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  2. Auto Archive Management - Shift vs. Delete

    Currently, there are two methods to 'shift' archives:
    1. "ArchiveAutoArchiveFileRoot" set to blank
    2. "Archive
    OverwriteDataOnAutoShiftFailure" enabled
    Neither method shifts to dynamic archives. We have three sites that merged PI servers, thus half our archives are merged and dynamic. this negates any automated form of archive management.
    I suspect the two shift methods came about thru an evolution, but there should be a way to 'rotate' thru all archive types so that we don't need to manually manage archives, mess with additional drives, etc.
    What about a new tuning parameter?: 'Archive_DeleteOldestOnAutoShift'
    We are only required to keep 'x' number…

    3 votes

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  3. Include usernames in pidiag -xa export of PI Archive audit trail

    As a PI Administrator in a regulated environment, it would be helpful if the Archive audit trail data exported by the pidiag -xa command included the username associated with each action. Currently, the pidiag -xa exports of archive audit logs do not include the associated username for archive edit operations.

    4 votes

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  4. 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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  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. Polybase Support with PI SQL Client

    Creating a Polybase External Table with a PI SQL Client connection via ODBC causes query errors showing only it only supports column-wise binding. Polybase attempts to utilize row-wise binding which is not supported. Developers and customers have shown that Polybase is unable to be instructed to utilize column-wise binding instead.

    When querying against an External Polybase Table the following errors are shown:
    Function "SQLSetStmtAttr(0x2485bf85640, 5, 0x1d1f, 0)" was called.

    Function "SQLSetStmtAttr" exited with an error code -1.

    Error: [PI SQL Client] Only 'SQLBINDBY_COLUMN' is supported.

    2 votes

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  7. Ability to retrieve only all top-level Attributes

    In an AF Hierarchy where an element contains dozens of Attributes - each with Child Attributes - I am interested in only bringing back all top-level attributes. The use case is that the top-level attributes may not have any naming convention in common but are all defined as PI tags (Child attributes may or not be PI tags). I would like to just bring back the top-level attributes in PI Builder so I can quickly modify tags en masse.

    2 votes

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  8. 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.

    1 vote

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

    1 vote

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  13. Add documentation to AF Databases

    As we adopt more and more AF databases as part of how we do business, the ability to easily maintain them becomes more and more important.

    We have created documents to detail the business process flow to follow to update AF databases, but these are stored as documents on sharepoint sites, and not easily linkable to the actual AF databases. We can put a link to them in the database "Description", but it is a workaround.

    It would be great to have the ability to better document AF databases. This could take a number of forms from the very basic…

    1 vote

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  14. 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…

    1 vote

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  15. 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.

    1 vote

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  16. 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!

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  17. UOM field should accept substitution parameters

    It would be nice if the UOM field of an AF Attribute would accept substitution parameters. This way if an attribute is a reference to another, the UOMs could also be linked. If the UOM is updated on the source, it would also get updated in the reference.

    1 vote

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

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

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  19. 4 votes

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  20. 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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