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  1. Trigger AF Analysis Using Future Data

    As an engineer, I want to execute analyses when I get a new future data value, so that any forecasts (either via Analysis or via a 3rd party system or via a PI Point update) can trigger analyses.

    65 votes

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    11 comments  ·  Analytics & Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. "Outputs at Start"group

    It would be nice if there were an "Output at start" option to output values at the start of an event frame. Currently there is an "Outputs at close" option for Event Frames.

    63 votes

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    18 comments  ·  Event Frames (EF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Periodic trigger monthly and yearly

    I would like to have monthly and yearly periodic trigger for Analysis-Expression and Event Frame Generation. Currently I have to use the daily trigger and check in the analysis if the month or the year changed. In case of “false” there is no output. In the case of “true” there is an output. This works but it is circuitous.

    59 votes

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  4. Add Six Sigma calculations

    As a quality engineer, I need the ability to calculate Six Sigma SQC statitistics for key quality attirbutes. 

    Cp, Cpu, Cpl, Pp, Ppk

    57 votes

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  5. Multistate values on Notification emails

    As a user of PI AF and Notifications Service, I would like to send emails, with contents whose color will be changing according to the condition, like a Multistate Symbol on PI Processbook. I would like to avoid creating a number of email formats with the personalized contents.

    57 votes

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  6. Support import/export of AF tables in PI Builder

    As a user, I want to be able to import/export AF tables using PI Builder, so that I can make changes as needed.

    56 votes

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  7. PI Analysis Performance Checker

    Currently PI Analysis Service has a built-in Statistics tool in PI System Explorer.

    It is able to show statistics regarding Evaluation and Calculation Lag as well as Skipped Evaluations and some other important information.

    PI System Explorer could run these statistics periodically and notify the user (in the Management tab or in the Analysis tab itself) whenever a PI Analysis has its parameters out of certain values (could cause a bad performance)

    So that the users could avoid performance issues more easily.

    50 votes

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  8. Make Analysis trigger on different inputs when timestamps of input tags are equal

    If an Analysis is triggered on "Any Input", and the inputs have the same timestamp but come in after each other, the Analysis is only triggered at the first input.

    For example: We have a simple Analysis which summarizes 2 tag.
    The first tag comes in a 14:00, with timestamp 14:00. This triggers the calculation. The second tag comes in at 14:02 also with timestamp 14:00. Now the calculation in not triggered anymore.

    We've also discussed this with Techsupport, and they came with the following statement: "With Event Triggered, the first value to come into the PI DA is used…

    50 votes

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  9. Automatic Recapture Values for Event Frames

    I would like to have the possibility of automatically recapturing values for event frames, so if the lab data comes in after the events are generated the late values could be recaptured automatically and in bulk. This will save the time and effort to manually identify and recapture values for each of those event frames using PI System Explorer.

    48 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Event Frames (EF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Percentile function

    As a user of analyses, I would like to have a Percentile function so that I can filter out atypical events when doing summary calls. The function would look like this: Percentile('attribute', 'timerange', value). This is related to enhancement request WI 44140.

    48 votes

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  11. It would be great to have an option to backfill/recalculate Event Frame analysis without sending notificaiton.

    I know, that notifications are not sent for event frames older than 72 hours, but that 3 days is still too long.

    Usually we just want to recalculate  Event Frames to have a proper statistic about the past in reports. The notification is used to alert users about current situation. It is very confusing when we are sending out 2 days old messages.

    It is even more problematic, if we just recalculate EventFrames. Recalculation means, that the notifications for the same issues are sent out second times.

    I understand that these backfilled notifications might be useful sometimes, but it would…

    47 votes

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  12. PI System Security with OpenID Connect/OAuth2/Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS)

    Please consider enabling PI System Security to use Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS)[OpenID Connect/OAuth2]--the interfaces, buffer, integrators, PI Vision, etc... 

    As organizations move to Office365 and Cloud/Internet services, this would make authentication/use outside a company's network easier.

    45 votes

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  13. Selectable Write Mode for Analyses

    As an analysis user I would like to define what should happen if multiple triggers occur with the same timestamp.
    Currently AF analysis are using "Replace" mode when writing to the archive (meaning if multiple triggers have the same timestamp, the last one will overwrite all previous ones). AF SDK supports using "Insert" mode (which allows for multiple values having the same timestamp). I would like to have an option to select the write mode for each analysis.

    45 votes

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  14. Track if auditing was turned off

    I want the ability to track if auditing was turned off for the PI System (PI Data Archive and AF) so that I can determine if there was the risk of potential changes that were not captured by PI System audit functions.

    43 votes

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    8 comments  ·  System Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    How would you like to track this information? For example, is it sufficient to be a message in a log file, a performance counter? Do you want to maintain the history of all the changes you want on this flag? This will help us understand how to implement it.

  15. List Notifications by User

    It would be useful to add a feature to list notifications by user. This feature would be helpful in managing the list of notifications as more notifications are created and as users change job roles.

    42 votes

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  16. Ensure data is identical between collective members

    As a PI Administrator, I need to trust that the data is identical between my collective members. Currently, there is no way for me to be sure it is the same unless I do a side by side comparison. Data can be missing, or slightly off, and I have no easy way to understand this right now.

    41 votes

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  17. Enlarge area for editing analysis expressions

    When editing an Analysis Expression, only 4.5 lines appear. It would helpful if more lines appeared (greater than 20 lines).

    40 votes

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  18. Undelete PI tags

    Recovering a PI tag that was deleted accidently is extremly annoying.
    Why do I have to create a new tag and reprocess all historical archives to convert the old tag to the new tag in the archives? (https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/KB/2651OSI8/)

    It should be quite easy to just recreate the original tag if you have the pointid and recno. Maybe when deleting a tag you should only mark the tag as deleted instead of removing it from the pi point table.

    40 votes

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  19. Support setting data quality related flags from analysis

    As a user of Asset Analytics I would like to manipulate data quality related flags (such as quastionable, substituted, etc) from my analysis so that I can set the flag when there is a problem with input value statuses.

    40 votes

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  20. Allow Copy & Paste of Notification Rules

    I would like to be able to copy a notification rule in PI System Explorer from an existing element or template and paste it on another element or template. That way when I have similar notification rules, I can copy/paste and make only the changes I need instead of recreating the rule.

    39 votes

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