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  1. Add Element path to AFUpdatePlugInConfigurations.exe

    Currently, AFUpdatePlugInConfigurations.exe will update the Attribute configurations of an entire AF Database as specified in the /Root parameter.  When dealing with large AF Databases where there were only a few changes made, this is an expensive call.  Please modify the /Root parameter so we can specify which Element and whether Child Elements (/IncludeChildern) are included should be in scope of the update.
     
    Example:
    C:\Program Files\PIPC\AF\AFUpdatePluginConfigurations.exe "/Root:\AFServer\AFDatabase\ParentElement\ChildElement" /IncludeChildren /CreateConfig
     
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  2. Allow programmatic access to AF audit trail for report generation

    As a PI admin I would like to be able to generate reports based on the AF audit trail.  Currently the audit trail can be accessed manually using the audit trail utility tool and manually output a file, though I would like to be able to query the audit trail to generate reports.

    3 votes

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  3. Ability to export specific elements (parents and child) using XML with PI System Explorer

    If you export an XML file for a migration you can not specifically designate what parent and child elements you want to migrate

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  4. Provide AF Analysis Function for Element Unit

    There is a function in AF named TagEU(). This function returns the EU of the PI Tag, NOT the EU of the element. This presents problems in analysis if the Units in PI are not spelled the same as they are in AF or if the unit in AF different than the PI Tag.

    Please add a function ElementEU() which returns the EU of the element. It should use the same EU from the element that Convert() uses.

    3 votes

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  5. AF: More Easily Accessible Attribute Properties Window

    The Attribute Properties window has information that is useful for troubleshooting and Custom Data Reference development. For Data references without configuration screens defined, clicking "Settings" will bring up the Properties window.

    However, getting to the Attribute Properties window for data references that have a configuration screen defined (i.e. PI Point) requires you to Shift + Click the "Settings" button, and can not be accessed from the regular configuration screen. It would be nice to have a more apparent method to access the properties for an attribute, such as an extension of the context menu (right click), or perhaps a small…

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  6. Allow to configure the Delta UOMs in PSE

    With the introduction of the property "Delta UOM", there is no way to control this in PSE. We need this to properly configure or modify UOM classes

    Refer to 2017SP2 release notes:

    121485

    A new property, DeltaUOM, has been added to the UOM object to allow applications to determine the appropriate unit for measuring the differences between two values.  For example, temperature units typically have a different unit to represent deltas because of the offset present in the conversion factors.

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  7. UOM class properties dimension table

    If you double-click on a UOM class, you will see something like the attached picture. I feel that the "Base Units of Measure" list box should be a table with 2 columns: Base Dimension and Exponent. This would eliminate the ugly ^ and align the exponents.

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  8. Publish Element Searches Publicly in System Explorer

    Ability to 'Publish' Element searches in System Explorer for all users to see. This ability exists now but the search is only available to user who created it.

    This would let users create custom element searches within each AF database that could be browsed by any other user (AFSDK, PIwebAPI, etc..) When defining a custom search, the user would have the option to 'Publish Publicly' where it becomes like a pseudo-element with children.

    Example: I would like a dynamic element (search) that only contains elements whose Attribute: |Active = True. Since this value changes everyday, I would expect the search…

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  9. Add the ability to specify NULL values in manually created AF Tables

    When manually creating an AF Table (i.e., an internal AF table) in PI System Explorer having the ability to specify a NULL value would be beneficial. Not all datasets require a value for each cell and not all tables need to be linked to, or imported from, external systems.

    2 votes

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  10. Use different Windows account for linked table authentication

    As a user, I want to have the option of entering a service account's Windows credentials when authenticating to a Table Connection in PI System Explorer. Currently, the Windows authentication mode only allows impersonation of the user running PI System Explorer.

    2 votes

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  11. Ability to retrieve only all top-level Attributes

    In an AF Hierarchy where an element contains dozens of Attributes - each with Child Attributes - I am interested in only bringing back all top-level attributes. The use case is that the top-level attributes may not have any naming convention in common but are all defined as PI tags (Child attributes may or not be PI tags). I would like to just bring back the top-level attributes in PI Builder so I can quickly modify tags en masse.

    2 votes

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  12. Remove the annoying sound when searching for tags in PI System Explorer

    When clicking Ctrl - Shift - 8 to bring up the tag search in PSE, you type your tag name to search for, and in most cases click the 'Enter' button after. This will perform the search, but it also responds with an annoying DING sound in Windows. Clicking the "Search" button with the mouse does not produce this sound.

    Please remove this sound when hitting 'Enter' after typing your tag to search for!

    2 votes

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  13. Add the ability to display UOMs in different languages in the PI AF Client

    Automatically display UOMs in the PI AF client in the language of your choice i.e. not a conversion of units. For example, to change the display of UOMs to Russian instead of English, kg becomes кг, V becomes B.

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  14. PI AF Analysis Templates - Evaluate button can evaluate logic at previous point in time

    On PI AF in Library on Element Templates - Analysis Templates, the evaluate button should be able to evaluate logic at a previous point in time as well as the current time. This would allow better visibility over how logic performs for periods of time in the past, and will be better for debugging logic.

    2 votes

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  15. Improve "Force Creating SQL Database before PI AF Install"

    When doing a fresh installation of AF Server, and either the "Validate SQL Connection" option or other Software like PI Notifications, RTQP Engine are selected, the installation cannot be started when the AF SQL Database is not called "PIFD".
    As the Installer is looking for a SQL Database with a hardcoded name, it throws one of the errors described here:

    https://customers.osisoft.com/s/knowledgearticle?knowledgeArticleUrl=000034342

    Possible workarounds
    1) Further specify the error messages so that the user exactly knows what is causing this error message.
    2) Add an option in the installer to look for a SQL Database named differently

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  16. When shrinking the tabs in the lower left pane of PI System Explorer (Elements, etc.), the tabs do not shrink if shrinking by one.

    When shrinking the tabs in the lower left pane of PI System Explorer (Elements, Event Frames, Library, etc.), the tabs do not shrink if shrinking by one. If shrinking by two, it only shrinks by 1, etc. These tabs should shrink accordingly.

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  17. substitution parameter for point attribute

    At the moment i have to conifgure attributes like description or uom in PI Tags and also in the corresponding AF attribute. it would be great if i could use substitution paramertes like point.uom or point.descriptor in PI AF to fill configure Attribute parameters.

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  18. Ability to disable variables in AF

    Within an expression analysis, it would be nice to be able to switch variables on/off for testing purposes. Commenting-out requires editing every line and also highlights the line as if it is in error. Being able to disable the variable with a switch would be useful

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  19. AF table quota

    Currently, a user can crash the AF server by linking to a SQL query, but if the query changes unexpectedly to returning many records (if a user changes from an INNER join to a FULL OUTER join for instance), the AF server can crash. If would be good to introduce a memory quota for a table to prevent ram exhaustion. (A quota could also allow older cached instances of per-user tables to be purged before the refresh limit)

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  20. Possibility to join internal PI AF tables for Table Lookup Data Reference

    Users must use an SQL JOIN clause while configuring linked table to join Link Tables belonging to the same data source .
    For table Lookups, joining internally existing Link Tables in AF within the AF Server is not possible as Table Lookup Data Reference does not support SQL JOIN clauses

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