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  1. Allow Table Link to be installed on AF Client

    Since it's already possible to import a table through an AF Client, it would be nice to be able to do the same for Table Links.

    Currently doing so results in an error: "Unable to link to external table: Unexpected Server Error". See KCS: "Unexpected Server Error" trying to link an AF table to a csv file

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  2. Allow NTLM-authenticated local accounts while installing PI Analysis Service on a computer other than the PI Asset Framework computer

    After installation, the PI Analysis Service can run under a local account even if the PI Asset Framework is installed on a different computer, since NTLM authentication can be used between both computers. However, the PI Server install kit does not recognize this and instead forces a domain account to be used for PI Analysis Service if the PI Asset Framework is installed on a different computer. See the attached screenshot.

    If the computer running the install kit is part of a domain, then each time the user wants to upgrade the PI Analysis Service, they must use a domain…

    1 vote
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  3. Let me configure AF to use REST CALLS to PULL data from External Systems

    I'd like the ability to configure AF to utilize a RESTful call to an external system, return and parse the JSON and update AF attributes from these external systems. This would save a tremendous amount of time building and maintaining customer code.

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  4. Extract events from buffer queue files or offline archives

    Currently, the procedure to recover buffer queue files consists of parsing the queue file into a temporary archive and then merging this archive with the registered archive files that overlap with the impacted period.
    This final merge requires to take the registered archive offline, which risks dataloss if new data arrives for the period of this archive. Alternatively, the archive subsystem can be stopped to prevent this dataloss, but this will impact users and calculations that need archive data, which in turn leads to incorrect data or inconsistencies.
    Additionally, in the case of collectives, this needs to be repeated for…

    3 votes
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  5. Support AWS RDS SQL Server instances as backend DBs for AF and PI Vision

    Our company is progressively superseding the deployment of hosts with SQL Server installed, while moving towards the usage of SQL Server instances provided by AWS' Relational Database Service as the DB backend. Although currently OSISoft does not officially support the usage of RDS instances as backends for AF and PI Vision, we performed some internal tests with both AF and Vision and they seem to be promising. We would like OSISoft to study this kind of solution and, if there are no major obstructions, provide official support for such scenarios.

    16 votes
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  6. Analysis Preview Results - Automatically scroll to result row

    After generating "Preview Results" (from right mouse click on analysis name on PSE Analysis Templates tab) it would be nice if the upper results table would auto scroll to the related time value when using the trend cursor to click on the results graph.
    In the attached image, arrow #1 shows the click point with the trend cursor. Arrow #2 shows the time stamp that I would like to see the above table auto scroll to. This would save time having to drag the scroll bar to guess where the value is in the table result set.

    2 votes
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  7. Ability to store metadata information for PI data

    For forecasts, probabilities are assigned to each forecast data. It would be helpful to be able to store this information (metadata) for each forecast value.

    2 votes
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  8. Dynamic inventory of PI System components

    Provide a way to have an online, dynamic inventory of installed PI System components, especially interfaces.

    4 votes
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  9. Support for Product & Campaign Contexts

    Better support contexts beyond Batch ID and Product. For example, Campaign, Order #, etc. that business users are more familiar with.

    1 vote
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  10. Mappings & Trusts User Tracking

    It would sure be nice if OSI had a way to better manage users access, because we know there are a lot of people who have the client tools but move to a different job or end up not needing them, so we want to pull their license/programs away and give it to someone else opposed to having to buy more. It would be really nice if as an option in the Mappings & Trusts beside the Trust name there was a counter that kept track how many times that trust was used, and have it reset to 0 every…

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  11. Have a less security intrusive way of monitoring PI AF Audit trail is enabled

    Currently the account used to monitor that the Audit trail is enabled requires sysadmin privileges. This is even checked in the related stored procedures. Our database security team sees this permanent need of sysadmin rights as a thread and also has doubts that this type of self-checking/correcting stored procedures is the best way forward.
    Can this not be done in a more secure way?

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  12. AF Administrator PSE Force Check-In for Users

    Have an option in PSE for AF Administrators to be able check in other users' checked out changes, in addition to being able to undo other users' check outs.

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  13. about PI products history

    Is it possible to list the PI products release history for both current version and previous versions in PI system road-map site?
    https://www.osisoft.com/pi-system/pi-capabilities/product-roadmap/

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  14. Analysis service should not close opened EF when last evaluation time is exceeds MaximumAllowedAutoBackfillingSpanInHours

    As PI server administrator I would like that when the Analysis service is restarted with autobackfilling enabled, if there are any EF analysis where last evaluation time is older than *-MaximumAllowedAutoBackfillingSpanInHours, EFs that are opened do not close. Currently they are closed with following message:

    Event frame was closed by the analysis service during auto-backfilling. Analysis service was down for more than 03:00:00

    2 votes
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  15. XML Export/Import to Support Object Deletion

    XML Export/Import supports modifying and renaming of objects (the latter when the Preserve ID option is selected). It would be useful if this could be extended to support deletion of objects, e.g. deleting an Element, Template, Analysis etc that exists in the target AF database but does not exist in the XML file. This will make it easier to export an AF database from a Development environment and then bulk export/import the Development database into Test and Prod to migrate and reconcile the database without having to maintain a separate Excel spreadsheet with all the deleted objects.

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  16. AF Templates with no data or pi tag not found

    We have an AF structure that uses templates for a few device types. Our templates are setup to resolve PI tags for the device if we have them available. If we don't, it says PI Tag Not Found - which is fine. Once the device is added in the field (out of the office), that AF element will update and work.

    When in PI Vision, the user gets thousands of errors saying the PI tag is not found. I would like an option in PSE to set the element attribute to ignore the error if the tag is not found,…

    4 votes
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  17. Improve PI Analysis Service Performance for Non-Templatized Analyses

    Instead of putting all non-templatized analyses in one group for evaluation, the PI Analysis Service should divide them up automatically according to some criteria. The goals would be:
    1) Eliminate the need for many "one-off" templates that cause visual clutter in the Library
    2) One expensive non-templatized analysis would not delay all non-templatized analyses; it would be placed in an evaluation group by itself

    2 votes
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  18. close/open event frames based on events, not transitions

    I use analysis to toggle a boolean or integer from 0 to 1. This is used as source to close/open event frames (step continious mode). this is working fine in real-time. But when I do a recalculation for a part of time in the past (not until *) on the analysis toggling the boolean/integer, the result can be that the last event (on thePI point) in that time frame is equal to the next event. Causing wrong results when the recalculation of the event frame generation analysis is done. If we could tell to close/open an every event we would…

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  19. AF PSE Version Control

    As a user I would like to have versioning control of all ad-hoc element attributes and its analysis as well as element attributes that are part of an element template.

    Currently we have to manually export XML files of everything in our Database for every single change that is made. Then we have to keep track of the changes in a word document. This is cumbersome to do for every change.

    It would be nice to have a Git like ability where multiple individuals can work in a PSE database and commit to a master version of the database once…

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  20. Easy recording of actions, creating needed logfiles for tech support

    Create a visual tool in which we can select assets and some of their attributes/analyses for which we want to record all needed data for tech support to investigate issues. This allows us to open this tool whenever we want to record some actions in the system, whenever we have doubts if something will work as expected or when we want to reproduce an issue

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