Add 'Snapshot Value' column option
When retrieving all PI points, there should be an option to also include the Snapshot value. Currently, a user must use other means to retrieve all current values and then merge the two together.
The original design decision was not for PI Builder to replace DataLink because they serve two different purposes. As such, PI Builder was enhanced to replace the legacy PI Tag Configurator, which is for configuration only. Having said that, I can see how this suggestion may be useful in some cases.
Lastly note that you can retrieve the snapshot value of AF attributes that are configured as PI Point Data References. This may help in configuring other data references.
This would be useful to easily spot how recently a set of PI Points have updated ...
As mentioned in previouscomment, you can leverage PI DataLink and add columns for the current value/timestamp, but it is an extra step, and you have to deal with the Excel arrrays created by PI DataLink .. and it is inconvenient for sorting/filtering/etc.
Kenneth Barber commented
There shouldn't be any need for any merging step. Import your data using PI Builder. In a new column in the imported table, use the PI DataLink function PICurrVal to retrieve the snapshot value.