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  1. Add SI-Units to UOM

    The UOM Database is incomplete. Important units are missing. Please add at least the standard SI units or provide a library/xml-file which has the SI Units included.

    2 votes

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  2. PSE Analysis Preview Results to indicate the origin of the event times

    In PI System Explorer, when using the Preview Results function for analyses, I want the dialog to indicate which of the input attributes the current timestamp originates from.

    Example: Two inputs with update frequency 1 min, Input1 without offset and Input2 with offset 00:00:30. In my Preview Results dialog I will see timestamps 12:00:00, 12:00:30, 12:01:00, 12:01:30, etc. for an analysis triggering from these two inputs. When hovering the generated timestamp I want to see if this originates from Input1 or Input2 (or both).

    This is, of course, a simplified example, but in the real world I would typically have…

    1 vote

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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    6 votes

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  5. 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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  6. Expose the ExDesc of a PI Point on an AF Attribute.

    Expose the ExDesc of a PI Point on an AF Attribute. This would permit to retrieve additional metadata from PI Points that can be used in AF.

    2 votes

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  7. Improve Scalability of PI Analytics

    Currently you can only run a single PI Analytics instance at a time. We have two VMs running PI Analytics in a failover situation, but this means that one of the VMs is sitting idle 99% of the time.

    We are starting to hit the limits of scaling with analytics falling behind. Ideally, the analytics should be able to run on multiple VMs.

    For example, if you have 10 AF Databases and 2 Analytics servers, it should run the analytics for 5 of the databases on each VM. In a failover situation it could send the Analytics for all 10…

    2 votes

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  8. AI Detection for Stale Points

    As a PI System administrator, it would be helpful if the PI Server had an artificial intelligence or machine learning system which could recognize the normal updating patterns of a PI Point and report when a tag was not receiving updates properly to the administrator. The present method for identifying stale points requires some knowledge about how frequently each point would be expected to update.

    2 votes

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  9. Remove the annoying sound when searching for tags in PI System Explorer

    When clicking Ctrl - Shift - 8 to bring up the tag search in PSE, you type your tag name to search for, and in most cases click the 'Enter' button after. This will perform the search, but it also responds with an annoying DING sound in Windows. Clicking the "Search" button with the mouse does not produce this sound.

    Please remove this sound when hitting 'Enter' after typing your tag to search for!

    2 votes

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  10. 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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  11. Extension of Rollup Scope without Excessive Computational Cost

    If something I'll call lists are implemented following the model of categories (that is an element can belong to multiple, arbitrarily named entities) and rollup is extended to allow that as an option in addition to the parent element, this would allow many level rollup without the cost of recursion/tree-walking. A simple utility for list maintenance could be built that could do the recursion if that is viewed to be useful since performance would not be a problem for a one-off operation.

    1 vote

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  12. Check box option at attributes to handle PI tags that are bad and questionable

    This suggestion is on how you manage the input tags into calculation that at some point it returned bad value (like I/O Timeout, Bad Input, Snapfix, etc...) or became questionable. These tags will make your calc at analysis become "Calc Failed". I know that we can use Exit() or NoOutput() function but it's impractical to do this again and again in each statement.

    Generally "Calc Failed" can be caused by 2 reason, either the tag is bad or the calc itself cause error. But at least on the PI tags error we can handle at attributes level, and would be…

    1 vote

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  13. Change the default triggering for Analytics from Any Inputs

    Leaving the default to Any Inputs for expression analytics can cause some performance issue as a calculation could end up triggering multiple times per second if there are several inputs. Since this is the default, some users may not take the time to evaluate the performance impacts and will leave it to that default configuration. Users should be required to select the input(s) they want for triggering before being able to save the analytics, or at least be warned that Any Inputs could be too expensive.

    1 vote

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  14. 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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  15. We need a method to send pi message log to syslog server

    Provide a configurable export of PI Message log to syslog server.

    2 votes

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  16. 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.

    14 votes

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  17. 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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  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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  19. 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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  20. 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.

    5 votes

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