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  1. Add TimeRangeMethod to StringBuilder DataReference or automatically use StartTime when used on Event Frames.

    A frequent  PI Square problem regards using StringBuilder DR on event frames and the user wants to see the referenced element's attribute at the StartTime of the event frame.  Something like a TimeRangeMethod or  UseStartTime flag would be helpful.  Perhaps even detect the DR is used on an event frame and default UseStartTime to True.

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  2. Allow nested attribute references for String Builder Data References

    As a PI System Admin, I would like to reference an attribute value as part of my attribute data references for a String Builder data reference. For example, suppose I have a parent asset 'Parent' with an attribute of 'XD5' and a child element 'Child' with an attribute 'ID' with a value of '5'. It is currently not possible to build an attribute with a String Builder data reference at the 'Child' level that both:
    1. Builds an attribute reference string by referencing the value of an attribute at the current asset level (e.g. 'ID')
    Then retrieves the value of…

    4 votes

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  3. AF enumeration sets should support values with the same name

    The feature introduced in 2018 SP2 to manually synchronize digital state sets with AF enumeration sets has a limitation where state sets with duplicated names aren't imported correctly into AF. This is due to the current design of AF enumeration sets that don't allow duplicated names for enumeration values. It would be nice if AF enumeration sets supported multiple values with the same name as it is supported in digital state sets in the Data Archive.

    4 votes

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  4. Change UoM, Display Digits of attribute independently of element template

    Currently, if an attribute is created with a Unit of Measurement in an element template, it is not possible to change the Unit of Measurement in the element created from that template.

    If no UoM is given in the template, then the UoM of the underlying PI Point is assigned.

    It would be very useful if the UoM could be changed.

    The same goes for Display Digits.

    This allows for some relatively generic element templates (for example for assigning values, limits, texts, etc for use in a Collection in PI Vision).

    4 votes

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  5. Allow object specific Audit Trails to be accessed by object level Administrators

    Currently to view the Audit Trails of any object on an AF Server, Server level Administrator privileges are needed.

    There should be the ability for a user that does not have server level administrator to view the Audit Trails of a specific object or Database they have Administrator privileges over.

    4 votes

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  6. Allow bools to be unpacked from Integers

    AF should allow you to have a PI Point Data Reference as individual bits within an INT. Ex. PIPOINTA is an int16 or int32. PIPOINTA.0 and PIPOINTA.1...etc.. should be able to be mapped to a bool attribute. (where .0 is the 0th spot in the integer tag).

    Reasoning:

    When using a PI Connector we have INT tags but also use the individual bits within the INT's as unique bool variables to help conserve traffic. When I use them in AF I need to unpack them. A support person at OSI showed me how to use formula attributes using modular logic…

    4 votes

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  7. Display string arrays in the PI System Explorer value field

    When looking at element attributes or event frame attributes in PI System Explorer I would like to see [string1, string2, string 3] for the value field of an array attribute, instead of "String Array" as we see today.

    When you quickly check out the current values of an EF or element, it much easier to recognize the values you're looking for if you see (a preview of) it directly in the Values field for the attribute.

    "Hiding" it under the "String Array" key word makes it more difficult to spot!

    4 votes

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  8. Optimize SID resolution when viewing mappings in PI System Explorer

    In PI System Explorer → File → Server Properties, the Mappings tab loads much more slowly than the other tabs when you have a slow connection to the PI servers and the domain controller.

    In tech support case 00589952, I found that the loading time of the Mappings tab was roughly the same as the total time from running the "net user /domain" command for each mapping. This 1-by-1 approach is not efficient. Note that in my case, I had a mix of local accounts on the PI AF server and AD accounts.

    Please consider some of the following optimizations:…

    4 votes

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  9. Add Element path to AFUpdatePlugInConfigurations.exe

    Currently, AFUpdatePlugInConfigurations.exe will update the Attribute configurations of an entire AF Database as specified in the /Root parameter.  When dealing with large AF Databases where there were only a few changes made, this is an expensive call.  Please modify the /Root parameter so we can specify which Element and whether Child Elements (/IncludeChildern) are included should be in scope of the update.
     
