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  1. Support event frame duration as a substitution parameter

    As an user, I want to be able to substitute the duration of an event frame in a data reference ConfigString so that the data reference can take the event frame duration into consideration.

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  2. PI Builder to Create or Edit Analyses

    As a PI Admin would like the ability to create or modify analyses using the PI Builder Excel plug in. Currently results vary and it is not supported by OSIsoft.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics & Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The AF 2018 SP2 release provided additional usability improvements such that you can much more easily use PI Builder to create and modify analyses. However, due to the way PI Builder leverages Excel sheets, we have some compromises in how analysis configurations are exposed in the spreadsheet. For example, if you have multiple Variables for an analysis, all the Variables are shown in a single cell in the spreadsheet. As such, my recommendation is for you to first import into PI Builder existing analyses so that you can get a good feel on how analysis configurations are displayed in PI Builder.

  3. Remove timestamp from tooltip display for static or table lookup attributes in PSE

    When hovering over an attribute in PI System Explorer for PI AF, the tooltip indicates a timestamp of 1/1/1970 12:00:00 AM. For static or table lookup attributes that have a Value Type of DateTime, this is confusing and misleading since two timestamps are displayed. The tooltip that appears when hovering should be modified so that the timestamp does not appear for DateTime attributes, and instead only the name and value are shown.

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  4. Increase the maximum number of tags PI Builder can import into Excel

    As a PI admin I would like to manage my tag configuration in bulk to efficiently carry out my role. PI Builder and excel provide a good way to do this for medium tag counts, however, the limitation of 100,000 tags makes it difficult to do this for large systems where tag counts can far exceed this number.

    3 votes
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  5. Bilinear Interpolation

    Currently, interpolation is a function that allows users to estimate values from 1 column to another.  However, in industry, it is very possible to have to interpolate across multiple columns.  Having the option is cleaner an more accurate then using a multidimensional best fit curve to estimate

    3 votes
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  6. Ability to search for AF objects using "OR" conditions

    As a user, I want to be able to search using "OR" conditions in addition to "AND", so that I have more flexibility in configuring my searches to find objects more easily and accurately.

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  7. Add ability to terminate analyses in Management plugin in PSE

    Add a button to terminate improperly executed bulk Analyses in Management. Done this a few times and wasted hours. Stopping the Analysis Service and deleting queued recalcs was not an option.

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  8. Add "information" as a UOM class

    An information UOM class is a natural fit for data that comes from the PI Interface for Performance Monitor and the PI Connector for PI System Health.

    Units that should be included by default are bit, byte, kilobit, kilobyte, kibibit, kibibyte, ... up to tera-.

    2 votes
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  9. Add a mandatory "Error Message" column

    Currently, if there are issues with any rows that the user tried to publish, the error messages appear in a separate window mixed in with the success messages, and the troublesome rows are highlighted in red font. Having the separate window only creates more work for the user, since they must match the message to the row.

    A better approach would be to have a mandatory "Error Message" column. When the user clicks on "Publish", the error and success messages go in the "Error Message" column in the row where the error/success occurred.

    2 votes
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  10. I need to send notifications to a Restful web service

    As an user, I would like to create a Web Service Delivery Channel for a REST endpoint. I need to send notifications to a Restful web service. My Web Service has no WSDL, no .asmx. My web service is a rest service, so there are only put/get/delete standard rest calls.

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  11. Allow for a search on any attribute

    In PI Builder, when searching for tags, there is a limited number of attributes available. Add the ability to select the attribute of choice, such as ExDesc. When trying to find a PE tag that uses a function in question, being able to select ExDesc is important

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  12. SUM() Function on PI Analysis Service

    As a Plant Supervisor, I would like to have a SUM() function available so I can sum the events stored for a certain tag/attribute over a period of time, because one of my main KPIs is based on a sum like this.

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  13. Be able to output point configuration from a list of tags that is already in Excel

    For example, after exporting the stale/bad tag list from SMT, use PI Builder to pull out the instrument tag and location 1-5 information to only edit and check the points on that list. Some times, not all points from a point source is having an issue.

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    0 comments  ·  PI Builder  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This capability is already in the current version of PI Builder (2018 SP2). Here’s what you need to do:

    1) Assuming you have the list of PI Points of interest, make sure the first column (Selected(x)) has a “x” in it.
    2) Select the “Headers” icon from the Excel ribbon and choose the tag attributes that you want. In your example, you would choose instrument tag and location 1-5. You should now see new column headings in your spreadsheet.
    3) Select the “Retrieve” icon and instrument tag and location 1-5 would be populated.

  14. Asset analytics: Function to automatically trigger backfill of dependent analysis

    Originally posted on PI Square at https://pisquare.osisoft.com/ideas/5243-asset-analytics-function-to-automatically-trigger-backfill-of-dependent-analysis

    It could be useful in newer versions of AF analytics to implement the following function:
     
    When a manual backfill of an analysis with a pi point attribute output is triggered for a specific time range, it could be useful to have the option to allow analyses which are dependent on the previous analysis output to automatically trigger their backfill within the same time range .
     
    I had some user cases where this option could be more efficient and less time consuming than manually selecting each analysis to trigger the backfill.

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  15. Tech support should not redirect my call to voicemail automatically after 20 minutes on hold.

    I called back repeatedly today (apparently during a peak time) for an hour to talk to someone for PI assistance and could not get through. After about 20 minutes it redirects me to the voicemail. This is unacceptable and appears to be a turn for the worse for what I considered in the past the best customer service experience I have experienced. Please fix this ASAP. Thank you.

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  16. New performance equation function - StDev for event weighted

    I suggest creating a new performance equation function similar to StDev but for event weighted

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  17. Support AF File attributes in Notifications

    Add inherent support for AF File attributes defined on Elements, for use in the outbound email message, instead of the current model of allowing user to upload a file directly to the notification. When defined on Element, the AF Attribute can be unique to that element, or even provide extension with custom data references that manage complex file management operations.

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  18. "Attibute" spelling mistake

    In PI System Explorer, there is a string that says "The Attibute's Data Reference supports the Create or Update Configuration command". "Attibute" is a misspelling of "attribute".

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  19. Database & Tag Security Editing - Usability

    Users should have the option of updating tag security directly from SMT

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  20. Open Default Delivery Format When Opening Manage Formats

    Currently, when you click on Manage Formats for a Notification Rule, the window opens the Global Default Email in Design mode. This window should open the Notification Rule's default Delivery Format instead, to reduce unnecessary clicking and potential confusion.

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