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  1. Use Escape Sequences with ODBC driver

    ODBC driver should support the use of Escape Sequences such as {ts}

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  PI ODBC Driver  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. PI OPC Server 2017 - SDK Aliasing

    With PI OPC DA Server 2017, SDK aliasing is no longer supported. It would be nice to be able to not reconfigure the client's ItemIDs and use an alias after migrating a Data Archive.

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  3. Move AF Elements with PI Web API

    Create an additional action under the elements controller that can move an element from one parent to another while removing the child element from the original parent element's hierarchy.

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  4. Allow PI Web API to access the AFPort Class

    Customer is referring to the AF Elements Ports that can be seen with PSE and are implemented in AF SDK in AFPort class.
     
    Customer wants to access to the same features with PI Web API, which is currently not possible. Customer wants to know are there alternative options? Or will it be implemented in Web API in the future?

    2 votes
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  5. Don't install SQL Commander Lite with OLEDB Drivers Automatically

    We did install the SQL Client software on our SQL server, but there was no option to exclude the SQL Commander Lite. So, we had to turn around and uninstall SQL Commander Lite. I'd just like to suggest for future install packages that there be an option to exclude SQL Commander Lite.

    1 vote
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  6. Write annotations on archive data via PI Web API

    My client is interested in writing annotations to Stream (time series) data via the PI Web API. I know it's possible to pull this data via the ?associations=annotations query parameters but the write feature is missing.

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  7. PI ODBC driver for linus

    There is a pi JDBC driver for linux, but not an ODBC driver. This means that tools built around ODBC do not fully exploit the tools functionality. For example, RStudio has great database navigation tools that require ODBC.

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  8. Missing Open API (Swagger) specification for the Search controller

    The swagger specs for the search controller are not available. This will be useful in the client libs for searching

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  9. Have Status of an analysis

    I would like to have status of analysis (Enabled, Disabled, Running, Error or Warning) via PI AF SDK with the attribute 'Status' or the method 'GetStatus'.
    In the library, we already have in AFStatus all the Status declared but not used.

    Thanks to that it will be possible to see all analysis in error and try to resolve analysis in error with AF SDK.
    Morever, We won't do backfilling on analysis in error and create other error, it will be clean to do backfilling on all analysis Enabled if we know which analysis are in error.

    Sorry for my english…

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  10. Option to verify PI Data Archive connection during PI SDK installation

    During PI SDK installation, there is currently no option to verify the connection to the PI Data Archive. This can lead to complications if, for example, PI Interface Configuration Utility (which includes PI SDK) is the first piece of PI software installed on the machine and an invalid PI Data Archive name has been entered during the installation. Because there is no verification in the installer, the PI SDK and anything that relies on the Known Servers table entry such as interface.bat files must be corrected post-installation.

    1 vote
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  12. Search on multiple Categories in AFSearch

    Several customers have asked for ability to search on multiple categories.  I understand from developers that a generic OR in AFSearch can be quite expensive, but allowing for search filter Category to support Equal or IN should not be expensive.

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  13. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  PI AF SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Configurable message sizes for PI Channels

    See https://pisquare.osisoft.com/message/112944-is-there-a-way-to-limit-the-size-of-pi-channel-messages for the originating question.

    Clients connecting via PI Channels have limits on the size of messages they can receive, for security reasons.  It is possible for PI Channel message sizes to exceed these limits.  There should be a way to configure the max message size for PI Channels.

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  15. Allow applying PI AF attribute categories via the PowerShell commandlets

    We need to be able to apply PI AF attribute categories via PowerShell! We can do this today via the AF SDK, by referencing it within PowerShell, but it's a pretty convoluted solution to move back and forth in between command-lets and direct AF SDK references!

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  16. Specify Negative Time Offsets in SQL Commander

    Customer would like to write a query to return a time column with a negative offset in the PI OLEDB Provider such as:

    SELECT time, (time - 1d) as datekey
    FROM piarchive]..[picomp2]
    WHERE tag='sinusoid'

    This query works

    SELECT time, (time + 1d) as datekey
    FROM piarchive]..[picomp2]
    WHERE tag='sinusoid'

    A similar query can be written using a linked server but requires the additional overhead of a sql server or ssms.

    SELECT time, DATEADD(day, -1, time) as datekey
    FROM [PI_DA].[piarchive]..[picomp2]
    WHERE tag='sinusoid'

    1 vote
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  17. Add 'Time Zone = Server' to PI OLEDB Enterprise

    'Time Zone = Server' is available in PI OLEDB Provider, but has not been added to 'PI OLEDB Enterprise'.
    We have PI Data Archives in multiple time zones and require the ability to select the data in the server time zone.

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  18. Automatically update Transpose Function in SQL Commander when referenced Element Template name is updated

    In PI SQL Commander, users can create Transpose Functions that are linked to Element Templates in AF. When the referenced Element Template is renamed in PI System Explorer, the Transpose Function in PI SQL Commander is no longer able to find the Element Template which breaks the Function and underlying Data Table.

    Users are not aware that the Transpose Function or the underlying Transpose Data Table are broken until they attempt to query the Table or Transpose Function. It would be ideal if the Transpose function could either update this reference automatically or if the function referenced the GUID of…

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  19. Add Ability to Create Item Groups on the PI OPC DA Server

    As a PI OPC DA Server User, I would like to be able to create groups of tags (items) on the OPC Server, so that when I look for a specific tag in an OPC Client tool I don't have to search through the thousands of other tags that exist on my PI Server. This will make using the PI OPC DA Server more efficient and enjoyable.

    1 vote
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  20. Custom forms with PI Web API using Infopath

    How to use infopath with web API the same way it was documented how to use infopath with web services.

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