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  1. 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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  2. PI Notifications REST endpoint message formats more customizable

    As a user, I would like to have more customization over the message formats of REST endpoints by being able to use substitution parameters.

    1 vote
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  3. Setting to send email notification to all subscribers on one email

    I believe this has been requested before by someone but I can't find it so I am submitting a new feedback/request. It would be very useful if there was a setting for PI Notifications that would allow for sending emails to all subscribers on a notification rule in a single email instead of sending individual emails to each subscriber. For example, if there was a setting that would allow sending one email for a notification rule with all subscribers on the "TO" line that would allow users on the email notification to see who else received the alert and provide…

    1 vote
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  4. Handle case where the analysis service force closes and reopens an event frame better

    Notifications should not send a close notification for an event frame that was temporarily closed by the PI Analysis Service.

    1 vote
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Ability to modify SOAP xml format

    There are some cases when the sender wants to modify the format of the SOAP xml itself. Currently Notifications service constructs a XML request including all the variables provided by the wsdl.

    4 votes
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  8. Ability to clear and not send notifications on Notification service startup.

    We've had issue with Notifications spamming users with events should a PI collective member stop getting data.

    At times, we need to disable the notification service until we can resolve the issue. After the issue is resolved, we need to start the notification service, and need an option to have it not send past email notifications.

    To be clear, clear all past events on service startup.

    22 votes
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  9. PI Notifications - HTML editor for delivery formats

    In Design mode, I would like the ability to switch between to the HTML Code of the delivery formats in order to add richer content when I need to.

    4 votes
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  10. Allow Access to Analysis Variable Values in Notification Rules

    I tried to look but didn't see this requested. It would be very useful if the values of the variable(s) created in an Analysis could be accessed from the Manage Formats page of a Notification Rule. I know you can create output attribute and map the output of an Analysis to an attribute, then reference that from the Manage Formats page. However it would be much better if any variable created in the Analysis that is tied to the Notification Rule could be accessed when creating the email format. This would provide an easy way to for example create a…

    1 vote
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  11. 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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  12. 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.

    8 votes
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  13. Allow multiple Notification Message Formats for the same Notification

    For Notifications which send on Event Start and Event End, it would be useful to have the ability to have multiple Message Formats for the same Notification (one to send out at start, one to send out at end).

    Advantages:
    -Can include "End Time" in only the Notification sent at end (rather than showing an erroneous 1/1/1970 00:00:00 included in the Notification sent at start)
    -Can include "Duration" in only the Notification sent at end
    -Can fully customize different messages for start and end of the Event Frame

    1 vote
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  14. Global Resend and Non-Repetition Interval setting

    It would be nice to have the possibility of setting a global resend and non-repetition interval.

    1 vote
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  15. 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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  16. Additional PI Notifications "Notify Option" for Reason Code

    Add an additional field to the "Notify Option" list in PI Notifications Subscriptions for Reason Code. This enables you to have a triage / supervisor check Event Frames and assign a Reason Code prior to a PI Notification being sent. The receiver of the PI Notification can then action the email / SMS based on the Reason Code provided.

    Should not resend an email / SMS if the Reason Code is changed multiple times (no spam).

    7 votes
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  17. Send notification to additional persons based on change in severity

    A way to configure a notification rule to send to additional contacts when the severity status changes without creating a new analysis.

    Customer use case:
    Customer wants to scan devices. If a device fails to respond (I/O Timeout) over a short period of time, the event frame Severity is set to Warning and a notification is sent to IT. If the device remains offline for an extended period of time a child event frame is created and severity changes to major. When this occurs the customer would like additional people to be notified so they can go investigate the issue.

    5 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Provide the asynchronous communication PI Notification

    Allow the notification system to be configured to establish synchronous or asynchronous communication according to the user's needs.

    5 votes
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  20. XML or other flat file Delivery channel

    Would like to see the ability to create XML or other flat files from PI Notifications as was available in previous versions.
    We have seen cases where the network that the PI system resides on is locked down to the point that only flat files can be transmitted one way, eliminating the ability to connect to an SMTP server and utilize PI Notifications to send information to other systems.

    5 votes
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