or "Running") so that clients or load balancers can easily determine whether the site is up or not.  This should be implemented when the Integrator eventually supports high availability.

    2 votes
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  8. add Output format

    When PI outputs multiple TAGS data to the SQL database, the output table needs only three fields (TAGS, time, value).

    1 vote
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  9. AF Audit Trail is incompatible with the Integrator for BA

    Refer to the details of ticket #881602.
    In short, the integrator leads to excessive amounts of Audit records. I see at least 50% of the Audit entries being related to the Integrator, when that is only used very lightly.

    1) it should be documented that these are effectively incompatible
    2) preferred there should be a way such that the Integrator does not cause any audit records for the internal housekeeping of the tool.

    4 votes
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  10. Create Start Menu shortcut for Integrator

    It would be nice if the PI Integrator installation created a Start Menu shortcut to the Integrator User Interface, similar to how a PI Connector installation creates a Start Menu shortcut linked to the PI Connector Administration page.

    3 votes
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  11. Support filtering Integrator time-enabled layers by boolean fields

    The customer is displaying grid sensors on their map. The grid sensor error attribute is a boolean, True or False. They would like to be able to filter on a time-enabled layer based on whether the sensors are in error or not.

    5 votes
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  12. Enable searching time-enabled layers using Portal map search.

    Searching the time-enabled feature layer data items using portal map search doesn’t work. According to the Esri manual, Hosted feature layers with Query enabled should be searchable.

    Attached is an example of this behavior from case #875453

    4 votes
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  13. Maintain column order when adding attributes to view

    When you add a new attribute to a view, that column is placed at the end of the table. The column should be added in the correct placement like it would be if that attribute was added when the view was first created.

    1 vote
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  14. Allow to configure the format of the output file

    The actual version just allows to create a text file output. It would be nice to be able to manage the format of the columns in that target

    2 votes
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  15. Option to disable Integrator REST Services Directory

    Allow Integrator administrators to disable the Integrator's REST API Services Directory as recommended by Esri for production systems. See https://enterprise.arcgis.com/en/server/latest/administer/linux/disabling-the-services-directory.htm

    4 votes
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  16. Option to split date and time into separate columns

    SAP recommends using compression on column store databases to conserve RAM and disk space resources (https://blogs.sap.com/2016/08/12/how-and-why-to-do-compression-of-column-store-tables-in-sap-hana/). Since date+time values are typically unique and compression in SAP HANA is column-based, compression of timeseries data like the data published by the Integrator is more effective if date and time are in separate columns as opposed to a single time column containing both date and time.

    2 votes
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  17. Be able to Write data to PI from Integrator Hosted Time Enabled Feature Services

    Native ArcGIS Feature Services allow for features to be updated by performing a POST to the REST endpoint to "Apply Updates".  It would be good to be able to record new values to the PI Data Archive by "Applying Edits" to the features / Elements made available for read access by the Integrator Hosted Time Enabled Feature Services.

    2 votes
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  18. Allow English PI Time to be used regardless of integrator language settings

    Other products (such as DataLink) will allow for English PI Time to be utilized regardless of the language settings. For instance, both "*-8h" and "*-8horas" will work in DataLink if Spanish is the selected language. However, only "*-8horas" will work if Spanish is the selected language for the integrator in the UI.

    The request is to bring the integrator more inline with how other OSIsoft products handle PI Time in different languages.

    4 votes
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  19. Overlapping Time Ranges for Continuous View updates (Rolling Publications)

    I wish that the start time of a continuous view update cycle could precede the end time of the last cycle.

    For example every day query the last 30 days of data and replace rows that have already been written to the target table with the most recent data. This would be a straightforward way to ensure that data in PI and the integrator View are the same for the last 30 days. Manual corrections up to 30 days old could then be captured automatically.

    2 votes
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  20. Add support for allowing the user to specify the file extension for ADLS

    Currently, it is not possible to set the file extension that is published to Azure Data Lake Store by the PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure. It is currently hardcoded to .txt format.

    The end user should have the option to choose which file format (txt /csv/etc) that is to be eventually published to ADLS.

    1 vote
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