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  1. Enable Keyboard shortcut F5 to Refresh PSE Trend Displays

    Enable Keyboard shortcut F5 to Refresh PSE Trend Displays

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  2. 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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  3. Allow Access to Analysis Variable Values in Notification Rules

    I tried to look but didn't see this requested. It would be very useful if the values of the variable(s) created in an Analysis could be accessed from the Manage Formats page of a Notification Rule. I know you can create output attribute and map the output of an Analysis to an attribute, then reference that from the Manage Formats page. However it would be much better if any variable created in the Analysis that is tied to the Notification Rule could be accessed when creating the email format. This would provide an easy way to for example create a…

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  4. Increase Box Length for Tagname Field in Archive Editor

    The Tagname field visible length should be increased within Archive Editor in System Management Tools. The full tag name is limited and cannot tell what is listed because the name is cut off. (See screenshot and steps listed below.)

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Navigate to PI System Management Tools -> Data -> Archive Editor
    2. Search for long tag name
    3. Select Multiple tags in the tag search box
    4. Click "OK" to confirm selection
    5. Select the dropdown icon within the tagname field to list all selected tag names.

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  5. 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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  6. split analysis is real-time and recalculation part (different logic to be used)

    It would be nice if we could have a "real-time" and "recalculate" part in an analysis. As source data could have changed you probably want sometimes the analysis to act in another way. Example: 2 attributes are used to trigger an event-triggered analysis and assume they write both a value for the same time stamp. in real-time this would mean that the analysis is triggered only once (1 trigger possible per time stamp) and is missing the value of one of the 2 attributes (depends who writes first). but with a recalculation both values are present and because of that…

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  7. Allow attribute templates to be referenced across different element templates using substitution parameters

    By allowing for attribute templates to be referenced across element templates allows for increased flexibility in build AF hierarchies without the need for duplicating attribute templates. .

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  8. Dynamic digital state sets

    Currently, the values of string tags are stored in full for each event, which is a waste of space for string tags that have the same values appearing frequently. To save space, a digital tag can be used instead. However, to create this tag's digital state set, we must know ahead of time all possible strings that the tag may store, and this may not be possible or feasible.

    My suggestion is to introduce dynamic digital state sets. That is, tags using dynamic digital state sets would receive strings from the data source. If the string is not already part…

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  9. 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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  10. Global Resend and Non-Repetition Interval setting

    It would be nice to have the possibility of setting a global resend and non-repetition interval.

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  11. Roll back to the older legacy installer, previous to PI System 2016 R2.

    The integrated installer will not perform as expected, as there is no explicit way to preconfigure the MSIs required to install the PI System.

    This creates a very stressful scenario for very restricted environments. Please reach directly to me in case you want to have more information,

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  12. Provide the user ability to select Event Frame templates during the Batch to Event Frames Migration

    During the Batch to Event Frames Migration, all migrated Event Frames are created with 'Migrated' templates (i.e. PIBatchMigrated, PIUnitBatchMigrated, etc.). I would like the ability to pick and choose what templates migrated Event Frames are created with.

    As some background, Batch Interfaces currently use a standard set of EF Templates -- 'Procedure' template for the top level Event Frame, 'UnitProcedure' template for the first child level, etc. I would like to assign these default templates to Event Frames created by the migration process. This will ensure perfect continuity between migrated Event Frames and future Event Frames created by any Batch…

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  13. Ability to create a list of frequently used Contacts for use in PI Notification

    The option for users to create a list of commonly used Contacts for use in PI Notifications subscribers would save the hassle of individually searching contacts each time members are added to a subscription. Additionally, using Contact Groups are too rigid because the desired subscribers can vary, depending on the Notification because you have to subscribe everybody in that group when that might not be necessary.

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  14. Child attributes should not be "included" if parent is "included"

    When a parent attribute template is excluded, but included at the element level, all child attributes are also included. It makes sense if a parent attribute is set to excluded all child attributes should also be set to excluded. However, if a parent attribute is set to "included", some child attributes may or may not be excluded. Instead of "including" them all, maybe they could remain excluded and the user can choose which to include.

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  15. Allow Table Link to be installed on AF Client

    Since it's already possible to import a table through an AF Client, it would be nice to be able to do the same for Table Links.

    Currently doing so results in an error: "Unable to link to external table: Unexpected Server Error". See KCS: "Unexpected Server Error" trying to link an AF table to a csv file

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  16. Support for Product & Campaign Contexts

    Better support contexts beyond Batch ID and Product. For example, Campaign, Order #, etc. that business users are more familiar with.

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  17. close/open event frames based on events, not transitions

    I use analysis to toggle a boolean or integer from 0 to 1. This is used as source to close/open event frames (step continious mode). this is working fine in real-time. But when I do a recalculation for a part of time in the past (not until *) on the analysis toggling the boolean/integer, the result can be that the last event (on thePI point) in that time frame is equal to the next event. Causing wrong results when the recalculation of the event frame generation analysis is done. If we could tell to close/open an every event we would…

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  18. AF SDK vs claim authentication

    We currently have an issue with Docker based windows applications that we cannot enable windows authentication due to outdated AD architecture. Once suggestion is that we use claims based authentication, but this will only work for PI Web API and not AF SDK, correct. It will be good to enhance AF SDK to use claims like PI Web API.

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  19. 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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  20. Include Creation date in event frame properties for Notifications

    We see issues where notifications appear to be delivered late but then find the event frame was created at a later time than the actual event because of connectivity issues. Having the creation date of the event frame exposed for a notification would be helpful in informing of such issues.

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