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  1. Let subscribers set timezone for alerts

    As a notification subscriber I want alerts to be sent using timestamps in my timezone so that I don't have to do mental conversion to interperate an alert.

    18 votes
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  2. Get the content of a string array in a Notification email

    An AF attribute with a data type of String Array and a data reference of table lookup retrieves multiple values from an imported table (number of rows always vary). Would like to get the content of the string array in the body of the Notification or provide a URL link to a PI Vision display with the content of the string array.

    5 votes
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  3. Custom time formats for specific notifications

    Customer would like a specific Notification to use a 24 hour time format, while all other Notifications use the 12 hour time format.

    For Example: Notifications A sends out emails in a 24 hour time format. All other notifications sends out emails in a 12 hour time format.

    Currently it is possible to change all Notification time formats but it is not possible to change individual Notification time formats.

    4 votes
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  4. Ability to override sender email per notification

    Feature of Notifications 2012 that was not carried forward - big mistake.

    Need the ability to customize the sender email on notifications.  Makes it easier for users to configure email rules to take actions such as file in certain folders, forward, etc.  Also - with iPhone VIP setting, can set up phone to alert differently for critical notifications.

    Huge swing and miss...

    16 votes
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  5. List Notifications by User

    It would be useful to add a feature to list notifications by user. This feature would be helpful in managing the list of notifications as more notifications are created and as users change job roles.

    34 votes
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  6. Notification Resend Count

    It would be nice to have a Notification Resend Count that could be used as a content in notification formats.

    6 votes
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  7. It would be great to have the ability to hide the Event Frame End Time in the Notification Email When a Notification Triggers

    It would be great to have the ability to hide the Event Frame End Time in the Notification Email when the notification first triggers.
    At this time, and End Time of 12/31/9999 11:59:59 PM Central Standard Time (GMT-06:00:00) is displayed even though an event is not closed.
    Note: in this case notifications have been set up to send at Event Start and End Time.

    17 votes
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  8. Follow all notifications status & be able to resend a notification

    When a notification is not sent, it's very difficult to follow which notification has been sent or not. In case where the notification has'nt been sent, have the possibility to send manually the notification.

    5 votes
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  9. Date Format in AF Event Notification

    In AF please provide a way to suppress time zone and/or to format the timestamp in AF Events, particularity, Notifications. For example, in the message format in e-mail notification I do not need to indicate the time zone it was triggered in.
    Please make this available in the AF SDK as well as in PI System Explorer.

    18 votes
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  10. Access Tag Properties for Notification Content

    As an AF user, I would like to be able to store a tag’s instrument tag value in an attribute so that it can be used in the content of a Notification. For example, notifying someone on data from a PING interface where the instrumenttag property holds the IP Address.

    I am able to create an AF analysis to store a tag’s description in an attribute using the TagDesc PE function, but there is no similar PE function to pull in a tag’s instrument tag.

    17 votes
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  11. Include root cause data into Notifications message

    Include event frames root cause data into Notifications message. A customer ask about how to include event frames root cause data into notifications message because he has a notification message generated when an equipment fails but to diagnose the cause of fail he has setup a root cause event frame and he needs to see this root cause data into notifications message.

    9 votes
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  12. Ability to use archived data in Notifications

    I am trying to do weekly emails on some PI points.  It would be very nice if I could have both the value at start of event and an archive value based on a specified time stamp. 

    6 votes
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  13. Support for Entry of an Coresight Adhoc Display Link in a Notification Email

    (AF 2016 R2, Notifications 2016 R2)
    I would like to have support to include a link to an Coresight ad-hoc trend for a specific attribute into an email. I have attempted to use the Insert Link option under Message formats in the following way:
    Entered URL: http://<machine>1/coresight/#/displays/AdHoc
    Adding Keys DataItems, StartTime and EndTime..
    I can drag the start and end time from the event frame properties to populate the Value columns for these keys. But there is no way to get the data item properly set because it must have the full path (like DataItems=\pisrv1\Test\Element1|Attribute).

    9 votes
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  14. Ability to send a notification without being triggered by an event frame

    As a notification user I want to receive a report on daily or weekly basis but I don’t want to store any associated data about it like the event frame information or the notification history since I use event frames for other purposes and I don’t want to clutter my PI system

    22 votes
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  15. Notification Reporting

    With the arrival of AF 2016R2 notifications changed considerably. One of the features "lost" is reporting on notification delivery. You now simply get an annotation that x number of subscribers where notified.

    I would like this to be improved to include a notification delivery report. I would suggest implementing this as a sub event frame that contains the list of subscribers, how they where notified (email, webservice, ...) and the status of the delivery.

    11 votes
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  16. Richer escalation model.

    I would like to suggest a richer escalation model. It should be possible to trigger escalation from process events as well as based on time. It should be possible to trigger escalation even if an event frame has been acknowledged. The escalation should be an event frame in its own right, a child of the original event frame. This would make it much easier to report on escalations.

    5 votes
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  17. Multiple AD Folders

    At the moment it is only possible to select a single AD contact subfolder to link to contacts. We have our users spread over many subfolders based on location, organisation etc. It should be possible to specify multiple folders.

    5 votes
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  18. Under the "Event Frame Search" option, give users more options for triggering on Attribute Values

    When setting a notification's trigger criteria and specifying the "Event Frame Search" option, give the user more options for triggering on Attribute Values.

    Current options: Equal, Not Equal
    Suggestions: Greater Than, Less Than, Greater Than Or Equal, etc.

    Additionally, allow the user to specify AND/OR clauses between multiple Attribute Value triggering criteria. Currently, this seems to be an implicit AND only.

    5 votes
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  19. Push Notifications: Ability to receive notifications on my smart phone via an app

    As a Notifications user I would like to receive push notifications on my phone so that I can quickly respond to the alert.

    This is more efficient than receiving an email since it will quickly catch my attention.

    7 votes
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  20. As a user of notification rules, I would like the underlying analysis to automatically start/stop if I start/stop the notification rule.

    As a user of notification rules, I would like the underlying analysis to automatically start/stop if I start/stop the notification rule.

    5 votes
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