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  1. 2 votes
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  2. Better handling of XML import in AF

    A standard XML export from an AF Server includes the UOM's used in the database. When importing these XML files I don't need to get error messages every time it finds a UOM that already exists.

    I want to be notified if it exists AND the definition deviates. The default action should be to ignore UOM's with the same name & definition, and rather present a summary in the end.

    Alternatively I would like to be presented with more options in the import dialog, where I can control what I want to characterize as an error.

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  3. Allowing users to edit IP Address for creating a trust with Add Data Server Wizard in Buffering Manager

    When creating a trust for the Buffer Subsystem with the Add Data Server Wizard in Buffering Manager, the Wizard auto-populates the IP Address of the machine. Include an option to edit the IP Address that is auto-populated for machines that have multiple NICs.

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  4. 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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  5. Notifications 2012 Email Acknowledgment System

    To have an email acknowledgement system where recipients can reply to the email and have the notification acknowledged

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  6. 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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  7. Add a UOM class for bit rate

    More generally, the UOM class should capture information per time. This is useful for labelling data transfer speeds and signal quality.

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  8. Handling of data flood scenarios (like alarms)

    When a flood of data comes into a tag like in an alarm situation, sometimes the EF analytics don't trigger as some of the data comes in at the same second.

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  9. Compression Standards

    The ability to define and rollout compression standards on tags across the enterprise / sites. 

    When this information is captured bottom up from sites, bad settings make it difficult to maintain a standard which inhibits cross site data comparisons.

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  10. Ability to relate data from pharma Tech Transfer Experiments

    Ability to capture and relate data together from Pharma/BioTech Tech Transfer Labs that are running product and process experiments.  The context and data is organized around the experiment rather than by the piece of equipment. 

    Could require integration to Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) systems as start and end times are recorded manually in the ELN.

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  11. 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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  12. Allow entry of times relative to the start time or end time

    In the Archive Editor, PI Message Logs, etc., the user can enter a start time and an end time. Sometimes, you want to look at a time range in the past. Most people do not think in terms of start time and end time (16-Jan-17 00:00:00 to 16-Jan-01:00:00); they think of how much time after the start time they want to see (16-Jan-17 00:00:00 to +1h) or how much time before the end time they want to see (-1h from 16-Jan-17 01:00:00). Please allow entry of times relative to the start time or end time (but obviously not both at…

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  13. Backfilling % complete should be based on time, not number of analyses

    Currently, the "% complete" bar for backfilling analyses is based on the number of analyses that are done backfilling. For example, if you are backfilling 4 analyses, the bar only ever updates 4 times: 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%.

    These big gaps between updates are not useful if you are backfilling few, but slow, analyses. It also makes it difficult to judge how slow an analysis is without sitting and waiting for the first update.

    To provide more granularity, consider basing the bar on time. For example, if I am backfilling 3 weeks of data for 4 analyses, then the…

    2 votes
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  14. Display some analysis context menu items out in the open

    If you right-click on an analysis, you get some useful items such as Preview Results, Backfill/Recalculate, Copy, Delete, and Security.

    It would be useful to display some of these out in the open without having to open a context menu. The space above the list of analyses would be a good spot.

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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Saving the "Analysis Service Statistics" should be saved in XML instead of TXT since this is the actual format of the file

    It is possible to change the format after it is saved, but it should natively  be saved as an XML.

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  17. Compression (with the opposite intention)

    If you have a PI Tag that fluctuates within very excessive ranges, then it becomes quite difficult to observe its trending patterns in a chart because of its volatility.
    A feature to smooth the volatile values (i.e. exclude those outside of a user-defined band) would allow the slope of the trend to be examined without the noise.
    This would work like a mean reversion. The tagavg is no good because the result is a lagged output.

    2 votes
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  18. Users wants to include notification/template/target/target template's category in formatted message

    As a user configuring notifications I want to include categories in my formatted message so that I can contextualize the alert based on data already in the system.

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  19. Add ability to honor archive list file locations when adding new server to PI HA Collective

    When adding a new server to a PI HA Collective, all archive files selected to be included in the initialization are copied and registered with the new server in one defined location in collective manager.  This can create more manual work for organizations who wish to have all servers have similar file structures.  If the primary server has archive files registered across multiple locations, these locations should be honored and attempt to move files to these locations first, then if a drive is not available fall back to the default location.

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  20. Allow EventFrame analysis to link EventFrame to Primary Parent Element

    I want to be able to link an EventFrame to the Primary Parent of the Element the EF analysis is defined on.

    E.g. i use a child element to a Unit to contain the logic to detect and generate downtime events. However, i want the downtime event to link to the Unit, and not to the child element.

    I typically structure AF hierarchies using S95. I also use 'functionblocks' to add repeated functions to e.g. a Unit Element, using AF Element Templates for the functionblock.These also include EF analysis. This leads to the EF linked to the functionblock Element below…

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