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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Keep escalating Notification until it is acknowledged, even if no longer active

    I would like the option to configure a Notification to continue to be escalated until it has been acknowledged, even after the trigger condition has become false and the Notification is no longer active.

    6 votes
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  4. Send notification to additional persons based on change in severity

    A way to configure a notification rule to send to additional contacts when the severity status changes without creating a new analysis.

    Customer use case:
    Customer wants to scan devices. If a device fails to respond (I/O Timeout) over a short period of time, the event frame Severity is set to Warning and a notification is sent to IT. If the device remains offline for an extended period of time a child event frame is created and severity changes to major. When this occurs the customer would like additional people to be notified so they can go investigate the issue.

    5 votes
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  5. 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.

    5 votes
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  6. 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.

    5 votes
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  7. 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…

    5 votes
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  8. 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…

    5 votes
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  9. Get HTTP code returned by a Web Service using the WebService delivery Channel

    When calling a WebService using the WebService Delivery Channel, it would be useful to be able to manage the http code returned returned by the web service and store it

    5 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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