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  1. Send Notification Alert only on Close

    As of now, there are the options to send a notification at the start of an event and at the start and end of an event.

    There should be a third option to send a notification only on closure of an event.

    29 votes
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  2. Include Trends in Notifications Email

    Include a image of trends in the notification email so that the user doesn't need to go to a web page to view the relevant data.

    28 votes
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  3. Dynamically send Notifications to different users based on a PI tag or attribute value

    As a receiver of PI Notifications, I want to only receive notifications that apply to me, so that important alarms are not lost in a sea of emails

    Be able to target the stakeholder(s) of a PI notification.  For example, if there is an attribute named "Lead Investigator Email" that contains the email address of the engineer in charge of the current experiment in a piece of equipment, send the PI notification to the email contained in that attribute.  Also be able to cc other stakeholders that could be a combination of dynamic and static email addresses.

    17 votes
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  4. Ability to send test notifications to a specific user when configuring a notification

    I would like to be able to send a test notification to specific users when configuring notifications.

    17 votes
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  5. Recipients of Notification able to see all recipients

    Everyone who received notification can view other recipients of email notification in "To:" field.

    15 votes
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  6. 15 votes
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  7. Display XY Plots and Events table data in Notifications embedded PI Vision screenshot

    When Notifications e-mails are configured to include a screenshot of a PI Vision display, the screenshot will show blanks where the data should appear. This is due to a limitation of Phantom JS, the browser used to render the screenshots, which does not support Negotiate (Kerberos/NTLM) for authentication. XY Plot and Events table data require Kerberos authentication since they are supplied by PI Web API. This can also happen with other PI Vision symbols if Negotiate is the only provider listed in IIS for Windows authentication.

    14 votes
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  8. Enable authentication headers for SOAP and REST Web Service Notifications

    There's no way to configure headers for Notification Rules associated with a PI AF Services v2017 SP1 Elements with a SOAP or REST Web Service Endpoint.  Authenticated web services, such as our company's Maximo's meter data inbound service requires a MAXAUTH header with a base64-encrypted username:password string.  As a result, you can't use PI as a source of data for Maximo's condition-based maintenance triggers and automated asset meter reading updates, if Maximo uses authentication on its web services.  That's a fairly common scenario with a high rate of return on the PI-Maximo integration efforts for a lot of customers.

    13 votes
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  9. Future Plans for Notifications High Availability?

    General Query:

    What are the future plans for High Availability of PI Notifications.

    To my understanding, the only option providing seamless failover is to utilise a Windows Server Failover Cluster, with high performance Shared Storage to hold the Notifications RunTime files.

    Are there any plans to make Notifications stateless, and store all data in SQL, where SQL AlwaysOn Availability groups can be utilised?

    Feedback much appreciated.

    9 votes
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  10. Make email distribution lists searchable in Contacts (AF)

    In PSE Contacts pane, allow email distribution lists to be searched/added in Contacts. (Currently only individual emails and Active Directory groups can be added)

    7 votes
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  11. Allow connecting to the SMTP server with anonymous credentials

    Allow Notifications to connect to the SMTP server with Anonymous Authentication

    5 votes
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  12. Allow explicitly defined credentials to be passed by Notifications to the SMTP server

    As an administrator of Notifications, I would like to be able to explicitly define the credentials passed to the SMTP server because it would enable easier cross-domain configuration.

    4 votes
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  13. I need to send notifications to a Restful web service

    As an user, I would like to create a Web Service Delivery Channel for a REST endpoint. I need to send notifications to a Restful web service. My Web Service has no WSDL, no .asmx. My web service is a rest service, so there are only put/get/delete standard rest calls.

    2 votes
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  14. Support AF File attributes in Notifications

    Add inherent support for AF File attributes defined on Elements, for use in the outbound email message, instead of the current model of allowing user to upload a file directly to the notification. When defined on Element, the AF Attribute can be unique to that element, or even provide extension with custom data references that manage complex file management operations.

    1 vote
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  15. Open Default Delivery Format When Opening Manage Formats

    Currently, when you click on Manage Formats for a Notification Rule, the window opens the Global Default Email in Design mode. This window should open the Notification Rule's default Delivery Format instead, to reduce unnecessary clicking and potential confusion.

    1 vote
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  16. Ability to send complex data types via the web service delivery channel

    As a Notification user I would like to send a notification to my Maximo/SAP system so that it can start a work flow order on a piece of equipment that needs to be repaired.

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