Consume event frame data in attributes
As an user, I want to be able to retrieve results of event frame searches and summaries and store them as AF attributes so that I can view event frame data in an AF attribute.
Typo - I meant to say "...within the event frame, you can configure an attribute ...."
In the AF 2017 R2 release, we added a new function - EventFrame that you can use to extract out EF Startime and Endtime. This would enable you to configure an analytics functions to calculate EF statistics. For example, without the event frame, you can configure an attribute to be: TagAvg('attribute1', EventFrame("StartTime"), EventFrame("Endtime")).
This is something we have also run into. Our process has components that are continuous and components that are batch. For reporting, we want to summarise the batches over a time period and then perform additional calculations on the result. For example, totalise the mass across all batches in a shift. To get around this we have built a custom data reference, but I really feel that this would be an excellent standard feature for AF as it would allow event frame data to be brought into the element tree and utilised as a normal attribute.