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  1. 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.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Filter based on tag attributes

    As a data scientist, I would like the output from the integrator to only include values for tags that are actively updating. When the PI administrator disables scanning on a tag, I would like the option to filter the row or at least send a NULL value instead of interpolating the stale value.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for SAP HANA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. "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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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Have the option with streaming views to only send updated values to the target

    In PI Integrator for Business Analytics 2020 Patch 1 (2.3.0.426) streaming views has the option to send messages when any selected key values are updated, but this publishes the complete message to the target, including attributes which have not updated.

    It should be possible with the "any" message trigger to only send the updated values to the publish target. This option to only send updated data could be listed as one of the Value Options when configuring the message content.

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Allow csv file rerun in PI Integrator for Business Analytics

    Allow PI Integrator for Business Analytics to rerun a view that outputs to a csv file. Currently the "Update Data" button is grayed out.

    5 votes
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  10. Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge

    Currently OSI has not tested web-based PI tools with Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge.
    It will be helpful to know if there are plans for it to become officially supported by a certain time, since eventually Chromium-based Edge will get pushed to all of end users

    5 votes
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  11. Allow change of target configuration after publish

    Once a View has been published, you cannot change the Target--the dropdown is greyed out on the 'Publish' screen in the designer. You have to re-create the View to publish to a new target, which is a lot more work and opens up the potential for issues or misconfigurations. Use case: if I was publishing to a sandbox environment and now want to publish the View to production, I could change the existing View's target in the drop-down instead of re-creating it.

    Note: This is different from another, completed idea (https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555136-pi-integrators/suggestions/35776837-allow-target-configuration-changes-to-be-pushed-ou) as I don't want the configuration of…

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Support data filtering on map for time-enabled layers with PI Point attributes for geometry

    Currently the PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS does not support data filtering on the map when PI Point attributes are used for the X and Y fields for a time-enabled layer.

    I would like the integrator to allow data filtering on the map regardless of whether the geometry is static or dynamic.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. For timestamp columns, provide more timezones in addition to local and GMT

    The timestamp columns in Pi Integrator only have "local" and "GMT" options. If possible, it would be useful to add additional timezones which would return the timestamp converted to that timezone.

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.…

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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 →
  16. Customize text file target

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

    5 votes
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    TELL US MORE  ·  0 comments  ·  PI Integrator for Business Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    5 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Add ability to select a subset of  assets for backfill/Update in a view.

    The current 'Update' feature backfills all assets matching the asset shape defined in the view.
    However, when there is a need to back-fill only a small set of assets in a view there is no option to select such assets.
    Adding a select option would prevent updating all assets in the view and user could select only those assets which require a back-fill.

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  PI Integrator for SAP HANA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    TELL US MORE  ·  Joy Wang responded

    Thank you for your feedback! We would need more discussion with supporters to understand the problem.

    How does the lack of this functionality impact your work? How often does this happen? How many assets are typically in your view? And how many assets are typically affected?

    Does the new automatic updates through persistent signups (introduced in 2018) mitigate this problem at all?

    Please feel free to email me or post a comment to help us understand the pain point.

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