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  1. Export/Import Contact Groups and/or Delivery Endpoints to XML from PI System Explorer

    Please allow one to export, and import, to XML from PI System Explorer Contact Groups and/or Contact Delivery Endpoints.  Doing this with AFExport.exe and AFImport.exe on the AF Server is cumbersome and restrictive.

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  2. Limit element creation using reference types

    I’m designing an AF database where we want most things to be correctly set up and planned on the template side, so that end-users can create the AF content later. One of the functionalities I use is creating my own reference types i PI System Explorer, and it works as expected when I define that elements from TemplateB can only be created below elements from TemplateA.

    Example: I want to make sure that the only element below “Oil Well with MPFM” is the actual “MPFM”.

    I want to make sure that AF designers follow the rules I've set, to keep…

    14 votes

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  3. Possibility to change units of template based attributes

    I have template based elements including analysis that can be used for calculations with a variety of units (tonnes, MWh,...). So it would be great to have the possibility to change the units of template based attributes. At the moment they are fixed to the template.

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  4. Integrate Python into PI System Explorer

    As a user I would like to integrate python directly into AF so that I can have the open source capabilities of Python directly available to me as oppose to having OSISoft develop many of the options that Python already offers. This would allow for Python scripts to be ran directly in the AF structure so that outputs of models such as Machine learning can be written to a pi tag directly. This would also allow for greater data manipulation by utilizing pandas and even API Get requests to pull in data from other APIs to bundle time series data…

    13 votes

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  5. Remove ports, models, transfers, layers, connections in PSE by default

    I would like the ports, models, transfers, layers, and connections features in PSE to be removed by default, since these features are used only by customers that have the Sigmafine product from PIMsoft.

    13 votes

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  6. Provide the ability to have attribute template that can be used in multiple element templates (attribute sets)

    As an user I want to be able to configure attribute templates that can be used in multiple element templates, so that I can used common attributes between different templates. For example, create three templates representing 3 different kinds of motor but each template can use an attribute template consisting of input current, input voltage, casing temperature.

    13 votes

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  7. Update description of existing elements and analysis when template description is updated

    When a element or analysis template description is changed, descriptions of existing elements or analyses are not updated. The description is only updated when the element or analysis is created.

    A customer has proposed the following options:

    If the element analysis description is blank, it is populated from the template when the template is checked in

    Provide a button or menu option for element analysis that provides an option to "Reset to Template"

    12 votes

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  8. Ability to embed substitution parameters

    I would like the ability to embed a substitution parameter within another substitution parameter.
    For example, in the following Configuration String:

    \%Server%\%@|<Attribute Name>|TagName%

    I would like to replace <Attribute Name> with a substitution parameter

    12 votes

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  9. Further development of PI AF scripting functions

    In many UseCases we need more programability functions in PI. As example loop functions. We like the AF Framework, beacuse if you search in case of a problem you are very fast. But the functionaclity is unfortunatly not very rich.

    Please integrate some more functions or integrate NodeJS, Phyton or
    other scripting capabilities

    11 votes

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  10. Rollup Analysis - Filter Attribute Names at both Root & Child Level

    Requesting the ability to be able to filter at BOTH the root level (parent attribute) and child level (child attribute) when doing a rollup analysis.

    If you have the same child attribute names under different parent attributes (i.e. Children: YTD, MTD ; Parents: Energy Consumed, Energy Produced), you are unable to filter on them explicitly unless you make the name unique enough. This ultimately causes a repeat in naming from the parent (i.e. Children: YTD Energy Consumed, MTD Energy Consumed).

    11 votes

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  11. Add filters support to AF Summary calculations

    PI-DataLink allows for filtering of aggregate calculations, for example to get the average inlet temperature of a compressor when the turbine speed is > 1000 RPM.

    This is not possible with AF. The KB01120 article does not work and is very messy and relies on the output to be written to a new PIPoint - which is wasteful on licenses.

    AF-SDK filteredSummaries call do work.

    It would be best to support this directly within the product. One option might be to add the filter expression to the PIPoint Data Reference conifguration window. As well as providing the time offset, e.g.…

    11 votes

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  12. Possibility to disable the message "An AFEnumerationSet matching the digital state set for PI Point was not found" in PI System Explorer

    I would like to have the option to disable the feature introduced in PI System Explorer 2018 SP2 to pop up the following message when an Enumeration set does not match the name of a digital set in the PI Data Archive:
    "An AFEnumerationSet matching the digital state set for PI Point was not found"

    The message appears every time you open a new element with attributes with not matching Enumeration sets for each of those attributes.This can become very tiresome.

    11 votes

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  13. Trigger notification email when event frame has been acknowledged

    I would like to configure notifications such that an email is sent when the event frame has been acknowledged.

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  14. PSE attribute search by data reference

    Extend attribute search in PSE to limit search by data reference. One use case is when we want to do a reset to template in bulk, it would be nice to only return attributes that use PI Point data reference. If I understand the release notes correctly, the enhancement below to AF 2017 R2 should make this possible; is that correct?
    91601
    New PlugIn and PlugInName query filters were added to AFAttributeSearch, AFAnalysisSearch, AFAnalysisTemplateSearch, and AFNotificationContactTemplateSearch (e.g. PlugIn:"PI Point") to allow applications to search by the plug-in type.

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  15. Ability to search find where specific UOM are used

    As a user, I want to be able to find where specific UOM are used, so that I know the impact of UOM changes to my PI AF hierarchy.

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  16. Allow access to Attribute Timestamp without using Analysis

    It would be very helpfull if we could access not only attribute values but also their timestamp in formulas, string builder, etc.. For example, this would help calculate staleness of a value, or it could be used to set a PI Point Attribute to show the maximum, minimum or average since last event of a tag.

    10 votes

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  17. Improve PI Data Security

    The assignment of a PI tag on which the currently logged in user has no authorization as PI point reference to an AF attribute must not (as currently) be possible.
    It is possible to bypass the PI Archive authorization mechanism (point and data security) by using such attributes in AF-Analytics.

    The error messages that appear when saving in the System Explorer should not be allowed to be skipped.

    9 votes

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  18. Ability to move an AF element within the hierarchy in PSE by right-clicking on the element

    When moving an AF element within the hierarchy in PSE using the "Shift key + Drag and Drop" approach, it can cause to create an Element reference if the release of the "Shift key" is done before dropping the element.
    Having the option of right-clicking on the element and select "Move" would eliminate issues with pressing/releasing shift key and dragging/dropping the element and creating Element References by mistake.

    9 votes

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  19. List client connections made to a specific AF database

    We can easily see client connections made to an AF Server using the Connections tab in AF Server Properties. It would be nice to have a similar functionality for databases so we can see how much traffic each database gets.

    Useful in the event a customer needs to evaluate which databases are worth keeping during a server clean-up (see support case 592366)

    9 votes

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  20. Substitution Parameters for PI Point Exdesc

    I would like to have an out of the box way for an attribute to display a pipoint exdesc. One thought would be able to have a substitution parameter that would point at the pipoints exdesc.

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