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  1. 2 votes
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  2. Provide more tools for quickly posting/viewing photos and videos in both PSE and Vision

    Photos and video streams are rich content for assets.  Not unlike social media.  I find customers storing photos of assets and events in file shares separate from AF.  Given good controls, users would drop images into AF.  This could really strengthen what customers see and discover using AF. 

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  3. Allow to configure the Delta UOMs in PSE

    With the introduction of the property "Delta UOM", there is no way to control this in PSE. We need this to properly configure or modify UOM classes

    Refer to 2017SP2 release notes:

    121485

    A new property, DeltaUOM, has been added to the UOM object to allow applications to determine the appropriate unit for measuring the differences between two values.  For example, temperature units typically have a different unit to represent deltas because of the offset present in the conversion factors.

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  4. Enable to change the font settings for dynamic content values in Notifications Message Format

    customer wants to change the font settings for a dynamic content values in the Notification E-mail message format. Only fixed text are only allowed to change. Once the Content value is selected, the Designer icons grey out.

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  5. Make it easier to select a table in the table lookup configuration pane

    A complex AF system may have dozens of AF tables, being fed by different groups, int the same AF database. Whenever someone needs to configure a new table lookup DR, he needs to go through a big list to find the desired table, specially if there is no table naming convention is place. In order to simply this, it would be much easier to find the tables group by categories. This feature should be optional (i.e, the user could arrange the list by table name or table category).

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  6. Distinguish between unitless attributes and attributes whose units have not been assigned

    It is difficult to tell on which attributes and attribute templates PI administrators forgot to add unit labelling when the default default UOM and the UOM to indicate unitlessness are the same: <None>.

    Instead, the default default UOM and the UOM to be used when the unit is unknown should both be <Unassigned>, and <None> should be reserved for unitless attributes and attribute templates.

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  7. Set the Configuration Item on attribute templates by default and remove when a data reference is added, similar to attributes

    Attributes have Configuration Item set by default. If a data reference is added, Configuration Item is removed.

    Attribute templates have Configuration Item not set by default. Please change this so that attribute templates are consistent with attributes.

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  8. 2 votes
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  9. 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.

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  10. Use "whole" as the canonical UOM of the Ratio UOM class

    The Ratio UOM class represents part-to-whole ratios (i.e. the units are relative to the whole). Also, ratios are the result of a division. The division produces the number of wholes that the part represents. Any other ratio unit (e.g. %) requires scaling this division by some factor.

    Currently, the canonical UOM of the Ratio UOM class is %, which makes it awkward to define other units, especially those that are not based on powers of 10.

    For these reasons, the canonical UOM of the Ratio UOM class should be the "whole".

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  11. Be able to add child attributes to attributes that use limit traits

    Currently, if an attribute has a limit trait assigned to it, it cannot have child attributes. This seems somewhat arbitrary. Child attributes of attributes with limit traits would be useful for high/low warnings/alarms.

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  12. Backup pre-commited

    As a Pi Admin, it would be usefull to be able to locate the Precommit directory used during the PI backup process to a different location from the Backup directory

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  13. 2 votes
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  14. Better handling of XML import in AF

    A standard XML export from an AF Server includes the UOM's used in the database. When importing these XML files I don't need to get error messages every time it finds a UOM that already exists.

    I want to be notified if it exists AND the definition deviates. The default action should be to ignore UOM's with the same name & definition, and rather present a summary in the end.

    Alternatively I would like to be presented with more options in the import dialog, where I can control what I want to characterize as an error.

    2 votes
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  15. Allowing users to edit IP Address for creating a trust with Add Data Server Wizard in Buffering Manager

    When creating a trust for the Buffer Subsystem with the Add Data Server Wizard in Buffering Manager, the Wizard auto-populates the IP Address of the machine. Include an option to edit the IP Address that is auto-populated for machines that have multiple NICs.

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  16. Allow PIWorld and piusers to be deleted

    Nobody should be using the "PIWorld" PI Identity or the "piusers" PI Group. The most that we can do at the moment is disable them. It would be much better if we can just delete them and never look back.

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  17. Notifications 2012 Email Acknowledgment System

    To have an email acknowledgement system where recipients can reply to the email and have the notification acknowledged

    2 votes
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  18. Use superscript characters in UOM abbreviations

    Currently, exponents in UOM abbreviations are not superscripted (e.g. cm2, ft3). Please use the proper superscript characters for these (e.g. cm², ft³).

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  19. Add a UOM class for bit rate

    More generally, the UOM class should capture information per time. This is useful for labelling data transfer speeds and signal quality.

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  20. When PI AF Client is updated, update all install kits that contain PI AF Client

    A lot of times, install kits such as the one for PI DataLink contain an older version of PI AF Client than the one that is included in the PI AF Client install kit.

    To make things easier for customers, whenever PI AF Client is updated, consider updating all install kits that contain PI AF Client.

    2 votes
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