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  1. 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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  2. Allow to configure the format of the output file

    The actual version just allows to create a text file output. It would be nice to be able to manage the format of the columns in that target

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  3. Option to split date and time into separate columns

    SAP recommends using compression on column store databases to conserve RAM and disk space resources (https://blogs.sap.com/2016/08/12/how-and-why-to-do-compression-of-column-store-tables-in-sap-hana/). Since date+time values are typically unique and compression in SAP HANA is column-based, compression of timeseries data like the data published by the Integrator is more effective if date and time are in separate columns as opposed to a single time column containing both date and time.

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  4. Be able to Write data to PI from Integrator Hosted Time Enabled Feature Services

    Native ArcGIS Feature Services allow for features to be updated by performing a POST to the REST endpoint to "Apply Updates".  It would be good to be able to record new values to the PI Data Archive by "Applying Edits" to the features / Elements made available for read access by the Integrator Hosted Time Enabled Feature Services.

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  5. Create ArcGIS Feature Services and Layers with More Descriptive Names

    Update the naming convention used to create ArcGIS feature services and layers to use names that more accurately reflect the services and layers stored on the Integrator side. Customer Issue: The current convention is to use numbers instead of the layer names which causes confusion when trying to locate published items in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. custom target

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

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  9. Bypass Certificate Prechecks for PI Integrator Upgrade

    Similar to PI Web API certificate feedback recently implemented in PI Vision 2020.

    If PI Integrator is currently using a 3rd party certificate and is upgraded- have installer bypass certificate prechecks and continue to use the same certificate with the upgrade. Some customers have restrictions on the servers where we need to install the SSL certificates, that make it impossible to verify the validity (e.g. no access to revocation servers).
    The certificate is accepted by clients as those have different authorisations.

    I would like to optionally bypass the certificate checks in the PI Integrator installer to allow using the same…

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  10. AWS Timestream support

    AWS Timestream should be supported ..

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Configuration improvements

    Post configuration (for this installation we're only using manually configured services/layers), you must walk through the wizard again to see how the data store / service / layer might be defined in GeoEvent Server. For support in these conditions, it would be helpful on the layer pages under ArcGIS tab to see how the layer is actually configured.

    In addition, once created, it is not possible to change descriptions of services / layers. I could potentially use these fields to provide links to the above in external documentation, but cannot edit it.

    Perhaps there are ways to do this, but…

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  14. 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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  15. Apply the Row Filter criteria in the data preview screen for an Asset View before applying the 100 row cutoff

    Have the row filter that you define in the preview screen for an Asset View be applied before the 100 row cutoff. Currently it applies that cutoff first which means you won't see any rows returned if the columns that have the value you're filtering for are outside of the first 100 rows.

    I need to be able to preview the data that'd be returned and applying the 100 row cutoff first can make that impossible for larger datasets.

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Rest access to Results

    Allow to access the results of a view directly via REST

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  19. 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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  20. 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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