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  1. AF XML Export/Import to Support Ordering by ID

    AF XML Export supports exporting object IDs in the XML and Import supports preserving them. It would be useful if the export could be optionally sorted by ID as this would allow comparing different version of the XML (i.e. AF database) using Git. AF XML only orders objects by name, so renaming an object would cause it to move within the XML file which means Git’s line-by-line change detection would show the object being deleted in the old place in the file and added in the new place. This will make it easier to identify changes between versions of the…

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  2. Specifying optional parameters in AF Link Table Stored Procedure call

    Right now the AF Link Table Query does not have elegant way of specifying the optional parameters in the call to Stored Procedures. Therefore, if an optional parameter occurs before mandatory parameter, then the optional parameter has to be supplied value "null" in the query string itself. It would be elegant, if only the parameter name could be specified in the query string (just like for mandatory parameter) and in the parameter table, its default value set to "null" (or kept empty, which would automatically be then read as "null").

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  3. Let me configure AF to use REST CALLS to PULL data from External Systems

    I'd like the ability to configure AF to utilize a RESTful call to an external system, return and parse the JSON and update AF attributes from these external systems. This would save a tremendous amount of time building and maintaining customer code.

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  4. Allow modification of System Enumeration Type

    Although it is not advisable to modify the "System" digital state on a PI Server it is permissable as per the documentation on a "Minimal" basis.

    In AF the matching "System" Enumeration set is "hard coded" and allows no modification at all.

    This provides not only an inconsistancy in approach from OSIsoft, but also an Inconsistancy in values received from AF and from PI when the "System" digital state has been modified.

    These inconsistancies leed to people questioning the validity of the data and the products being used to display it.

    The "System" enumeration should be held in the AFEnumeraiton…

    2 votes

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  5. View AF XML exports in non-installable clients (outside PSE, Vision)

    There is no ability to easily expand all of the nodes of an AF element hierarchy and print or export for offline viewing by people who do not have PI System Explorer installed.

    So in an attempt to view the element hierarchy outside of System Explorer I export the database, or even small portions of the element hierarchy, to try to view in Tree form in XML viewers such as XSD Diagram and many others, and keep getting the following error: There is an error in XML document (2, 2). <AF xmlns=''> was not expected

    We have a large group…

    2 votes

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  6. Select multiple elements in PI System Explore at one time

    When trying to move multiple elements to a different location, right now we have to select only one element at one time, we would like to be able to select multiple elements in PSE at one time. For now, we could use PI Builder as alternative.

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  7. Identities Starting pack

    It would be nice if out of the box you could get a few starting identities based on common security use cases.

    I.E.
    An Identity /  Only read, for end users
    An Identity for Consultants / Systems Integrators - That could administrate all but the security, so this could be an starting point to build an standard identity for new Consultants
    An identity for Edit all but Analytics - This could be an starting point for power users.

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  8. Ability to do Incremental PI AF tree export

    As a PI System Administrator, I need to do incremental exports each two days from my tree so we can track what has been changed between them periodically.

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  9. Allow to automatically exclude an attribute based on an expression

    As a PSE user, I would like to be able to configure an expression which allos to automatically set or reset the exclude property on an attribute

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  10. Better visual distinction between reference types in the element hierarchy in PI System Explorer

    Currently, you cannot visually distinguish between a composition relationship and a primary parent-child relationship, or between a secondary parent-child relationship and a weak reference in the element hierarchy in PI System Explorer. Please allow all of the built-in reference types to be visually distinguishable from each other from the element hierarchy. Perhaps the dotted line that connects the parent to the child could be formatted (solid versus dotted?) in addition to modifying the child element's symbol.

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    Can you provide specific use cases? For example, what would you do differently if such distinctions are available visually?

    Composition and parent-child references primarily affect what happens when objects are deleted. It really doesn’t affect visualization.

    Any details you can provide would be helpful.

  11. Set the Configuration Item on attribute templates by default and remove when a data reference is added, similar to attributes

    Attributes have Configuration Item set by default. If a data reference is added, Configuration Item is removed.

    Attribute templates have Configuration Item not set by default. Please change this so that attribute templates are consistent with attributes.

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  12. Add description to internal AF tables

    When defining an internal AF table, i would like to have a description column. That i can use to make the AF model more self-documenting.

    Now i need to describe the table and all the columns in the table description which is too limited for tables with many columns

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  13. library management

    As an administrator I require a better mechanism to manager AF Library objects across multiple AF servers.

    I would suggest extending the current library functionality in AF to include the following:
    * library can be versioned
    * Objects created in AF from a library are read-only and linked to the library. e.g. a user is unable to alter an element template that is created from a library. If the library is updated the linked object in AF is updated. If the object is removed from the library the equivalent object is removed from AF.
    * Powershell based interface for the…

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  14. Ensure all AF Attribute types' support Timestamps Updates upon value entry

    Currently, when creating an Attribute in PI AF using "String Builder" or "None" Data References, the system does not update the timestamp associated with the attribute's value upon value change. When the end-user looks at the timestamp via they see a static value: "1/1/1970 00:00:00" which is not representing the last time when the value has changed and thus very confusing. I believe that every value change should have a timestamp associated with it regardless of the Attribute type.

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  15. Value Retrieval Method should read integer value of Digital tag, not string

    If you try to do Value Retrieval Method (like Min) of a Digital type tag, you will get an error saying non-numeric data. AF should be smart enough to realize that the data is actually a set of integers and not try to read the string representation.

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  16. AF Element status changes the element icon in PI System Explorer

    As an AF designer I often have attributes indicating whether an element is enabled or disabled, this could be referring to a piece of equipment taken out of service, or a configuration element indicating a process is deactivated. The attribute is typically a boolean attribute, and I spent a lot of time going from one element to the next in order to disable or enable it, during operation and testing. It would be really helpful if I could tie this "Enabled" status attribute value to the icon PSE shows for an element, in order to quickly identify the elements which…

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  17. Multiple AF Attribute reason

    Looking for a way to have multiple reason types for AF attributes.

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  18. follow Display Digits on the PSE Pop-up Trends

    large value display as 1.23 E+008 format instead of the orginal value in PSE Pop-up Trends

    if the trend can follow display digits, it will not show scientific nonations

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  19. Connect PI AF to Industry-standard physical properties databases

    Can PI AF be connected to physical properties databases (libraries) such as AIChE Dippr or Aveva Thermo or others in order to programmatically call for physical properties data in realtime. (Centralize calcs in AF)

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  20. Allow AF to use any PI Point metadata (descriptor, UoM, Compression, etc.) as Attributes.

    Some metadata can be used in Analyses, which is helpful, but means constantly running an analysis on static data in order to use it at all in AF, which is inefficient, and we have been told to pull in data as a linked table into AF, which seems unnecessary as the data already exists in the PI environment.

    Please allow us to pull in metadata as Attributes in AF, which then makes things much easier to view, check for accuracy, and update, using all of the extra capabilities of AF which are much more robust and easier to use than…

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