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  1. 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.

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  2. UoM conversions should be optional

    Currently the integrator takes the Unit-of-Measure Class of the first element found that matches the asset shape, and uses that for all elements. This causes UoM conversion problems if other elements have units from a different class.

    I want the UoM conversion to be optional, as only at design time one can determine if the current set of elements, AND the future set of elements returned by the asset shape would support any UoM conversion or not.
    There are no technical means to ascertain the UoM class for future elements returned by the asset shape would match the current class.

    3 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Support authentication to Apache Hive via Kerberos

    I would like to be able to publish data from the PI Integrator for Business Analytics to Apache Hive that is set up for only Kerberos authentication.

    3 votes
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  5. Add support for other GIS systems

    Support integration to non-Esri GIS systems such as GE Smallworld

    3 votes
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  6. Replace carriage return and other bad characters in attribute values

    We are using PI Integrator to write operator comments to a file target. The operator comments can include carriage returns which mess up the data written to file. Carriage returns and other bad characters should be replaced before writing to the target.

    3 votes
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  7. Option to specify max file size

    When publishing to a file, the file can get extremely large. There should be an option in the file target to specify the maximum file size before rolling over to a new file.

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  8. Create Start Menu shortcut for Integrator

    It would be nice if the PI Integrator installation created a Start Menu shortcut to the Integrator User Interface, similar to how a PI Connector installation creates a Start Menu shortcut linked to the PI Connector Administration page.

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  9. Support attribute renames

    When an attribute(s) name changes, I would like the Integrator to propagate that change to existing views that contain the attribute. The Integrator does support element renames but not attribute name changes. Currently, we have to republish the affected views in order to continue publishing data for the renamed attributes.

    2 votes
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  10. Add offset options

    I'd like the ability to configure offsets so that 1) my Views are consistently run for the same time intervals (important for statistical calculations) and 2) I can stagger the publishing of my Views to improve performance.

    If I were publishing a relative Continuous View with Start: *-10m to End: * and my goal publishing period were to be something like 08:40 to 08:50--

    For the first, I envision this similar to interface scan class offsets. I'd like to schedule an offset so the View runs every ten minutes but must start at 00:00. This would help avoid accidentally clicking…

    2 votes
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  11. Add Boolean row filter

    In PI Integrator for BA, to use filter on an attribute configured as Boolean Value Type, we can use Numeric filter. However, 'attribute' = 1 does not work because it filters out all the rows. We have to use 'attribute' = True. It is not intuitive that we can use string value in a numeric filter. Is there any way OSIsoft can improve the UI, like add a row filter option for Boolean?

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  12. 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.

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  13. Provide more detailed error logging

    Error message logs sometimes are not detailed enough to properly troubleshoot. The customer would like to increase logging available in order to get more insight as to what is going on.

    One example - the PI Integrator for BA does not publish any message when there is a permissions/access issue to output data to a Kafka Topic.

    2 votes
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  14. Send Notification When Publish Job Complete

    Not sure this would help with continuous jobs, but for large jobs that are scheduled to run one time (for example: publish last 2 years of history) it would be nice to be able to have PI Integrator send off a notification when the job is complete. In the administration section where you can create publish targets, you could add a section, notification targets, where you could define a group of people to send a notification to by email. In the email I could see it stating that the publish job is complete and maybe some high level stats, but…

    2 votes
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  15. Announce to user that current browser is unsupported

    This request applies to any OSIsoft product that requires a web browser: If certain browsers or browser versions are not supported by an OSIsoft product, the browser version should be detected and an error message shown to the user so they know to use a different browser or version.

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  16. Have the option to preserve or change GUID during View import

    During View import process, have the option to preserve or change the View's GUID. This comes into play if multiple Integrators share the same SQL backend; there will be a GUID collision. Use case: split a large view among Integrators (for performance reasons) by using the Export/Import option.

    2 votes
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  17. Integrator should have a status page

    The Integrator application server should have a status page ("OK" or "Running") so that clients or load balancers can easily determine whether the site is up or not.  This should be implemented when the Integrator eventually supports high availability.

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  18. Compress files written using file target

    I am using PI Integrator to write data to file and then importing the file into a system PI Integrator does not natively support. Since I have to copy files over the network to get them to my other system, it would be nice if PI Integrator compressed the files once publishing is complete.

    2 votes
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  19. Add attribute configuration string/PI tag name to view

    My users want to see the PI Point names in their views and not just the attribute name. I would like to be able to add the attribute configuration string as a column in my view.

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  20. Allow to configure the format of the output file

    The actual version just allows to create a text file output. It would be nice to be able to manage the format of the columns in that target

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