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  1. Select multiple elements in PI System Explore at one time

    When trying to move multiple elements to a different location, right now we have to select only one element at one time, we would like to be able to select multiple elements in PSE at one time. For now, we could use PI Builder as alternative.

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  2. Identities Starting pack

    It would be nice if out of the box you could get a few starting identities based on common security use cases.

    I.E.
    An Identity /  Only read, for end users
    An Identity for Consultants / Systems Integrators - That could administrate all but the security, so this could be an starting point to build an standard identity for new Consultants
    An identity for Edit all but Analytics - This could be an starting point for power users.

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  3. Ability to do Incremental PI AF tree export

    As a PI System Administrator, I need to do incremental exports each two days from my tree so we can track what has been changed between them periodically.

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  4. Allow to automatically exclude an attribute based on an expression

    As a PSE user, I would like to be able to configure an expression which allos to automatically set or reset the exclude property on an attribute

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  5. Better visual distinction between reference types in the element hierarchy in PI System Explorer

    Currently, you cannot visually distinguish between a composition relationship and a primary parent-child relationship, or between a secondary parent-child relationship and a weak reference in the element hierarchy in PI System Explorer. Please allow all of the built-in reference types to be visually distinguishable from each other from the element hierarchy. Perhaps the dotted line that connects the parent to the child could be formatted (solid versus dotted?) in addition to modifying the child element's symbol.

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    Can you provide specific use cases? For example, what would you do differently if such distinctions are available visually?

    Composition and parent-child references primarily affect what happens when objects are deleted. It really doesn’t affect visualization.

    Any details you can provide would be helpful.

  6. Set the Configuration Item on attribute templates by default and remove when a data reference is added, similar to attributes

    Attributes have Configuration Item set by default. If a data reference is added, Configuration Item is removed.

    Attribute templates have Configuration Item not set by default. Please change this so that attribute templates are consistent with attributes.

    2 votes

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  7. Add description to internal AF tables

    When defining an internal AF table, i would like to have a description column. That i can use to make the AF model more self-documenting.

    Now i need to describe the table and all the columns in the table description which is too limited for tables with many columns

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  8. library management

    As an administrator I require a better mechanism to manager AF Library objects across multiple AF servers.

    I would suggest extending the current library functionality in AF to include the following:
    * library can be versioned
    * Objects created in AF from a library are read-only and linked to the library. e.g. a user is unable to alter an element template that is created from a library. If the library is updated the linked object in AF is updated. If the object is removed from the library the equivalent object is removed from AF.
    * Powershell based interface for the…

    2 votes

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  9. follow Display Digits on the PSE Pop-up Trends

    large value display as 1.23 E+008 format instead of the orginal value in PSE Pop-up Trends

    if the trend can follow display digits, it will not show scientific nonations

    1 vote

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  10. Connect PI AF to Industry-standard physical properties databases

    Can PI AF be connected to physical properties databases (libraries) such as AIChE Dippr or Aveva Thermo or others in order to programmatically call for physical properties data in realtime. (Centralize calcs in AF)

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  11. Allow AF to use any PI Point metadata (descriptor, UoM, Compression, etc.) as Attributes.

    Some metadata can be used in Analyses, which is helpful, but means constantly running an analysis on static data in order to use it at all in AF, which is inefficient, and we have been told to pull in data as a linked table into AF, which seems unnecessary as the data already exists in the PI environment.

    Please allow us to pull in metadata as Attributes in AF, which then makes things much easier to view, check for accuracy, and update, using all of the extra capabilities of AF which are much more robust and easier to use than…

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  12. Colour Data field in AF Attribute

    We are creating hundreds of different attributes in AF, mostly based on templates and using these in PIVision.

    One thing that is annoying is when you make the PIVision image you have to manually change the colour of the symbol you use/trend you created etc to reflect the medium of the attribute that is used. Sometimes you even have to change the HEX colour code since it does not match the standard colour palette.

    What I am suggesting is to have a Colour Datafield in System Explorer for attributes.

    Here we can define the colour (via HEX code or another…

    1 vote

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  13. Include Spanish(Mexico) in the AF Client MUI language pack.

    Currently the Spanish language in the AF Client MUI language pack will use comma as decimal separators. However, for Spanish(Mexico) regional settings, the decimal separator is dot. The user would like to have the AF Client localized to Spanish(Mexico) default regional settings.

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  14. Add documentation to AF Databases

    As we adopt more and more AF databases as part of how we do business, the ability to easily maintain them becomes more and more important.

    We have created documents to detail the business process flow to follow to update AF databases, but these are stored as documents on sharepoint sites, and not easily linkable to the actual AF databases. We can put a link to them in the database "Description", but it is a workaround.

    It would be great to have the ability to better document AF databases. This could take a number of forms from the very basic…

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  15. Ability to change the display digits for Limit attribute traits

    In some cases, the display digits for the limits of an attribute (attribute traits) need to be different than the parent attribute, so that clients such as PI Vision or PSE can also show the customized digits to improve visualization. However, currently, it is not possible to override the display digits for Limit attribute traits (LoLo, Lo, Hi, HiHi, etc.). This property is inherited from the parent attribute and although it is a good default value to have the display digits for Limits the same as the parent attribute, we would also like the ability to override them as needed.

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  16. Ability to Categorize Saved Searches Inside PI System Explorer

    As a power user or a PI administrator, I would like to categorize saved searches (attribute, element or tag search) inside PI System Explorer.

    When there are plenty of them it can get confusing to find and categorizing them would surely organize our searches.

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  17. PI System Explorer Pop-Up UI issue

    Ran into an issue today where we believe the "Advanced" pop up UI for Analyses to configure time stamp overrides, popped up 'behind' the PSE. Microsoft says this never happens, but the number of forum incidents attest otherwise.
    Because you can't do anything in PSE until you close the Advanced Options dialog, and we couldn't get to it to close it, the only idea i had, and your tech support concurred, was to kill PSE - hence, i lost all my changes.
    If you would be so kind to create a taskbar item for your popups, then maybe we could…

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  18. Null value for missing PI Point

    If a PI Point doesn't exist for an element attribute as part of a template, allow us to link the tag value to null. Currently if the PI point doesn't exist, the integrator or other client tools will raise PI point not found message. To get around the issue, we have to map the attribute to a tag that has a dummy value. It would make more sense for it be marked as a null value.

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  19. Create DLL that writes data from PI Web API

    Some kind of infomation such as PI Data Archive version is easily retrieved using PI Web API. If a DLL on AF is created to this end, retrieve the value obtained from a PI Web API URL, this king of information could be easily added to AF attributes.

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  20. Create attributes automatically when AF Linked Tables are updated

    When an AF Linked Table gets updated and has new values, AF should be able to automatically create or delete attributes on an element so those values can be retrieved.

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