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  1. Use default servers and AF database from local KST for first time PI Builder users

    As a user, I want my experience to be as seamless as possible when using PI Builder so that I can get the information I need quicker.

    Currently, PI Builder will Default the servers/database chosen to <None> when a user first opens up PI Builder (after a fresh installation). I would prefer that PI Builder Default to the default servers and AF database from the local KST instead of <None>.

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  2. Be able to use variable as index in \Elements[@index=Variable]

    I would like be able to use a variable as index instead of an integer number in \Elements[@index=variable] so I can always get attribute values of my child elements eventough the relation to my child element isn't always the same.

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  3. PI Notification periodic schedule

    To update the last send time of the notification to be based on the configured time in the periodic schedule to resend the notification but not the time of the last notification sent.

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  4. Allow internal AF Tables to be linked from one AF Database to another

    In some scenarios, creating a linked table to an internal AF table is more appropriate than linking to an external table. For example, an internal AF table which contains a list of assets and their associated tag name may be applicable to multiple AF databases on an AF Server. This hypothetical table data could be used in a template strategy that leverages a table lookup and substitution parameters to populate a PI Point data references.

    As it stands, the internal table must be export, or copied, from one AF database to another and any future table updates require the same.…

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  5. Feedback for the "Hardware and PI System Sizing Recommendations Spreadsheet"

    Please delete the blank hidden sheet. It's a useless waste of space.

    On the PI Data Archive sheet, please use named ranges to make your formulas more readable. This will also make it easier for you to catch any mistakes and quickly check if formulas are still valid for newer versions of the PI Data Archive.

    Download link for the spreadsheet:
    https://customers.osisoft.com/s/productcontent?id=a7R1I000000Xz7K

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  6. Add more Search Criteria in PSE Management screen

    There is limited search options in the PSE management screen. I'd like to see more, specifically be able to search/filter on the "Element" field that is displayed on the screen.

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  7. Be able to change "State number" in SMT Digital States.

    SMT Digital States you can't change the number. This matters when trying to insert a new state. You have to rename everything to move it down. In PSE with enumeration sets you an change the number easily.

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  8. Attribute with properties = Configuration Item [add annotation capability]

    Attributes set as configuration items are used as variable inputs to PI Analyses expressions. When this analysis is performing calculations based on empirical tuning parameters, a tracking method is needed to record changes of these parameters. Adding annotation capability to element attributes set with "Configuration Item" property would provided a tracking method.

    Ex:
    2020-06-15 Component replaced with new. Adjusted tuning parameter to value ### in order to reset wear rate.

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  10. Make the datasecurity and ptsecurity Tag Creation Settings tied to the AF Database for which they were created.

    I think this may be a bug. But currently the datasecurity and ptsecurity tag attributes assigned in the AF Tag Creation Settings appear to be stored on the machine where they were created and not on the AF Database for which they were created.

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  11. Replace the "http://techsupport.osisoft.com/" link in the "About" window of PI System Tray

    The "About" window of PI System Tray contains the link "http://techsupport.osisoft.com/". However, this link does not use HTTPS and will redirect to "https://my.osisoft.com/". Please replace the link with an appropriate one that uses HTTPS and does not redirect.

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  12. Replace "timeout parameters" with "tuning parameters" in the description of the PITUNING Database Security table

    In PI System Management Tools, under the Database Security plugin, the description of the PITUNING table is:
    "Controls access to Timeout parameters and the Firewall"

    "Timeout parameters" is the old name for "tuning parameters", I'm guessing from the days when the tuning parameters stored mostly connection timeout times. New PI administrators will not know what a timeout parameter is. Please change the description of PITUNING to:
    "Controls access to tuning parameters and the Firewall"

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  13. By default, hide the tuning parameters of legacy features

    Many tuning parameters are irrelevant for PI systems that are new or no longer use legacy features. To reduce the clutter in PI System Management Tools, the tuning parameters of legacy features should be hidden by default, just like other tuning parameters that are hidden by default, such as Base_AllowSIDLookupFailureForMapping. Tuning parameters that are hidden by default appear in PI System Management Tools only when they are set to a custom value, which appears in the Value column.

    Below is a list of tuning parameters of legacy features. These account for >10% of all tuning parameters that are visible by…

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  14. Limit visibility of EF to those of which the user has read access to the primary element

    Currently the visibility of Event Frames in PI Vision and elsewhere is only limited by the security of those Event Frames. As the security of Event Frames created by Analyses is dependent on the security settings of the Event Frame template (and those are fixed in Analysis templates) it is difficult/impossible to use templates across an AF hierarchy with different security settings.

    If the user at least could only see those Event Frames where they have read access to the primary element, it would make everything a lot easier.

    Right now, in PI Vision for example, the user can simply…

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  15. Have the choice to delete ALL event frames at recalculation, even if not created by the analysis itself

    although it's not clearly written in PSE, recalculation of an event frame generation analysis will ONLY delete the event frames created by this analysis. Event frames created manually in PSE or via an AF-SDK application are NOT deleted. Depending of the use case this can result in wrong information for the end users. Solving this by a manual deletion is very time consuming and quite impossible in case you have a lot of elements to handle. Please allow us to select (in PSE and AF-SDK) that all event frames must be deleted

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  16. Select the EF Template in EF Generation Analyses created from AF Element Templates

    Any AF Analysis that creates Event Frames needs to have an Event Frame template assigned to it, which is used to create the Event Frame. The Security settings of the Event Frame template are used to assign the Security settings of all Event Frames created using this template.

    We are running into the problem, that we have various Element templates being used in the AF hierarchy with differing access rights to those Elements. However, all the EF created in those AF Elements have the same access rights across the complete AF hierarchy.

    One solution is to therefore use different EF…

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  17. Document publically changes from one version to the next

    This applies also to pharma industry, but customer wants exact documentation of what has changed between releases in the underlaying infrastructure. As example after an upgrade, a particular COM technology was no longer used. This could have resulted in catastrophic results if by chance was not discovered in time.
    For pharma: facilitates validation of the system if only the delta needs to be validated.

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  18. 64-bit only installation for PI System explorer

    OSisoft have marked 32 bit System explorer as Legacy. I wanted to get rid of 32 bit installable but technically it seems to be not possible. When we try to install only 64 bit installer of PSE, 32 bit is default installed which is not seems to be the right approach but that’s they way product works.

    Looking forward to have a independent 64 bit installer for PSE.

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  19. Analysis service should include functionality for limiting an Event Frame to x time after the start trigger.

    Timely notification of shutdowns is critical for managing remote unmanned equipment. Control modules outputs may only indicate a fault condition and require and operator to reset locally. Detailed information on the fault condition can be obtained from the control module, but may be delayed fault output by a time period due to controller task priority. Functionality for limiting an event frame to x time after the start trigger is required to provide timely notification of fault codes without waiting for the operator to reset the control module and clear the fault.

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  20. Allow TagVal to select a specific value if several values stored at a same timestamp

    We have cases where we have several values for the same tag at a specific timestamp.
    When we use tagVal in an analysis expression, the TagVal function returns the last stored value for the timestamp for the tag.
    We would like to be able to get (using a parameter) the First value stored for our calculations.

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