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  1. 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.

    2 votes
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  2. Add offset options

    I'd like the ability to configure offsets so that 1) my Views are consistently run for the same time intervals (important for statistical calculations) and 2) I can stagger the publishing of my Views to improve performance.

    If I were publishing a relative Continuous View with Start: *-10m to End: * and my goal publishing period were to be something like 08:40 to 08:50--

    For the first, I envision this similar to interface scan class offsets. I'd like to schedule an offset so the View runs every ten minutes but must start at 00:00. This would help avoid accidentally clicking…

    2 votes
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  3. Azure IOT backfill

    The backfill option in Azure IOT integrator should handle the raw data, instead of pushing the 1 minute interpolated values.

    1 vote
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  4. 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.

    1 vote
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  5. Support connecting to a different DNS listener for each of the Integrator's backend SQL databases

    The Integrator currently supports only a single SQL server connection string to access all of its backend databases (PIIntegratorDB, PIIntegratorLogs, PIIntegratorStats). Our organization's SQL Server cluster provides high availability at the SQL database level, however, with a separate DNS listener for each database. When either of the other PI Integrator backend databases fails over to another SQL server, we see errors like the following:
    “SqlUtilities:GetBackendSqlConnection: Error: Unable to obtain open SqlConnection to database, ‘PIIntegratorLogs’,at SQL server path, '(Server)'".

    7 votes
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  6. 9 votes
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  7. Add Boolean row filter

    In PI Integrator for BA, to use filter on an attribute configured as Boolean Value Type, we can use Numeric filter. However, 'attribute' = 1 does not work because it filters out all the rows. We have to use 'attribute' = True. It is not intuitive that we can use string value in a numeric filter. Is there any way OSIsoft can improve the UI, like add a row filter option for Boolean?

    2 votes
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  8. Allow PiView to be removed from Identities "Allowed Publish Target"

    This is very similar to the "Allow PI View Target to be disabled" suggestion below (I voted for that one as well). - I can understand if PiView needs to remain to simplify installation, but if I have a specific group of users that I want to just be able to publish to specific targets, I CAN"T currently remove "Pi View", and it always comes up 1st on the list of potential dropdowns.

    In this case, I don't want users publishing to PIView, rather I just one to give them a single choice, that is controlled at the Admin level.…

    3 votes
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  9. PI Integrator for BA support for Amazon RDS database

    It would be useful if the Integrator could use Amazon's RDS in addition to SQL Server as a backend for publishing views.

    3 votes
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  10. Allow to configure the number of decimals for an analog column

    I would to force the number of decimals the Integrator writes for a given analog value

    1 vote
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  11. Add a "Written" timestamp column when publishing a view to indicate when the data row was modified/written

    Have an extra column in the view that indicates when the data row is actually written to the target.
    The current timestamp column is the timestamp of the value itself, not when the data row is written.
    This will be especially useful for troubleshooting, or when PI Integrator is updating existing value in a target table (will give indication of which data row was recently updated).

    1 vote
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  12. Improve performance on narrow table queries

    Improve performance of queries resulting in a narrow table. This can happen for queries with many Elements, each with a few Attributes, where bulk queries to the data source are not possible. A narrow table can also result when using * for the Attribute criteria, as each Attribute is then considered a separate match.

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  13. Grant permissions only to configure targets

    As a PI Integrator Administrator I need to grant permissions to a group of users to configure targets since they are the administrators of the target systems (SQL Server, ADLS, etc.), but they don't need access to other administrator tasks like security management.

    1 vote
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  14. Add support for Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA)

    Our organization uses gMSAs to run other PI services, so I would like to be able to run the PI Integrator services under a gMSA account.

    10 votes
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  15. Display full path of the element in the column name

    When there are multiple attributes named the same for different elements, the full path is automatically done to avoid duplicated column names. Element without name duplication issue should also have the option to display the full path column name.

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  16. Unique Output Streams Consumed/Remaining notification

    I would like to get notified for Unique Output Streams Consumed or Remaining in PI Integrator Administration page under Licensing.

    3 votes
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  17. Allow to Manually execute a publish once view

    To execute a view with the same parameters, it is actually mandatory to edit the view to be able to execute it again.
    It would be nice to be able to force its execution using a right clic on it for example

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  18. Display the total number of matches for a shape

    When applying a filter when building a shape, the Integrator displays a limited amount of matching elements which is fine.
    It would be useful do display the number of element matches as an additional info

    1 vote
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  19. Allow attribute annotations to be published with the Integrator

    I want to publish the attribute annotation for a time series event using the Integrator. For example, if a user enters data in PI Manual Logger, they enter comments as annotations to the tag event. I would like to publish those annotations along with the attribute event's timestamp and value.

    9 votes
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  20. Allow large queries to be split up into manageable pieces

    If I build a view in the Integrator that asks the Data Archive for a large amount of information my query can timeout. This will result in the Integrator writing NULL values to certain columns of my view. As a current workaround I just build a view that spans a shorter time frame to decrease the amount of data I ask for in my query to avoid NULL values. I then can use the Update Data functionality to additional time frames in manageable pieces. This is not ideal and I do not believe it was the intended use of the…

    7 votes
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