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  1. "Outputs at Start"group

    It would be nice if there were an "Output at start" option to output values at the start of an event frame. Currently there is an "Outputs at close" option for Event Frames.

    51 votes

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  2. Automatic Recapture Values for Event Frames

    I would like to have the possibility of automatically recapturing values for event frames, so if the lab data comes in after the events are generated the late values could be recaptured automatically and in bulk. This will save the time and effort to manually identify and recapture values for each of those event frames using PI System Explorer.

    36 votes

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  3. Allow different naming for Parent and Child Event Frames

    Allow a different naming pattern for the child event frames. End result would have the long, uniquely named EFs in the Parent EF as usual, but the Child EFs could have a simplified name, like the level of an alarm that is pulled from an attribute value (capable as of AF 2017 R2).

    25 votes

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  4. Event Frame (EF) Linking

    Ability to link Event Frames coming in from different sources (batch & mes interfaces, EFgen, PI Analytics, custom, etc.) together based on rules and monitoring an EF attribute SO THAT it's easier to associate time frame context and data that is related together but come from different sources.

    22 votes

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  5. late notification

    At times I have event frames that generate late for various reasons that trigger a notification. Since it was late we have no need to get the notification. I would like a way to not have a notification trigger if it is late.

    21 votes

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  6. Custom Severity Levels for Event Frames (EF) Triggers

    Enable the ability for end-user to manage custom severity levels for event frames, to allow for better communications across response teams and business unit functions.

    Exposing EF severity levels within a PI Notifications messages is very helpful in providing quick context to an issue. However, it can create confusion when those severity levels do not map well to a specific company's internal standard for incident reporting in either the severity level namings or qty of severity levels.

    EXAMPLE MAPPING PROBLEM:
    Event Frame = None, Information, Warning, Minor, Major, Critical
    Cust 1 = Normal, SEV5, SEV4, SEV3, SEV2, SEV1
    Cust 2…

    20 votes

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  7. Allow selection of output timestamp for values written by the outputs at close feature in Event Frames

    It would be nice to have the option to select either starttime or endtime of the eventframe as the timestamp for the value that will be written a PI tag using the Outputs at close feature in Event Frames. Currently, it will only write the value with a timestamp of the endtime of the event frame.

    Use case:

    I have an event frame and I would like to see the average of an attribute value for that duration of that time frame on PI Vision. The expectation is to see a horizontal line indicating the average value throughout the duration…

    20 votes

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  8. Acknowledge of Event Frames requires Reason Code / Comment / Electronic Signature

    It should be possible to configure event frames to be acknowledgeable only if a comment/reason code is entered before. we have this requirement sometimes in life science industry, but i can imagine it might be also usefull in other industries (e.g. for saftey relevant events,...).
    a configuration on event / event template base is useful as some events might require an comment and others not.

    it should also be possible to configure to require an electronic signature before acknowledge the event. this might be in relation with PI Vision feedback

    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/320517-pi-vision/suggestions/13659522-notification-event-acknowledgement-support-21-cfr

    again the configuration if ESIG is needed should be…

    17 votes

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  9. Stop EF after given time

    Als a PI admin I want to have the option to stop/end a EF after a given time. This helps to trigger and track onetime events as for example taking a reactor sample.

    17 votes

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  10. Aggregate event frames to a time series

    As an user, I want to be able to treat event frame like time series data, such as number of active event frames, sum of an attribute, so that I can continuously monitor the evolution of event frames over time.

    17 votes

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  11. Event Frames Scalability

    Ability to scale event frames to support hundreds of millions of EFs per year.

    16 votes

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  12. Export and Import of Event Frame Searches

    We should be able to export and import Event Frame SEARCHES to work with them in further projects.

    13 votes

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  13. Search for all Event frames belonging to an Element and its Child Elements

    Currently in PI System Explorer we can search for Event Frames based on Element Name. However, it would also be good to have the option to also search for Event Frames belonging to child Elements of that specified Element.

    For example, if you have a Parent Element for each of your sites or sub-sections within a plant and you would like to see all Event Frames for all assets belonging to that site or sub-section then you can select the option to include child Elements in the Event Frame Search.

    12 votes

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  14. Additional documentation and examples to reference non-primary referenced Elements on Event Frames Templates

    Some users asked for an enhancement of the documentation/ guide videos regarding syntax for referencing a non-primary element on a PI Point attribute from Event frame templates. The OSIsoft live guide does not provide enough information and/or examples about this and may lead to confusion.

    As an example, one customer wanted to create an attribute on an Event Frame Template referencing a Pi point attribute belonging to a non-primary reference element at the same level as the primary element on the AF elements hierarchy. In order to do this, it is necessary to use the following syntax and logic:

    .\Elements[.]...[@Name…

    9 votes

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  15. PI EFGen interface : allow configuration of events without OS-admin rights

    PI EFgen interface is built in such a way that it is not possible to configure events without Windows-Admin rights on the machine hosting the interface. This is not relevant in term of security and we would like to let key-users configure events with only PI-admin rights.

    This request is similar to what is available in PI Batchgen interface, where you can configure batches with PI SMT and you don't need any OS-admin rights.

    8 votes

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  16. Purge EFs using AFDIAG and more search criterias'

    You should be able to urge EFs using more complex search criterias' than the ones provide in the latest PI Server 2018 SP3 (StartTime, EndTIme, EF Template).
    Most important criteria would be EF categories, but also some honorable mentions:
    1. EF category
    2. Analysis Name
    3. Primary Element Name
    4. Duration
    5. Others

    7 votes

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  17. Event Frames that can expire/auto-delete/archive

    When generating Event Frames it would be useful to automatically remove the Event Frame, either when no longer active or in combination with no longer active and acknowledged, or other conditions.

    An example use case would be for PI Notifications - the need to retain the Event Frames might not be there once a Notification is sent and action taken.

    See https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555148-pi-server/suggestions/17219861-ability-to-send-a-notification-without-being-trigg

    For example, I might sent a notification to remind someone to use PI Manual Logger to enter some data, but I don't need an Event Frame to exist after this is dealt with.

    Other examples are that I…

    6 votes

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  18. Add the option to delete all event frames that reference an element when the element is deleted

    When deleting an element using PI System Explorer, there should be an option to delete all event frames that reference the element. Currently when deleting an element, the delete option "Delete this object and all references to it" does not delete the event frames that reference the element. This delete option only deletes the references that are inside the event frames.

    If a deletion of an element occurs, then there could be lots of undesired event frames that have no referenced element in the database. And to find these event frames, it would be necessary to use another tool such…

    6 votes

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  19. Export Event Frame Analysis Reference

    The AF XML Import/Export is described by OSIsoft as a tool for backing up and restoring an AF database to either the same server or a different server. However, one object relationship that is not included in the XML file is an Event Frame's reference to the Analysis that created it. As a result, when the AF database is restored to a new database, if an Analysis backfill is performed that would otherwise delete existing Event Frames, the Event Frames that have lost their Analysis reference will not be deleted. This has been on OSIsoft’s internal known issue list since…

    5 votes

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  20. Data Anomaly EF generation

    Generation of EF automatically for data anomaly like bad,out of range,flatlines and spikes. A single click option which crerate EF if the data anomly occurs (based on the preset hi, lo limits) .

    4 votes

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