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  1. Have option to publish data only when the value changes

    As a user for PI Integrator for BA, I would like to have an option to only publish data when the value changes. The use case: a point is calculated via analysis service once a minute, and the value does not change often. I want the data to be published only when the value changes. Right now, PI Integrator for BA publishes the same (unchanged) value at each run with a different timestamp.

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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    What writer are you using? PI Integrator for Business Analytics Advanced Edition supports streaming use cases where the PI Integrator signs up for changes on relevant attributes and only sends data when values have changed based on the Snapshot or the Archive. Supported targets today are Apache Kafka, AWS Kinesis, Azure Event Hubs, and Azure IoT Hub.

  2. Option to schedule a view to run once

    To minimize the load off of piarchss and pisnapss, it would be helpful to be able to schedule views to run once at a specific time. For example, a view to collect data from (January 2018 to January 2019) for multiple years so that it doesn't interfere with other views running.

    6 votes
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  3. Sort View Statistics tab

    As a user, I'd like to utilize the columns in Statistics tab more effectively by being able to sort on the column so that I can sort by duration, error count, etc.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Currently we don’t enable sort because each statistic such as “duration, error count, etc” is indexed on time. There is a time-series graph showing error count over the last X number of runs. And when there are anomalies, you can click into those runs to see more details. You can also easily click back out and see the trend for error count or duration. How would being able to sort add more or different value than what is currently available?

  4. Add support for "Limits" in PI System Explorer

    As a user of AF, we would like it to be the system of record for our data.  For some of our KPIs, we would like to leverage the Limits feature in PI System Explorer and have the ability to add those limits to the Integrator.  Then we can leverage the limits downstream when creating our dashboards to show if a KPI is below or above a limit.

    6 votes
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  5. Show a note for the user in Preview Data that only the first 100 rows are shown

    At first I thought the Integrator only retrieved 100 rows of data.  It would be nice to know that the actual publication is not reflective of the preview and that the page is limited to the first 100 rows of results.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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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  7. 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.

    6 votes
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  8. "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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  9. 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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    1 comment  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Customize text file target

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

    5 votes
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  11. 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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    1 comment  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Allow PiView to be removed from Identities "Allowed Publish Target"

    This is very similar to the "Allow PI View Target to be disabled" suggestion below (I voted for that one as well). - I can understand if PiView needs to remain to simplify installation, but if I have a specific group of users that I want to just be able to publish to specific targets, I CAN"T currently remove "Pi View", and it always comes up 1st on the list of potential dropdowns.

    In this case, I don't want users publishing to PIView, rather I just one to give them a single choice, that is controlled at the Admin level.…

    4 votes
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  16. PI Integrator for BA support for Amazon RDS database

    It would be useful if the Integrator could use Amazon's RDS in addition to SQL Server as a backend for publishing views.

    4 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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