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  1. 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.

    21 votes

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    6 comments  ·  System Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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    2 comments  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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

    20 votes

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  4. 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.

    20 votes

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  5. 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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  6. Aggregate event frames to a time series

    As an user, I want to be able to treat event frame like time series data, such as number of active event frames, sum of an attribute, so that I can continuously monitor the evolution of event frames over time.

    20 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Event Frames (EF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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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  8. Acknowledge of Event Frames requires Reason Code / Comment / Electronic Signature

    It should be possible to configure event frames to be acknowledgeable only if a comment/reason code is entered before. we have this requirement sometimes in life science industry, but i can imagine it might be also usefull in other industries (e.g. for saftey relevant events,...).
    a configuration on event / event template base is useful as some events might require an comment and others not.

    it should also be possible to configure to require an electronic signature before acknowledge the event. this might be in relation with PI Vision feedback

    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/320517-pi-vision/suggestions/13659522-notification-event-acknowledgement-support-21-cfr

    again the configuration if ESIG is needed should be…

    20 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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

    19 votes

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  11. 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.

    19 votes

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  12. 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

    19 votes

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  13. Native configuration promotion from test to production servers

    As a PI Administrator with a test PI Server, I need to be able to easily promote configurations from our test environment to our production environment. Currently this is extremely difficult and a very manual process.

    19 votes

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  14. Event Frames Scalability

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

    18 votes

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  15. 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.

    18 votes

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  16. Value at End Time in PI Notifications 2.X

    It would be nice to have the ability to drag and drop the value at end time of  an attribute in the message format of a Notification. We can do this with the value at start time and the value at send time, but not the value at end time. There are some ways to workaround this, but it would be nice to have it as a drag and drop option.

    18 votes

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  17. Attachment in a Notifications from a file path

    As an AF administrator, I  would like to send in an attachment of a Notification files that are specified by file path in AF attributes. I currently do this by specifying the value at start time of an AF attribute that contains the changing file paths,  in the body of the email. I would like to have this as an attachment instead.

    18 votes

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  18. Add new PIPointAttribute for "StaleTimeout"

    While no customers have asked for this directly, I have seen many customers ask how to check a tag for being stale. The solution to date assumes all tags have the same staleness timeout, which really is not the case most of the time.

    This new "StaleTimeout" point attribute would be a duration (time span) customizable for each tag. There could also be a new PIPoint property called "IsStale" which could bounce the current value's timestamp off the "StaleTimeout".

    18 votes

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  19. Enhance functionality of NumOfChanges

    By now the NumOfChanges Function in AF Analytics does not take into account the value at the start of the timerange. NumOfChanges only counts the amount of changed values of the recorded values in the given timeframe.
    If I query the NumOfChanges for today 12 am till now and my Archived Values are:
    Val1, 11:59 pm (day before)
    Val 2, 4 am
    Val 2, 12 pm
    Val 2, 8 pm

    the function will result in 0 although in the time from 12 am to 4 am there was Val1.
    Regarding TechSupport this is not a bug in the functionality, only…

    17 votes

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  20. Add additional Analysis Search Criteria options to PSE Management

    It would be helpful if you could search by Element Category or Element Description when searching for Analyses in PSE. My setup is 5 templates (CHW, Water, HW, Electric, Steam), each of which have accounts that can come from 5 different sources (selectable by element category). I can't filter by both commodity type AND source, I can only do Commodity type using the "Template" criteria option, as the "Category" and "Description" search criteria options relate to Analyses, not to elements. This severely limits the functionality of the search feature for me.

    17 votes

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