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  1. 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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    With the current implementation of PI Notifications, any event frame or referenced element attribute values can be included into a notification email.

    If you’re not able to accomplish that, please contact tech support.

  2. Allow multiple Notification Message Formats for the same Notification

    For Notifications which send on Event Start and Event End, it would be useful to have the ability to have multiple Message Formats for the same Notification (one to send out at start, one to send out at end).

    Advantages:
    -Can include "End Time" in only the Notification sent at end (rather than showing an erroneous 1/1/1970 00:00:00 included in the Notification sent at start)
    -Can include "Duration" in only the Notification sent at end
    -Can fully customize different messages for start and end of the Event Frame

    4 votes

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  3. Allow additional authentication types for web service delivery endpoints in PI Notifications

    Allow for additional authentication types to be added for web service delivery endpoints. Currently, the only available options are Windows, Anonymous, and Basic.

    4 votes

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  4. Allow dots in JSON property names when using REST Delivery Endpoints

    When configuring a Noification with a REST Delivery Endpoint, there is no way to escape a dot (".") so it doesn't gets interpreted as a path delimiter. There are cases when the dot must be part of the property name. One way to solve it would be to allow escaping it with a backslash or even better (IMHO) to use the JSONPath way to solve this: being able to specify arbitrary property names putting them between brackets and single quotes: ['prop.erty'].

    4 votes

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  5. Ability to modify SOAP xml format

    There are some cases when the sender wants to modify the format of the SOAP xml itself. Currently Notifications service constructs a XML request including all the variables provided by the wsdl.

    4 votes

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  6. Notifications Subscriptions Notify Option defaults to "Start and End"

    Many EFs are poor health in nature such that notifying the user when the event is ended is very important. Many users don't realize that this is an option. Either make start and end the default or present all choices more visibly to the user. This will reduce the amount of time users spend chasing poor health events.

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  7. 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.

    4 votes

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  8. Notifications format editor "Create a Link" tool should allow the base address to be substituted from a URI Builder Data Reference attribute

    As a Notifications user, I would like to be able to use certain features of the "Create a Link" tool for editing Notifications Formats, like the ability to display alternate text and add url parameters, when the url is held in an attribute that is a URI Builder Data Reference.

    Currently, you must explicitly specify the base address in the Notification Format for the template (the base address does not accept substitution from a URI Builder Data Reference attribute). This is a problem when each element based off the template should have a different URL.

    4 votes

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  9. 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…

    4 votes

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  10. 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.

    4 votes

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  11. 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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  12. Allow notification subscribers based on Severity

    Allow Notification subscribers to receive notification based on severity level. For example if start trigger is warning send it to A, B, C emails; if start trigger severity is minor then send it to A-F emails; etc.

    3 votes

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  13. Notifications new option to not be notified if child event frames are created

    Currently there are options in a radio button configuration under "Choose when to be notified if child event frames are created for multiple trigger conditions" but there isn't a "do not notify for child event frames" option.

    Please add the "Do not notify for child event frames" option.

    3 votes

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  14. Enable headers for SOAP web service end point

    As a PI Administrator I need PI Notifications to support custom headers for SOAP web service end points. Some external systems require specific headers and currently it is only possible to customize headers for REST end points. As an example of an external system, to utilize Maximo security a custom header must be included.

    3 votes

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  15. Include Creation date in event frame properties for Notifications

    We see issues where notifications appear to be delivered late but then find the event frame was created at a later time than the actual event because of connectivity issues. Having the creation date of the event frame exposed for a notification would be helpful in informing of such issues.

    3 votes

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  16. Drag and drop multiple contacts into subscriber list.

    Enable users to drag and drop multiple contacts into the subscribers pane, rather than selecting each contact one at a time.

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  17. Enable Trace logging per Notification or Notification Template

    As an PI System administrator, I would like to leave the Trace flag on for important Notifications. This would avoid having to wait for an issue to reoccur to troubleshoot. Currently the Trace flag is a service wide property. If left on for an extended period of time, the logs get flooded and the log files consume quite a bit of disk space.

    3 votes

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  18. Give users the option to search existing Notification Contact Groups

    In the "Contacts" pane, allow users to search through existing Notification Contact Groups.
    Additionally, give users the option to organize contact groups in some way, either by who created the group or by extending AF Categories to the contacts pane.

    Example:

    Notification Contact Groups can be configured to match how various engineers are organized into different teams throughout a company.
    However, another engineer using AF may unknowingly create duplicate notification contact groups, as they cannot easily find an existing contact group with the desired configuration.
    This leads to inconsistencies between notifications (different contact groups that reference the same list of…

    3 votes

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  19. Change Event Frame Analysis Category of the Specific Element

    If I have an element template with event frame analyses and notifications, I might want to change the event frame analysis category of a specific element. I thought this could be done by selecting “Allow Extensions” for the element template, but I can’t seem to change the analyses category or notification category for a specific element even when I allow extensions. From a management standpoint it would be nice to filter on these categories to turn on/off specific analyses and notifications.

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  20. Shift based sending

    As a Plant manager I would like to assign specific people to receive notifications based on the time of day since they work in shifts and different people are responsible for the equipment at different times of the day.

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