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  1. Disable automatic matches in Modify View screen

    As a PI View creator with an AF Database with several thousands of elements, I need to disable automatic matches so the GUI would run faster, and when I have finished shaping my data I should be able to enable matches again.

    4 votes
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  2. Text file / ADLS Targets : Option to remove line number

    add an option to skip line numbers in the output files

    1 vote
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  3. Text file / ADLS Targets : Split output files based on elementname or date

    The output files can grow quite large.
    Suggestion :Split the files. Here is an example using AF element name and date :
    C:\Viewname\elementname\YYYY\elementname_YYYYMMDDHHssmm.csv

    1 vote
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  4. AzureSQL Target should not need access to the master database

    The AzureSQL Target should not need access to the master database

    Current version of PII4BA gives this error message:
    Ref the error message
    The server principal "sqluser" is not able to access the database
    "master" under the current security context.

    Microsoft's words:
    “Generally, non-administrator accounts do not need access to the master database”
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-manage-logins

    1 vote
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  5. Allow filtering and/or sorting in Integrator Admin page - Licensing tab

    As an Integrator administrator, I would like to be able to easily find specific Views in the Licensing tab of the admin page by filtering and/or sorting the table. Currently, when many Views have been created and deleted, it is hard to find specific Views or even find ones that have streams that can be recovered.

    5 votes
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  6. Two way communication / write back to PI

    Write back to PI from the Integrator for Machine Learning. Currently we are writing back to Excel from Azure Machine Learning Service but would like to do this with less integrations.

    1 vote
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  7. Allow default schema to be configurable

    Our Database Administrator would like the Integrator to publish using a different schema than dbo for SQL targets, so I would like this to be configurable in the Integrator. Currently it is not possible to change it from the default dbo.

    11 votes
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  8. Throttle Data Archive reads

    As an Integrator user, I do not want to overwhelm the PI Data Archive when the Integrator reads data, either for an initial view backfilling operation or when I have multiple views running in real-time. I would like the Integrator to throttle Data Archive reads so as to not overwhelm the Data Archive or give me insight when I am making an expensive Data Archive call with the Integrator.

    3 votes
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  9. 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.

    1 vote
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  10. Support authentication to Apache Hive via Kerberos

    I would like to be able to publish data from the PI Integrator for Business Analytics to Apache Hive that is set up for only Kerberos authentication.

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Option to permanently delete views

    I often create test views and then delete them from the User Interface when they are no longer needed. The Licensing page in the User Interface and the configuration database, however, still show these deleted views, which can be confusing when we are trying to recover streams. It would be nice if there were a way to permanently delete a view from the Licensing page and backend configuration database when we are sure they are no longer needed.

    5 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Add support for other GIS systems

    Support integration to non-Esri GIS systems such as GE Smallworld

    3 votes
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  16. Send Notification When Publish Job Complete

    Not sure this would help with continuous jobs, but for large jobs that are scheduled to run one time (for example: publish last 2 years of history) it would be nice to be able to have PI Integrator send off a notification when the job is complete. In the administration section where you can create publish targets, you could add a section, notification targets, where you could define a group of people to send a notification to by email. In the email I could see it stating that the publish job is complete and maybe some high level stats, but…

    1 vote
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  17. Allow configurable publish target timeout

    If the Integrator encounters a timeout writing data to a publish target, it would be nice to be able to configure this timeout in the Integrator's configuration file (%PIHOME64%\Integrators\BA\CAST.UI.WindowsService.exe.config). It is currently not possible for the user to specify this timeout for writing to a publish target.

    8 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Sign up for updates on the PI AF Server for new event frames

    Currently, the PI Integrator for BA 2018 will add rows for event frames ending within the scheduled update time range. It would be better if the PI Integrator signed up for updates on the database and gets a list of all new or modified event frames to handle the cases where event frames are closed with an end time in the past that is not covered by the run period anymore.

    11 votes
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  20. add Output format

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

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