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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Aggregate data across event frames

    As a PI admin using the integrator with event frames for reporting, I would like the integrator to calculate summaries across event frames. For example, I'm interested in the average value of an attribute from the beginning of one phase to the end of the operation, where the phase and operation events are generated by a batch interface.

    1 vote
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  5. Limit historical data retrieval for new elements

    As a PI admin working with the integrator, I would like to be able to limit the amount of data returned for new elements added to existing views. This avoids the situation where a long-running view is unintentionally slowed when the integrator backfills data for the new element over the whole history of the view.

    1 vote
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  6. Add support for OAuth2 authenication for the Hadoop target

    It would be good to support more types of authentication. The current release of Hadoops add OAuth2 support to WebHDFS. This helps PI Integrator for BA to integrate with enterprise data lakes utilizing single-signon systems.

    5 votes
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  7. Filter based on tag attributes

    As a data scientist, I would like the output from the integrator to only include values for tags that are actively updating. When the PI administrator disables scanning on a tag, I would like the option to filter the row or at least send a NULL value instead of interpolating the stale value.

    6 votes
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  8. Add option to limit time period for 'Last Recorded Value' Data Context

    For data such as daily volumes produced, we need exact values from PI and Interpolated data just doesn't fit in this case. So we need to configure such columns with 'Last Recorded Value' Data Context. With this setting we certainly get the last archived data from PI, however we do not know if the data is stale.
    It would be great to have an option to limit time period for 'Last Recorded Value' data context.
    Example: Replace stale data with NULL if data is older than a month/year.

    4 votes
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  9. Allow for sampling rate that is faster than one event per seconds

    High frequency data is increasingly common. With examples in manufacturing of events happening entirely within a few 100s of milliseconds.
    The request is to allow the export of interpolated data at a rate higher than the current limit of 1 event per second.

    9 votes
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  10. BI Integrator preserve Column Configuration on Filter Change

    When you copy a BI Integrator Job ans change some settings in the Filter all attributes are added to the column view.

    We remove Attributes that are not needed e.g. Level1 Attributes when we only Need the Level2 Child Attributes. On a change the Level1 Attributes are always added.

    We rename Attributed and change the export settings e.g. Aggregstion or UOM. On a filter change the original Attributes are added again.

    We would prefer an option/setting in PI BI that no column is added to the column view and you can select them by the Add Column function.

    4 votes
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  11. Keeping AF structure consistent with the Map layer

    There is a new map feature created, while adding a new element based on the same element template in AF.

    However, while deleting one of the existing AF elements does not delete the map feature.

    Customer is monitoring oil wells. They are rebuilding the AF structure (using custom AF SDK script) once a day. They want to display only the active oil wells. The newly added oil wells are displayed alongside the updated ones and the removed ones (features) from the AF structure. They want to remove the map features for the non-existent elements (inactive wells).

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Time shifting data to align with plant process flow and tank retention

    This concept would really apply to all integrators except Esri. 
    We are careful to interpolate data in evenly spaced samples for large matrix analytics.  What happens when some of the data is upstream and the rest of the data is downstream and a tank sits in the middle with a 2 hour retention?  The data will not align.  We need to take into account the asset time retention as the process flows from the beginning to the end.  This can easily be calculated by time shift analytics that would shift data on the inlet to match the data on the…

    1 vote
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  13. "Start Time" and "End Time" of a view reflect the data the view contains.

    As someone who uses the UI to get a summary of what my views contain, I would like the view's "Start Time" and "End Time" to reflect the actual data contained within the view in the case that I "Update Data" in the view to be something outside of the original bounds.

    6 votes
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  14. Create ArcGIS Feature Services and Layers with More Descriptive Names

    Update the naming convention used to create ArcGIS feature services and layers to use names that more accurately reflect the services and layers stored on the Integrator side. Customer Issue: The current convention is to use numbers instead of the layer names which causes confusion when trying to locate published items in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Make Attributes for PI Coresight Ad-hoc Trend Selectable

    Provide a mechanism to filter out attributes that are not wanted on the PI Coresight ad-hoc trend. Customer Issue: All of the layer's fields (attributes) are included on the ad-hoc trend by default. This makes for a crowded trend that often includes unnecessary attribute data.Ê

    1 vote
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  16. Widget Styling: PI Coresight Widgets and their Dialogs do not Uniformly Implement Operations Dashboard Customizable Styles

    Provide widgets to Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS that respect the skinning and style customization that a user wants. Customer Issue: Users want the PI Coresight widgets and their dialogs to respect customization through the dashboard's extensibility model in order to control the look and feel of their environment.

    1 vote
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  17. Support Altitude ('z') When Creating Layers

    Allow layer configuration to include an altitude (z) component of location. Customer Issue: Features with an altitude attribute in the PI System do not have that reflected through the Integrator to the ArcGIS Platform.

    1 vote
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  18. Localization

    Provide localized versions of the PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS. Customer Issue: Users prefer to interact with the application in their native language so they can more fully understand it and be sure that it works with localized versions of other OSIsoft products.

    1 vote
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  19. Incorporate Manual GeoEvent Steps for Integrating with an Existing ArcGIS Feature Layer into Wizard

    Improve the Integrator's native support for appending PI System data to an existing ArcGIS feature layer rather than creating a new layer. Customer Issue: Appending PI System data to an existing ArcGIS feature layer with geometry necessitates several manual, time-consuming steps.

    1 vote
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  20. PI Integrator for SAP AIN

    Currently we can only use the SAP Integrator for HANA.

    An Integrator directly for SAP AIN would be helpful for predictive maintenance use cases.

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