Periodic trigger monthly and yearly
I would like to have monthly and yearly periodic trigger for Analysis-Expression and Event Frame Generation. Currently I have to use the daily trigger and check in the analysis if the month or the year changed. In case of “false” there is no output. In the case of “true” there is an output. This works but it is circuitous.
This current suggestion is NOT the same as meierke1 reference.
meierke1 references this being the same request as another. The other one reads differently to me. The other one was also completed in Server 2018. I see nothing in the release notes concerning the ability to schedule analysis weekly or monthly . . . so it does not appear completed yet.
We have not moved to Server 2018 quite yet . . . so someone can correct me if i'm wrong about whats in the release notes.
i guess this is the same request https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555148-pi-server/suggestions/17888542-easily-create-periodic-event-frames
I have created helper timestamp tags which only write a value every month and every year (etc.), these are in a top level element so any calculations I need triggered monthly or annually simply have those attributes added as full path in the analysis, and that is set as the trigger source. This can be done with a couple of mouse clicks alone so is fairly trivial. The only problem is when there is an archive overlap, the "arc off-line" errors can provide false triggers, best disabling "mark archive gaps".
But yes, getting this functionality built in would make life a lot easier. User defined schedules would help (like shifts)
'weekly' would be another somewhat common period for KPI type analyses in AF