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  1. Support SQL Azure as a PI AF SQL backend

    As an administrator, I want to use SQL Azure as the database backend for my PI AF databases, so that I can offload the SQL adminstrative tasks to Azure.

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  2. AF: More Easily Accessible Attribute Properties Window

    The Attribute Properties window has information that is useful for troubleshooting and Custom Data Reference development. For Data references without configuration screens defined, clicking "Settings" will bring up the Properties window.

    However, getting to the Attribute Properties window for data references that have a configuration screen defined (i.e. PI Point) requires you to Shift + Click the "Settings" button, and can not be accessed from the regular configuration screen. It would be nice to have a more apparent method to access the properties for an attribute, such as an extension of the context menu (right click), or perhaps a small…

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  3. 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.

  4. Sort Dates in PI System Explorer correctly

    Very small/minor request:
    PI System Explorer Grid Control needs to sort Date Attributes by Date and not by String.

    Example of current sorting:

    1/1/2018
    11/1/2017
    2/1/2016
    3/1/2015

    Proposed sort:

    3/1/2015
    2/1/2016
    11/1/2017
    1/1/2018

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  5. Improve usability of configuring AF security using PI System Explorer

    As a user, I want to have improved interaction when configuring AF security using PI System Explorer, so that I can make changes to AF security more easily and accurately.

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  6. Ability to write data to the Buffer Subystem using the AF SDK when PI Data Archive is unavailable at start up

    As an user, I want to be able to write data to the PI Data Archive via the Buffer Subsystem even when the PI Data Archive is unavailable at start up so that my application can continue to run without having to wait for a connection to the PI Data Archive.

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