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  1. Throttling of Audit Trail cleanup

    Currently the Audit Trail cleanup, when turned on, just deletes everything. When there is a large backlog for the cleanup, this causes a huge load on the SQLserver.

    I would like some throtthling feature to not load the server too high with the cleanup.

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  2. Include Gauge pressure UOMs in PI AF Pressure UOM class

    Add gauge pressure UOMs to AF per common practice in industry.  As of AF 2017 R2 the pressure UOM class has only absolute pressure members (relative to absolute zero pressure).  Most pressure transmitters in industrial applications are calibrated in gauge pressure, relative to local baromteric pressure.  This makes for work on every launch.  For example PSIG and InWC are too common examples that need the gauge offset.  These are small improvements but every AF customer will benefit.  UOMs are important and worthy of any incremental fix.

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  3. Identities Starting pack

    It would be nice if out of the box you could get a few starting identities based on common security use cases.

    I.E.
    An Identity /  Only read, for end users
    An Identity for Consultants / Systems Integrators - That could administrate all but the security, so this could be an starting point to build an standard identity for new Consultants
    An identity for Edit all but Analytics - This could be an starting point for power users.

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  4. Click and Drag row in Analysis Configuration

    Include the ability to click and drag rows in the analysis configuration, rather than using buttons to move the row up or down. This is very tedious for long calculations.

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  5. PI Manual Logger - Customer would like to enter a timestamp (with the : ) in the comments section of PIML

    Due to this work item: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Known-Issues/104011 customer is unable to include characters that are common with timestamps in the comments section of PI Manual Logger.
    Some characters are stripped away before the comment appears in PI AF.

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  6. AMI Interface: allow meter data to be writable to PI Point attributes

    Synced to PI Square at https://pisquare.osisoft.com/ideas/29455

    Currently, meter data can only be written to static attributes. Historizing the meter data may be useful if there are expected changes that should be monitored.

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  7. Ability to Specify Multiple PI Data Archives for PI Cloud Connect

    When setting up PI Cloud Connect subscriptions it would be nice to specify the PI Data Archive tags get created on along with the AF Server and Database to create elements. In our case, we have multiple AF Servers that are linked to different PI Data Archives. Additionally, I don't really like that the default PI Data Archive gets used. What if a user were to accidentally change that?

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  8. Add hot key for Evaluate button in the Analysis tab in PSE.

    Had a customer ask for this when learning to use analyses. Seems like it would be handy to be able test analyses as you add variables via hot key (Ctrl + e, perhaps).

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  9. Ability to do Incremental PI AF tree export

    As a PI System Administrator, I need to do incremental exports each two days from my tree so we can track what has been changed between them periodically.

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  10. Publish metrics

    Create standing metrics for the PI System, especially the PI Data Archive

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  11. Get a "Format Painter" for Graphs and Multistate Elements

    Get a "Format Painter" similar to Excel for Graphs and Multistate Elements. So that you don't have to reformat each one manually when working in a PiBook.
    So one could edit one graph as he desires and apply the format to other already created graphs on the same page (this would be a huge Time saver!)

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  12. Add thermodynamic properties air tables to Functions list in AF Analytics

    In addition to steam tables, it would be nice to see air tables, particularly for analytics on combined cycle and simple cycle units.

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  14. Having different sets of Archive Files.

    Having different sets of Archive Files or "how to Define Archive for the Tags Individually". For example sending the Process Data to a different Archive File than the Building Monitoring Tags.

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  15. enhance rollup analysis to perform more complex calculations.

    I would like to enhance rollups analysis so I can perform more complex calculations. Ideally I would like to be able to build my own functions for example sum of squares...

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  16. Multi State for PI System Explorer

    We use PI System Explorer as a data consumption and management tool. We would like to have the option to configure multi states such that an attribute "row" in the attribute tab would be colored based on value criteria.

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  17. Improve selecting inputs for Formula DataReference with large number of attributes

    When an element has a large number of attributes defined (e.g. 400), then it is very difficult to select an attribute as an input to the Formula DataReference because the dropdown does not have a scroll bar.

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  18. Analysis managament filters for all users and able to export between diferent AFs

    It was so useful for us if we can use filters on Analisis management for all users. We are a 5 people support team, we have the same AF structure in different servers and we must do the same filters user by user, AF by AF.

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  19. Arranging Element Templates

    I would like to be able to arrange my element templates by category. Then I would like to be able to arrange that category by reference templates. Right now, I can only do one or the other.

    This is not visually pleasing because if i arrange by category, I no longer can see which templates are references templates as everything is put under a common tree. This makes it difficult to navigate and organize.

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  20. Microsoft Store for Business with PI client tools

    Please consider distributing PI System client tool via "Microsoft Store for Business" https://businessstore.microsoft.com/en-us/store/search?q=OSIsoft

    This would be a convenient way to install and update PI System Management Tools (SMT), PI System Explorer, PI ProcessBook, PI SQL Commander (PI OLEDB\PI OLEDBEnt), PI DataLink, and PI Builder, etc.

    This would also remove the hassle of packaging the software installers in the enterprise software package management systems.

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