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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Add the ability to select all child elements and replicate parts of the AF hierarchy when using Streaming Views

    As an end user utilizing existing AF hierarchies with the PI Integrator for Business Analytics, I would like the ability to select entire parts of the AF hierarchy when creating streaming views such as the ability to select all child elements and their respective attributes. Filters can work when the hierarchy has been optimized with the Integrator in mind but not in all situations.

    1 vote

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  6. 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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  7. Allow for capture of late-arriving in-order data by the PI Integrator

    Currently the PI Integrator for BA captures out-of-order data and edits of existing data in the archive through PI Integrator sync service. However, it does not capture late arriving data which may happen as a result of network outages between a PI Interface/Connector and the PI Data Archive. For these situations, the PI Integrator publishes null values unless a key column attribute is used to generate the timestamps. Ideally changes should be captured for late arriving data so that data is automatically updated from the PI Integrator when it eventually arrives.

    26 votes

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  8. For timestamp columns, provide more timezones in addition to local and GMT

    The timestamp columns in Pi Integrator only have "local" and "GMT" options. If possible, it would be useful to add additional timezones which would return the timestamp converted to that timezone.

    9 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Please have the PI Integrator for Business Analytics support Windows Server Core

    As a user of PI Integrator for Business Analytics, I'd like to have it support Windows Server Core operating systems.

    2 votes

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  13. Please have PI Integrator for Business Analytics supports high availability (HA)

    As a user of PI Integrator for Business Analytics, I'd like to have it support high availability (HA).

    26 votes

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    TELL US MORE  ·  Joy Wang responded

    Please specify what kind of high availability is requested. For PI Integrator for BA to run in a highly available fashion?

    To support other applications that are highly available? If so, which ones?

  14. Allow Modification on PI Integrator published view

    Often, once a view is published, we would like to add a tag to it.

    Unfortunately, for this we need to copy the view and it'll create a copy of the target, forcing us to backfill again all the view.

    We would like this to change.

    Knowing that other companies would like to keep published view locked, this is our proposal:


    • when a copy of the view is made, on the publish panel, you can select a target and also choose to create a new table or select an existing table.
      -> This will allow us to publish to the…
    10 votes

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  15. Add value option to publish element version metadata

    As a PI Integrator user, I would like to be able to publish metadata about a given element's/attribute's AF version metadata (such as number like 0, 1, 2) so that I am aware when an element/attribute version has changed.

    1 vote

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  16. Support element and attribute versioning for all value retrieval methods

    As a PI Integrator user, I would like the Integrator to support retrieving element and attribute versioned data and metadata (PI Point, element GUID, etc.) so that the data I publish with the Integrator are correct in their respective time context. For example, my attribute's data reference may be Tag1 until the equipment was decommissioned a month ago, and then a new element version is created to reference Tag2. I would like the Integrator to respect the AF element/attribute versioning effective dates to determine the correct data to publish.

    2 votes

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  17. 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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  18. Support SAML authentication

    The PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS does not support SAML authentication through Portal. Support for SAML authentication would allow PI Integrator users to configure their own Identity Provider.

    22 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 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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