    Example:
    C:\Program Files\PIPC\AF\AFUpdatePluginConfigurations.exe "/Root:\AFServer\AFDatabase\ParentElement\ChildElement" /IncludeChildren /CreateConfig
     
    Cheers!

    4 votes

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  10. Allow programmatic access to AF audit trail for report generation

    As a PI admin I would like to be able to generate reports based on the AF audit trail.  Currently the audit trail can be accessed manually using the audit trail utility tool and manually output a file, though I would like to be able to query the audit trail to generate reports.

    4 votes

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  11. too many UOM Classes

    it becomes increasingly difficult/unreasonable to keep adding more and more UOM classes when a large majority of them only contain one or two UOM's. The list of UOM classes is getting quite large. It would be more helpful to have another choice for UOM's that are needed but will not necessarily be used for any conversions.

    One possible idea being a UOM class that can be marked/forced to be unconvertable . . . a Misc. UOM Class.

    pH is a good example of a UOM class that has to be created that for all practical purposes only has one UOM…

    4 votes

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    We strive to provide a basic set of UOM classes that we felt would be useful for our general customer base. We also understand that each user has different needs, which is why users can provide their onw UOM class based on their needs. This request seems to fit that model in that you can add a UOM class for your specific needs.

  12. List Points in Error in PI System Explorer

    List all PI Points in error from PI AF Attributes in PI System Explorer.

    4 votes

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  13. Create a button for the "Analysis Service Statistics" in the management tab in

    wish to have the "Analysis Service Statistics" to have a button in the management tab in PSE. Instead of right clicking and click on "view analysis service statistics".

    4 votes

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  14. Allow to configure the Delta UOMs in PSE

    With the introduction of the property "Delta UOM", there is no way to control this in PSE. We need this to properly configure or modify UOM classes

    Refer to 2017SP2 release notes:

    121485

    A new property, DeltaUOM, has been added to the UOM object to allow applications to determine the appropriate unit for measuring the differences between two values.  For example, temperature units typically have a different unit to represent deltas because of the offset present in the conversion factors.

    4 votes

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  16. Substitution parameter from root

    As an AF administrator, I want to configure templates with Point Creation using Substitution Parameters that can retrieve names and values from an element relative to the root element and working it's way down to the element wanted. A way for this to work, would be for the search mechanism to store the full path of the element and then work it's way down starting at the root.

    Currently substitution parameters can be used to retrieve information from elements relative to the element in which the substitution parameter is configured.

    Use case: I would use this template for elements that…

    4 votes

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  17. Improve management of templates which create PI tags

    Currently managing attribute templates which can create tags is very laborious. It is an issue particularly when dealing with different security settings for tags. Improvements suggested would include

    • have the ability to create and maintain multiple 'profiles' or templates for tag creation - which for example might be used where different tag security settings are needed
    • enable the ability edit an attribute template's PI Point creation settings in PI Builder
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  18. Better Handling of Similar Asset Templates

    There needs to be better ways to create and manage element templates for assets that are similar (but not exactly the same to one another).

    For example, reactors might have 50% of attributes consistent across all reactors. 20% of the attributes might be specific to one type of reactor, and another type has other differences. But they are all reactors that are related from a search, analytics, and visualization perspective.

    4 votes

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  19. Add support for clipboard "cut" operation in PI System Explorer

    As a user, I want to be able to perform clipboard "cut" operations in PI System Explorer, so that I can remove an object and store it in the clipboard for later use.

    4 votes

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    The “cut” or “move” functionality has not been implemented in PI System Explorer yet, but would be a useful feature. When it is implemented, it will work similar to cut & paste of files in Windows where it will not delete the source until it has been copied to the destination.

  20. Use geolocation to find nearby assets around me

    Use geolocation to find assets around the location of another asset.

    For example, find all wells within 2 miles of well 1043.

    4 votes

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