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  1. Add the ability to export/import views via automation or command line

    The current feature in PII4BA 2020 to export/import views requires the user to go into the UI, connect to the target AF Server/DB and then import the (json) file in question.

    It would be ideal to be able to perform the same operation through a command line or REST API using arguments to select the AF Server/DB or other required configuration. This would greatly ease the operation of bulk loads and make the whole process more seamless to the end user.

    4 votes

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  2. Display data for entire time range progressively in map client data table

    As a PI Integrator user, I would like the data table in an Esri map for a PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS time-enabled layer to progressively display data for the entire time range on the map. This is related to the enhancement request: As Time Passes setting on Integrator Time-enabled Layer

    4 votes

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  3. Don't recreate SQL View tables for minor changes

    As a Developer, it would be useful if the SQL tables outputted by the PI Integrator for Business Analytics were not deleted and recreated when minor changes are made to the Integrator View, such as the schedule. This would stop connections/queries being made to these tables from being broken.

    4 votes

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  4. Support OAuth2 authentication

    OAuth2 is the recommended security practice to authenticate users and applications by esri. This would also allow the PI Integrators to use Windows Active Directory Federated Services as organizations move to Office365.

    4 votes

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  5. Expose additional Kafka target configuration options

    To accommodate high frequency messages to Apache Kafka brokers, additional tuning of Kafka producers can be necessary to prevent high CPU and Disk I/O load. The PI Integrator should expose these parameters to allow users the ability to adjust their system as necessary. The following are common parameters that would allow for this:

    - Batch Size (batch.size)
    
    - Linger time (linger.msg)
    - Buffer memory (buffer.memory)
    - LZ4 compression

    Additionally, many projects may require that acknowledgements be sent back to the producer to confirm that they were properly received. The PI Integrator should provide the option as for whether or not…

    4 votes

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  6. Option to automatically create sub folders in AWS S3 per time period (hour/day/month)

    It would be nice to have an option to specify PI INT to create sub folders within a 'view' folder in AWS S3 so that data files dumped in S3 folder could be automatically organized by the time period, example: subfolder for all files created for that day.

    4 votes

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  7. After manually updating data, the next scheduled publish should ensure it does not publish duplicates

    As a PI Integrator user, if I use the manual "Update Data" option to correct a time period that includes data that will be published on the next scheduled publication run I do not want this next scheduled run to publish duplicate rows. For example, if I have an Event View that publishes on the hour every hour and the last run was at 1:00 PM, if I run update data at 1:25 PM specifying start time 1:00 PM to end time *, the next scheduled publish will look at the 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM time range and therefore…

    4 votes

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  8. Add BA Target for Snowflake

    Snowflake is a common SaaS data lake solution. BA should be able to write to it.

    4 votes

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  9. 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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  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. Add Questionable as Data Content option

    As a data science user, I would like to be able to include additional PI/AF tag information such as is Questionable so that I may filter out data down stream easier.

    4 votes

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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    4 votes

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  14. 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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  15. Custom Edit Value Mode

    Provide an opportunity to customize the edit Value Mode (minus 1 second : for instance 0.5 second or year)

    3 votes

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  16. Add security parameters to PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS

    As an IT administrator, I would like PI Integrator for EsriArcGIS to support security-related configuration parameters so that I can protect my organization against cyber security threats. Some examples of parameters we are looking for are:
    <RequestLimits> element, specifically the maxAllowedContentLength, maxQueryString, and maxUrl attributes.

    <headerLimits> to configure the type and size of header your web server will accept.

    connectionTimeout, headerWaitTimeout, and minBytesPerSecond attributes of the <limits> and <WebLimits>

    <httpCookies httpOnlyCookies="true" requireSSL="true" />

    An attribute to redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS

    3 votes

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  17. Improve source AF migration/rename procedure for PI Integrator for Business Analytics

    current procedure <What are the steps to point the PI Integrator to a new AF server for the element and attribute data that it publishes in views?> requires exporting/importing and republishing every single view, which is tremendous amount of work. On top of this, all existing data tables are dropped and re-created. Please provide a utility or an easy way to accomplish it.

    3 votes

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  18. Allow Configuration of S3 Target Endpoint to Enable S3-Compatible Storage Solutions

    Currently PI hardcodes the AWS S3 endpoint. We would like to target open source S3-compatible storage solutions but are inhibited by the lack of configuration available when setting up the S3 target

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  19. Expose counters to track communication health between PI Integrator Framework and the Worker Nodes

    As a PI Administrator, I need to determine the health of the PI Integrator. I wish to monitor the connection and inter-process behaviour between the integrator and multiple worker nodes. I would like to be able to determine when a worker node disconnects from the integrator framework/host, hangs or becomes unavailable as this will result in no data being published. By monitoring the health and performance of all components of the PI Integrator, I can take a proactive approach to system health and performance.

    3 votes

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  20. Support non-domain SQL server as PI Integrator backend

    PI Integrator supports SQL authentication to the backend SQL server. However, the install user is only authenticated to the SQL server by windows authentication, which makes using a non-domain SQL Server unfeasible. Please support a non-domain SQL server as the Integrator backend to allow more flexible architecture options.

    3 votes

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