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  1. 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.

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  3. 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…

    16 votes

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  4. PI System health and diagnostics monitoring

    As a customer with a large foot-print of on-prem PI System software across multiple sites, I need a solution for health monitoring and diagnostics that allows me to identify issues (potential or current) with any component of the PI System or its data flow. PI System is a mission-critical application in my organization and any downtime has serious impact to the operations.

    As a PI Administrator, I have been asked to use the PI System Monitoring AF toolkit, which is a service, and not a licensed product by OSIsoft/AVEVA. My organization has invested time and resources on implementing the toolkit…

    15 votes

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  5. 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

    15 votes

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  6. Offer extended support for PI ProcessBook for security updates only past 2022

    As other vendors do, offer customers the option to purchase extended support for PI ProcessBook for security updates only past 2022 for at least one year, and reevaluate annually based on number of customers interested.

    This would only apply to security-related fixes, not enhancement or other functionality updates.

    11 votes

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  7. Certified Power App Connectors to read and write PI Server data

    Microsoft Power Apps enable low-code development of connectors to integrate data sources and applications. Rather than customers developing and maintaining their own connectors, it is requested that OSIsoft develop, maintain, and update a connector to read and write PI Server data.

    8 votes

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  8. Standard Connector for Microsoft PowerPlattform

    To use the PI Server with the Microsft PowerPlatform, a custom connector is required.
    This connector is always under the responsibility of the customer, which makes it difficult to keep up with adjustments to the PI system and Microsoft, or to react to them.
    Instead of the custom connector there should be a standard connector, which is supported by OSIsoft and Microsoft.
    Through this connector the two platforms can ideally work together.

    7 votes

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  9. Add filtering and rolling log system to AFGetTrace

    When troubleshooting intermittent issues, using AFGetTrace may be problematic as the trace can consume quite a bit of disk space, and setting a maximum file size will cause the trace to stop once the file is full. Without knowledge of when the issue will reoccur, we are stuck either risking filling up the disk and having a huge trace file to analyze, or set a max file size and possibly miss the issue.

    7 votes

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  10. 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.

    6 votes

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  11. 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.

  12. Add additional highlight for Knowledge Base Articles that has a confidence of "Not Validated"

    add additional highlight on the external articles that are "Not Validated". e.g. Red highlight on the confidence section or highlight on the title name. This would allow the reader to pay more attention that the proposed in solution section of the article is not 100% tested or verified.

    3 votes

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  13. Allow the PI Interface Configuration Utility to read interface configuration from the secondary in the event that the primary is unavailable

    In an HA environment, if the primary Data Archive is unavailable it would be helpful if the Interface Configuration Utility could read the interface configurations from the MDB on the secondary. Additionally, could it be configured so that any changes made to the interface configuration could be cached until the Primary Collective member becomes available?

    2 votes

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  14. Polybase Support with PI SQL Client

    Creating a Polybase External Table with a PI SQL Client connection via ODBC causes query errors showing only it only supports column-wise binding. Polybase attempts to utilize row-wise binding which is not supported. Developers and customers have shown that Polybase is unable to be instructed to utilize column-wise binding instead.

    When querying against an External Polybase Table the following errors are shown:
    Function "SQLSetStmtAttr(0x2485bf85640, 5, 0x1d1f, 0)" was called.

    Function "SQLSetStmtAttr" exited with an error code -1.

    Error: [PI SQL Client] Only 'SQLBINDBY_COLUMN' is supported.

    2 votes

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  15. Add SI-Units to UOM

    The UOM Database is incomplete. Important units are missing. Please add at least the standard SI units or provide a library/xml-file which has the SI Units included.

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  16. Add the Unicode support for RDBMS interface

    When connecting Redis database via DSN we get error. As interface is ASCII and Redis is Unicode. Please add the unicode support for RDBMS interface.

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  17. Feedback for the "Hardware and PI System Sizing Recommendations Spreadsheet"

    Please delete the blank hidden sheet. It's a useless waste of space.

    On the PI Data Archive sheet, please use named ranges to make your formulas more readable. This will also make it easier for you to catch any mistakes and quickly check if formulas are still valid for newer versions of the PI Data Archive.

    Download link for the spreadsheet:
    https://customers.osisoft.com/s/productcontent?id=a7R1I000000Xz7K

    2 votes

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  18. Document publically changes from one version to the next

    This applies also to pharma industry, but customer wants exact documentation of what has changed between releases in the underlaying infrastructure. As example after an upgrade, a particular COM technology was no longer used. This could have resulted in catastrophic results if by chance was not discovered in time.
    For pharma: facilitates validation of the system if only the delta needs to be validated.

    2 votes

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  19. 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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  20. PI Interface for OPC DA and VT_ARRAY|VT_BSTR datatype

    PI Interface for OPC DA has a plugin called "Time Array" to manage numerical arrays but string arrays are not supported.
    It would be a good improvement to develop this feature for string arrays.

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