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  1. Support AWS RDS SQL Server instances as backend DBs for AF and PI Vision

    Our company is progressively superseding the deployment of hosts with SQL Server installed, while moving towards the usage of SQL Server instances provided by AWS' Relational Database Service as the DB backend. Although currently OSISoft does not officially support the usage of RDS instances as backends for AF and PI Vision, we performed some internal tests with both AF and Vision and they seem to be promising. We would like OSISoft to study this kind of solution and, if there are no major obstructions, provide official support for such scenarios.

    28 votes
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  2. Option to install sample PI tags with simulator interfaces

    Posted on behalf of a customer.

    As of PI Server 2018 SP3, simulator interfaces have been removed from the PI Server setup kit, and the default PI Points are no longer installed. These were very important to check if the server installation went well. I like to have options in the PI Data Archive install kit to install sample tags and simulator interfaces together with server component. This makes much easier to set up environment test.

    7 votes
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  3. Add Kerberos Authentication for PI Asset Analytics

    Currently, PI Asset Analytics utilizes NTLM authentication.

    My customer's MSFT Windows Ops team does not recommend using NTLM and by default have this deactivated.

    Request is to add support for Kerberos authentication for PI Asset Analytics as part of security best practices.

    8 votes
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  4. Allow EventFrame("Duration") to be used as an EndTrigger

    I want to stop my Event Frame after an amount of time that is stored in an AF Attribute. For my use case, the amount of time from the beginning of an Event Fame is an end triggering condition. One way to do this, would be to allow the EventFrame("Duration") function to be used as an end trigger.

    1 vote
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  5. Different email formats for event start and end conditions

    There is a requirement to include different information in the email body depending on whether the notification is for the event start or end. Typically, the event start email includes the start time and start values and the event end email also includes the end time, duration, end values and aggregations. The same could be true for other delivery channels.

    Currently, the workaround is to create two Notification Rules, one for event start and one for event end, but this is not ideal.

    6 votes
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  6. Allow nested operations in AF Asset Analytic functions for 'attribute attname'

    KB00868 recommends Asset Analytics as the right job, but there are some major limitations that inhibit ease of use and deployment, specifically around operations on >1 attribute or tag simultaneously.

    To improve this, AF analyses functions that take in data of type "attribute attname" should be able to process an expression that returns type attribute. Perhaps limited to periodic analyses other toggleable somehow, as there is potential to use a lot of CPU cycles.

    == Example 1: Totalized Mass Flow ==
    Given FIT-001 and DIT-002, return the totalized mass flow (say, kg) over an interval. The current process:
    1. Create…

    19 votes
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  7. Add additional highlight for Knowledge Base Articles that has a confidence of "Not Validated"

    add additional highlight on the external articles that are "Not Validated". e.g. Red highlight on the confidence section or highlight on the title name. This would allow the reader to pay more attention that the proposed in solution section of the article is not 100% tested or verified.

    3 votes
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  8. Purge EFs using AFDIAG and more search criterias'

    You should be able to urge EFs using more complex search criterias' than the ones provide in the latest PI Server 2018 SP3 (StartTime, EndTIme, EF Template).
    Most important criteria would be EF categories, but also some honorable mentions:
    1. EF category
    2. Analysis Name
    3. Primary Element Name
    4. Duration
    5. Others

    5 votes
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  9. Rollup Analysis of Booleans

    I would like to be able to do a Rollup Analysis of Booleans attributes, without casting or converting the boolean. As Rollup Functions I would suggest: Logical AND, Logical OR and maybe Count of True/False.
    It can be use to create a Combined Status or a Master Alarm of several Units.

    3 votes
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  10. Allow bools to be unpacked from Integers

    AF should allow you to have a PI Point Data Reference as individual bits within an INT. Ex. PIPOINTA is an int16 or int32. PIPOINTA.0 and PIPOINTA.1...etc.. should be able to be mapped to a bool attribute. (where .0 is the 0th spot in the integer tag).

