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  1. Allow a PI Point's point class to be edited in the Point Builder of PI System Management Tools

    Currently, a PI Point's point class can be edited through PI Builder but not through PI System Management Tools. Please consider giving PI System Management Tools the ability to edit the point class as well.

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  2. Give a more specific error message when publishing a span of 0

    Currently, if you try to create/edit a PI Point to have a span of 0, an error message similar to the one below appears:
    Error occurred on line #, column #, while processing PI Data Archive 'PIDataArchive':
    [-38] Illegal Compression Deviation Specification
    Parameter name: compdev

    This occurs even if compdev is not one of the published columns, which can confuse the user. Please give a more specific error message when the user tries to publish a span of 0.

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  3. Minimize the recalculation of volatile cells

    Currently, PI Builder data is imported row by row. Each imported row causes all volatile cells in all open workbooks and any cells downstream of them in the dependency tree to recalculate. PI Builder will not import a new row until this calculation is complete. If there are too many slow-calculating downstream cells, the entire import can be slowed to a crawl.

    Please consider importing data in a way that does not trigger the recalculation of volatile cells as often. One option is to switch to manual calculation before the import and restore the previous calculation mode after the import.…

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  4. Wave Form Data Collection

    A few customers would like the capability of storing vibration wave form data in PI. They often measure data in MHz and GHz frequencies, which are at a finer resolution that the PI Data Archive is capable of storing. The wave forms are captured over periods from 2 to 30 seconds and only saved if there is an interesting event.

    Customers in data centers are also requesting power quality wave form storage in PI.

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  5. Add External Support for AspenTech Functions in Analysis within AF

    Add support to import AspenTech functions into Asset Framework to use with Analysis.

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  6. PI Archive File header should keep track of last modified recno

    The PI Archive File should keep track of the last modified RecNo. This would make cases where historical archive last modified times are updated (and potentially causing large backups) much easier to track down.

    In particular, this feature combined with the new Snapshot_TracePointID tuning parameter in PI Data Archive 2017+ would make figuring out what is updating archive last modified times much more straightforward.

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  7. When converting an element to a template, suggest substitution parameters based on the ConfigString

    Currently, if the ConfigString of an attribute looks like this:
    \ServerName\TagName;UOM=uom

    then if you right-click on the element and go to Convert → Convert To Template, the Substituted column will suggest this:
    \ServerName\%Element%.%Attribute%.%ID%;UOM=uom

    regardless of whether TagName is in the format %Element%.%Attribute%.%ID%.

    Instead, consider suggesting substitution parameters based on the ConfigString. For example, if %Server% evaluates to "ServerName" and %Attribute% evaluates to "TagName", then make the following suggestion:
    \%Server%\%Attribute%;UOM=uom

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  8. Allow PI Server components to be removed at installation time

    Currently, when you run the PI Server install kit to perform an upgrade, existing PI Server components cannot be unselected, and so they are upgraded. This gives the impression that they cannot be uninstalled, but they can actually be uninstalled by modifying the installation in Programs And Features in the Control Panel. This is unintuitive.

    Please allow PI Server components to be uninstalled at the same time as upgrading other PI Server components, otherwise many of the legacy components will continue to live unnecessarily in many customers' PI systems.

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  9. auti

    To be able to easily delete all tags that are not being used as an attribute reference in AF.

    The scenario:
    I have a total of 150000 tags on my dev server. I only use AF, so if a tag is not in AF I have no use for it. As I am testing things on my dev server, there are lots of things that I try that do not end up being used. I would like a way to easily delete all tags taht I am not using.

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  11. delivery endpoint

    When creating a new Delivery Endpoint in PI System Explorer, provide option to retrieve information from Active Directory.  This can include automatically populating the "To Email" field with the AD "Business Phone" field to create new endpoints for receiving Notifications via text message.

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  12. Clamp option for AF attribute that would filter unwanted data from PI tags

    PI tags from devices often have negative or values indicative of the process being down or the device malfunctioning. When this data is being used as inputs for analysis it must be filtered out. Which requires a "filtering" analysis and and intermediate filtering tag. It would be a helpful to have an option on the input attribute "clamp" the data. Basically check clamp and AF would do a "live" filter of the data and only allow the "good" data to pass to the analysis.

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  13. PI Manual Logger

    PI ML thick client offers scheduling functionality for tours. Users would like to use the same on PI ML Web. Also, we would like to have a feature available to configure pop ups or prompt messages saying "Tour run is scheduled for hh:mm time" and "Tour run is complete"

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  15. Round Behavior of "Evaluate" Button in PSE

    Allow users to customize rounding behavior when previewing results from AF Analyses or clicking the "Evaluate" button in PSE.

    A user was recently seeing inadvertent rounding behavior because some of their value types were set to Single or Int16.  However, this issue was not immediately diagnosed because clicking the "Evaluate" button would round their results to the nearest integer regardless of data type, making real-time troubleshooting much harder.

    If instead the user was allowed to specify the number of digits of precision (or rounding behavior) they wanted to use when clicking "Evaluate" they would have known that there was another…

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  16. compatibility

    the compatibility of products (e.g. Data Archive with PI AF) is not straightforward. e.g. regarding to documentation (release notes, Instal-guides) it's possible to combine Dataarchive 2012 with AF 2017-R2. and indeed it's possible to use it in combination, but the installation is requiring the following steps:


    • Install AF Server 2017 R2

    • Install AF Client 2017 R2 on Dataarchive Server

    • Uninstall PI Network Subsystem on Dataarchive Server

    • Install PI Server 2012 (Dataarchive)

    • Install AF Client 2017 R2 on Dataarchive Server

    • Perform MDB to AF migration

    thats not straight forward and should be mentioned in the documentation (list the restrictions / requirements).

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Confirmation Yes/No Dialogue Box When Deleting an Expression within an Analysis

    Please add a Confirmation Dialogue Box e.g. Yes/No when deleting an expression from within an analysis.
    It is too easy to hit the X and delete an expression accidently.

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