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  1. Provide a means to parse/extract data from the response received by PI Notifications after sending a notification to a web service endpoint

    A web service endpoint, for instance ServiceNow, may response with useful information to a notificate, like a ticket number. There should be a way to associate that information with the event frame that triggered the notification.

    14 votes

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  2. PI Tag Renaming Detection for PI Vision/PE Calculations

    When input PI Tags are referenced in PI Vision 2020+ calculations, they do not automatically detect PI Tag name changes. For users with a lot of calculations, this can be extremely problematic in the event of a PI Tag name change. In the event of a name change, the following error is produced: [-12301] Performance Equation parsing error. Possibly updating the PE scheduler to reference the PointID instead would be beneficial.

    5 votes

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  3. Customized PI System Explorer view

    Currently PI System Explorer views lots of stuff that is not used by most users (ports, models etc.) also, there are some things that may depend on decisions of particular client - for example, I don't want my users to use Formulas.
    I suggest to provide way to either customise PI System Explorer on each client (choose which part of Explorer is visible, which not - this seems to be a easier way to implement) or move that config to AF server so that every instance of PI System Explorer shows only that content which is allowed on connected AF…

    6 votes

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  4. Event Frame Re-capture/Backfill Option to Save Annotations/Reasons

    When a backfill or "recapture events" option is selected for Event Frames, give the user an option to "Save Annotations" for that specific event frame. Right now, we use Event Frames to copy in Reason Codes and Comments (that are logged as annotations) so we are limited in backfill or recapturing the data if historical data changes.

    3 votes

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  5. AF enumeration sets should support values with the same name

    The feature introduced in 2018 SP2 to manually synchronize digital state sets with AF enumeration sets has a limitation where state sets with duplicated names aren't imported correctly into AF. This is due to the current design of AF enumeration sets that don't allow duplicated names for enumeration values. It would be nice if AF enumeration sets supported multiple values with the same name as it is supported in digital state sets in the Data Archive.

    4 votes

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  6. AF should react better to unhandled exceptions from a linked table provider

    When an OLE DB or ODBC provider returns an unhandled exception for a linked table to the PI AF Application Service , it would be better for it either handle the exception and not crash, or to log the exception, the linked table name and provider name to the AF logs and stop gracefully.

    6 votes

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  7. Add filtering and rolling log system to AFGetTrace

    When troubleshooting intermittent issues, using AFGetTrace may be problematic as the trace can consume quite a bit of disk space, and setting a maximum file size will cause the trace to stop once the file is full. Without knowledge of when the issue will reoccur, we are stuck either risking filling up the disk and having a huge trace file to analyze, or set a max file size and possibly miss the issue.

    4 votes

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  8. PI Analysis Service should pick up change in Cache Refresh Interval of AF Tables

    It would be nice if the PI Analysis Service could pick up a change in the Cache Refresh Interval of any AF Table being referenced by input attributes with a table lookup data reference. Currently, a service restart is required.

    4 votes

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  9. Add warning message while changing analysis type

    Changing from Expression to Rollup by mistake will erase the Expression configuration in PI System Explorer. Add a warning message regarding this.

    3 votes

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  10. Re-instate the default tags and random/ramp soak interfaces

    These were removed from the 2018 SP3 install kit as OSI found many customers removed these tags and interfaces after installation. However, our experience is the opposite and these tags are massively useful for diagnostic, experimental and training purposes.

    I would suggest the option of installing them be re-instated into the PI Server install kit, with an explanation of why they are provided. If the customer does not want them, they can then uncheck the option.

    3 votes

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  11. PI AF Analysis Templates - Evaluate button can evaluate logic at previous point in time

    On PI AF in Library on Element Templates - Analysis Templates, the evaluate button should be able to evaluate logic at a previous point in time as well as the current time. This would allow better visibility over how logic performs for periods of time in the past, and will be better for debugging logic.

    2 votes

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  12. Allow specifying a range of older archive files to backup in piartool

    The piartool -backup command has multiple parameters that allow for specifying a number of archives to copy. For example it is possible to specify a number of archives to backup starting at the current time (-numarch), or each archive number can be specified in a list (-archives). But no parameter will allow specifying a numeric range of older archives to copy, such as from archive #500-1000. It is also not feasible to list out each archive for the -archives command when there is a large number of archives desired to copy (500 501 502 etc.)

