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  1. Update data functionality for text file outputs

    Implement the ability to update data for continuously publishing views to text file outputs in same way that it is available for other data targets.  Use cases for this include:

    1) Ability to update data in the case of out of order events, late arriving data, or recalculated data.

    8 votes
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    5 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Improve the UI to allow the starting/stopping of multiple views at once.

    There are a variety of reasons why being able to handle views in bulk would be nice. If I am cleaning up the UI it would be easier to delete multiple views at once. If I am doing maintenance on a target and I want to stop a subset of views, then I currently have to do them one at a time. Allowing the option to select multiple views would aid in these tasks.

    8 votes
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  3. Add ability to export stored Events for Event-based analysis, not only interpolated

    Currently we can export PI data using a given interval, returning evenly-spaced rows of data.

    However, for some uses i need to have the original events stored in PI, not interpolated.

    E.g. i need to create a report that contains every value that the operator has entered (e.g. a catalyst dosing volume) in the duration of an EventFrame.
    For that i would need Archived values like i have in OLEDB Enterprise.

    8 votes
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  4. Allow large queries to be split up into manageable pieces

    If I build a view in the Integrator that asks the Data Archive for a large amount of information my query can timeout. This will result in the Integrator writing NULL values to certain columns of my view. As a current workaround I just build a view that spans a shorter time frame to decrease the amount of data I ask for in my query to avoid NULL values. I then can use the Update Data functionality to additional time frames in manageable pieces. This is not ideal and I do not believe it was the intended use of the…

    7 votes
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  5. 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.

    7 votes
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  6. 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.

    7 votes
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  7. Select all the attributes in a row

    When I click on the "Select All" button in order to select all the attributes of a view, the child attributes are not automatically selected and it is needed to select them one by one.

    Could it be possible to implement a new version of this functionality in order to facilitate our work?

    7 votes
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  8. Display more than 100 records (or show the total number of matching records)

    Allow the user to display more than 100 records in Modify View screen or at least show the total number of rows as additional information.

    7 votes
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  9. Please have PI Integrator for Business Analytics supports high availability (HA)

    As a user of PI Integrator for Business Analytics, I'd like to have it support high availability (HA).

    6 votes
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  10. Configurable message key for Apache Kafka targets

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

    6 votes
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  11. New target Azure Cosmos DB

    Implement new target Azure Cosmos DB - this is today not available and not on roadmap

    6 votes
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  12. Allow Arrow keys to navigate sequential message logs in the Web UI

    Allow Arrow keys to navigate sequential message logs in the Web UI

    6 votes
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  13. 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.

    6 votes
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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.

  14. 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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  15. 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?

  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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