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  1. Allow different naming for Parent and Child Event Frames

    Allow a different naming pattern for the child event frames. End result would have the long, uniquely named EFs in the Parent EF as usual, but the Child EFs could have a simplified name, like the level of an alarm that is pulled from an attribute value (capable as of AF 2017 R2).

    26 votes

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  2. Event Frame (EF) Linking

    Ability to link Event Frames coming in from different sources (batch & mes interfaces, EFgen, PI Analytics, custom, etc.) together based on rules and monitoring an EF attribute SO THAT it's easier to associate time frame context and data that is related together but come from different sources.

    26 votes

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  3. Provide the capability to apply compression on uncompressed data, aka recompress using offline archive utility.  See work item 6944OSI8.

    Provide the capability to apply compression on uncompressed data, aka recompress using offline archive utility.  See work item 6944OSI8.

    25 votes

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  4. late notification

    At times I have event frames that generate late for various reasons that trigger a notification. Since it was late we have no need to get the notification. I would like a way to not have a notification trigger if it is late.

    24 votes

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  5. Allow writing arrays as a time series to an output

    I would like to be able to configure outputs in an analysis to write at multiple time points (which are defined by the result of an array function).

    My use case is to:

    1. Configure an attribute as a Time Series Table Lookup
    2. Create an analysis that retrieves the values of this attribute as an array, e.g. using RecordedValues
    3. Transform the data using MapData
    4. Write the result back to another attribute that is configured as a PI Point
    24 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Analytics & Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you clarify if your use case has 1 output PI Point or multiple PI Point(s)?

    Is there any reason why you are not using RDBMS interface to bring your table data into the PI System? That would remove a lot of complexity and greatly improve performance.

  6. Trigger automatic recalculation for snapshot changed values

    As for now, automatic recalculation is not triggered by changes on snapshot (KB01790), which means auto-recalculation does not work with snapshots values.
    The idea of it doing otherwise is to help users that mistakenly added a wrong new event to a manual data entry tag to fix it and all related analyses.

    24 votes

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  7. Allow Max Rollup to provide AF Element-attribute

    Using the Max Rollup function - I would like to know which element provided the maximum value and output this as well so I can historize the information.

    24 votes

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  8. AF Transformer sync functionailty

    1. AF Transformer should be able to sync changes made in the source AF Database: if an element is added, deleted or edited.  For the deletions there should be a way to select the behavior: delete an object from the target database, place it under a different hierarchy, rename or do nothing. 
    2. It would be also helpful to have an additional AF property in AF - deletion flag. A power user will be reviewing a list of elements flagged for deletion and will be making a decision - delete, rename, move or do nothing (similar to functionality in the connectors admin…
    24 votes

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  9. Scheduled backfilling for a specific time frame on analyses

    Add the capability to perform scheduled backfills for a specific time frame, for analyses created on PI System Explorer.

    24 votes

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  10. Remove installation kits' dependency on write permission to root C:\.

    Some organizations do not provide admin accounts with write permission to the root C:\ directory. The install kits of most PI products copy the setup.ini to C:\pisetup.ini, and then write the logs to C:\ before moving them to %pipc%\dat, both of which require write permission to C:. The only workaround for now is to find someone with that permission to run the kit (typically an IT member).

    23 votes

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  11. Allow selection of output timestamp for values written by the outputs at close feature in Event Frames

    It would be nice to have the option to select either starttime or endtime of the eventframe as the timestamp for the value that will be written a PI tag using the Outputs at close feature in Event Frames. Currently, it will only write the value with a timestamp of the endtime of the event frame.

    Use case:

    I have an event frame and I would like to see the average of an attribute value for that duration of that time frame on PI Vision. The expectation is to see a horizontal line indicating the average value throughout the duration…

    22 votes

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  12. Set name of Event Frame on close (or by the value of an EF output attribute)

    It would be useful if Analysis Service would set the name of the Event Frame on close rather than open.

    The use case is customer wants to dynamically set the name by a value of an EF attribute (possibly an EF output attribute) - for example, if a value changes while the event frame is opened, the customer wants to output the status of whether it has changed or not to an EF attribute and use that value such as  "<Event Frame name> - changed" instead of just "<Event Frame name>"

    22 votes

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  13. Improve UI for Analysis Service Statistics

    It can be difficult to locate an analysis group in the current (2.9.5) UI for the Analysis Statistics in a large system. Currently the groups are organized in decreasing order of lag which is great to troubleshoot latency issues. However, if one wants to keep an eye on the performance of a particular group, they must scroll through the list to find the group which can be painful in a large system. This comes up frequently when trying to see if a group is has some skip counts.

    One way of improving the UI could be to include the type…

    22 votes

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  14. It would be great to have the ability to hide the Event Frame End Time in the Notification Email When a Notification Triggers

    It would be great to have the ability to hide the Event Frame End Time in the Notification Email when the notification first triggers.
    At this time, and End Time of 12/31/9999 11:59:59 PM Central Standard Time (GMT-06:00:00) is displayed even though an event is not closed.
    Note: in this case notifications have been set up to send at Event Start and End Time.

    22 votes

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  15. 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.

    21 votes

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  16. Custom Severity Levels for Event Frames (EF) Triggers

    Enable the ability for end-user to manage custom severity levels for event frames, to allow for better communications across response teams and business unit functions.

    Exposing EF severity levels within a PI Notifications messages is very helpful in providing quick context to an issue. However, it can create confusion when those severity levels do not map well to a specific company's internal standard for incident reporting in either the severity level namings or qty of severity levels.

    EXAMPLE MAPPING PROBLEM:
    Event Frame = None, Information, Warning, Minor, Major, Critical
    Cust 1 = Normal, SEV5, SEV4, SEV3, SEV2, SEV1
    Cust 2…

    21 votes

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  17. Editing or adding of Annotation/Comment to Event Frame

    Currently, PI Builder does not support editing or adding of annotation/comment to Event Frame. The suggestion will easily allow users to backfill or edit annotation/comment in bulk.

    21 votes

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  18. Allow BadVal to check multiple inputs or IFERROR

    Right now BadVal can only check one variable or Expression.  So if I am evaluating an expression with say 10 inputs, and I want the expression to output NoOutput() if any one of the 10 inputs are BadVal, then I have 2 options right now. 

    1) copy the whole expression into the BadVal funtion and do "if badval(expression) then NoOutput() Else expression".

    2) Do "if (BadVal(input1) or BadVal(input2) or ...) then NoOutput() else expression".

    Ideally you would have a IFERROR function like in Excel.  So you would just type "IFERROR(expression,NoOutput())

    Alternatively you could have BadVal allow multuple inputes.  So "If…

    21 votes

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  19. Stop EF after given time

    Als a PI admin I want to have the option to stop/end a EF after a given time. This helps to trigger and track onetime events as for example taking a reactor sample.

    21 votes

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  20. 64-bit Unix time

    Consider upgrading from 32-bit Unix time to 64-bit Unix time so that PI can support dates past January 19, 2038. Reasons:

    1. This date is fast approaching as a future value. It is only 20 years away.

    2. OSIsoft will need time to implement the 64-bit time stamps and convert all existing and supported PI Data Archives to use the 64-bit time stamps. At least a year of time will be used up for leeway.

    3. Once 64-bit Unix time is implemented, then OSIsoft can exclude from training presentations the (very high) upper limit of supported time. This gives the user 1 less…

    21 votes

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