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  1. Community Edition Of PI

    Offer a free Community Edition of PI. Limit the point count, but let us geeks monitor our IOT hobbies with PI. This will encourage business buy in and increase general knowledge of OSIsoft throughout the geek community.

    36 votes
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  2. Tag Search GUI consistency among client tools

    Consistency among tag search GUIs within client products (PI Builder, DataLink, SMT, ProcessBook, etc.)  The search in PI Builder has limited functionality and would be nice to have the same search GUI as used in SMT and ProcessBook.

    18 votes
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  3. PI Manual Logger WEB 2017 Barcode input during tour run

    When running a web tour in PIML Web 2017, there needs to be an ability to lock keyboard input for values that are expecting a scanned input from a Barcode, QR code and RFID tag.  We realize that the scanned code is coming from the keyboard attached or on screen; so another way is to block any keyboard entry that has a string less than or equaled to three characters.  Thereby, forcing the acceptable keyboard string to be greater than three characters.

    This allows the manager of the web tour to determine if a tag was visited legitimately or not. …

    8 votes
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  4. PI Auditviewer Usability Enhancements

    From a pharma/biotech user perspective, I am finding that the PI Auditviewer application is difficult to use and conduct an investigation with over an extended time period.  I believe the application needs an overhaul to allow for, at minimum, the following enhancements:
    Mass import and scanning of audit source files.  A user should not have to individually browse to, add, and scan each individual log file.  Current functionality does not easily support an investigation that must take place over a broad time period.  Better yet, the application should automatically scan the log file directory, and all audit log files should…

    7 votes
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  5. Manual Logger display previous tour values.

    You can se last archived values under tag in the PI Manual Logger Web, however if you already passed some tours before, but not uploaded them to PI Data Archive yet, you would like to see these values as latest values too.

    7 votes
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  6. Buffering Manager should have tuning parameter for Points with Post Errors

    Right now there is a PerfMon counter for Buffer Health.  It's either 0, 1, or 2.  That's not helpful because it doesn't tell you what is wrong.  There are other PerfMon counters for Remaining Queue capacity and Points with Post Errors.  The Buffer Manager allows you to change the threshold on when Remaining Queue capacity flags the Buffer Health as Warning and Error.  We set that tuning parameter to a crazy high value because we just have an Event Frame based on the Remaining Queue Capacity PerfMon counter tell us when the capacity is low.  Otherwise we have redundant Even…

    6 votes
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    Hi @taterhead247
    thank you for your request for additional counters to be added to Buffering Manager. Could you please describe what it is exactly you are hoping to achieve with new performance counters?
    Specifically – what do you want to configure? how do you want point error reporting to behave? any other helpful information around your use case that will better help us understand your problem, and the solution you are looking for.

    Additionally, this request is something that is really more for the Buffering team than the health team, so I am copying their PM and will figure out how to move this request to that queue.

    thanks again for your comments, we really appreciate your feedback – it helps us to improve the product for you and all of our customers.

    Warm regards,
    Janelle Minich
    Product Manager
    OSIsoft, LLC.

  7. Include a "Disable" option for Table Connections

    Linked Tables can cause bad behaviors (freezes; attributes waiting for values) in PI System Explorer when the password supplied is no longer valid. The solution is to update the password, or delete the Table Connection if the new password isn't available.

    It would be handy to have a "Disable" option when you right click on a table connection (in the Library Module) to disable it in order to avoid such behaviors until a new password is obtained.

    5 votes
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  8. PI Manual Logger

    New tour runs with filtered URL
    User wants to incorporate a direct link to each tour in their control round application. Hence, we need the links for each tour to open the tour immediately. It throws an error currently. It has been identified as a new bug in PI Manual Logger Web 2017 with the “list” parameter. When using the /tourruns?id=new&name=<tourName> method to directly open a new tour run, the tour filter is not applied correctly before attempting to open the new tour run. Because of this, the tour run will not be created successfully if a different set of…

    5 votes
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  9. 4 votes
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  10. PI ProcessBook Support Tool: allow for PI Server values to be replaced for a subset of tags

    The PI ProcessBook Support Tool allows for tags to be replaced and for PI Data Archive values to be replaced in ProcessBook displays using the Data Item Find and Replace. However, it does not allow you translate tags across PI Data Archives. For instance, you may need to do replace tag "\\piserver1\tag1" with '\\piserver2\tag2".

    4 votes
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  11. 3 votes
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  12. ProcessBook - Add Pulp and Paper Symbol Library

    Add Pulp and Paper Symbol Library, black Liquor  Evaporators, Lime Kiln, , Digester Batch equipaments.

    3 votes
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  13. PI Manual logger

    We need a functionality to capture violated limits. On thick client, we can see this on tour maintenance window by looking for limit violation. We would like to see the same on PI ML Web. Also, we would want to capture the number of violated limits in one tour run.

    2 votes
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  14. Managed PI Feedback

    There many posts with similar content. to get a better overview (for people who want to vote as well for osisoft). the feedback webpage should be managed and similar postings should be merged/grouped. one example is manual data entry for PI vision, but i think there more.

    2 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Auto save/cache in Manual Logger

    Auto save or auto cache data entries on the logging page such that when an entry is made on a row, it auto-caches the data. Similar functionality to Google Spreadsheets.

    2 votes
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  17. Floating Buttons in Manual Logger

    It would be a nicer user experience if the buttons at the bottom of the tour for Cancel, Save and Exit could float as you scroll along the page.

    2 votes
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  18. Allow PI ProcessBook to set the displays to show the time stamps in UTC.

    ProcessBook has only the options of setting the time stamps with respect to the PI data Archive machine or the Client machine. However DataLink can also do it on UTC time.

    I would like ProcessBook to have the ability to set the displays to show the time stamps in UTC.

    2 votes
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  19. ProcessBook - Arrange\Group with mouse right botton

    Hi, Osisoft...

    If possible, verify ProcessBook, about  command Arrange\Group ou UnGroup ReGroup with mouse right bottom.
    Today only command menu Arrange.

    Regards, Douglas Hartmann

    2 votes
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  20. Extend PI audit trail to include changes made to snapshot using SMT

    Using the SMT tool with the PI archive editor you can enter current values using * as time. This enters directly into the snapshot but is not recorded in the audit trail. All changes made should be recorded

    2 votes
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