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  1. Allow EventFrame("Duration") to be used as an EndTrigger

    I want to stop my Event Frame after an amount of time that is stored in an AF Attribute. For my use case, the amount of time from the beginning of an Event Fame is an end triggering condition. One way to do this, would be to allow the EventFrame("Duration") function to be used as an end trigger.

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  2. Include the "Primary Parent" checkbox functionality under PSE's "Change Reference Type" dialog in PI Builder

    In PSE, you can right click an element reference > Convert > Change Reference Type... and have the option to make your current element reference the Primary Parent via a check box. This functionality is not replicated in PI Builder. Thus, you have to do this in 3 steps:

    1) Delete the Element Reference
    2) Publish primary parent with the NewParent column set to the path where you would like the primary parent to be
    3) Add an Element Reference to the Primary Parent at its new location.

    This is a bit cumbersome to accomplish the same thing as a…

    2 votes
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  3. 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.

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  4. Enable Keyboard shortcut F5 to Refresh PSE Trend Displays

    Enable Keyboard shortcut F5 to Refresh PSE Trend Displays

    1 vote
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  5. Allow edited default tag attributes to be used in Point Builder SMT Plugin

    Currently there is a procedure that allows using piconfig to Change Default Tag Attributes however these changes do not impact the defaults of tags created through Point Builder plugin within SMT but works on other clients that allow tag creation such as PI Builder.

    This request is to allow SMT to accept these Tag default changes to be reflected on tags created through PI SMT

    1 vote
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  6. Option to install sample PI tags with simulator interfaces

    Posted on behalf of a customer.

    As of PI Server 2018 SP3, simulator interfaces have been removed from the PI Server setup kit, and the default PI Points are no longer installed. These were very important to check if the server installation went well. I like to have options in the PI Data Archive install kit to install sample tags and simulator interfaces together with server component. This makes much easier to set up environment test.

    7 votes
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  7. AutoFit the columns in PI Builder's "About"

    In the PI Builder tab in Excel, if you click on "About", a window similar to the one in "Before AutoFit.png" will appear. There is not enough room for the full Name to show, and the Assembly Version has much more space than it needs. If we AutoFit the Name column, everything can be shown in full (After AutoFit.png). Please make this the default way that the About window appears.

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  8. Add an Annotations column to the Event Frames search window

    It would be nice to add an Annotations column to the search page of Event Frames, so that I can better analyze them directly from PSE for administration purposes

    1 vote
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  9. Update description of existing elements and analysis when template description is updated

    When a element or analysis template description is changed, descriptions of existing elements or analyses are not updated. The description is only updated when the element or analysis is created.

    A customer has proposed the following options:

    If the element analysis description is blank, it is populated from the template when the template is checked in

    Provide a button or menu option for element analysis that provides an option to "Reset to Template"

    2 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…

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  11. Add a visual indicator in PSE to indicate that the Admin permission for an identity will override other permissions

    This request originated from a tech support case where the objective was to remove the delete permission from all users (including admins) at all levels (server and databases) to prevent any objects from being deleted. The desired behavior in this case would be that by default, no one should be able to delete any objects, and if needed the permission would be temporarily added to the Administrators identity and then removed when the necessary deletion was completed.

    Any identities with the Admin permission were able to delete objects, even if the delete box was unchecked, due to the Admin permission…

    1 vote
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  12. Align the Archive_AutoArchiveSize and Minimum Archive Size to be based on Tag Count, not Record Number Count

    Schedule data archive shifts occur and create archive files based upon a Minimum Archive Size calculation. This calculation is based upon the total count of record numbers. When large amounts of tags are deleted, the total number of tags is reduced but the record number count remains the same...thus creating a huge discrepancy between the two counts.

    The minimum archive file size is based on total record numbers. Thus, if you delete a large number of tags (e.g. Reduce a 5M tags system down to 1M tags after splitting a collective into multiple collectives)....then the system will artificially create very…

    2 votes
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  13. To have a ‘second’ Reason column available

    It would be great to use Event Frames to classify and afterwards be able to do Equipment Downtime root cause analysis. We’re using Reason codes on the predefined field, however it would be great to have a second available Code Editors than “Reason Code Editor”, like “#machine Code Editor”, giving the chance to insert or select what was the main Equipment causing the stoppage. This means having the possibility of more than 1 dropdown list of selections available.

    2 votes
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  14. Increase Box Length for Tagname Field in Archive Editor

    The Tagname field visible length should be increased within Archive Editor in System Management Tools. The full tag name is limited and cannot tell what is listed because the name is cut off. (See screenshot and steps listed below.)

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Navigate to PI System Management Tools -> Data -> Archive Editor
    2. Search for long tag name
    3. Select Multiple tags in the tag search box
    4. Click "OK" to confirm selection
    5. Select the dropdown icon within the tagname field to list all selected tag names.

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  15. Longer passwords PI AF Table Connector

    This is really a bug/security risk; but the support team has requested that a "Customer Voice" be raised.

    Support passwords longer than 15 characters in the PI AF Table Connector.

    2 votes
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  16. Add Kerberos Authentication for PI Asset Analytics

    Currently, PI Asset Analytics utilizes NTLM authentication.

    My customer's MSFT Windows Ops team does not recommend using NTLM and by default have this deactivated.

    Request is to add support for Kerberos authentication for PI Asset Analytics as part of security best practices.

    8 votes
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  17. Allow Calculation Wait Time to be set at the analysis rather than server level

    The CalculationWaitTimeInSeconds applies to the entire server but different calculations will have differing requirements of promptness and accuracy (and accuracy can be mitigated with the Recalculation option)

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  18. When building AF output tags with PI Builder - can't create as Base instead of Classic

    No option in PI Builder to declare point type of Base vs Classic.

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  19. 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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  20. Skip Numbers in Digital State / Digital Set

    There are other similar ideas out there on this site but I would like to see the ability to skip numbers in the Digital States Enumeration. We have areas of the plant that have states which don't map well to a 1,2,3.... set of states. Some are bit settings and others are just high numbers. Let users skip numbers and enter what they want (100,200,300, etc.) Numbers that aren't defined will be filled in by the system as "undefined" or something similar when shown in vision. It's difficult to create a set with 250 values and doesn't need to require…

    2 votes
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