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  1. Further development of PI AF scripting functions

    In many UseCases we need more programability functions in PI. As example loop functions. We like the AF Framework, beacuse if you search in case of a problem you are very fast. But the functionaclity is unfortunatly not very rich.

    Please integrate some more functions or integrate NodeJS, Phyton or
    other scripting capabilities

    11 votes

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  2. Multi Language Support for AF Elements and Attributes

    We use PI in an multilingual context.
    Therefore we need an functionality to support.

    It would be good if you could enter a translation list for several languages for all elements and attributes. This language must be selectable and accessible via all interfaces as well as via PI VIsion.

    10 votes

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  3. Improve PI Data Security

    The assignment of a PI tag on which the currently logged in user has no authorization as PI point reference to an AF attribute must not (as currently) be possible.
    It is possible to bypass the PI Archive authorization mechanism (point and data security) by using such attributes in AF-Analytics.

    The error messages that appear when saving in the System Explorer should not be allowed to be skipped.

    15 votes

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  4. AF Templates should show creation and modification dates and creators and changers

    AF Templates should show creation and modification dates and creators and changers. Currently AF Elements show creators and modifiers, but AF Templates do not show this information in PI System Explorer. This would make it more obvious when changes happened, without having to dig through the audit logs.

    5 votes

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  5. Add support for multiple SortFields in AF Search

    Currently, AF search results can only be sorted by a single field. It would be useful to have the capability to specify 2 (or more) SortField values so that the order of results can be guaranteed in the result of a tie.

    For example, being able to sort Event Frame Search Results by both StartTime and EndTime.

    22 votes

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  6. delete tags automatically created by attribute template if related element is deleted

    if one element is deleted, the related tags which is created by attribute template can be deleted automatically

    2 votes

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  7. Add Export option to only include objects directly referenced by the export object

    Currently the Include All Referenced Objects option propagates down to each referenced object. This can lead to excessively large xml files for the export of a relatively simple object.

    For example, exporting an AFEventFrame that references an element several levels deep in the hierarchy will require an export of each element in the path to the referenced element. However, because Include All Referenced Objects is propagated to each of these elements, the entire hierarchy under the root element will be exported along with relevant templates and other objects.

    For the sake of performance and efficiency it would be useful to…

    7 votes

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  8. Allow extensions in PI AF Analysis template

    Ability to allow extensions in PI AF Analysis template, in order to modify specific element analysis.

    2 votes

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  9. In a string builder DR, allow use of substituted values from non PI point DRs to retrieve an attribute value

    If I have two AF databases, I would like to pull the value of an attribute from one database to another. The string builder path for the other database's attribute requires a value substitution from a non PI point DR from in the target AF DB (which where I want to bring the value). However, AF does not allow me to do this and the value of my string builder DR is the exact path (including the substituted values) I require, but does not bring in the value I need.

    For example, I have two AF databases with data of…

    1 vote

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  10. Ignore errors during server library import

    As a PI AF administrator or power user, I would like to be allowed to continue loading content from a server library into a database, even if a UOM conflict is detected.

    Upon finding a UOM conflict, the library import feature does not allow me to ignore the error and continue loading the content (screenshot1.png), in contrast with the file import feature (screenshot2.png).

    Tech Support case #00957957 concluded that this was not a bug.

    4 votes

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  11. Ability to move an AF element within the hierarchy in PSE by right-clicking on the element

    When moving an AF element within the hierarchy in PSE using the "Shift key + Drag and Drop" approach, it can cause to create an Element reference if the release of the "Shift key" is done before dropping the element.
    Having the option of right-clicking on the element and select "Move" would eliminate issues with pressing/releasing shift key and dragging/dropping the element and creating Element References by mistake.

    9 votes

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  12. search for excluded attributes

    Currently unable to search for excluded attributes in PSE's attribute search. Enable/allow this.

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  13. Create substitution parameter for parent of referenced element

    I would like to be able to reference the parent of a element reference. As it currently stands, it is only possible to reference the original parent element of an element.

    2 votes

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  14. Asset Analytics function for RecordedValues with filter expression

    Pulling compressed data into an analysis is extremely helpful...but would be even more valuable if we could filter the compressed values, similar to the capability in PI Datalink.

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  15. Add array sorting function to AF Analytics.

    This would also enable calculation of percentiles.

    Percentile calculation would also be possible if the user could use nested substitution parameters in array functions. For example:

    RecVals := RecordedValues('Attribute1', start, end)

    CountLower := MapData(RecVals, ArrayLength(FilterData(RecVals, $$val < $val)))

    Percentiles := MapData(CountLower, $val / ArrayLength(CountLower))

    In this example, $$val would be a nested substitution parameter applied to the FilterData call, and $val would apply to the enclosing MapData call, within the CountLower variable.

    1 vote

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  16. Transfer Saved searches: This option will allow to transfer event frames "saved searches" from one computer to another.

    Transfer Saved searches: This option will allow transferring event frames "saved searches" from one computer to another. For customers who have many search criteria, it is time-consuming to rebuild again on another PC.

    2 votes

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  17. Sort values numerically/by size when using Time Series Data in PI System Explorer for a numeric attribute value type

    Currently when viewing Time Series Data for a numeric attribute value type (e.g Double, Single) in PI System Explorer, sorting the value column will sort the results alphabetically (e.g. 1, 10, 2, 20, 3...) and not by size (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 10, 20). PI System Explorer should be able to sort Time Series Data for a numeric attribute by the size of the value in addition to or instead of the alphabetical order of the values as strings.

    4 votes

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  18. Make tooltip for output attributes analysis in PI System Explorer readable

    When mouseover on a output attribute analysis icon the analysis is displayed in the tooltip on a single line. The analysis will quickly become unreadable.

    It would be nice if the analysis could be presented in a readable way.

    1 vote

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  19. Allow nested attribute references for String Builder Data References

    As a PI System Admin, I would like to reference an attribute value as part of my attribute data references for a String Builder data reference. For example, suppose I have a parent asset 'Parent' with an attribute of 'XD5' and a child element 'Child' with an attribute 'ID' with a value of '5'. It is currently not possible to build an attribute with a String Builder data reference at the 'Child' level that both:
    1. Builds an attribute reference string by referencing the value of an attribute at the current asset level (e.g. 'ID')
    Then retrieves the value of…

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  20. Option for Calculated Data when selecting "Time Series Data" of an attribute

    As a user, I'd like to have a Calculated Data option when i select the Time Series Data of an attribute. This would let me pick out things like 5 minute averages, 1 week range etc etc.
    It would put data in end users hands without having to request it from the engineering team or learning PI Datalink.
    Right now, its only Sampled Data or Archive (Raw) Data available.

    1 vote

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