    Reasoning:

    When using a PI Connector we have INT tags but also use the individual bits within the INT's as unique bool variables to help conserve traffic. When I use them in AF I need to unpack them. A support person at OSI showed me how to use formula attributes using modular logic…

    4 votes
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  11. Store event frame start and end time as DateTime to allow sub-millisecond duration event frames

    Because event frame start and end time are stored as a bigint datatype in PIFD.dbo.AFEventFrame, the precision only seems to be to the nearest millisecond. This is a problem for sub-millisecond event frames. Why aren't event frame start and end times stored as DateTime datatypes?

    3 votes
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  12. Update description of existing elements and analysis when template description is updated

    When a element or analysis template description is changed, descriptions of existing elements or analyses are not updated. The description is only updated when the element or analysis is created.

    A customer has proposed the following options:

    If the element analysis description is blank, it is populated from the template when the template is checked in

    Provide a button or menu option for element analysis that provides an option to "Reset to Template"

    2 votes
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  13. 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.

    6 votes
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  14. Allow object specific Audit Trails to be accessed by object level Administrators

    Currently to view the Audit Trails of any object on an AF Server, Server level Administrator privileges are needed.

    There should be the ability for a user that does not have server level administrator to view the Audit Trails of a specific object or Database they have Administrator privileges over.

    2 votes
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  15. Add functions for converting between data types in AF Analysis Expressions

    If you have an analysis input that is the "string" data type but can be represented as a number (for example, the string "2.35"), then to convert this string into a numeric data type such as double it is necessary to take the string and output it to another attribute that has the correct data type. There are no usable data type conversion functions in AF Analytics, so it is not possible to take the string, convert it into a double, and then store it in an analysis variable to be used again in the same analysis. It is possible…

    1 vote
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  16. Include the "Primary Parent" checkbox functionality under PSE's "Change Reference Type" dialog in PI Builder

    In PSE, you can right click an element reference > Convert > Change Reference Type... and have the option to make your current element reference the Primary Parent via a check box. This functionality is not replicated in PI Builder. Thus, you have to do this in 3 steps:

    1) Delete the Element Reference
    2) Publish primary parent with the NewParent column set to the path where you would like the primary parent to be
    3) Add an Element Reference to the Primary Parent at its new location.

    This is a bit cumbersome to accomplish the same thing as a…

    2 votes
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  17. To have a ‘second’ Reason column available

    It would be great to use Event Frames to classify and afterwards be able to do Equipment Downtime root cause analysis. We’re using Reason codes on the predefined field, however it would be great to have a second available Code Editors than “Reason Code Editor”, like “#machine Code Editor”, giving the chance to insert or select what was the main Equipment causing the stoppage. This means having the possibility of more than 1 dropdown list of selections available.

    2 votes
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  18. Enable Keyboard shortcut F5 to Refresh PSE Trend Displays

    Enable Keyboard shortcut F5 to Refresh PSE Trend Displays

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  19. Make UOM conversion a more streamlined process

    In AF, right clicking an attribute reveals an options called "change display UOM", but it's not doing what is expected.

    To change the displayed UOMs (if, for instance, we want to see "km/h" instead of "m/h" in PI Vision), we need to do the following :
    1. In AF, change the "source unit" UOMs to the "source" uoms
    2. In AF, change the "Default UOM" to what we want to see displayed.

    This process could be made a lot simpler if we could simply use the "change display UOM" feature instead, by right clicking the attributes.

    2 votes
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  20. Exclude analysis output attributes when the analysis is suspended

    When the PI Analysis service determines an Analysis should be Suspended, it should also set any output Attributes to be Excluded. As the Analysis is Suspended, it will not output any results and if it has always been Suspended, the output Tags will never get created. Excluding the output Attributes will keep the Element looking clean and also allow dependent Analyses to go into a Suspended state instead of throwing an error when they can't find the Tags. Similarly it will prevent other applications (OSIsoft and third parties) from querying the Attributes and also throwing errors, causing performance issues.

    Automatically…

    19 votes
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