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  1. Add support for multiple SortFields in AF Search

    Currently, AF search results can only be sorted by a single field. It would be useful to have the capability to specify 2 (or more) SortField values so that the order of results can be guaranteed in the result of a tie.

    For example, being able to sort Event Frame Search Results by both StartTime and EndTime.

    1 vote

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  2. follow Display Digits on the PSE Pop-up Trends

    large value display as 1.23 E+008 format instead of the orginal value in PSE Pop-up Trends

    if the trend can follow display digits, it will not show scientific nonations

    1 vote

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  3. Add support for multi-dimensional array parameters in SOAP delivery endpoints

    Currently, while the UI can recognize parameter types as multi-dimensional arrays, the configuration UI for a Notification Rule does not allow access beyond the first array dimension.

    It would be useful to have full support for parameters configured as multi-dimensional arrays (i.e "MyType[][]") in addition to the exsisting support for 1-dimensional arrays ("MyType[]")

    1 vote

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  4. Include AFDiag /AddIdentity functionality to PSE

    Adding an identity to an established large system can cause a flood of change records, leading to performance issues.

    The AFDiag /AddIdentity feature will bypass this issue, but it would be more convenient to have this functionality included in PSE.

    5 votes

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  5. Connect PI AF to Industry-standard physical properties databases

    Can PI AF be connected to physical properties databases (libraries) such as AIChE Dippr or Aveva Thermo or others in order to programmatically call for physical properties data in realtime. (Centralize calcs in AF)

    1 vote

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  6. Allow nested attribute references for String Builder Data References

    As a PI System Admin, I would like to reference an attribute value as part of my attribute data references for a String Builder data reference. For example, suppose I have a parent asset 'Parent' with an attribute of 'XD5' and a child element 'Child' with an attribute 'ID' with a value of '5'. It is currently not possible to build an attribute with a String Builder data reference at the 'Child' level that both:
    1. Builds an attribute reference string by referencing the value of an attribute at the current asset level (e.g. 'ID')
    Then retrieves the value of…

    3 votes

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  7. Offer extended support for PI ProcessBook for security updates only past 2022

    As other vendors do, offer customers the option to purchase extended support for PI ProcessBook for security updates only past 2022 for at least one year, and reevaluate annually based on number of customers interested.

    This would only apply to security-related fixes, not enhancement or other functionality updates.

    10 votes

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  8. Allow AF to use any PI Point metadata (descriptor, UoM, Compression, etc.) as Attributes.

    Some metadata can be used in Analyses, which is helpful, but means constantly running an analysis on static data in order to use it at all in AF, which is inefficient, and we have been told to pull in data as a linked table into AF, which seems unnecessary as the data already exists in the PI environment.

    Please allow us to pull in metadata as Attributes in AF, which then makes things much easier to view, check for accuracy, and update, using all of the extra capabilities of AF which are much more robust and easier to use than…

    1 vote

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  9. Ability to automatically create children and grand children when creating elements from a template that has them

    I have a template Vessel Mobile and also Templates Vessel Processvalues and Vessel Setpoins. I already created Refrence Typse, so a Template Vessel Processvalues is a child of a Vessel Mobile.

    But when i add a Element based on my Template Vessel Mobile, only the Element Vessel mobile is created - i miss the child templates "vessel Processvalues" and Vessel Setpoints":

    Of course i can add these Elements manually

    but i search for an automatic way. So i only include my Element based on vessel mobile and the child templates for process values and setpoints are added without doing it…

    2 votes

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  10. Abililty to minimise Preview result window

    When you develop an expression it is very useful to use the preview function. Quite often you can discover and debug directly from this, but you are not abel to close down the window and check the code!
    So either you memorise or you export the csv file ... which is quite cumbersom.
    I suggest that you are allowed to minimse the preview window to revise your code so you can easily crosschek your findings. This small change would speed up development .

