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  1. Contacts as criteria in AF Management

    Originally posted on PI Square at https://pisquare.osisoft.com/ideas/5385-contacts-as-criteria-in-af-management

    Add (in AF Explorer) to AF Management new criteria Contacts.
    Sometimes it's quite complicated to find which notifications are subscribed to some user.

    Regards,
    Igor

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  2. Expose whether or not an attribute template is overridden on the element in PI System Explorer

    When I override an attribute template on an element (for example, changed descriptions), it would be useful to see some sort of flag on the attribute in PSE to let me know that it’s no longer linked to the template

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  3. Increase the discoverability of the windows that are accessible by right-clicking on the Operations pane

    In PI System Explorer → Management, with the Analysis radio button selected, right-clicking in the Operations pane gives the user access to additional windows. Even though this is documented, it is not very discoverable. Users do not expect right-clicking on a dialog-box-like pane to do anything. The windows also serve minor, but still useful, purposes, so the user is unlikely to search the documentation wondering where to find the functionality that these windows offer.

    Please consider eliminating the right-click menu and allowing the windows to be accessed by links, buttons, or icons.

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  4. When calling PI Point data values using RelativeTime, the timestamp should show the time of that value not the time of the call.

    When calling PI Point data values using RelativeTime, the timestamp should show the time of that value not the time of the call. In PI Server 2012 the time of the value was shown when using the RelativeTime call from PI System Explorer. In the PI Asset Framework 2017 R2 the time stamp shows the current time and not the time of the value the attribute is displaying.

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  5. AF external table cache

    We have some central tables which we want to be accessible for all AF users like the central telephone directory (to add information about maintenance contacts for example). This table is quite big in a company with several thousands of employees and frequently requested in the future. Here it would be nice to have a central cache mechanism and not only a userspecific Client Cache mechanism.

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  6. Trigger analysis on events since time creation of new version AF element.

    Situation: Attribute of an AF element is one of the triggers for Event Frame analysis for sending critial Notifications.
    Currently: After creating a new version of an AF Element and setting a new value for the attribute the changed value will possibly not trigger the (Event Frame) analysis (if start trigger is true). This results in missing critical Notifications.
    Reason is that the analysis is restarted after a new version is created and the value may be changed before the analysis is operational again. The analysis doesn't see the changed value as an event than.
    Periodic triggering may not be…

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  7. Allow the boxes in PI System Explorer's Security Configuration window to be vertically resized

    In PI System Explorer → File → Database → Edit Security, the border under the "Items to Configure" box and above "Identities" and "Permissions for" should be adjustable. This would allow "Items to Configure" to grow and the other 2 boxes to shrink. Currently, "Items to Configure" always has a vertical scroll bar, but the boxes below might have unused vertical space if there are few enough identities.

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  8. Archive Editor: Preserve the selection of multiple rows when right-clicking on a cell within the selection

    Currently, if you select multiple rows in the Archive Editor and then right-click on a cell that is not the ► cell or the Value cell beside it, your selection will collapse to the row whose cell you right-clicked.

    That is, no matter how many rows you select, only 2 cells out of that selection will preserve your selection after you right-click on them.

    This is frustrating when you select multiple bad events to delete and then right-click within your selection but not on 1 of those 2 special cells, and you must select your rows all over again.

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  9. Show pending changes in the Archive Editor of PI System Management Tools

    Currently, there is no visual distinction between:
    • rows that contain no changes,
    • rows that contain unsaved changes, and
    • rows that contain saved changes that have not been processed by the PI Data Archive yet (this happens when you refresh too quickly after saving changes and the refresh does not return your changes).

