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  1. Ability to edit "escalation team" member priority in PI Builder

    There is currently no way to edit priority for member of an escalation team in bulk, it has to be done one by one in PSE. For users that have 30+ escalation teams, this is a lot of tedious work. it would be nice to be able to pull in the escalation team object with its members and their priority number, edit the priority numbers, and publish to AF.

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  2. Improve formatting for changedate and creationdate properties in PI Builder Excel Add-in

    When querying PI Points within PI Builder we see the changedate and creationdate properties show up in the format "yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss" which is not the default format that Excel wants for filtering and sorting columns by date/time. However, we do see the proper format for these two properties shown after clicking any cell in the same sheet as the PI Point query and hitting "Retrieve". This yields the format "MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm" which is easier to sort and filter through.

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  3. Preserve formatting in PI Builder when use Simplified Configuration Strings

    If the "Show simplified configuration strings" option is selected in Settings, this removes GUIDS from the output in Excel.

    However, this option also removes the linefeeds in any formatted Analyses. If reloaded then this can corrupt the analyses - especially if comments are used.

    Please add an option to remove GUIDS but preserve formatting.

    @OSIsoft: Refer to TechSupport case 929964 for information.

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  4. Rename "PIAFBuilder" to "PI Builder" in Excel's add-in lists

    The name "PIAFBuilder" still appears in at least 2 places in Excel (see the attached screenshots):
    File → Options → Add-ins
    Developer tab → COM Add-ins

    Please change the name to "PI Builder". "PI AF Builder" was the name of PI Builder before PI AF Builder incorporated the functionality of the PI Tag Configurator.

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  5. Eliminate the 2-cell-wide blank border around PI Builder data

    When I import data using PI Builder, I usually want to filter the data and create calculated columns, but these prove to be more painful than necessary.

    If I put filters on the columns containing PI Builder data and then click on the filter dropdown arrow, every column will contain "(Blanks)" as an entry because the 2 blank rows underneath the PI Builder data are included as part of the PI Builder data. This happens because PI Builder modified these rows during the import.

    Calculated columns are useful to modify the values in an existing column. For the fill-down to…

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  6. Add quicker search capability in PI Builder for Data and Asset Server selection.

    Add quicker search capability in PI Builder for Data and Asset Server selection.

    For managing 50+ PI Data servers in PI Builder, the drop down for selecting the correct server is quite long, requires scrolling, and is easy to accidentally select the wrong one in the list. It would be nice if there was a search bar available to filter the server list right away, just like SMT has. I realize you can hit the drop down, then connections, and then type, then select and hit OK-- however that is a lot of extra clicks and we should just have…

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  7. Separate "Simplify Configuration Strings" options for GUIDs and Substitution in PI Builder

    When using PI Builder add-in for Excel to retrieve attribute or analysis configuration, we sometimes want to enable the option at Settings > Retrieve > Show Simplified Configuration Strings in order to remove the GUIDs. However, when doing so we find that the substitution parameters are also replaced with the fully resolved path which is not what we desire, especially if we need to export to another environment.

    e.g. %server% will resolve to the default PI Data Archive but this may be different between systems.

    It would be better if removing GUIDs or replacing substitution parameters were separate options as…

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  8. Be able to deselect Element Object Type

    It is currently not possible to deselect the Object Type "Element" in the "Select Object Tyoes and Column Headers" screen. This makes it annoying to search globally for things like Notification Rules and similar, as the results always include all Elements. Those then have to be filtered out, so that only the wanted Object type is left over. Finding and retrieving all the information for all elements can take a long while, depending on the size of the PI System.

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  9. Have more user-friendly names for objects, columns, and column groups

    The current names of objects, columns, and column groups usually use some combination of camel case, abbreviations, and no spaces, which makes them difficult to read. Nobody writes like this outside of programming, and most users of PI Builder are administrators, not developers.

    It's not like spaces are never used; they are just not used enough. For example, the UOMClass object has a column group called "UOM Mapping". The ElementTemplate object has a column group called "Attribute Columns".

    Please make the names more user-friendly.

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  10. Extend Saved Searches feature in PI-SDK Tag Search to PI Builder

    Add the ability to save search criteria defined in Find PI Point - similar to Favorites in PI SDK Tag Search dialog.

    Extend this to AF searches as well - saving favorites

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  11. Fetch multiple PI Points from one list

    1) Select some rows from a column with a list of point name on Excel.
    2) In PI Builder, Click on a new button (Find PI Points From List...) and then it will fetch all parameters of matching points in the server vs the list.

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  12. AutoFit the columns in PI Builder's "About"

    In the PI Builder tab in Excel, if you click on "About", a window similar to the one in "Before AutoFit.png" will appear. There is not enough room for the full Name to show, and the Assembly Version has much more space than it needs. If we AutoFit the Name column, everything can be shown in full (After AutoFit.png). Please make this the default way that the About window appears.

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  13. When building AF output tags with PI Builder - can't create as Base instead of Classic

    No option in PI Builder to declare point type of Base vs Classic.

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  14. Change "PI AF Builder" to "PI Builder" in the tooltip of the Feedback button

    Once upon a time, the add-in was called "PI AF Builder", but not anymore. Please edit the tooltip to reflect the current name of the add-in.

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