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  1. Save the original First Run Time field when modifying a view

    When modifying a view that has already ran successfully, the First Run Time is not preserved.  The last time I configured it, it was set to a future date at 1AM.  When I modify it again, the field is populated with '*'.  It would be nice to have the last configuration saved even if it's not valid, so that I have the context of what I last configured.

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  2. Allow for default AF DB/Server to be reflected when building a new shape

    When a user starts making a new Shape in the Designer UI they are given a list of AF Servers/DBs to choose from.The list is currently in alphabetical order and the first item is selected. It would be great if there were some default could be reflected so the user can immediately start working on the shape.

    6 votes
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  3. "Start Time" and "End Time" of a view reflect the data the view contains.

    As someone who uses the UI to get a summary of what my views contain, I would like the view's "Start Time" and "End Time" to reflect the actual data contained within the view in the case that I "Update Data" in the view to be something outside of the original bounds.

    6 votes
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  4. Support for "BoD" (beginning of day) in Start Time End Time

    As a user who creates daily reports with the Integrator, it would be great if setting the period had a function similar to AF's Analysis "BoD" which returns the beginning of a day regardless of time input so that it will avoid confusion and ease the dependency between the job running time and the selection period.  Currently if I want a job to get data from midnight to midnight at 1AM everyday, I have to use Start time *-25h and End time *-61m (to avoid 2 values of the daily interpolation).

    5 votes
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  5. Customize text file target

    Ability to set the locales for each text file target individually.

    5 votes
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  6. Allow filtering and/or sorting in Integrator Admin page - Licensing tab

    As an Integrator administrator, I would like to be able to easily find specific Views in the Licensing tab of the admin page by filtering and/or sorting the table. Currently, when many Views have been created and deleted, it is hard to find specific Views or even find ones that have streams that can be recovered.

    5 votes
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  7. Option to permanently delete views

    I often create test views and then delete them from the User Interface when they are no longer needed. The Licensing page in the User Interface and the configuration database, however, still show these deleted views, which can be confusing when we are trying to recover streams. It would be nice if there were a way to permanently delete a view from the Licensing page and backend configuration database when we are sure they are no longer needed.

    5 votes
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  8. Have PostgreSQL as a output target for PII4BA

    We have customers which neither use Oracle or MSSQL as datawarehouse but have standardized heavily on PostgreSQL as Data Warehouse. We should support this as a target System for PII4BA.

    5 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Add support for OAuth2 authenication for the Hadoop target

    It would be good to support more types of authentication. The current release of Hadoops add OAuth2 support to WebHDFS. This helps PI Integrator for BA to integrate with enterprise data lakes utilizing single-signon systems.

    5 votes
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  11. Allow attribute annotations to be published with the Integrator

    I want to publish the attribute annotation for a time series event using the Integrator. For example, if a user enters data in PI Manual Logger, they enter comments as annotations to the tag event. I would like to publish those annotations along with the attribute event's timestamp and value.

    4 votes
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  12. Configurable message key for Apache Kafka targets

    Being able to specify message keys for Apache Kafka targets would allow users to configure partitions.

    4 votes
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  13. Allow data encoding to be configurable

    Certain data applications, such as Azure Stream Analytics, require specific encoding of data (eg UTF-8 vs UTF-16). In order to use these applications, the PI Integrator should allow the data encoding to be configurable during view creation.

    4 votes
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  14. Send a notification if a view fails to publish successfully

    As a user, I would like a notification or email when a view did not succeed so that I can take action to backfill or triage the situation.  Currently I can only use the Last Run Time and it takes a long time to verify when each view's expected run time matches with the actual Last Run Time.  The Integrator does show an error icon when a view fails, but if the next run of the view succeeds, the icon disappears and the user has no way of knowing unless the user checks the 3rd party destination.

    4 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Publish event view even if there are no matches

    I have a need to create event views before a process starts and the event frames are created. Right now, I have to create a dummy event frame in order to publish the view since you cannot publish a view with no matches.

    4 votes
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  17. AF Audit Trail is incompatible with the Integrator for BA

    Refer to the details of ticket #881602.
    In short, the integrator leads to excessive amounts of Audit records. I see at least 50% of the Audit entries being related to the Integrator, when that is only used very lightly.

    1) it should be documented that these are effectively incompatible
    2) preferred there should be a way such that the Integrator does not cause any audit records for the internal housekeeping of the tool.

    4 votes
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  18. BI Integrator preserve Column Configuration on Filter Change

    When you copy a BI Integrator Job ans change some settings in the Filter all attributes are added to the column view.

    We remove Attributes that are not needed e.g. Level1 Attributes when we only Need the Level2 Child Attributes. On a change the Level1 Attributes are always added.

    We rename Attributed and change the export settings e.g. Aggregstion or UOM. On a filter change the original Attributes are added again.

    We would prefer an option/setting in PI BI that no column is added to the column view and you can select them by the Add Column function.

    4 votes
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  19. Unique Output Streams Consumed/Remaining notification

    I would like to get notified for Unique Output Streams Consumed or Remaining in PI Integrator Administration page under Licensing.

    3 votes
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  20. 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.

    3 votes
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