    3 votes

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  11. More flexible search results for PI Builder

    Allow users more selection of which columns to include in search results (before tag selection). Some customers may wish to reference tag metadata that cannot currently be displayed, including InstrumentTag and UserInt1.

    Note that this is not referring to the information PI Builder puts into an Excel file, but the results of the tag search before even selecting which metadata for each tag to include in the Excel export.

    2 votes

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  12. Provide 'GoTo' like Funciton

    Please provide a 'GoTo' like Funciton for Analysis Expressions to skip expressions or maybe even go back to a previous Expression.
    I realize you don't have line numbers per se, but if the Expressions operate in order, could you use the Variable Name?
    This would be extremely useful for skipping a block of code under certain scenarios where it's just too difficult for a mile long nested if/then.
    @ Kevin G., don't decline this, vote for it ;)

    5 votes

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  13. Make a way to know the statistic of use of every PI TAG in Data Archive

    When you have thousands of tags in your Data Archive, you need to know wich tags are beign used and witch don't. It would be very usefull to have some diagnostic that shows wich tags are being cosumed more and from wich client.

    13 votes

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  14. Outputs at close available for all generation modes

    ‘Outputs at close’ is very powerful and flexible. It allows one to use expression analysis syntax in event frames. Unfortunately, it is only available for generation mode 'explicit trigger', but not for 'pulse', 'step', or 'step continuous'.

    If you want e.g. a new event frame started every time a value of an input tag changes (and closed again when it changes again), generation mode step continuous is what you need.
    In that case it would be very helpful to also be able to use outputs at close.

    2 votes

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  15. PI Data Archive - import tags and merge historic archives together

    As a customer who is moving their PI Data Archive historic data to a Centralized IT Facility, hosting another PI Data Archive, and that would like to import tags and historic data from another PI Data Archive, it would be great to have a functionality on PI Archive Subsystem and PI System Management Tools that allow to import PI Points and their historic data to the centralized PI Data Archive without having to perform all the steps for the Merge procedure.

    Another option would be to have an improved PI Base, Snapshot and Archive Subsystem services, that allow to have…

    2 votes

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  16. Add the ability to specify NULL values in manually created AF Tables

    When manually creating an AF Table (i.e., an internal AF table) in PI System Explorer having the ability to specify a NULL value would be beneficial. Not all datasets require a value for each cell and not all tables need to be linked to, or imported from, external systems.

    2 votes

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  17. Trilinear Interpolation

    The ability to utilize three columns as input for interpolation from an AF Lookup Table to determine the result for a fourth column could be beneficial for predictions and analysis.

    Currently, only linear and bilinear interpolation is possible from an AF Table Lookup.

    2 votes

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  18. Colour Data field in AF Attribute

    We are creating hundreds of different attributes in AF, mostly based on templates and using these in PIVision.

    One thing that is annoying is when you make the PIVision image you have to manually change the colour of the symbol you use/trend you created etc to reflect the medium of the attribute that is used. Sometimes you even have to change the HEX colour code since it does not match the standard colour palette.

    What I am suggesting is to have a Colour Datafield in System Explorer for attributes.

    Here we can define the colour (via HEX code or another…

    1 vote

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  19. PSE Analysis Preview Results to indicate the origin of the event times

    In PI System Explorer, when using the Preview Results function for analyses, I want the dialog to indicate which of the input attributes the current timestamp originates from.

    Example: Two inputs with update frequency 1 min, Input1 without offset and Input2 with offset 00:00:30. In my Preview Results dialog I will see timestamps 12:00:00, 12:00:30, 12:01:00, 12:01:30, etc. for an analysis triggering from these two inputs. When hovering the generated timestamp I want to see if this originates from Input1 or Input2 (or both).

    This is, of course, a simplified example, but in the real world I would typically have…

    1 vote

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  20. Use different Windows account for linked table authentication

    As a user, I want to have the option of entering a service account's Windows credentials when authenticating to a Table Connection in PI System Explorer. Currently, the Windows authentication mode only allows impersonation of the user running PI System Explorer.

    2 votes

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