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  1. Connect PI AF to Industry-standard physical properties databases

    Can PI AF be connected to physical properties databases (libraries) such as AIChE Dippr or Aveva Thermo or others in order to programmatically call for physical properties data in realtime. (Centralize calcs in AF)

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  2. Allow AF to use any PI Point metadata (descriptor, UoM, Compression, etc.) as Attributes.

    Some metadata can be used in Analyses, which is helpful, but means constantly running an analysis on static data in order to use it at all in AF, which is inefficient, and we have been told to pull in data as a linked table into AF, which seems unnecessary as the data already exists in the PI environment.

    Please allow us to pull in metadata as Attributes in AF, which then makes things much easier to view, check for accuracy, and update, using all of the extra capabilities of AF which are much more robust and easier to use than…

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  3. Colour Data field in AF Attribute

    We are creating hundreds of different attributes in AF, mostly based on templates and using these in PIVision.

    One thing that is annoying is when you make the PIVision image you have to manually change the colour of the symbol you use/trend you created etc to reflect the medium of the attribute that is used. Sometimes you even have to change the HEX colour code since it does not match the standard colour palette.

    What I am suggesting is to have a Colour Datafield in System Explorer for attributes.

    Here we can define the colour (via HEX code or another…

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  4. PSE Analysis Preview Results to indicate the origin of the event times

    In PI System Explorer, when using the Preview Results function for analyses, I want the dialog to indicate which of the input attributes the current timestamp originates from.

    Example: Two inputs with update frequency 1 min, Input1 without offset and Input2 with offset 00:00:30. In my Preview Results dialog I will see timestamps 12:00:00, 12:00:30, 12:01:00, 12:01:30, etc. for an analysis triggering from these two inputs. When hovering the generated timestamp I want to see if this originates from Input1 or Input2 (or both).

    This is, of course, a simplified example, but in the real world I would typically have…

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  5. Extension of Rollup Scope without Excessive Computational Cost

    If something I'll call lists are implemented following the model of categories (that is an element can belong to multiple, arbitrarily named entities) and rollup is extended to allow that as an option in addition to the parent element, this would allow many level rollup without the cost of recursion/tree-walking. A simple utility for list maintenance could be built that could do the recursion if that is viewed to be useful since performance would not be a problem for a one-off operation.

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  6. Check box option at attributes to handle PI tags that are bad and questionable

    This suggestion is on how you manage the input tags into calculation that at some point it returned bad value (like I/O Timeout, Bad Input, Snapfix, etc...) or became questionable. These tags will make your calc at analysis become "Calc Failed". I know that we can use Exit() or NoOutput() function but it's impractical to do this again and again in each statement.

    Generally "Calc Failed" can be caused by 2 reason, either the tag is bad or the calc itself cause error. But at least on the PI tags error we can handle at attributes level, and would be…

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  7. Change the default triggering for Analytics from Any Inputs

    Leaving the default to Any Inputs for expression analytics can cause some performance issue as a calculation could end up triggering multiple times per second if there are several inputs. Since this is the default, some users may not take the time to evaluate the performance impacts and will leave it to that default configuration. Users should be required to select the input(s) they want for triggering before being able to save the analytics, or at least be warned that Any Inputs could be too expensive.

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  8. Provide PI Builder Functionality In A Google Sheets Add-on

    A significant number of companies are moving from the Microsoft Office suite to "G Suite" (Google). This move takes customers from MS Excel to Google Sheets, and they would like to retain PI Builder as a functional add-on.

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  9. Include Spanish(Mexico) in the AF Client MUI language pack.

    Currently the Spanish language in the AF Client MUI language pack will use comma as decimal separators. However, for Spanish(Mexico) regional settings, the decimal separator is dot. The user would like to have the AF Client localized to Spanish(Mexico) default regional settings.

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  10. Set subscription configuration and notify option by group for all members

    When setting configuration and notify options for a group subscription, apply the choice for the group to all members, but allow customization by member. Having to set for every member - PAIN!!!

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  11. Add 'do not reply' to test emails

    When testing email for a new contact/delivery point, add something about 'do not reply to this address' on test emails

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  12. Add option to add a footer at the bottom of a notification telling the user the path to the notification

    Add option to include the path to a notification in AF - useful for troubleshooting -

    \AF Server Name\AF Database Name\Path(to element)\Notification Rule Name

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  13. Add documentation to AF Databases

    As we adopt more and more AF databases as part of how we do business, the ability to easily maintain them becomes more and more important.

    We have created documents to detail the business process flow to follow to update AF databases, but these are stored as documents on sharepoint sites, and not easily linkable to the actual AF databases. We can put a link to them in the database "Description", but it is a workaround.

    It would be great to have the ability to better document AF databases. This could take a number of forms from the very basic…

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  14. Ability to change the display digits for Limit attribute traits

    In some cases, the display digits for the limits of an attribute (attribute traits) need to be different than the parent attribute, so that clients such as PI Vision or PSE can also show the customized digits to improve visualization. However, currently, it is not possible to override the display digits for Limit attribute traits (LoLo, Lo, Hi, HiHi, etc.). This property is inherited from the parent attribute and although it is a good default value to have the display digits for Limits the same as the parent attribute, we would also like the ability to override them as needed.

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  15. Ability to Categorize Saved Searches Inside PI System Explorer

    As a power user or a PI administrator, I would like to categorize saved searches (attribute, element or tag search) inside PI System Explorer.

    When there are plenty of them it can get confusing to find and categorizing them would surely organize our searches.

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  16. PI System Explorer Pop-Up UI issue

    Ran into an issue today where we believe the "Advanced" pop up UI for Analyses to configure time stamp overrides, popped up 'behind' the PSE. Microsoft says this never happens, but the number of forum incidents attest otherwise.
    Because you can't do anything in PSE until you close the Advanced Options dialog, and we couldn't get to it to close it, the only idea i had, and your tech support concurred, was to kill PSE - hence, i lost all my changes.
    If you would be so kind to create a taskbar item for your popups, then maybe we could…

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  17. analysis template extension

    Analysis templates are useless if one need to adapt the analysis for some elements, for example in my case I need to change the "True for" clause in an Event Frame Generation Analysis, but I can't because it is created by a template.

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  18. Null value for missing PI Point

    If a PI Point doesn't exist for an element attribute as part of a template, allow us to link the tag value to null. Currently if the PI point doesn't exist, the integrator or other client tools will raise PI point not found message. To get around the issue, we have to map the attribute to a tag that has a dummy value. It would make more sense for it be marked as a null value.

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  19. Analysis variable configuration from attribute value

    Having the ability to store analysis variable configuration (calculation) in an attribute value would help a lot in creating assets from template that have diverging analysis configuration.

    For example, an attribute named attribute1 with a string value type could have the value "if '<attributeN>' = "OPEN" then 1 else 0. Then in the analysis, a variable could be simply configured as 'attribute1' and the configuration of the variable would be resolved and evaluated at runtime.

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  20. give AF users the option to choose the write mode of an analysis in real time (replace existing value at a given timestamp, or not)

    When having calculationWaitTimeInSeconds set to a large value in combination with an AF-SDK app triggering recalculations, it can happen that recalculation writes a value at timestamp x before this analysis is triggered to run in real-time for timestamp x. This results in having 2 events in the archive, for the same timestamp. When having EFs making a summary eventweighed, this results in a wrong value being captured as some events will be counted twice.

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