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  1. Can we please get more than one scrolls on the PI vision trend. It makes it hard if you want to compare value side by side on the trend

    Can we please get more than one scrolls on the PI vision trend. It makes it hard if you want to compare value side by side on the trend. The new PI vision would display tag details below the trend, but does it allow you to double click and have more than one bar that scrolls on the trend?

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  2. User rights for viewing analytics

    In many cases analytics should not be visible to everyone having right to view an AF-Database. Should be possible to direct whom should have view access to analytics.

    This is an extension to the obivious right to change analytics :)

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  3. Asset Analytics should have a performance counter to indicate data loss on the UpdateManager queue

    Currently there is no way to know if Analytics missed important updates (e.g. start of a batch) without analyzing the message logs.
    However, the AFSDK does provide an indication on the DataPipe if the pipe is in an overflow state, allowing for a consumer to detect if updates have been lost.

    I would like AF Analytics to include a Performance Counter that indicates the UpdateQueue size and/or an indication of lost Events. That allows to monitor if any important data is potentially missed by Analytics.

    2 votes
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  4. Notifications new option to not be notified if child event frames are created

    Currently there are options in a radio button configuration under "Choose when to be notified if child event frames are created for multiple trigger conditions" but there isn't a "do not notify for child event frames" option.

    Please add the "Do not notify for child event frames" option.

    2 votes
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  5. Allow nested operations in AF Asset Analytic functions for 'attribute attname'

    KB00868 recommends Asset Analytics as the right job, but there are some major limitations that inhibit ease of use and deployment, specifically around operations on >1 attribute or tag simultaneously.

    To improve this, AF analyses functions that take in data of type "attribute attname" should be able to process an expression that returns type attribute. Perhaps limited to periodic analyses other toggleable somehow, as there is potential to use a lot of CPU cycles.

    == Example 1: Totalized Mass Flow ==
    Given FIT-001 and DIT-002, return the totalized mass flow (say, kg) over an interval. The current process:
    1. Create…

    18 votes
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  6. Ability to clear and not send notifications on Notification service startup.

    We've had issue with Notifications spamming users with events should a PI collective member stop getting data.

    At times, we need to disable the notification service until we can resolve the issue. After the issue is resolved, we need to start the notification service, and need an option to have it not send past email notifications.

    To be clear, clear all past events on service startup.

    6 votes
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  7. Patch the persistent Test Send window outside of PI System Explorer

    From tech support case 00602329:

    In PI System Explorer, click on an element that has notification rules set up. Go to the Notification Rules tab, select a notification rule, click on Manage Formats, and click on Test Send. Enter an email address and click on Test Send. While the button still says "Testing", switch to another window. When the send is complete, the Test Send window will appear overtop of the window that you switched to. The only way to make it go away is to switch back to the PI System Explorer window.

    This situation came up when I…

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  8. Ability to specify default AF database during installation of PI AF Client

    Currently, the PI AF Client installation allows the user to select a default PI Data Archive and default AF server but not a default AF database. It would be nice, especially for silent installations, to be able to specify the default AF database upon installation.

    3 votes
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  9. AF SDK vs claim authentication

    We currently have an issue with Docker based windows applications that we cannot enable windows authentication due to outdated AD architecture. Once suggestion is that we use claims based authentication, but this will only work for PI Web API and not AF SDK, correct. It will be good to enhance AF SDK to use claims like PI Web API.

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  10. Enhance functionality of NumOfChanges

    By now the NumOfChanges Function in AF Analytics does not take into account the value at the start of the timerange. NumOfChanges only counts the amount of changed values of the recorded values in the given timeframe.
    If I query the NumOfChanges for today 12 am till now and my Archived Values are:
    Val1, 11:59 pm (day before)
    Val 2, 4 am
    Val 2, 12 pm
    Val 2, 8 pm

    the function will result in 0 although in the time from 12 am to 4 am there was Val1.
    Regarding TechSupport this is not a bug in the functionality, only…

    6 votes
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  11. Update & standardize the properties of OSIsoft programs in Programs And Features

    In Programs And Features in the Control Panel, many of the properties of OSIsoft's programs are unnecessarily inconsistent between programs. See the attachment. This is confusing for the user, makes it more difficult for the user to navigate the programs after a property is sorted, and comes across as sloppy.

