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  1. Custom functions for the analysis service

    As a developer, I would like the analysis service to support custom functions that I write using AF SDK.

    105 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Analytics & Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Update: This may not be relevant to all subscribers of this idea. Previously we informed via a status update that native MATLAB integration is now available in the 2018 release. This integration will no longer be included with the PI Server starting with PI Server 2018 SP2 release. Please see status on https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555148-pi-server/suggestions/17742490-custom-functions-for-the-analysis-service for more details.

  2. Provide a way to view calculation dependencies

    As a a user of Asset Analytics I want to see the calculation dependencies for an analysis so that I can understand which analyses are dependant on an analysis and view potential circular references

    85 votes
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    RESEARCHING / EVALUATING  ·  1 comment  ·  Analytics & Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Ability to search for PI Points used by PI AF attributes

    As a user, I want to be able to search for specific PI Points used by PI AF attributes, so that I can easily find where the PI Points are being used.

    73 votes
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    RESEARCHING / EVALUATING  ·  10 comments  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Improve Management of Asset Analytics

    mprove PI AF Analysis Handling in PI System Explorer when working with hundreds of analysis with following features:

    - Possibility to sort Analysis/Analysis Templates in alphabetic order by Status, Element, Name, Template

    - Possibility to filter Analysis by Status, Element, Name, Template, Backfilling

    - Select all filters Analysis to Start/Stop and Start Backfilling
    Problem is when a certain set of a analyses are selected so they will be handled in one go. It is not possible to group the required ones in a contiguous section of lines in the PSE Management Add-In, manual selection is taking very much time.

    -…

    69 votes
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    RESEARCHING / EVALUATING  ·  9 comments  ·  Analytics & Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Add more advanced string handling functions to the String Builder data reference

    I would like to use some more advanced string functions such as Split, Len (string length), and even regex filtering to allow more fine grained control of how some input strings (such as attribute values or substitution parameters) are manipulated to create a new string output.

    54 votes
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    RESEARCHING / EVALUATING  ·  13 comments  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. PI System Explorer (PSE PI AF) Web

    Please consider creating a web application like PI Vision Admin, PI Web API Search, PI Manual Logger for Web, and the various integrators, but for PI System Explorer (PSE, PI AF). I would prefer this to the client-server design now. It would make version management, software dependency management, upgrading, firewall/network-services management, etc. easier. This would obviate the need to re-package the OSIsoft installers in whatever software package management software an organization uses. Another solution would be to use the Windows 10 application store. However, that wouldn't mesh well with using Cloud IaaS services. OSIsoft could even offer this new PSE…

    33 votes
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    RESEARCHING / EVALUATING  ·  7 comments  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Make Analysis trigger on different inputs when timestamps of input tags are equal

    If an Analysis is triggered on "Any Input", and the inputs have the same timestamp but come in after each other, the Analysis is only triggered at the first input.

    For example: We have a simple Analysis which summarizes 2 tag.
    The first tag comes in a 14:00, with timestamp 14:00. This triggers the calculation. The second tag comes in at 14:02 also with timestamp 14:00. Now the calculation in not triggered anymore.

    We've also discussed this with Techsupport, and they came with the following statement: "With Event Triggered, the first value to come into the PI DA is used…

    25 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Analytics & Calculations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Track if auditing was turned off

    I want the ability to track if auditing was turned off for the PI System (PI Data Archive and AF) so that I can determine if there was the risk of potential changes that were not captured by PI System audit functions.

    17 votes
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    5 comments  ·  System Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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".

    14 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Data Archive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Rick,

    We are considering how to implement Data Quality in an upcoming release. A subset of that is if data is stale. If you can help us gather more customer use cases to better document the problem, and help us get a sense of how many customers would benefit from this feature, that would be extremely helpful.

    Specifically, what would be very helpful is the requirements customers have to determine when a data point is stale. We are making a serious effort to simplify the management of the PI System, so we would like to be able to avoid asking users to spend time configuring yet another parameter.

  10. Allow exclusion of message types when searching PI Message logs

    As a PI System administator of a busy PI Data Archive, I find that my message logs are unwieldy. I can miss important messages in the flood of connection messages and other repetitive messages. I would like to be able to search my message logs while excluding certain message types (like in Event Viewer). For example, I would like to be able to run a query that excludes connection messages from pinetmgr and "User query failed" messages so I can quickly narrow in the problem I'm looking for.

    Filtering on severity has proven an imperfect solution because sometimes important messages…

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  System Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is the type of functionality that makes sense to add into the PI System Manageability portal that we are starting work/research on now. Although it is not an imminent release, understanding these use cases, and how often customers want to do this type of filtering will help us prioritize this feature implementation.

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