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  1. Azure IoT Hub: Allow specifying contentType and contentEncoding in the message system properties

    Certain data applications, such as Azure Blob storage, require the contentType and contentEncoding to be specified within the message header. In order to use these applications, the PI Integrator should allow the two to be configurable during target creation.
    Reference link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-hub/iot-hub-devguide-routing-query-syntax#system-properties

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  2. Allow a custom column in PI Integrator UI My Views page

    Allow a custom column in PI Integrator UI My Views page for notes/comments, such as on how we intend to use the view

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  3. Support publish data directly to AWS RDS Oracle Database 19c

    Support publish data directly to AWS RDS Oracle Database 19c to allow easier data integration and processing.

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  4. custom target

    all to develop custom targets, if Osisoft is not planning to support it

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  5. SQL Views include a column for time of the export

    I would like a column to be configured for "time of export" For instance, if I have scheduled the periodicity of 1h, I would like the value of the column changed each hour. Currently, this is not possible as I can only add the timestamp (local and EF) but both are giving the same timestamp (EF one), which is not useful.

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  6. Include DST to the sampling interval

    If values in the view are sampled by more than few minutes (12 ours for example) DST change can be an issue, especially if you want to have values exactly at 12 am/pm. It should be optional to include DST into sampling interval.

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  7. Disable the functionality deleting existing files when modified view is republished

    When a view that publishes to a file-based publish target is republished, the existing published data files are deleted. Disable this functionality or show a confirmation message before republishing. If a user is unaware of this functionality and republish, all previous work will be deleted.

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  8. Create an intermediate file cache for file writers that do not support append data

    Some targets, for example S3, do not support append data. Therefore, anytime the PI Integrator for Business Analytics tries to update the file, it needs to reupload the entire file with additional data. As a consequence, during publications, the PI Integrator needs to upload the delta files multiple times as opposed to generating the file once locally and uploading it to S3, which would improve performance.

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  9. Allow the creation of global filters so that they do not need to be created individually for each view

    As a user that creates multiple views, allow the creation of global filters so that they do not need to be created individually for each view manually

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  10. Rest access to Results

    Allow to access the results of a view directly via REST

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  11. Enable Parquet as a file format for the text file writer

    Allow the text file writer to create more efficient file formats such as Parquet

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  12. Allow PI Integrator to transform data before publishing it

    We have data coming from an RDBMS Interface with the format XXX|YYY|ZZZ.

    In some cases, we have several records with the same timestamp, so we cannot use an Analysis in AF to separate XXX|YYY|ZZZ into 3 different tags with the values XXX, YYY, and ZZZ.

    When we push this tag to a SQL Server through PI Integrator for BA, we would like to have the option to do this transformation there (from 1 column to 3 different ones), instead of finally creating a view in the SQL Server where we do the transformation.

    Feedback written as a recommendation from case…

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  13. External triggers for streaming views

    Request to allow for streaming view triggers based on attributes that are not already in the schema. Need to be able to specify external triggers while defining the shape for a streaming view.

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  14. Manually refresh point configuration changes

    As a PI System Admin, it would be useful to have a way of manually refreshing point configuration updates in the PI Integrator for Business Analytics user interface, instead of waiting for point changes to updated automatically. This would be useful for testing purposes and fast-moving projects. At present this is achieved by restarting the service however a button, similar to the Restart button in PI ICU for interfaces, would be helpful.

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  15. Support SQL in Azure as a BA Integrator backend

    As an administrator, I want to use SQL Azure as the database backend for my PI IntegratorDB, Stats, Logs database, so that I can offload the SQL administrative tasks to Azure.

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  16. Allow publishing to S3 with Roles instead of key / secrect key

    Rotating security keys on a regular basis is extremely time consuming when you have to change the key on each defined target.

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  17. Improve the Upgrade Installation Experience

    Allow the licensed size of the integrator to be increased on already deployed infrastructure without requiring a new installation of the software. License process similar to the current one with the PI Server is requested.

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  18. Add DateTime row filter

    As a PI Integrator user, I would like to be able to use a DateTime row filter so that I can filter out rows based on certain date- or time-related criteria.

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  19. Configure PI Integrator for Business Analytics to Publish to Amazon Redshift Database Schema

    As an end user, I would like to be able to publish views directly to Amazon Redshift Database Schema targets. Amazon currently implements database schema functionality that allows databases to be partitioned. While PI Integrator for Business Analytics allows publishing to Amazon Redshift, it does not allow for schema to be configured, and always results in the view publishing to the public schema.

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  20. Add the ability to select all child elements and replicate parts of the AF hierarchy when using Streaming Views

    As an end user utilizing existing AF hierarchies with the PI Integrator for Business Analytics, I would like the ability to select entire parts of the AF hierarchy when creating streaming views such as the ability to select all child elements and their respective attributes. Filters can work when the hierarchy has been optimized with the Integrator in mind but not in all situations.

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