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  1. Expose PI Integrator view statuses

    Customers who plan to have a significant number of views need a better way to manage the status of their views other than periodically checking the PI Integrator UI.

    There should be a way to obtain view statuses through other programs (custom or PI), so that users can receive alerts if a view goes into an error status.

    13 votes
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    3 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow default schema to be configurable

    Our Database Administrator would like the Integrator to publish using a different schema than dbo for SQL targets, so I would like this to be configurable in the Integrator. Currently it is not possible to change it from the default dbo.

    12 votes
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  3. Add AMQP message queuing (like RabbitMQ) as a target to the PI Integrator for BA

    As a BigData analyst, I need to be able to add PI information to a global AMQP message queuing middleware, RabbitMQ being one example amongst others. From this message queue other consumers will have access to PI information along with message queues from other sources for offline or streaming analysis.

    12 votes
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  4. Ability to Create View Templates

    For a large implementation of the Integrator, the ability to create View Templates would be very helpful. While the ability to create a View based on an existing View and the ability to export/import Views are both steps in the right direction, I'd like a View template to be source agnostic with regard to the Asset Shape. For example, I want to configure a metadata view that will have PI Points, uoms, paths, categories, descriptions, etc. for each Attribute I'm publishing in another View. We're talking hundreds of columns as a result. If I try to import this View, then…

    11 votes
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  5. Allow Modification on PI Integrator published view

    Often, once a view is published, we would like to add a tag to it.

    Unfortunately, for this we need to copy the view and it'll create a copy of the target, forcing us to backfill again all the view.

    We would like this to change.

    Knowing that other companies would like to keep published view locked, this is our proposal:

    - when a copy of the view is made, on the publish panel, you can select a target and also choose to create a new table or select an existing table.
    -> This will allow us to publish to…

    10 votes
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  6. Support SAP HANA multitenant database

    We would like the Integrator to support connecting to SAP HANA multitenant databases. The SAP ODBC writer used for PI Integrator for SAP HANA assumes that <port> takes the form 3<instance number>15 as stated in the HANA v2.0 SPS00 documentation. Since this is not true for multitenant databases, PI Integrator for SAP HANA does not currently support multitenant databases.

    10 votes
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  7. Lock or rename file when actively writing to file

    We are using file target to move data into a system that PI Integrator does not support writing to directly. We have a script that moves the files PI Integrator creates to our other system, but we need a way to tell when the Integrator has finished writing to that file. The Integrator should either lock the file it is writing to or have a processing naming pattern similar to UFL.

    10 votes
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  8. Allow users to "Add Columns" while "Modifying View" even if there is no time series values selected.

    Allow users to "Add Columns" while "Modifying View" even if there is no time series values selected.

    This will let us export things like 'path', 'description', 'category', 'name', etc. Which may be useful on their own, or when joined with another table.

    This has the additional benefit of making table joins easier, as time series tables are almost guaranteed not to have any columns with unique entries.

    10 votes
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  9. Support connecting to a different DNS listener for each of the Integrator's backend SQL databases

    The Integrator currently supports only a single SQL server connection string to access all of its backend databases (PIIntegratorDB, PIIntegratorLogs, PIIntegratorStats). Our organization's SQL Server cluster provides high availability at the SQL database level, however, with a separate DNS listener for each database. When either of the other PI Integrator backend databases fails over to another SQL server, we see errors like the following:
    “SqlUtilities:GetBackendSqlConnection: Error: Unable to obtain open SqlConnection to database, ‘PIIntegratorLogs’,at SQL server path, '(Server)'".

    9 votes
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  10. 9 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.

    9 votes
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  12. Send timestamps to esri ArcGIS along with values

    As a PI admin I would like to be able to optionally send through the timestamps of attributes to esri ArcGIS so that my end users can be sure that the data they are seeing in maps is current.

    9 votes
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  13. Allow for sampling rate that is faster than one event per seconds

    High frequency data is increasingly common. With examples in manufacturing of events happening entirely within a few 100s of milliseconds.
    The request is to allow the export of interpolated data at a rate higher than the current limit of 1 event per second.

    9 votes
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  14. Provide SQL Scripts for Creating the SQL Database Prior to Installation

    Provide a way for a user with elevated SQL credentials to complete the SQL part of the installation prior to another user completing the installation of the executable. Customer Issue: Many customers have restricted access to SQL servers that an installing user would need to complete the installation. Providing scripts for the customer to complete the database creation before the installation means they can review the specific tasks that will be carried out before running the scripts, and they can have a user with existing elevated permissions perform this part of the installation.

    9 votes
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    3 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Widgets for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

    Develop native widgets for Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS that are similar to the ones available for Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS. Customer Issue: Customers building apps with the Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS want PI Coresight widgets available for their use in this application as well.

    9 votes
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  16. Allow configurable column size (nvarchar) when publishing to a relational table

    The current default column size is 4000 characters. It would be nice to allow the user to have control over this parameter.

    8 votes
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  17. Add Json format as output targets

    Add the possibility of adding a target as a json file format

    8 votes
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    2 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    If you voted for this idea, did you mean JSON format in the Text File target, or to support JSON format in a new target or existing target? Currently we support JSON format for the Apache Kafka, Azure Event Hubs, Azure IoT Hub, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and Amazon S3 writers.

  18. 8 votes
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  19. Support different TimesStamp formats when Modifying Views

    Currently it is not possible to change the TimeStamp format from MM/dd/yyyy 12h AM/PM to other formats. Since there are many potential different data endpoints, it may be a good idea to allow users to change to other formats, such as 24h Military time.

    8 votes
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  20. Show Date and Time of Local PI Server, Not PI AF Instance

    Currently, the timestamp which is shown in the export files is the date and time of the PI AF server which is extracting the data, not the date and time on the local PI server that the data is extracted from.  Like Datalink, we need the ability to pull data based on local date and time.

    8 votes
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