Create or Update PI Points and Reset to Template
Using PI System Explorer, it is possible to "Create or Update PI Points" in bulk across all elements or branches of elements. However, "Create or Update PI Points" resolves the substitution parameters of PI Point attributes. As a result, if you change the value of a substitution parameter that is used in the PI Point configuration, say %Description% and perform "Create or Update PI Points", the point does not update with the new value. You have to take an extra step and first reset all the PI Point attributes you want to change to the template using PI Builder. It would be good if there was an option with the bulk "Create or Update PI Points" to "Reset to Template" first.
Hi, first I wanted to let you know that you can also reset to template in PI System Explorer. Secondly, while I understand why you're asking for this feature, we must take other use cases into consideration such as the user having edited the configuration string manually. For example, you can create an element from template, then override the configuration string of a PI Point Data Reference attribute to something specific, such as a PI Point that does not adhere to the naming substitution. Now imagine you desired to make a change and update the PI Point. If we automatically reset it back to template, you would lose your previous manual configuration change to that PI Point which didn't adhere to the naming substitution.