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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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  We currently have an issue with Docker based windows applications that we cannot enable windows authentication due to outdated AD architecture.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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    0 comments  ·  Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Update & standardize the properties of OSIsoft programs in Programs And Features

    In Programs And Features in the Control Panel, many of the properties of OSIsoft's programs are unnecessarily inconsistent between programs. See the attachment. This is confusing for the user, makes it more difficult for the user to navigate the programs after a property is sorted, and comes across as sloppy.

    The values of the properties also need to be updated. For example, techsupport@osisoft.com is no longer the preferred way to contact OSIsoft. The links should be updated to avoid dependence on redirects (e.g. HTTP links will redirect to HTTPS and techsupport.osisoft.com will redirect to my.osisoft.com).

    Please update these properties and…

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  6. Filtered calculation in PI ProcessBook

    In PI Calcs inside PI ProcessBook or even PI AF, the could be a way of filtering calculations, such as the following

    1. Tag VALUE stores a process value
    2. Tag STATUS stores the asset status

    We want to determine how long VALUE was higher than a threshold, filtering it by the condition 'STATUS'="running"

    Currently, we need to use at least one additional PI Point per conter, but it would be nice if we did not need any and could do it directly from PI PB.

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  7. Notifications Subscriptions Notify Option defaults to "Start and End"

    Many EFs are poor health in nature such that notifying the user when the event is ended is very important. Many users don't realize that this is an option. Either make start and end the default or present all choices more visibly to the user. This will reduce the amount of time users spend chasing poor health events.

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  8. Have greater consistency between PI Builder and PI DataLink

    PI Builder and PI DataLink both have About, Help, and Feedback buttons. Please consider some of the following actions to create a more consistent user experience across both add-ins:
    • Use the same set of icons.
    • Use a similar layout for the About window.
    • Use similar wording for the tooltips.
    • Use end punctuation on all tooltips. This is an issue in PI Builder but not PI DataLink.
    • Move the buttons to the far left. This will ensure that the buttons are visually in the same spot across both add-ins. Currently, both sets of buttons are on…

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Option to generate Event Frame on invalid data reference

    I would like to build an analysis that generates an event frame when one of the referenced PI points is unavailable - i.e. the point does not exist, permissions are missing, or the Data Archive server is unavailable.

    Currently when these conditions occur, the analysis will go into an error condition, but there is no way I can be notified of the situation.

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  12. Allow Notification Display of the target attribute using any UOM

    We default Element Templates to SI Units as standard, which makes sense, but we have Sites that are Imperial and Sites that are metric. This extends to certain department (wells, for example) using different units of measure to the default.
    I need to be able to send notifications to some people in a unit of measure that is not the template default (i.e. imperial), but there is no ability to do this without making duplicate attributes with different default UOM's.

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  13. Allow modification of System Enumeration Type

    Although it is not advisable to modify the "System" digital state on a PI Server it is permissable as per the documentation on a "Minimal" basis.

    In AF the matching "System" Enumeration set is "hard coded" and allows no modification at all.

    This provides not only an inconsistancy in approach from OSIsoft, but also an Inconsistancy in values received from AF and from PI when the "System" digital state has been modified.

    These inconsistancies leed to people questioning the validity of the data and the products being used to display it.

    The "System" enumeration should be held in the AFEnumeraiton…

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  14. I would like the ability to move searches defined on the PSE management tag from computer to computer

    I have created numerous searches on the management tab of the PSE, but if changing computers or even sharing the searches between workers you currently have to recreate the searches on each computer. Not sure where these are stored currently, but a way to import/export the searches would be helpful.

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  15. Set the DEFAULT analysis type to periodic, and/or allow the user to set the default in the config

    The default is set to Natural (event driven), but best practices say that this is a very costly method. Creating thousands of analyses can lead to forgetting to change it to periodic.  My suggestion is that the default should be set to periodic and/or the user should be allowed to set what default analysis type they want in the configuration.

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  16. Configure an event frame so that, depending on the reason code, severity automatically changes

    I I would suggest to configure an event frame so that, depending on the reason code, severity automatically changes

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  17. PI SMT - Archive Editor Improvements

    Why is the second server of all selected servers the default selected server for the archive editor? (C# index 1 instead of 0?)

    If I leave the Tagname empty and press the search button the tag search dialog opens fine.
    But if I enter some text at Tagname and then immediately remove the text again and now press the search button an error message "Error -2147220305: Empty strings not allowed. (Check Tagname)" appears even twice in a row.

    If I enter a tagname that does not exist an the error message appears that is ok, but it also appears twice…

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  18. Have the ability to change PI Message log file configuration (Size, Duration etc)

    If verbose logging is setup for applications such as (PI Batch) which write to the PI message log (or if you have very busy PI servers with lots of logs), the file sizes can get to several GB in size. It would be good to have the ability to configure the log file size

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  19. Digital State Sets and Bit Flags

    a common data type encountered are Double Integers as bit flags, where different combinations of each bit of the binary representation of the double integer corresponds to a state. PI's Digital State Sets do not handle these well.

    First, it requires that even unused states are created in the set . . . annoying, but not a total hindrance (there is another idea posted pertaining to this particularly)

    Second, digital state sets have a maximum of 16383, which is only 14 bits, which is only sufficient for single integer (8 bit) flagging techniques.

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  20. Out of the Box Event Weighed Analytics

    It would be useful to have event-weighed totalizers as out of the box formulas in Analytics for common calculations such as Week-To-day, Month-to-day.

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