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  1. 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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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Support filtering Integrator time-enabled layer by date

    I would like to filter my Integrator time-enabled feature layer by date like in http://doc.arcgis.com/en/arcgis-online/create-maps/apply-filters.htm.

    8 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. PI to Maximo integration

    When PI is used to gather equipment sensor information but Maximo is used for asset management, it would be helpful to have a simple way to get equipment information out of PI and into Maximo.  This would be useful for scheduling preventative maintenance, among other things.

    17 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback and ideas so far! At this time, we have commitments and another planned release for PI Integrator for Business Analytics at the end of 2018. We will revisit this idea again after the next release. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or additional feedback.

  7. 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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  8. 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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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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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  10. Schedule to publish a view certain days of the week or month

    The possibility of publishing as view certain days of the week or month.

    For example publish the view
    - The first 15 days of the month.
    - Different days in a month: 1,5,11,22..
    - Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

    This will allow to have the data right when needed being able to schedule properly analyzing tasks.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Support different TimesStamp formats when Modifying Views

    Currently it is not possible to change the TimeStamp format from MM/dd/yyyy 12h AM/PM to other formats. Since there are many potential different data endpoints, it may be a good idea to allow users to change to other formats, such as 24h Military time.

    7 votes
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    2 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Have programmatic API and framework kit for Integrators

    Many partners we work with would like to be able to configure views and data output from PI Integrator for BA directly from within their Analytics tools. This could also allow for better integration with third party analytics tools and open an OEM/Reseller market for OSIsoft partners.

    11 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Allow binding of a custom SSL certificate after installation of PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS

    As an administrator for the PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS 2017, I want to be able to change the SSL certificate bound to the application through an installer wizard. Currently, the only option is to uninstall and reinstall the application, or manually bind the certificate using the command line netsh.

    11 votes
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  16. Add ability to select a subset of  assets for backfill/Update in a view.

    The current 'Update' feature backfills all assets matching the asset shape defined in the view.
    However, when there is a need to back-fill only a small set of assets in a view there is no option to select such assets.
    Adding a select option would prevent updating all assets in the view and user could select only those assets which require a back-fill.

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PI Integrator for SAP HANA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! We would need more discussion with supporters to understand the problem.

    How does the lack of this functionality impact your work? How often does this happen? How many assets are typically in your view? And how many assets are typically affected?

    Does the new automatic updates through persistent signups (introduced in 2018) mitigate this problem at all?

    Please feel free to email me or post a comment to help us understand the pain point.

  17. Organize views in Integrator User Interface

    We would like a better way to manage views in the Integrator User Interface. For example, we would like the views to be able to be sorted into a folder structure. With many views it is hard to properly manage them without something to sort them.

    28 votes
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    3 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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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  19. Allow PIIntegrator SQL database name to be configurable during installation

    During Integrator installation, we would like to choose the name of the Integrator's backend SQL database instead of using the default name PIIntegratorDB.

    Some use cases include:
    -Being able to use the naming scheme that our organization's DBA requires for SQL Server tables
    -Installing more than one Integrator instance on the same SQL Server

    Workaround: Follow the steps in KB01640 - Installing multiple Integrator instances on one SQL server.

    12 votes
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  20. Show Date and Time of Local PI Server, Not PI AF Instance

    Currently, the timestamp which is shown in the export files is the date and time of the PI AF server which is extracting the data, not the date and time on the local PI server that the data is extracted from.  Like Datalink, we need the ability to pull data based on local date and time.

    7 votes
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