    Please consider adding an extra "Changes" column that indicates what changes the user made (e.g. "Event will be deleted", "Edited value and annotations", "New event", or "Processing…"). Also consider changing the cell/row background colour, font colour, or font formatting (bold, italic, etc.) to reinforce the…

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  10. GUI to edit bitmask tuning parameters

    Currently, bitmask tuning parameters are entered and displayed as a single number. Not every PI administrator will know that a bitmask involves the addition (or "ORing") of each bit to combine their effects. It is also time-consuming and error-prone to calculate a new bitmask or interpret what an existing one means.

    Please consider creating a GUI to edit bitmask tuning parameters. A modal window that contains a check box for each bit would suffice.

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  11. Omit the predefined comment "Notifcation sent to 1 subscriber" in an event

    Is it possible to omit the predefined comment/annotation "Notifcation sent to 1 subscriber" in an event?
    We want to send notifcations but these related comments in all events are undesirable.
    We want the operation staff to comment every event and then we want to evaluate the events and comments in excel or have a look at the comments in PI Vision.
    And there it's unconvenient if in front of every user comment is an unwanted Notification info which make sorting and getting a quick overview difficult.

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  12. Tool for SQL Security and Consistency Check for the PI AF Server

    It is difficult to manage the AF security complexity and ensure proper authorizations so that there are no security holes.  I would like a built-in tool that can go through and check various aspects of AF/PIFD security and integrity and generate a report.

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  13. Automatic recalculation on template based analysis without automatic recalculation

    It should be possible to check "Recalculate analysis for out-of-order input events" if the analysis is based on a template and the re-calculation is not checked in the template.

    A change of the output time stamps is already possible.

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  14. If the reference UOM of a UOM changes, relabel the sample conversion immediately

    If you add or edit a UOM and change the reference UOM when the method type is "Simple", the sample conversion will not reflect this change unless the factor or the offset is edited.

    Instead, the change in the reference UOM should be reflected immediately in the sample conversion.

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  15. If an attribute template changes type from A to B and uses A's default value, then use B's default value

    If an attribute template is of data type A and its default value is the default value of data type A, then if we change the attribute template's data type to B, then the attribute template's default value should become the default value of B.

    For example, if the last data type that I set on any attribute or attribute template is string, then if I add a new attribute template, it will already be of type string and will have a default value of empty string. This is great.

    However, if the last data type that I set on…

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  16. Add a space before "Template" in the default element template name after using "Convert To Template"

    Currently, if you convert an element to a template, the default name of the template is of the form "[Element Name]Template". Please consider changing this to "[Element Name] Template" to increase readability and make the name more consistent with how English (or whatever language) is written.

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  17. Better handling of bulk deletion of open event frames

    I have a case with a customer who would like Notifications/Analyses to better handle situations where opened event frames are deleted in bulk. From the case, this process can cause Notifications to get in a bad state and cause a temporary delay in emails being sent out if backfilling is occuring in parallel. Customer would like this process to be improved.

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  18. Be able to perform silent installs with different silent.ini file path

    I have a customer who would like to perform silent installs and be able to specify a different file path for the silent.ini file. Currently the silent installs only work if the unzipped setup kit is all in one folder.

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  19. pisrvstart and pisrvstop scripts should have pilogsrvX64

    pisrvstart.bat and pisrvstop.bat scripts should have "pilogsrvX64" added to them.  Currently all services except the "PIPC Log Server x64" are started/stopped by these scripts.

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    This log service is used by 64 bit application that loads the PI API. The most common being 64 bit PI Interfaces. Therefore if you have 64 bit PI API based applications, these scripts should start/stop the service for you. Please contact tech support if you have these applications and pilogsrvx64 is not in your pisrvstart and pisrvstop scripts.

    As a side note, recent releases of the PI Server implements virtual service accounts for all the Data Archive related services so please consider it for an upgrade.

  20. Option to change (or extend) mail format on element level

    For some elements, i would like to add some extra agreement specific text to the notification mail.

    There is currently no good method for doing this, since this is locked to the template.

    I suggest that which mail goes out to each subscriber could be changed on element level (treat as the value of an attribute).

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