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  1. Apply non-repetition interval for Notifications sent at Event End

    The Non-Repetition Interval in Notification Rules is currently only applied to Notifications sent at Event Start. I would like the Non-Repetition Interval to also be applied to Notifications sent at Event End.

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  2. Provide the asynchronous communication PI Notification

    Allow the notification system to be configured to establish synchronous or asynchronous communication according to the user's needs.

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  3. Notification having multiple referenced element

    As shown on the screenshot, a notification created will only reference an element which is created on.
    It would be more flexible if we are able to reference two or more elements at the same time.

    For example, as in the following setup :
    --Parent
    -Element1
    -Element2

    Each child element produces event frame and I would like to set up a single notification on the Parent element. Then it will trigger off a notification based on any event frames which were created in the Child element level.

    Currently, whenever another element is added (i.e. Element3), we would need to set…

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  4. Notification when message sent to Delivery Endpoint is rejected

    When a notification is sent to a delivery endpoint (web service) and the message is rejected, no failure notification is shown within PSE.  In order to track this issue I currently have to sift through the log files looking for exceptions such as this:

    Exception: System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Internal Error EventFrameId=8286c3f8-1241-11e9-80df-005056b06dd7, EventFrameName=Meter Value Change Detected 2019-01-07 01:00:00.000, NotificationId=4ab639dd-5241-43ca-a205-05226d1559b2, NotificationName=Maximo Web Service, EngineOperation=EventFrameChange

    I then have to turn on advanced logging via the Notifications.UserNLog.config file and then go back to my log file to see which analysis/notification is throwing the error.

    As with Analyses, can I get some way to know if notifications…

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. Share custom message formats between notification rule templates

    Allow custom message formats to be shared between notification rule templates that live on the same element template and/or utilize the same event frame template.

    Example:

    An event frame template specifies an event frame attribute that will vary between several integer values.
    Several Notification rule templates can be configured on the same element that trigger on the creation of event frames using this event frame template.
    Each Notification Rule template will trigger on different values of the event frame attribute.
    Each Notification Rule template should use the same message format, but will specify a different set of subscribers.
    Currently, the…

    5 votes
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  9. 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.

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  10. XML or other flat file Delivery channel

    Would like to see the ability to create XML or other flat files from PI Notifications as was available in previous versions.
    We have seen cases where the network that the PI system resides on is locked down to the point that only flat files can be transmitted one way, eliminating the ability to connect to an SMTP server and utilize PI Notifications to send information to other systems.

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  11. Disable Members from the Contact Groups

    In PI Notification - Disable Members from the Contact Groups. This would help to temporarly susprese Notifications to certain Users. Currently we have to completely delete a User, and then later (when again interessted) add the user again to the group. Desabling would make the process easier.

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  12. Notification acknowledge link

    Currently, it is only possible to acknowledge a notification from PI Vision link, or directly from PI System Explorer. For users who are not currently using PI Vision, it will be impossible for them to acknowledge a notification directly from the email and thus will keep escalating.

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  13. Notification Screenshot Custom URL

    we're examining the new functionality of attaching screenshots to emails sent by PI Notifications. The problem we're having is that we would like to use an attribute value for the URL. This does not seem to be possible. In the configuration, only a base URL and parameters can be entered. Parameter values can be based on attribute values, but not an entire URL. We would like to have the attribute value used as the URL from which to include a screenshot. Any solution to our problem?

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  14. Dependency between Notifications

    It would be nice to have a dependency between Notification in a way that if one Notification is sent other Notifications are not sent.

    My use case is this. I have a corporate AF Server that monitors multiple sites. If a site loses power, I would like my subscribers to be notified once of the power outage and not notified for each system and subsystem. This has happen in the past were a power outage caused a few thousand of emails to be sent which bogged down the SMTP server. Instead a simple email notifying the subscribers of the power…

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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.

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  17. Online Course for PI Notification Rules

    I believe the rather complex process of migrating from the legacy version of PI Notifications to PI Notification Rules and the new paradigm of how they operate deserves an online course in how to migrate, set up, configure, test and improve your new PI Notification Rules.

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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.

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  19. Ability to send a notification as a voice call to a phone

    As a notification user, I want to receive a phone call when my equipment fails and I want the message I had configured in the format read out to me.

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  20. Add functionality to tables to make it more dynamic and easier to configure in a format.

    As a notification user I want to see a table of all the attributes and its values on the target element in my email, furthermore when I add or remove attributes I want to see it automagically updated in my email without me having to reconfigure the table in my format.  

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