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  1. Use "whole" as the canonical UOM of the Ratio UOM class

    The Ratio UOM class represents part-to-whole ratios (i.e. the units are relative to the whole). Also, ratios are the result of a division. The division produces the number of wholes that the part represents. Any other ratio unit (e.g. %) requires scaling this division by some factor.

    Currently, the canonical UOM of the Ratio UOM class is %, which makes it awkward to define other units, especially those that are not based on powers of 10.

    For these reasons, the canonical UOM of the Ratio UOM class should be the "whole".

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  2. Be able to change capitalization in a tag name in a single step

    Currently, if you try to rename a tag to the same name but with different capitalization, a "Tag already exists" error message will appear.

    The check if the tag name already exists should exclude the tag that is being renamed.

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  3. Be able to add child attributes to attributes that use limit traits

    Currently, if an attribute has a limit trait assigned to it, it cannot have child attributes. This seems somewhat arbitrary. Child attributes of attributes with limit traits would be useful for high/low warnings/alarms.

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  4. Add a space before "Template" in the default element template name after using "Convert To Template"

    Currently, if you convert an element to a template, the default name of the template is of the form "[Element Name]Template". Please consider changing this to "[Element Name] Template" to increase readability and make the name more consistent with how English (or whatever language) is written.

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  5. Better handling of bulk deletion of open event frames

    I have a case with a customer who would like Notifications/Analyses to better handle situations where opened event frames are deleted in bulk. From the case, this process can cause Notifications to get in a bad state and cause a temporary delay in emails being sent out if backfilling is occuring in parallel. Customer would like this process to be improved.

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  6. Be able to perform silent installs with different silent.ini file path

    I have a customer who would like to perform silent installs and be able to specify a different file path for the silent.ini file. Currently the silent installs only work if the unzipped setup kit is all in one folder.

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  7. Allow PIWorld and piusers to be deleted

    Nobody should be using the "PIWorld" PI Identity or the "piusers" PI Group. The most that we can do at the moment is disable them. It would be much better if we can just delete them and never look back.

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  8. Default start analyses on checkin

    In the Template the check box for Run analysis on checkin should be disabled by default.

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  9. Notification Run on Checkin default

    By default the Start Notifications on Checkin check box should be disabled.

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  10. Use superscript characters in UOM abbreviations

    Currently, exponents in UOM abbreviations are not superscripted (e.g. cm2, ft3). Please use the proper superscript characters for these (e.g. cm², ft³).

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  12. Add Julian year and Gregorian year as UOMs

    These would make more sense than the current "year" unit, which is defined as 365 days, which is correct only ~¾ of the time.

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  13. Hide the Classic tab in Point Builder for "base" PI Points

    PI Points of point class "base" don't use the Classic tab in the Point Builder of PI System Management Tools at all. Therefore, there is no need to show it for "base" PI Points.

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  14. When PI AF Client is updated, update all install kits that contain PI AF Client

    A lot of times, install kits such as the one for PI DataLink contain an older version of PI AF Client than the one that is included in the PI AF Client install kit.

    To make things easier for customers, whenever PI AF Client is updated, consider updating all install kits that contain PI AF Client.

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  15. New performance equation function - StDev for event weighted

    I suggest creating a new performance equation function similar to StDev but for event weighted

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  16. Add the Analysis Description as a column to the PI System Explorer Management

    When I open PI System Explorer and click the Management button in the bottom-left I'd like the ability to show and hide certain columns of information; for example, I'd like to be able to add the Analysis Description as a column.

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  17. Analysis Searches - Allow Searching by 'Backilling'

    In PI System Explorer under the Management tab, add a new search category in Analysis Searches to allow searching by Backfilling.  The Backfilling status column is always shown in the results window, but there is no way to search by this column.

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  18. Add description to internal AF tables

    When defining an internal AF table, i would like to have a description column. That i can use to make the AF model more self-documenting.

    Now i need to describe the table and all the columns in the table description which is too limited for tables with many columns

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  19. Make a point class similar to "base", but without zero, span, or typical value

    Most of the time, zero, span, and typical value are unused, cause confusion, and/or lead to easy but costly mistakes.

    Typical value is probably the most useless PI Point attribute. It doesn't affect the PI system. It is just there for the user's reference. Why not a range of typical values? Why not calculate it dynamically based on actual data? Typical value is superseded by limit traits in PI Asset Framework, so there is no need to force a typical value on every PI Point.

    Zero is mostly used for Float16 PI Points, which is probably rarely used these days.…

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  20. Throw an error if both excdev and excdevpercent or both compdev and compdevpercent are present when publishing

    Currently, if you publish a PI Point configuration that contains both excdev and excdevpercent or both compdev and compdevpercent, the "percent" versions silently take priority. This means that if a user imports excdev and excdevpercent, edits only excdev, and clicks on Publish, PI Builder will give no indication that the excdev edit was not made.

    Please do not make PI Builder silently make decisions for the user. Please throw an error to let the user know that an edit to both excdev and excdevpercent or both compdev and compdevpercent at the same time does not make sense, and let the…

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