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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Safeguard against multiple analyses writing to the same PI Point

    Safeguard against multiple analyses writing to the same PI Point. Currently it is possible to configure more than one analysis to write to the same PI point. This is a problem since it often goes undetected until someone looks at the data and sees unpredictable results. The road to finding which analyses is usually long and tedious. In my opinion, one improvement would be to either:
    1. Safeguard so that it is impossible to configure the system so that more than one analysis cannot write to the same PI Point
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    2. develop a mechanism which warns about this configuration…

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  4. 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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  5. Allow NTLM-authenticated local accounts while installing PI Analysis Service on a computer other than the PI Asset Framework computer

    After installation, the PI Analysis Service can run under a local account even if the PI Asset Framework is installed on a different computer, since NTLM authentication can be used between both computers. However, the PI Server install kit does not recognize this and instead forces a domain account to be used for PI Analysis Service if the PI Asset Framework is installed on a different computer. See the attached screenshot.

    If the computer running the install kit is part of a domain, then each time the user wants to upgrade the PI Analysis Service, they must use a domain…

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  6. Let me configure AF to use REST CALLS to PULL data from External Systems

    I'd like the ability to configure AF to utilize a RESTful call to an external system, return and parse the JSON and update AF attributes from these external systems. This would save a tremendous amount of time building and maintaining customer code.

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  7. 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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  8. Mappings & Trusts User Tracking

    It would sure be nice if OSI had a way to better manage users access, because we know there are a lot of people who have the client tools but move to a different job or end up not needing them, so we want to pull their license/programs away and give it to someone else opposed to having to buy more. It would be really nice if as an option in the Mappings & Trusts beside the Trust name there was a counter that kept track how many times that trust was used, and have it reset to 0 every…

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  9. Have a less security intrusive way of monitoring PI AF Audit trail is enabled

    Currently the account used to monitor that the Audit trail is enabled requires sysadmin privileges. This is even checked in the related stored procedures. Our database security team sees this permanent need of sysadmin rights as a thread and also has doubts that this type of self-checking/correcting stored procedures is the best way forward.
    Can this not be done in a more secure way?

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  10. AF Administrator PSE Force Check-In for Users

    Have an option in PSE for AF Administrators to be able check in other users' checked out changes, in addition to being able to undo other users' check outs.

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  11. about PI products history

    Is it possible to list the PI products release history for both current version and previous versions in PI system road-map site?
    https://www.osisoft.com/pi-system/pi-capabilities/product-roadmap/

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  12. 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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  13. AF PSE Version Control

    As a user I would like to have versioning control of all ad-hoc element attributes and its analysis as well as element attributes that are part of an element template.

    Currently we have to manually export XML files of everything in our Database for every single change that is made. Then we have to keep track of the changes in a word document. This is cumbersome to do for every change.

    It would be nice to have a Git like ability where multiple individuals can work in a PSE database and commit to a master version of the database once…

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  14. Easy recording of actions, creating needed logfiles for tech support

    Create a visual tool in which we can select assets and some of their attributes/analyses for which we want to record all needed data for tech support to investigate issues. This allows us to open this tool whenever we want to record some actions in the system, whenever we have doubts if something will work as expected or when we want to reproduce an issue

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  15. Create/Update Youtube video about AF Security

    The available Youtube videos about configuring AF security are not clear. There should be a video about how to configure and grant the proper permissions to a service account running the PI Analysis Service for a PI System where the AF Server and the PI Data Archive are on separate machines.

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  16. IaaS deployment template for PI Server

    As a user, I would like to reduce the time and effort to deploy the PI Server in IaaS provider such as Azure and AWS.

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  17. Allow users to publish Proprietary AF Element templates

    Critical operations teams need AF content on-prem that reflects expertise from their enterprise community. Process equipment vendors (pumps, bearings, tanks, exchangers, burners, steam traps, valves etc...), engr/maint service providers (vibration monitoring, control loop tuning etc...) and system integrators need a way to provide PI templates whose analytics code is proprietary and thus not visible to the end user regardless of login credentials. Copy/edit/edit would be prohibited. This feature will allow supplier community to publish their work very quickly and effectively into existing pi systems without fear of losing their intellectual property. This will boost AF/EF content in existing PI systems…

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  18. Enumeration Sets and Asset Analytics Intellisense

    It would be nice if Intellisense would automatically fill enumeration sets as it does for attributes. It would make the setting of analyses and event frames easier when we are working with long strings.

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  19. Can we please get more than one scrolls on the PI vision trend. It makes it hard if you want to compare value side by side on the trend

    Can we please get more than one scrolls on the PI vision trend. It makes it hard if you want to compare value side by side on the trend. The new PI vision would display tag details below the trend, but does it allow you to double click and have more than one bar that scrolls on the trend?

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  20. Patch the persistent Test Send window outside of PI System Explorer

    From tech support case 00602329:

    In PI System Explorer, click on an element that has notification rules set up. Go to the Notification Rules tab, select a notification rule, click on Manage Formats, and click on Test Send. Enter an email address and click on Test Send. While the button still says "Testing", switch to another window. When the send is complete, the Test Send window will appear overtop of the window that you switched to. The only way to make it go away is to switch back to the PI System Explorer window.

    This situation came up when I…

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