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  1. Event Frames Scalability

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

    19 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Event Frames (EF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Force Shift warning is misleading

    When force shifting an archive, the following message is displayed:

    "Warning: This shift will clear data from the target archive. Are you sure you want to force an archive shift on <serverName> to a new archive?"

    When Auto Archive Creation is enabled (having a value in Archive_AutoArchiveFileRoot), this is very misleading. A new archive will be generated and no data will be wiped.

    This warning should only display if auto archive creation is not enabled and the archive will shift into the oldest shiftable archive.

    19 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Archive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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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    0 comments  ·  Analytics & Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    19 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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".

    19 votes

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  6. 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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    2 comments  ·  System Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    18 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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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  9. Keep escalating Notification until it is acknowledged, even if no longer active

    I would like the option to configure a Notification to continue to be escalated until it has been acknowledged, even after the trigger condition has become false and the Notification is no longer active.

    18 votes

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  10. Access Tag Properties for Notification Content

    As an AF user, I would like to be able to store a tag’s instrument tag value in an attribute so that it can be used in the content of a Notification. For example, notifying someone on data from a PING interface where the instrumenttag property holds the IP Address.

    I am able to create an AF analysis to store a tag’s description in an attribute using the TagDesc PE function, but there is no similar PE function to pull in a tag’s instrument tag.

    18 votes

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  11. Provide more granular configuration for default ACLs

    As a PI Administrator of a PI System with complex security requirements, I need to set up different default permissions for various users so they can create tags that automatically have the proper security instead of having to rely on a process/procedure to correct security after the tags are built.

    18 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Data Archive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. PI System health and diagnostics monitoring

    As a customer with a large foot-print of on-prem PI System software across multiple sites, I need a solution for health monitoring and diagnostics that allows me to identify issues (potential or current) with any component of the PI System or its data flow. PI System is a mission-critical application in my organization and any downtime has serious impact to the operations.

    As a PI Administrator, I have been asked to use the PI System Monitoring AF toolkit, which is a service, and not a licensed product by OSIsoft/AVEVA. My organization has invested time and resources on implementing the toolkit…

    17 votes

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  13. Provide a means to parse/extract data from the response received by PI Notifications after sending a notification to a web service endpoint

    A web service endpoint, for instance ServiceNow, may response with useful information to a notificate, like a ticket number. There should be a way to associate that information with the event frame that triggered the notification.

    17 votes

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  14. Apply non-repetition interval for Notifications sent at Event End

    The Non-Repetition Interval in Notification Rules is currently only applied to Notifications sent at Event Start. I would like the Non-Repetition Interval to also be applied to Notifications sent at Event End.

    17 votes

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  15. 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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    4 comments  ·  Analytics & Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Ability to Manage Global Notification Formats from PI Builder

    Currently, there is no button in PI Builder which allows users to bring in Global Notifications Formats. The button would allow users to read in current Formats and then users would be able to Publish edited formats or newly created formats. This would give users another tool to manage Formats other than using PSE.

    17 votes

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  17. Export and Import of Event Frame Searches

    We should be able to export and import Event Frame SEARCHES to work with them in further projects.

    17 votes

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  18. Trigger Rollup Analysis Upon Adding Child Elements

    It would be useful to trigger event-triggered rollup analyses upon adding new children. Currently rollup analyses are only triggered when rollup attributes are updated (and not triggered when rollup attributes are added). This would be particularly useful in cases where the rollup analysis is dependent upon the number of children such as an average. The current implementation results in misleading values when child elements are added or removed.

    17 votes

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  19. Remove Templates for Elements in PI System Explorer

    Currently, when you remove a template from an Element in PI System Explorer, you'll remove all existing attributes from the Element.

    There should be a functionality in PI System Explorer to remove the template without making changes to the attributes for the element.

    Currently, the only workaround is to use PI Builder to remove the template without removing the Attributes associated with said Element.

    17 votes

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  20. Ability to override sender email per notification

    Feature of Notifications 2012 that was not carried forward - big mistake.

    Need the ability to customize the sender email on notifications.  Makes it easier for users to configure email rules to take actions such as file in certain folders, forward, etc.  Also - with iPhone VIP setting, can set up phone to alert differently for critical notifications.

    Huge swing and miss...

    17 votes

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