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  1. Enumeration Sets and Asset Analytics Intellisense

    It would be nice if Intellisense would automatically fill enumeration sets as it does for attributes. It would make the setting of analyses and event frames easier when we are working with long strings.

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  2. Filtered calculation in PI ProcessBook

    In PI Calcs inside PI ProcessBook or even PI AF, the could be a way of filtering calculations, such as the following

    1. Tag VALUE stores a process value
    2. Tag STATUS stores the asset status

    We want to determine how long VALUE was higher than a threshold, filtering it by the condition 'STATUS'="running"

    Currently, we need to use at least one additional PI Point per conter, but it would be nice if we did not need any and could do it directly from PI PB.

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  3. Option to generate Event Frame on invalid data reference

    I would like to build an analysis that generates an event frame when one of the referenced PI points is unavailable - i.e. the point does not exist, permissions are missing, or the Data Archive server is unavailable.

    Currently when these conditions occur, the analysis will go into an error condition, but there is no way I can be notified of the situation.

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  4. I would like the ability to move searches defined on the PSE management tag from computer to computer

    I have created numerous searches on the management tab of the PSE, but if changing computers or even sharing the searches between workers you currently have to recreate the searches on each computer. Not sure where these are stored currently, but a way to import/export the searches would be helpful.

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  5. Set the DEFAULT analysis type to periodic, and/or allow the user to set the default in the config

    The default is set to Natural (event driven), but best practices say that this is a very costly method. Creating thousands of analyses can lead to forgetting to change it to periodic.  My suggestion is that the default should be set to periodic and/or the user should be allowed to set what default analysis type they want in the configuration.

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  6. Out of the Box Event Weighed Analytics

    It would be useful to have event-weighed totalizers as out of the box formulas in Analytics for common calculations such as Week-To-day, Month-to-day.

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  7. Ability to track source of AF created PI tag to it's origin (dB/element/attribute/analysis)

    I have thousands of tags based on AF analysis, both auto created by AF and some which have been converted from ACE, PE, Totalizers to AF.

    Looking at the tags in Point Builder, DataLink, or SMT I am able to tell by Point Source that the tag is calculated in AF.  But where?  We use a single AF database for our SCADA, AMI, and Generation groups so browsing for an analysis is quite time consuming.

    It would be nice to have a PI Tag attribute that would show the "path" to the analysis.  \\Database\Element\Child\Child\Attribute\Analysis and that this information could easily…

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  8. Expose triggering input to Analytics

    If an analysis with multiple trigger attributes is triggerred, it is difficult to assess which attribute produced the trigger. Hasvaluechanged has it's limitations, and comparing PrevEvent is also cumbersome.

    Instead of only receiving a timestamp for the Analysis to evaluate, i would like to receive both the Attribute name/path and value that triggered this event.

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  9. Trigger an event frame each day on a specific trigger

    I would like to trigger an event frame on a PI Point, however, that trigger may last for several days. During that time I would like the event frame to close at midnight and automatically reopen a new event frame for my event driven event frame.

    Here is an example: Pretend you are measuring the outside air temperature, you want your trigger to trigger when it goes above 50F, chances are your event frame could go on for days before it drops below 50F. Instead of it to go on for days I want a new event frame to create…

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  10. "Quick watch" function for analyses

    While creating and/or debugging analyses in PI System Explorer, I would like to have available an instant evaluation dialog.

    This would be something I can bring up empty, and start typing (if in template, use the context of the currently selected Example Element) to evaluate a formula.

    If I right click a formula or expression already placed in a variable I would like to see "Evaluate in Instant Window" or "Evaluate instantly", where the dialog is brought up with that text pre-defined. If the expression you right clicked contains time expressions (such as start time, end time) I would like…

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  11. Add thermodynamic properties air tables to Functions list in AF Analytics

    In addition to steam tables, it would be nice to see air tables, particularly for analytics on combined cycle and simple cycle units.

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  13. enhance rollup analysis to perform more complex calculations.

    I would like to enhance rollups analysis so I can perform more complex calculations. Ideally I would like to be able to build my own functions for example sum of squares...

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  14. Analysis managament filters for all users and able to export between diferent AFs

    It was so useful for us if we can use filters on Analisis management for all users. We are a 5 people support team, we have the same AF structure in different servers and we must do the same filters user by user, AF by AF.

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  15. Add External Support for AspenTech Functions in Analysis within AF

    Add support to import AspenTech functions into Asset Framework to use with Analysis.

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  16. Increase the discoverability of the windows that are accessible by right-clicking on the Operations pane

    In PI System Explorer → Management, with the Analysis radio button selected, right-clicking in the Operations pane gives the user access to additional windows. Even though this is documented, it is not very discoverable. Users do not expect right-clicking on a dialog-box-like pane to do anything. The windows also serve minor, but still useful, purposes, so the user is unlikely to search the documentation wondering where to find the functionality that these windows offer.

    Please consider eliminating the right-click menu and allowing the windows to be accessed by links, buttons, or icons.

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  17. Confirmation Yes/No Dialogue Box When Deleting an Expression within an Analysis

    Please add a Confirmation Dialogue Box e.g. Yes/No when deleting an expression from within an analysis.
    It is too easy to hit the X and delete an expression accidently.

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  18. Trigger analysis on events since time creation of new version AF element.

    Situation: Attribute of an AF element is one of the triggers for Event Frame analysis for sending critial Notifications.
    Currently: After creating a new version of an AF Element and setting a new value for the attribute the changed value will possibly not trigger the (Event Frame) analysis (if start trigger is true). This results in missing critical Notifications.
    Reason is that the analysis is restarted after a new version is created and the value may be changed before the analysis is operational again. The analysis doesn't see the changed value as an event than.
    Periodic triggering may not be…

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  19. Reason Code value to AF element attribute or PI Tag

    As a PI system user, I need the ability to use reason codes to develop reports and dashboards. The current functionality of PI Vision symbols and analytics do not really enable the use of the current data type of EF attribute.

    The ability to map a reason code to an AF attribute either via analytics of via the reason code configuration window would allow this data to be used for much more than currently available.

    The use case from a customer workshop last week that I'm thinking of is OEE - not all equipment has the necessary information to properly…

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  20. Automatic recalculation on template based analysis without automatic recalculation

    It should be possible to check "Recalculate analysis for out-of-order input events" if the analysis is based on a template and the re-calculation is not checked in the template.

    A change of the output time stamps is already possible.

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