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  1. Two way communication / write back to PI

    Write back to PI from the Integrator for Machine Learning. Currently we are writing back to Excel from Azure Machine Learning Service but would like to do this with less integrations.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Allow multiple directories in Azure Data Lake Target

    As an integrator for Business Analytics user I would like to be able to choose which directory in Azure data lake my view is published to so that is is easier to manage and analyse data once it is there.

    Currently this is only possible through setting up additional targets, which is cumbersome.

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  4. Implement Testing methodology for Microsoft Patches

    Implement Testing methodology for Microsoft Patches
    PI System owners need to ensure that their deployed systems both meet internal IT policies regarding recommended OS and other component recommended and critical patches, and that their PI applications are not adversely affected by these patches.

    Consider a testing methodology similar to what PI AF employs which is currently to automatically monthly test all critical and recommended patches against the currently released application version.

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  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.

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  6. Ability to use a shape between different AF servers and databases

    As an Integrator user with multiple AF servers and databases organizing my data, I would like the ability to use a shape from a view pointed towards AF Server 1 to populate a new view for assets on AF Server 2 that match the shape. Currently, when I try the "Use a shape from a different view" option in the Integrator Designer, the asset shape clears as soon as I select a different server.

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  7. Add support for other GIS systems

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

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  8. 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…

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  9. add Output format

    When PI outputs multiple TAGS data to the SQL database, the output table needs only three fields (TAGS, time, value).

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  10. PI Integrator should add an AF property to all assets that it is monitoring

    We have a large team that builds and manages our PI system. I need a way to tell users an asset is used by PI Integrator for publishing data so they know not to delete or edit that asset. For our PI Server, we use custom PI Point attributes to track what systems use a given PI tag. It would be nice if we could do the same with AF properties to track which AF elements are used by PI Integrator.

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  11. Maintain column order when adding attributes to view

    When you add a new attribute to a view, that column is placed at the end of the table. The column should be added in the correct placement like it would be if that attribute was added when the view was first created.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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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  14. Add support for allowing the user to specify the file extension for ADLS

    Currently, it is not possible to set the file extension that is published to Azure Data Lake Store by the PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure. It is currently hardcoded to .txt format.

    The end user should have the option to choose which file format (txt /csv/etc) that is to be eventually published to ADLS.

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  15. Aggregate data across event frames

    As a PI admin using the integrator with event frames for reporting, I would like the integrator to calculate summaries across event frames. For example, I'm interested in the average value of an attribute from the beginning of one phase to the end of the operation, where the phase and operation events are generated by a batch interface.

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  16. Limit historical data retrieval for new elements

    As a PI admin working with the integrator, I would like to be able to limit the amount of data returned for new elements added to existing views. This avoids the situation where a long-running view is unintentionally slowed when the integrator backfills data for the new element over the whole history of the view.

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  17. Amazon Redshift publication target

    Add an Amazon Redshift publication target. In talking with some customers, some have decided to go with this data warehouse service. Right now some are trying to use the flat file target as an intermediate before feeding it to Amazon Redshift.

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  18. Always produce output table on publication: if there is no data to export when an asset view is published, produce an empty output table

    I build asset views on a schedule with interpolated time points based on a PI Point. I also set these up before any data is added to the PI Point so on first publication there is no data to export. Currently the PI Integrator for Business Analytics does not produce an output table if there is no data to export so any downstream SQL queries will fail since the table does not exist. If the output table was always created on publication, and an empty table was created when there is no data to export, this problem would be fixed. …

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  19. Time shifting data to align with plant process flow and tank retention

    This concept would really apply to all integrators except Esri.
    We are careful to interpolate data in evenly spaced samples for large matrix analytics. What happens when some of the data is upstream and the rest of the data is downstream and a tank sits in the middle with a 2 hour retention? The data will not align. We need to take into account the asset time retention as the process flows from the beginning to the end. This can easily be calculated by time shift analytics that would shift data on the inlet to match the data on the…

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  20. Make Attributes for PI Coresight Ad-hoc Trend Selectable

    Provide a mechanism to filter out attributes that are not wanted on the PI Coresight ad-hoc trend. Customer Issue: All of the layer's fields (attributes) are included on the ad-hoc trend by default. This makes for a crowded trend that often includes unnecessary attribute data.Ê

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