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  1. 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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  2. 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

    2 votes

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  3. Provide PI Builder Functionality In A Google Sheets Add-on

    A significant number of companies are moving from the Microsoft Office suite to "G Suite" (Google). This move takes customers from MS Excel to Google Sheets, and they would like to retain PI Builder as a functional add-on.

    1 vote

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  4. Substitution Parameters for PI Point Exdesc

    I would like to have an out of the box way for an attribute to display a pipoint exdesc. One thought would be able to have a substitution parameter that would point at the pipoints exdesc.

    8 votes

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  5. Include Spanish(Mexico) in the AF Client MUI language pack.

    Currently the Spanish language in the AF Client MUI language pack will use comma as decimal separators. However, for Spanish(Mexico) regional settings, the decimal separator is dot. The user would like to have the AF Client localized to Spanish(Mexico) default regional settings.

    1 vote

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  6. Preserve analysis configuration when switching types

    It would be nice if the configuration of an analysis was saved in memory when switching between types (expression, rollup, event frames or SQC). This way if a user accidently changes type, their work would not be lost.

    2 votes

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  7. RTReport Show Event Frames Between Time Frame

    The ability to see all event frames for a specified range in a time-based report.

    Currently, RtReports doesn't have any capability to list existing Event Frames, whether from specific elements or by any criteria and the only Event Frame reporting capability is for the user to select 1 specific event frame at a time and have that be the context for a run of the report.

    2 votes

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  8. Allow BadVal to handle 'No Data' when querying before input tag creation

    It is currently not possible to use BadVal and if-then-else logic to handle the 'No Data' system digital state which is returned by a formula data reference or analysis data reference attribute when one of the input tags for the calculation was created after the query time.
    The present workaround requires making the analysis store its history and then backfill the data onto that tag, but this consumes a PI Point.
    As a custom application developer, being able to handle this digital state with formula or analysis logic would help me have only good quality data in my calculations.

    2 votes

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  9. Add the Unicode support for RDBMS interface

    When connecting Redis database via DSN we get error. As interface is ASCII and Redis is Unicode. Please add the unicode support for RDBMS interface.

    2 votes

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  10. 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

    8 votes

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  11. The PI Server Installation kit should list the PI software requirements sooner in the install

    As a PI System Administrator, I would like the PI Server Installation kit to list out any PI Software that will be included with a selected role or feature before the Summary step so that I can determine what will be installed without having to first go through the configuration steps.

    PI software that is required for selected features should be included in the Summary section on the Feature Selection step instead of only at the Summary step.

    For example, the PI SDK is included with the PI Data Archive and is listed in the "Summary of requirements for selected…

    5 votes

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  12. Set subscription configuration and notify option by group for all members

    When setting configuration and notify options for a group subscription, apply the choice for the group to all members, but allow customization by member. Having to set for every member - PAIN!!!

    1 vote

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  13. Send screenshots via Notification E-Mail without embedded link

    As explained here: https://pisquare.osisoft.com/s/question/0D71I000002Qce2

    As we have lots of external users, we have a PI Vision server that uses OpenID and two factor authentication.
    However, the PI Notification system does not support that. So screenshots are made on a PI Vision server that uses Windows authentication via Kerberos, but is unreachable for practically everyone.
    However, currently all screenshots have a link to the dashboard embedded. Having a dead/unreachable link embedded in the image leads to lots of confusion and questions. That's why we want only the image, but no link.

    Optimally, this would be a parameter that could be set…

    2 votes

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  14. Schedule PI Notifications "outages"

    It would be very useful if an "outage" for PI Notifications could be scheduled. We often start or finish maintenance well outside of work hours, and the flood of PI Notifications can annoy users who are not on site.
    Ideally we could set an outage for PI Notification emails during a set advance time (eg between 5 and 8am on the 19th June 2021).

    2 votes

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  15. Add 'do not reply' to test emails

    When testing email for a new contact/delivery point, add something about 'do not reply to this address' on test emails

    1 vote

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  16. Add option to add a footer at the bottom of a notification telling the user the path to the notification

    Add option to include the path to a notification in AF - useful for troubleshooting -

    \AF Server Name\AF Database Name\Path(to element)\Notification Rule Name

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  17. Interface for Modbus output to 4byte (32bit) registers

    There are Modus supporting devices that feature 32bit single registers (e.g ROC800-Series). PI Interface for Modbus should be updated to have support to output to these 4byte (32bit) registers.
    Currently PI Interface for Modbus only has support for output to single 2bype registers or output to multiple 2byte registers to store 32bit data. There is a need to have the interface support output to single 32bit registers.
    Example device manual: https://www.emerson.com/documents/automation/roclink-800-configuration-software-user-manual-for-roc800-series-en-132340.pdf

    1 vote

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  18. Remove limit on the number of attributes that can be selected in PI Builder

    Currently, in PI Builder there is a hard limit on the number of columns that can be selected (it is set to 1023 columns). It makes it hard to work with templates that have over 1020 attributes configured and limits the configuration capabilities.

    2 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 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/P_OSIsoft_AF_Analysis_AFAnalysisService_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.

    12 votes

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