    The values of the properties also need to be updated. For example, techsupport@osisoft.com is no longer the preferred way to contact OSIsoft. The links should be updated to avoid dependence on redirects (e.g. HTTP links will redirect to HTTPS and techsupport.osisoft.com will redirect to my.osisoft.com).

    Please update these properties and…

    1 vote
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  12. Change "EMail" to "Email" in the results of contact searches by email address

    Throughout PI System Explorer, the capitalized form of "email" is written as "Email" except in the results of contact searches by email address, where it is written as "EMail". Please change this to "Email" for consistency and correctness. See the attachment.

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  13. Cancel/Edit Trend query in PI System Explorer

    I trend in PSE a lot, and frequently ask for a large time range of high resolution data on accident, because I specified it in my previous query. When this happens, I have to wait for the query to finish (could take minutes), or kill PSE. Others have suggested starting with a default range every time you trend, but I find keeping the previous time range useful. Instead, when I make this mistake, it would be nice to at least cancel the query. After or while hitting the cancel button, it would be nice to have a more intuitive way…

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  14. Organization of Elements, Attributes, Analyses in Pi System Explorer

    By default, everything is sorted alphabetically in PI System Explorer (PI AF). You can divide attributes into categories, but within a category the order is always alphabetical.

    It would be useful if you could create your own (fixed) order of the Elements, Attributes, Analyses, ... You can determine the order by assigning numbering, for example.

    Now I have to do this by adding the numbering at the front of the naming of the element, although I don't really want to do this. Example in annex.

    2 votes
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  15. Filtered calculation in PI ProcessBook

    In PI Calcs inside PI ProcessBook or even PI AF, the could be a way of filtering calculations, such as the following

    1. Tag VALUE stores a process value
    2. Tag STATUS stores the asset status

    We want to determine how long VALUE was higher than a threshold, filtering it by the condition 'STATUS'="running"

    Currently, we need to use at least one additional PI Point per conter, but it would be nice if we did not need any and could do it directly from PI PB.

    1 vote
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  16. Possibility to disable the message "An AFEnumerationSet matching the digital state set for PI Point was not found" in PI System Explorer

    I would like to have the option to disable the feature introduced in PI System Explorer 2018 SP2 to pop up the following message when an Enumeration set does not match the name of a digital set in the PI Data Archive:
    "An AFEnumerationSet matching the digital state set for PI Point was not found"

    The message appears every time you open a new element with attributes with not matching Enumeration sets for each of those attributes.This can become very tiresome.

    2 votes
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  17. Notifications Subscriptions Notify Option defaults to "Start and End"

    Many EFs are poor health in nature such that notifying the user when the event is ended is very important. Many users don't realize that this is an option. Either make start and end the default or present all choices more visibly to the user. This will reduce the amount of time users spend chasing poor health events.

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  18. Have greater consistency between PI Builder and PI DataLink

    PI Builder and PI DataLink both have About, Help, and Feedback buttons. Please consider some of the following actions to create a more consistent user experience across both add-ins:
    • Use the same set of icons.
    • Use a similar layout for the About window.
    • Use similar wording for the tooltips.
    • Use end punctuation on all tooltips. This is an issue in PI Builder but not PI DataLink.
    • Move the buttons to the far left. This will ensure that the buttons are visually in the same spot across both add-ins. Currently, both sets of buttons are on…

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  19. Change "PI AF Builder" to "PI Builder" in the tooltip of the Feedback button

    Once upon a time, the add-in was called "PI AF Builder", but not anymore. Please edit the tooltip to reflect the current name of the add-in.

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  20. Allow scheduled analyses to ignore circularity

    It should be possible to force an apparent circularity to be ignored if analyses are scheduled and not triggered.

    A thermal efficiency application I have coded as AF Analyses has the following two analyses A and B, such that each is expressed in terms of the other. This is not really a circularity since the logic flow is dynamically switched by a third input X, so that one of these is calculated from independent inputs Y and Z, viz:

    A: if X > 0 then f(B) else f(Y)
    B: if X <= 0 then f(A) else f(Z)

    Clearly, if triggered,…

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