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  1. 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.

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  2. Notifications for events in the past

    Currently notifications are not triggered (send) by events that are more than 72 hours in the past. For me it is necessary to get notifications from events in the (endless) past. Ideally I would like to configure for each notification separately the time range (from now on backwards) in which the notification should be triggered.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Auditviewer App Suggestion

    I want the ability to determine what PI System Configuration Changes (AF & PI Data Archive) are legitimate and approved, with the criteria of being able to focus on changes that occurred during a user defined time range. I want to minimize the time it takes to confirm that changes were appropriate with the ability to focus on certain tags/af attributes and/or time for the change.

    I want the ability to associate a change control record to PI System Configuration Changes.

    22 votes

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  5. 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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  6. Expose backfilling/recalculation status in the AFSDK

    Currently analysis runtime information can be accessed programmatically using the AFSDK (AFAnalysisService.RuntimeInformationFields - https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Documentation/PI-AF-SDK/html/P_OSIsoft_AF_Analysis_AFAnalysisService_RuntimeInformationFields.htm). However, there are no fields which can be specified corresponding to backfilling/recalculation status of an analysis.

    Adding a field for the aforementioned property or introducing a new method which could expose backfilling/recalculation status would be helpful for finding backfilling/recalculation errors programmatically. This approach should be much faster than finding analyses with backfilling errors in PSE.

    21 votes

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  7. 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.

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  8. SecSinceValueChange

    One of the items i need to build frequently, yet no support in analytics yet.
    I want to habe an AF Analysis function that returns the number of seconds a value of an attribute has changed. E.g. to calculate how long a pump is running, how long a batch is running, etc.

    Currently i need to workaround using a secondary trigger attribute and SecSinceChange, so two analysis and an additional PI Point.

    Also see topic here: https://pisquare.osisoft.com/thread/14374-af-analyses-secsincechange-strange-output

    21 votes

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  9. Compare exported AF templates to other environments

    A feature to review the changes that will be made when importing AF templates that have been exported from a lower environment.

    Example.
    Make changes to element/attribute/archive templates in dev.  Export library to XML.  Compare export to QA templates and provide a report on what all will change to be reviewed before importing.  If it has only the changes you intend to promote, then you can go ahead and import.

    21 votes

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  10. Exclude analysis output attributes when the analysis is suspended

    When the PI Analysis service determines an Analysis should be Suspended, it should also set any output Attributes to be Excluded. As the Analysis is Suspended, it will not output any results and if it has always been Suspended, the output Tags will never get created. Excluding the output Attributes will keep the Element looking clean and also allow dependent Analyses to go into a Suspended state instead of throwing an error when they can't find the Tags. Similarly it will prevent other applications (OSIsoft and third parties) from querying the Attributes and also throwing errors, causing performance issues.

    Automatically…

    20 votes

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  11. Ability to use substitution parameters in attribute template names

    Would like ability to use substitution parameters in attribute template names.  Using PI-SNMP for Linux file partition data. We need to know the storage index# in AF since they vary server to server.  Want to provide users doing searches the actual partition name and the data for them, instead of using Storage Index name attribute (tag value) to determine which is which.

    see https://pisquare.osisoft.com/message/77201-substitution-parameter-in-attribute-name-of-template?q=substitution parameters in attribute

    20 votes

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  12. Date Format in AF Event Notification

    In AF please provide a way to suppress time zone and/or to format the timestamp in AF Events, particularity, Notifications. For example, in the message format in e-mail notification I do not need to indicate the time zone it was triggered in.
    Please make this available in the AF SDK as well as in PI System Explorer.

    20 votes

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  13. Replace function to be added in AF analysis

    It would be interesting to add the Replace function (like the one in StringBuilder) directly in AF Analysis

    19 votes

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  14. Add To, CC and BCC for Notifications

    Thanks for implementing https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555148-pi-server/suggestions/32874406-notification-e-mail-delivery-channel-to-accept-mul

    I would like to see "CC" and "BCC" in addition to "To".

    At out company the receipients of "To" should do the necessary work involved with the notification and the recipients of "CC" (and "BCC") should only be informed.

    It would be nice if ";" (semicolon) would also be accepted as a separator betweeen multiple email addresses. I think MS Outlook takes the regional list separator.
    Maybe it would be best to provide a tooltip in all email fields to show this option.

    19 votes

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  16. Ability to change the timezone used in PI System Explorer with a feature similar to what is found in PI DataLink or PI SMT 2017.

    As an end user, I would like to be able to change the timezone referenced in PI System Exporer from client timezone to server timezone. Something similar to the "PI Data Archive Time Zone"  setting found in PI DataLink would be helpful.

    19 votes

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  17. Reason Code value to AF element attribute or PI Tag

    As a PI system user, I need the ability to use reason codes to develop reports and dashboards. The current functionality of PI Vision symbols and analytics do not really enable the use of the current data type of EF attribute.

    The ability to map a reason code to an AF attribute either via analytics of via the reason code configuration window would allow this data to be used for much more than currently available.

    The use case from a customer workshop last week that I'm thinking of is OEE - not all equipment has the necessary information to properly…

    19 votes

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  18. Event Frames Scalability

    Ability to scale event frames to support hundreds of millions of EFs per year.

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  19. Add reset and hold triggers to SQC analytics

    Add the triggers to SQC rules to reset or hold the SQC rule. When monitoring a periodic or batch based process, a user needs to be able to hold the SQC rule or put that rule in a hold state until the process resumes. Without this feature, virtually all violations to the SQC rules are caused by the downtime periods - not the steady state process users are really intending to monitor

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  20. Propagate renames of event frame generation analyses to the notification rules

    Currently, if an event frame generation analysis is renamed, all notifications rules that use it will display an error message, saying that the event frame generation analysis might have been renamed or deleted.

    This message is fine for deletions, but it would be much more user-friendly if the notification rules were to automatically update to reflect the rename of the event frame generation analysis.

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