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Allow assets to be filtered based on template inheritance

We currently have Elements built on inherited templates. For example, we have ElementTemplate, which has inherited child templates,  ChildTemplateA and ChildTemplateB.

In PI System Explorer, we can do an Element Search and apply a template filter for ElementTemplate. The results will include any elements based on ElementTemplate, as well as any Elements based on both inherited child templates, ChildTemplateA and ChildTemplateB.

However, when building a shape in the integrator, there is currently no corresponding way to filter based on the parent template, ElementTemplate.

In order to provide a consistent user experience, the PI Integrator for Business Analytics should allow the user to filter in this way.

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  • Brent Bregenzer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In response to Brent Bregenzer, "This is implemented in the latest versio..."
    Just w quick followup on the PI Square side where we can add images:

  • Brent Bregenzer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is implemented in the latest version (2018 R2). When editing the Asset Filter, next to the Asset Template checkbox, there is a second check box for Search Derived Templates. Checking both boxes should fulfill the requested functionality.

  • Shikovich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It very uncomfortable when we can not search tags on the AF hierarchy and add any tags on collections without relation on template way.

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