    If it was possible to…

    2 votes

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  13. Improve "Force Creating SQL Database before PI AF Install"

    When doing a fresh installation of AF Server, and either the "Validate SQL Connection" option or other Software like PI Notifications, RTQP Engine are selected, the installation cannot be started when the AF SQL Database is not called "PIFD".
    As the Installer is looking for a SQL Database with a hardcoded name, it throws one of the errors described here:

    https://customers.osisoft.com/s/knowledgearticle?knowledgeArticleUrl=000034342

    Possible workarounds
    1) Further specify the error messages so that the user exactly knows what is causing this error message.
    2) Add an option in the installer to look for a SQL Database named differently

    1 vote

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  14. Provide Alarm management function

    I would like to monitor and manage alerts & events gathered from PI Interface for OPC AE to create a report like Top 10 alarms, Floating Alarm, Operator Alarm, because by default PI System will collect AE as a string and stored it. Should we have any plugin or 3rd party system which integrates with PI System to provide Alarm management function.

    4 votes

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  15. Increase the allowed password length for AF Linked Table "Supply Password" connections

    Currently the maximum password length for AF Linked Table connections using the "Supply Password" option is 15 characters. This length limitation should be increased to at least 25 characters.

    9 votes

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  16. Expose backfilling/recalculation status in the AFSDK

    Currently analysis runtime information can be accessed programmatically using the AFSDK (AFAnalysisService.RuntimeInformationFields - https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Documentation/PI-AF-SDK/html/POSIsoftAFAnalysisAFAnalysisService_RuntimeInformationFields.htm). However, there are no fields which can be specified corresponding to backfilling/recalculation status of an analysis.

    Adding a field for the aforementioned property or introducing a new method which could expose backfilling/recalculation status would be helpful for finding backfilling/recalculation errors programmatically. This approach should be much faster than finding analyses with backfilling errors in PSE.

    11 votes

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  17. Ability to identify faulty variables in AF

    When writing an expression analysis with many variables, if there is a missing ")" or an extra ")" then the whole analysis will not evaluate with error "Equation not set." This error does not help the user identify where the issue is. If PSE would back-light highlight the variable row in question or include the variable name within the error these would be much easier to identify and would save a lot of headache.

    In the attached screenshot is an example of "equation not set" where the issue is visible in the screenshot, but difficult to identify.

    3 votes

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  18. When shrinking the tabs in the lower left pane of PI System Explorer (Elements, etc.), the tabs do not shrink if shrinking by one.

    When shrinking the tabs in the lower left pane of PI System Explorer (Elements, Event Frames, Library, etc.), the tabs do not shrink if shrinking by one. If shrinking by two, it only shrinks by 1, etc. These tabs should shrink accordingly.

    2 votes

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  19. PI Point User Settings in AF Client

    The Suggested PI Point Name configuration item in the AF Client should be able to be set on a AF Server basis instead of a User basis, at least as the initial default. There are default parameters we need to enforce from an enterprise/site level but it become unmanageable when the setting is based on user and PC.

    Example parameters we would have as a default for all users:
    \%Server%\164-%..\Element%.%Element%.%Attribute%-AFA;descriptor=%Attribute|Description%;exdesc=AFPath:%System%\%Database%\%ElementPath%;ptsecurity=piadmin: A(r,w) | piadmins: A(r,w) | PIWorld: A(r,w);step=0

    4 votes

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  20. Create ability to easily reference previous or next value in array

    When working with arrays in PI Analysis it would be nice to be able to compare a current value against the previous or next value. I have figured out that I can use PrevVal in the MapData function, however it appears that this goes back to data archive to do an evaluation on each data point.
    It would be nice to have something like $prevval and $nextval to compliment $val. Obviously any equations that use $prevval couldn't be evaluated on the first array item and similarly $nextval couldn't be evaluated on the last array item.

    See attached screenshot for how…

    4 votes

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