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  1. Change the friendly name of the self-signed certificate to "PI Integrator for Business Analytics Self-signed Certificate"

    To avoid confusion during certificate selection, please change the friendly name of the self-signed certificate from "PI Integrator for Business Analytics" to "PI Integrator for Business Analytics Self-signed Certificate"
    PI SQL DAS self-signed certificate has the friendly name "PI SQL Data Access Server Self-signed Certificate", which is quite clear.

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  2. Support query all child event frames (based on different templates) and their respective attributes into a single event view

    The batch process can include multiple levels of child event frames which are based on different templates and thus contain different attributes. As a PI Integrator user, I would like to have the option to build a single event view which include all child event frames and their attributes. This will give a holistic view of a parent event. Currently I must use separate event views for each child event frame. This is difficult to manage.

    2 votes

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  3. Allow Oracle schema to be configurable

    As a PI Integrator user, I would like to be able to specify a schema for my Oracle publish target so that the Integrator only uses the schema that my Database Administrator specifies for me. Currently it is not possible to specify a schema for the Integrator to use, so it will use the Oracle logon's schema by default.

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  4. Allow PI Integrator Installation without requiring HTTPS/SSL

    Currently Pi4BA requires a SSL/HTTPS connection, and allows you to create an self-signed certificate. There is no option to modify this connection to HTTP or remove SSL, as Pi4BA doesn't use a standard IIS website, and none of the exposed configuration options allow switching between HTTP/HTTPS connections

    The self-signed cert approach causes client warnings about "not-secure" unless the certificated is locally installed on each client.

    While have SSL as a default option on the installation is fine, for internal projects connecting to internal servers, HTTP only (none SSL) should be provided as an installation option, to reduce the cost and…

    2 votes

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  5. Support ArcGIS Map Services

    As a PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS user, I would like the PI Integrator to be able to publish Map Services (in addition to Feature Services) so that it can integrate with my Esri application that is not able to display Feature Services.

    2 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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.

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  8. 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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  9. 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).

    2 votes

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  10. 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.

    2 votes

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  11. 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

    2 votes

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  12. Text file / ADLS Target: Split output files based on elementname, attribute, 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

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  13. Add a "quality tag" to the Integrator jobs that tells the receiving system if the Data source is up or down.

    Having an "up/down" or source-system quality check will help the receiving systems know if the data is flowing or stopped. If destination analytics are using the output of an Integrator and are expecting the latest values to be available in calculations, knowing if the system is down can prevent invalid analyses outputs/calculated values due to missing or stale data.

    1 vote

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  14. Provide option to pause a backfill

    PI Integrator views can be backfilled using the Update Data or automatically with the PI Integrator Sync service. Having the ability to pause these backfills could allow users to resume them at a later time if their PI System is experiencing any temporary issues.

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  15. Provide prompt whenever data will be deleted by an action

    There are multiple PI Integrator actions that will cause data to be deleted such as Update Data or republishing a view. Whenever data will be deleted by the PI Integrator, a prompt should be returned so users are aware that their actions will result in this.

    1 vote

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  16. Allow Configuration of Target Table Name from View for PII4BA

    We have a use case where there is a need to publish data from one PI Integrator instance to multiple environments for IT to run through their dev / test / prod on the datalake setup. Our targets are SAP HANA instances, but this problem applies to all targets as it is inherent in the setup of the Integrator that the table name created is the same as the view name.

    Right now this requires the view names to change between targets and the view name is the name of the database table that is created. I would like to…

    1 vote

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  17. Drop support for TLS 1.0 & TLS 1.1

    Please drop support for TLS 1.0 & TLS 1.1. These have been known to be insecure protocols for a while now, are not supported by modern browsers, and have been superseded by TLS 1.2 & TLS 1.3.

    "Compatibility with older browsers" is not a good reason to keep them around, since even Internet Explorer supports TLS 1.2 & TLS 1.3. Anyone using an older browser should upgrade for their own good.

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  18. Add support for TLS 1.3

    TLS 1.2 is the highest version of TLS that PI Integrators currently support. Please add support for TLS 1.3 to make the PI Integrator web pages load faster and more securely.

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  19. Add support for HTTP/2

    The PI Integrator web pages currently use only HTTP/1.1. Please add support for HTTP/2 so that these web pages will load faster. This is especially important for mobile devices, which are generally already slower compared to desktop or laptop computers.

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  20. Minify the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code of PI Integrators

    The code for the web pages of PI Integrators is currently not minified. Please minify it so that the pages load faster, especially on mobile devices, and so that the network traffic is reduced.

    To be clear, to avoid the extra processing time of minification during the use of the PI Integrators, the code should be minified to begin with. That is, PI Integrators should be released with pre-minified code and minification should not be a separate step.

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