More flexible search results for PI Builder
Allow users more selection of which columns to include in search results (before tag selection). Some customers may wish to reference tag metadata that cannot currently be displayed, including InstrumentTag and UserInt1.
Note that this is not referring to the information PI Builder puts into an Excel file, but the results of the tag search before even selecting which metadata for each tag to include in the Excel export.
As an administrator, a large portion of the role is generating PI tag names and metadata configuration. Most of this work is done by finding a comparable tag in the system, and ensuring the new PI tag name aligns with what is already in the system. Having an Advanced PI Tag search, similar to the one in PI ProcessBook, would allow Administrators to quickly search, view and compare the PI Tag configuration across the database. Although Administrators could generate Excel sheets with this configuration, that is much for time-consuming than the Advanced PI Tag Search tool.
Proposal: In PI Builder > Find PI Points... > in the results section, allow the columns to be fully-customizable, e.g. add Userint1 or InstrumentTag. Additionally, permit searching on any metadata attribute