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  1. Edit Global Default Email in Notifications 2016

    As a Notifications administrator, I would like to be able to edit the global default email. so that users within my organization that want to build notifications use a more customized standard email template to base their notification email on.

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  2. Bulk creation of Value objects in ProcessBook

    I would like to be able to bulk edit the Value objects in ProcessBook, so that I can easily create a large number of Value objects on a ProcessBook display.

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  3. Automatically refresh PI SMT cache

    I would like PI SMT to refresh its cache automatically so it provides consistent information with other client tools without the requirement to manually refresh it or close/reopen.

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  4. Display EndOfStream value instead of Current value for Future data for attributes in AF Explorer

    Display EndOfStream value instead of Current value for Future data for attributes in AF Explorer

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  5. Sort Dates in PI System Explorer correctly

    Very small/minor request:
    PI System Explorer Grid Control needs to sort Date Attributes by Date and not by String.

    Example of current sorting:

    1/1/2018
    11/1/2017
    2/1/2016
    3/1/2015

    Proposed sort:

    3/1/2015
    2/1/2016
    11/1/2017
    1/1/2018

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  6. Omit the predefined comment "Notifcation sent to 1 subscriber" in an event

    Is it possible to omit the predefined comment/annotation "Notifcation sent to 1 subscriber" in an event?
    We want to send notifcations but these related comments in all events are undesirable.
    We want the operation staff to comment every event and then we want to evaluate the events and comments in excel or have a look at the comments in PI Vision.
    And there it's unconvenient if in front of every user comment is an unwanted Notification info which make sorting and getting a quick overview difficult.

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  7. Reason Code value to AF element attribute or PI Tag

    As a PI system user, I need the ability to use reason codes to develop reports and dashboards. The current functionality of PI Vision symbols and analytics do not really enable the use of the current data type of EF attribute.

    The ability to map a reason code to an AF attribute either via analytics of via the reason code configuration window would allow this data to be used for much more than currently available.

    The use case from a customer workshop last week that I'm thinking of is OEE - not all equipment has the necessary information to properly…

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  8. Tool for SQL Security and Consistency Check for the PI AF Server

    It is difficult to manage the AF security complexity and ensure proper authorizations so that there are no security holes.  I would like a built-in tool that can go through and check various aspects of AF/PIFD security and integrity and generate a report.

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  9. Manual Logger Web - Clicking on back button should bring up a prompt

    Back button should prompt user for confirmation such that if a user accidentally hits the back button in the middle of a tour without saving, the browser prompts them: "Are you sure you want to leave this page?"

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  10. Automatic recalculation on template based analysis without automatic recalculation

    It should be possible to check "Recalculate analysis for out-of-order input events" if the analysis is based on a template and the re-calculation is not checked in the template.

    A change of the output time stamps is already possible.

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  11. New analysis service installation not forcing the current one to stop

    Customer would like to have the following possibility:

    During the installation of a new Analyses service kit pointing to a PI AF server where an analysis service is already configured, he would like to prevent the current PI analyses service from stopping during the installation so that no real-time data calculation is lost.

    He suggested this because he would like to keep his current analysis service running without forcing it to stop despite this new installation.

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  12. Functions in tag creation similar to StringBuilder

    It would be useful to use StringBuilder (or something similar) for more advanced tag creation patterns.

    It is already nice that you can use replacement patterns like %Attribute%, but sometimes functions like LEFT() or MID() would be great.

    It would also be great if StringBuilder would have a function like InStr().

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  13. Modify all Analysis Expressions with Text Visualizer

    Similar to the ability to open Text Visualizer by hitting 'F2' would be the ability to do the same for modifying (ALL) analysis expressions at once.

    This would be very helpful in copying existing expressions to other analyses or server environments.

    It also would allow a much faster find and replace on larger analyses.

    I say 'Text Visualizer' but any text editor would work.

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  14. Additional parameters for analysis function "EventFrame"

    Currently the analysis function "EventFrame" supports parameters "StartTime", "EndTime" and "Duration".

    I would like to see additional parameters "StartTriggerName" and maybe also "StartTriggerExpression".

    That could be useful for creating different "Outputs at close" for different start triggers.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. If the reference UOM of a UOM changes, relabel the sample conversion immediately

    If you add or edit a UOM and change the reference UOM when the method type is "Simple", the sample conversion will not reflect this change unless the factor or the offset is edited.

    Instead, the change in the reference UOM should be reflected immediately in the sample conversion.

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  20. If an attribute template changes type from A to B and uses A's default value, then use B's default value

    If an attribute template is of data type A and its default value is the default value of data type A, then if we change the attribute template's data type to B, then the attribute template's default value should become the default value of B.

    For example, if the last data type that I set on any attribute or attribute template is string, then if I add a new attribute template, it will already be of type string and will have a default value of empty string. This is great.

    However, if the last data type that I set on…

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