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  1. Audit Trail Scope

    I am unable to implement Audit Trail due to the performance implications associated with auditing my entire server. Being able to audit very specific attributes, elements, or trees would allow me to take advantage of the Audit Trail feature in a practical way.

    I want the ability to audit attribute changes with the following details:
    * old value
    * new value
    * timestamp
    * user

    7 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have implemented additional filtering capability in the AF Audit Trail in recent releases. Please have a look and let us know if it’s sufficient for your needs.

    Regarding AF Audit Trail for individual databases, we currently do not have any plans to implement that idea.

  2. Create or Update PI Points and Reset to Template

    Using PI System Explorer, it is possible to "Create or Update PI Points" in bulk across all elements or branches of elements. However, "Create or Update PI Points" resolves the substitution parameters of PI Point attributes. As a result, if you change the value of a substitution parameter that is used in the PI Point configuration, say %Description% and perform "Create or Update PI Points", the point does not update with the new value. You have to take an extra step and first reset all the PI Point attributes you want to change to the template using PI Builder. It…

    5 votes

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  3. Translate performance equations to AF

    Users would appreciate a utility that converts PI Performance Equation tags to Asset Framework Analyses, or into AF Analysis syntax.

    Many have have several hundred Performance Equation tags, and the inability to easily bring them into AF has may limit adoption of the Asset Framework and associated tools.

    One possibility would be to point an AF analysis or attribute to an existing PE tag, and for it to query the tag's EXDESC, scan class, et cetera to complete configuration of an analysis.  Ideally the PE tag could be deleted or managed by AF afterwards.

    Context (location within the AF) would…

    5 votes

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    ANSWERED  ·  1 comment  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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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    1 comment  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  5. 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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  6. 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!

    3 votes

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  7. Provide AF Analysis Function for Element Unit

    There is a function in AF named TagEU(). This function returns the EU of the PI Tag, NOT the EU of the element. This presents problems in analysis if the Units in PI are not spelled the same as they are in AF or if the unit in AF different than the PI Tag.

    Please add a function ElementEU() which returns the EU of the element. It should use the same EU from the element that Convert() uses.

    3 votes

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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    2 votes

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  10. Ability to export specific elements (parents and child) using XML with PI System Explorer

    If you export an XML file for a migration you can not specifically designate what parent and child elements you want to migrate

    2 votes

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  11. 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

    2 votes

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    ANSWERED  ·  1 comment  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Better handling of bulk deletion of open event frames

    I have a case with a customer who would like Notifications/Analyses to better handle situations where opened event frames are deleted in bulk. From the case, this process can cause Notifications to get in a bad state and cause a temporary delay in emails being sent out if backfilling is occuring in parallel. Customer would like this process to be improved.

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