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  1. 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".

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  2. Provide ability to specify ID (Guid) when creating elements or attributes

    Provide ability to specify ID (Guid) when creating elements or attributes in AF via the AF SDK.

    When replicating data from an external system to AF, we need to be able to use the same GUID that has already been established.  This will allow us to easily query data from PI Web API because the GUIDs can be directly translated into WebIDs without having to perform lookup queries first.

    2 votes
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  3. Add list of obsolete method/object in release note or help file for new releases

    Posted on behalf of a customer:
    Currently, we should go into method/object details page in order to check if the method/object is obsolete. Documenting this as a list should help any application developers to know the changes clearly.

    2 votes
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  4. There are no java samples on git to access PI web API

    We are building java client to access PI server via PI web API . we can not see nay sample on git on java to access it. Can you please help us.

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  5. Allow conditions in Batch Controller

    I would like to be able to have conditionals in my requests to the batch controllers.
    Consider this use case : I want to create an element and its parent, but the parent may already exists.

    At the moment, I have to make 2 seperate calls: One to check if the parent exists. Then a use the appropriate batch requests to create only the child or create both the parent and child

    2 votes
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  6. Expose UOM Groups in PI Web API

    As a programmer I want the PI Web API to expose an endpoint for reading UOM Groups and UOM Group mappings. This would allow javascript based web applications to read the UOM Groups and mappings in order to use the mappings in subsequent data stream requests. Then the end users could see all data in familiar UOMs according to their selected UOM Group.

    UOM Groups was introduced in PI AF 2017 R2 and is supported in AF SDK 2.9.5+.

    The endpoint could e.g. be at
    https://host/piwebapi/assetservers/{assetServerId}/uomgroups/ and https://host/piwebapi/assetservers/{assetServerId}/uomgroups/{groupId}/mappings/

    A similar request exist under PI Vision product and maybe they can…

    2 votes
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  7. 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.

    2 votes
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  8. Reset Attribute to Template method in PI Web API

    Synced to PI Square at https://pisquare.osisoft.com/ideas/29447

    As a developer using PI Web API, I would like to have a Reset an attribute to template method using the Web API so I can program with greater flexibility.

    I am attempting to create a .NET Core App and this limitation prevents us from using PI Web API exclusively in automated AF Builds

    2 votes
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  9. 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.

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  10. Add support for AFFile type

    To support reading/writing files stored in AF. Read is more important though.
    Started from here: https://pisquare.osisoft.com/thread/37635-access-pdftextdoc-files-from-af-server

    I want to be able to use AF as a one-stop place to access my Asset Data. Therefore i want to be able to access Files stored in AF to provide this data alongside all other data through the PI Web API.

    2 votes
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  11. AF SDK Calls using the AFValues.GetValues should include an index of result events, this is to allow direct location of replacement events

    The PIPoint.ReplaceValues method requires a replacement of every event in the timerange, however it also may reorder or miss events with the same time stamp. The issue is that if the client wants to replace only a certain event, but must find that event - the replacement is for all the events at that timestamp and the method doesn't seem to allow for precise replacement of a value.
    The use case is programmatic correction of operator manual entry error, where multiple events have the same timestamp.

    2 votes
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  12. Add point attributes such as "instrumenttag" to "fields" for search controller

    Currently, as shown in the link below,

    https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Documentation/PI-Web-API/help/controllers/search/actions/query.html

    The "instrumenttag" as well as other PI point attributes are not selectable in "fields".

    The selectable ones are shown below:

    afcategory; attributes; datatype; description; endtime; haschildren; itemtype; links; matchedfields; name; plottable; starttime; template; uniqueid; uom; webid

    2 votes
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  13. 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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  14. Expose AF element modification timestamps to WebAPI

    Expose AF element modification timestamps to WebAPI so that caching mechanisms in middle ware or consumer apps have a programmatic way to determine if the structure needs to be crawled/refreshed.

    2 votes
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  15. structured annotations oledb

    Have PI OLEDB work with structured annotations.Hopefully at the very least with String Type annotations.

    2 votes
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  16. Be able to override the default value for the maximum number of items returned by a query.

    We would like to override the default value for the maximum number of items returned by a query. Currently, the MaxCount parameter needs to be added to every query that will return more than 1000 results.

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  17. Return Elements with Bad Values with AFSearch

    As a programmer, I would like to search for and return elements with attributes that contain bad values  using the AFElementSearch Class in the AF SDK.

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  18. support server side aggregation in AFSDK

    I would like to aggregate multiple tag values in a server side operation using naturally scheduled or sampled intervals in some form similar or extending FilteredSummaries.

    Most common case is finding the maximum aggregate of two or more tags.

    It's not practical to rely on Analysis for adhoc use cases.

    2 votes
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  19. Use Escape Sequences with ODBC driver

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

    2 votes
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  20. 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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