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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. 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.

    4 votes
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  6. 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.  

    4 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    3 votes
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  9. Format Painter in notification formatting

    Put Format Painter into notification message formatting, as in Word.
    It takes a lot of time to set separate format of each content.

    3 votes
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  10. SOAP Header for authentication

    The Notification Webservice only authenticates HTTP header for now and not SOAP header.

    3 votes
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  11. Allow user to change the display text for a hyperlink that links to a File on PI System Explorer's Notifications Message Editor.

    Currently, PI System Explorer's Notifications Message Editor does not allow the user to change the display text for a hyperlink that links to a File. There are some workarounds (such as using PI Builder to edit the XAML directly), but it would be nice to have this functionality built-in.

    3 votes
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  12. Resend Interval value inside an attribute

    As a PI System Administrator, I want to set the Resend Interval at an attribute so I do not have to enter every time at the notification and take some time to change it.

    From time to time we have different priority levels on our equipment that needs more monitoring due to unwanted conditions, especially if there might be something going wrong. Doing it directly at attributes would save a lot of time.

    3 votes
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  13. PI Notifications: Run exe on notification trigger

    When a trigger condition is satisfied run an executable. This might be possible using Custom Delivery Channel but Custom Delivery Channels are no longer supported in PI Notifications 2.x

    3 votes
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  14. Provide option for backfilling history and details within notification email

    The Notifications rules email format should include backfilling history and details of its respective event frame in the content options. The backfilling content can include:
    - Completed Time
    - Start Time
    - End Time
    - Last Evaluation
    - Events Processed

    See the screenshot attached to see an example of the dialog that appears when hovering over the event frame or analysis. This would provide information to the users to know if these were recalculated.

    3 votes
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  15. Allow Event Frame Variable values to be used in a Notification Rule email

    I have a scenario where we are sending alerts on how well a fermentation batch has performed. I need look at attribute values at a specified timestamp and compare the other values at that same time. Easy enough right? The problem is I cannot send those values in the email alert because the attribute/pinpoint may have already received some new values or some may have been entered out of order causing the values in the email alert to not match up with what actually happened for that particular batch.

    I can get the email alert to go out no problem…

    3 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Web Service Configuration - Dynamic "Path" for the JSON Body

    Allow free-form JSON construction. Maybe not replace the simple JSON guide that is the only entry form now, but free-form would allow the kind of flexibility that would empower the user.

    This would allow a single template to be used, rather than the workaround to manually override the template for every individual sensor configured, resulting in hundreds of template copies in which only the "Path" field is edited

    2 votes
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  18. 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.

    2 votes
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  19. 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'].

    2 votes
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  20. 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.

    2 votes
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