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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Support for data classification

    As a PI admin, I need to ensure that my data access and handling complies with classifications or levels of sensitivity.

    Background
    Regulations and compliance regimes require different controls for data based on the classification of data.

    Related Requests:
    Proper classification is typically a prerequisite for any nontrivial data retention policy.
    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555148-pi-server/suggestions/17219942-support-different-data-retention-policies

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  11. PI Manual Logger Web should allow access to in-progress Recent Tour Runs from other clients

    PI Manual Logger Web should allow a user to start a new tour run on one machine, save it part-way through, and then load and finish the tour run on another machine. For example, if a user in the field begins a tour run on a tablet that dies or has a hardware malfunction, they should be able to continue and finish the same tour run from a different tablet instead of having to start a new tour run.

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  12. Alphabetize Selections in drop downbox when creating filters in EF, etc.

    In PI System Explorer, when creating a filter for looking at Event Frames, in the dropdown box, the selection items aren’t sorted in alphabetic order.  It is an arduous task to review each of the selections to pick the one that you want. It would be nice if they were in alphabetical order, or if there was a search feature.

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  13. Allow a PI Point's point class to be edited in the Point Builder of PI System Management Tools

    Currently, a PI Point's point class can be edited through PI Builder but not through PI System Management Tools. Please consider giving PI System Management Tools the ability to edit the point class as well.

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  14. Give a more specific error message when publishing a span of 0

    Currently, if you try to create/edit a PI Point to have a span of 0, an error message similar to the one below appears:
    Error occurred on line #, column #, while processing PI Data Archive 'PIDataArchive':
    [-38] Illegal Compression Deviation Specification
    Parameter name: compdev

    This occurs even if compdev is not one of the published columns, which can confuse the user. Please give a more specific error message when the user tries to publish a span of 0.

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  15. Minimize the recalculation of volatile cells

    Currently, PI Builder data is imported row by row. Each imported row causes all volatile cells in all open workbooks and any cells downstream of them in the dependency tree to recalculate. PI Builder will not import a new row until this calculation is complete. If there are too many slow-calculating downstream cells, the entire import can be slowed to a crawl.

    Please consider importing data in a way that does not trigger the recalculation of volatile cells as often. One option is to switch to manual calculation before the import and restore the previous calculation mode after the import.…

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  16. Wave Form Data Collection

    A few customers would like the capability of storing vibration wave form data in PI. They often measure data in MHz and GHz frequencies, which are at a finer resolution that the PI Data Archive is capable of storing. The wave forms are captured over periods from 2 to 30 seconds and only saved if there is an interesting event.

    Customers in data centers are also requesting power quality wave form storage in PI.

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  17. Allow user to change the display text for a hyperlink that links to a File on PI System Explorer's Notifications Message Editor.

    Currently, PI System Explorer's Notifications Message Editor does not allow the user to change the display text for a hyperlink that links to a File. There are some workarounds (such as using PI Builder to edit the XAML directly), but it would be nice to have this functionality built-in.

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  18. Add External Support for AspenTech Functions in Analysis within AF

    Add support to import AspenTech functions into Asset Framework to use with Analysis.

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  19. PI Archive File header should keep track of last modified recno

    The PI Archive File should keep track of the last modified RecNo. This would make cases where historical archive last modified times are updated (and potentially causing large backups) much easier to track down.

    In particular, this feature combined with the new Snapshot_TracePointID tuning parameter in PI Data Archive 2017+ would make figuring out what is updating archive last modified times much more straightforward.

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  20. Create or Update PI Points and Reset to Template

    Using PI System Explorer, it is possible to "Create or Update PI Points" in bulk across all elements or branches of elements. However, "Create or Update PI Points" resolves the substitution parameters of PI Point attributes. As a result, if you change the value of a substitution parameter that is used in the PI Point configuration, say %Description% and perform "Create or Update PI Points", the point does not update with the new value. You have to take an extra step and first reset all the PI Point attributes you want to change to the template using PI Builder. It…

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