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  1. Create a utility/script that will output the PI products installed, their versions and the most recent version of the product

    Create a utility/script that will output the PI products installed, their versions and the most recent version of the product on the machine it is run on. This would help with installations and to manage the current software that is installed.

    5 votes
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  2. Return row number from PI SQL Client calls

    It would be useful to be able to access a specific row from a PI SQL Client call. For example if I query muiltiple attributes indicating some KPI ordered from highest to lowest returning 1000 rows, I might want to show only the top 10. The TOP function is supported in SQL Client, but the Table Lookup DR in AF only allows you to find the first row.

    It would be useful if either the row number, 1..n, was returned or the table lookup DR would allow you to pick a specific row. This would then allow you to show…

    1 vote
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  3. PI Web API should allow the user to configure personally identifiable information (PII) to be shown in logs

    PI Web API 2019 now hides personally identifiable information (PII) in log files. As a PI Web API Administrator, I would like to be able to configure PI Web API to show personally identifiable information in log files, so that it is easier for me to troubleshoot Bearer Authentication issues.

    2 votes
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  4. Allow editing of the PI OPC DA Server ItemID

    The ItemID of PI tags retrieved using the PI OPC DA Server has a backslash. In order to maintain consistency with browsing for OPC tags on their client, is there a way to remove or replace the backslash in the ItemID? For example, <servername>.sinusoid instead of <servername>/sinusoid

    2 votes
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  5. Add .NET Core support for AF SDK

    Please add support for .NET Core to the AF SDK. Currently only full .NET Framework is supported.

    8 votes
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  6. Complete AF SDK documentation

    Include protected (C# syntax) member, for example in data reference documentation. I developed more than 20 data reference plugins with functions not provided by Formula and AF analyses and needed to override some not documented methods of the base class.

    1 vote
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  7. Add data reference impersonation for value retrievals

    When retrieving values for attributes, impersonating the user can enable the user of security at the data source level. For example, with a PI Point Data Reference attribute, it could allow the user's authorization to be user at the data archive rather than the PI SQL DAS (RTQP) service account doing the data retrieval.

    3 votes
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  8. afattributesearch expose value timestamp as fields

    Maybe I'm missing it, but after performing an AFAttributeSearch I would like to use the binning extensions for summaries or aggregate periods, much like the EventFrame examples. However the fields exposed by AFAttributeSearch do not include the actual event timestamp.

    Can OSIsoft either update examples on how this is possible (sadly all examples are across eventframes whose search does expose datetime fields in StartTime/EndTime), or enable retrieval of Timestamp as a field for AFAttributeSearch?

    1 vote
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  9. Expose Event Frame Extended Properties in PI SQL Framework

    As a PI SQL Framework end user, I need to be able to distinguish between event frames generated by PI Batch Interfaces from different sites or data sources by filtering my query on the name of an event frame extended property.
    PI Batch Interfaces store the unique ID of the data source as the name of an extended property in the event frames they generate. When multiple PI Batch Interfaces write to the same AF Database, the extended property name can be used to distinguish between event frames from different data sources or sites.

    2 votes
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  10. Support Type updates on PI Web API OMF ingress

    Support Type updates on PI Web API OMF ingress

    2 votes
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  11. PI WEB API - Swagger page

    It would be great if as an addition to conventional documentation there was a SWAGGER page with short explanation of methods and parameters (including return types, etc.)

    4 votes
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  12. Streamsets in form of HTTP POST

    Streamsets controller should have a mirror with http POST calls. It's easier to send data in the body using strongly typed model. (As an example, what if you need to get snapshot values of 1000 pi points). Consider to use POST as a GET in some places where amount of arguments in the url can become an issue.

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  13. Be able to use RTQP to access PI Points and Config strings (DA Directly)

    Be able to use RTQP to access PI Points and Config strings (DA Directly)
    Use case:
    create a dashboard that lets me know the amount of bad data (tags) mapped to our AF.

    (eg. “Bad Input”, “Calc Failed”, etc)

    Our system has numerous tags and it is impossible to monitor them one by one.

    The RTQP engine has allowed us to query massive amount of AF Attributes to get their current values easily.

    Some AF attributes have been excluded in our system. For that case, we are not interested whether or not the values are bad.

    Hence I would like…

    6 votes
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  14. Expose most of PI-SMT functionalities to AF-SDK

    I have to admit that I am surprised and disappointed not seeing any real good administration methods in the AF-SDK. Of course there is Powershell but what I would really want is a nice way of getting all the information I see in SMT and more within C#. There are so much valuable information we could gather and analyse. We could also automate tasks etc...

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  15. 2 votes
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  16. PI Web API OMF send to multiple PI Systems

    I would like to be able to setup the PI Web API OMF endpoint to point to multiple PI Systems, so that way it is easy to send from this single instance to different production systems or to our development and production environments concurrently

    2 votes
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  17. "Create or Update Data Reference" through OSIsoft.Powershell

    It is already possible to create an instance of an existing AF Element Template by using the powershell cmdlet Add-AFElement with the -AFElementTemplate option. The element is then created in the AF tree, however if there are tag creation rules defined in the template, the tags are not created until you manually perform an "Create or Update Data Reference" using the PI System Explorer. It should be possible to trigger "Create or Update Data Reference" via Powershell as well, either by an additional option of the Add-AFElement cmdlet or by a separate cmdlet.

    1 vote
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  18. PI SQL Commander Lite 2018 R2, view edition impacted by limited number of characters

    When you alter a view with many attributes, there is a characters number limitation that prevents you from seeing the total content of the view, so basically you cannot edit it because it's kind of "corrupt".

    2 votes
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  19. omf endpoint: override type uom in container messages

    OMF 1.2 specification includes an enhancement to allow the use of propertyoverrides keyword in container messages.
    Request is to add this functionality to Web API OMF endpoint specifically for the uom property

    For example:
    1. device configured with uom, OMF application creates a type specifying that uom.
    2 new version of the device changes the uom. OMF application needs to create containers with the new uom, retaining other properties of the type.

    4 votes
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  20. PI SQL Client to make use of the RecordedValue method and Retrieval Modes for the GetValue transposed function

    When making use of the GetValue transposed function when creating a new Template specific Data Model, we can see that under the hood it makes us of the AF SDK call AFData.InterpolatedValue method to capture the data at a specified timestamp provided in the transposed function. This method does make use of any Retrieval Modes.

    It would be good for this GetValue transposed function to make use under the hood of the AF SDK call AFData.RecordedValue method instead since this method offers the possibility of using Retrieval Modes like "AtOrBefore" which is really useful to capture the last archived value…

    8 votes
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