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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 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Auto Archive Management - Shift vs. Delete

    Currently, there are two methods to 'shift' archives:
    1. "ArchiveAutoArchiveFileRoot" set to blank
    2. "Archive
    OverwriteDataOnAutoShiftFailure" enabled
    Neither method shifts to dynamic archives. We have three sites that merged PI servers, thus half our archives are merged and dynamic. this negates any automated form of archive management.
    I suspect the two shift methods came about thru an evolution, but there should be a way to 'rotate' thru all archive types so that we don't need to manually manage archives, mess with additional drives, etc.
    What about a new tuning parameter?: 'Archive_DeleteOldestOnAutoShift'
    We are only required to keep 'x' number…

    3 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Data Archive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Include usernames in pidiag -xa export of PI Archive audit trail

    As a PI Administrator in a regulated environment, it would be helpful if the Archive audit trail data exported by the pidiag -xa command included the username associated with each action. Currently, the pidiag -xa exports of archive audit logs do not include the associated username for archive edit operations.

    4 votes

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  4. 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.

    10 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Analytics & Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    6 votes

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  6. 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.

    5 votes

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  7. 4 votes

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  8. 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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    2 comments  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    6 votes

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  10. Polybase Support with PI SQL Client

    Creating a Polybase External Table with a PI SQL Client connection via ODBC causes query errors showing only it only supports column-wise binding. Polybase attempts to utilize row-wise binding which is not supported. Developers and customers have shown that Polybase is unable to be instructed to utilize column-wise binding instead.

    When querying against an External Polybase Table the following errors are shown:
    Function "SQLSetStmtAttr(0x2485bf85640, 5, 0x1d1f, 0)" was called.

    Function "SQLSetStmtAttr" exited with an error code -1.

    Error: [PI SQL Client] Only 'SQLBINDBY_COLUMN' is supported.

    2 votes

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  11. Ability to retrieve only all top-level Attributes

    In an AF Hierarchy where an element contains dozens of Attributes - each with Child Attributes - I am interested in only bringing back all top-level attributes. The use case is that the top-level attributes may not have any naming convention in common but are all defined as PI tags (Child attributes may or not be PI tags). I would like to just bring back the top-level attributes in PI Builder so I can quickly modify tags en masse.

    2 votes

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  12. DEXPI converter to AF Structure

    DEXPI is an open Standard for P&ID and the Data behind.
    It would helpful if Osisoft products directly can read this Standard to generate AF Structure or PI Vision Screens. AVEVA is a member of DEXPI.org, and gives the possibilty to export to a DEXPI format from their engineering tools.

    2 votes

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  13. Substitution parameter for base template

    It would be nice to have a substitution parameter to fetch the name of a base template. There is a substitution parameter to retrieve the name of a template: %Template%, but none to retrieve a parent/base template.

    3 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Allow user to select if Services start after upgrade

    Give the user the option to not start the PI Services following an upgrade. This allows the user further control, especially during an outage/downtime event to perform the first reboot after an upgrade without beginning to take on data or connections.

    2 votes

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  17. Add the ability to display UOMs in different languages in the PI AF Client

    Automatically display UOMs in the PI AF client in the language of your choice i.e. not a conversion of units. For example, to change the display of UOMs to Russian instead of English, kg becomes кг, V becomes B.

    2 votes

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  18. Ability to change the display digits for Limit attribute traits

    In some cases, the display digits for the limits of an attribute (attribute traits) need to be different than the parent attribute, so that clients such as PI Vision or PSE can also show the customized digits to improve visualization. However, currently, it is not possible to override the display digits for Limit attribute traits (LoLo, Lo, Hi, HiHi, etc.). This property is inherited from the parent attribute and although it is a good default value to have the display digits for Limits the same as the parent attribute, we would also like the ability to override them as needed.

    1 vote

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    1 vote

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  20. PI System Explorer Pop-Up UI issue

    Ran into an issue today where we believe the "Advanced" pop up UI for Analyses to configure time stamp overrides, popped up 'behind' the PSE. Microsoft says this never happens, but the number of forum incidents attest otherwise.
    Because you can't do anything in PSE until you close the Advanced Options dialog, and we couldn't get to it to close it, the only idea i had, and your tech support concurred, was to kill PSE - hence, i lost all my changes.
    If you would be so kind to create a taskbar item for your popups, then maybe we could…

    1 vote

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