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  1. Ability to convert historical tags to future data tags

    As a production supervisor, I would like to be able to convert historical data tags to future data tags so that I can more efficiently transition my production target tags from being something that I have to update every day, to something that I can update ahead of time. Currently my production target tags are historical data tags, meaning that I have to go in every morning and update the tag with today's production target. I'll be upgrading my PI Server soon, which will allow me to use the future data feature. If I could make these tags into future…

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  2. One Step Process to Clean Cached Events on Mobile Devices with PIML Mobile

    As a user of Manual Logger Mobile, I would like the ability to easily manage the number of cached devices on my mobile device. It is a lot of steps required to clean up the number of cached events on a handheld device.

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  3. Database & Tag Security Editing - Usability

    Users should have the option of updating tag security directly from SMT

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  4. Normalized view of the Database Security Table

    Currently, the Security column in the Database Security Table uses the following notation for its values (example):
    piadmin: A(r,w) | piadmins: A(r,w) | PI Readers: A(r) | PIWorld: A(r)

    This crams multiple PI Identities and access types into a single cell.

    Consider adding an option to view this table in a more normalized form. That is, split the Security column into PI Identity and Access Type (read or write). This way, we can sort the PI Identify column to group PI Identities together. Then we can easily see which tables a PI Identity has access to rather than visually inspecting…

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  5. Auto-balance archive files

    The disadvantage of fixed archives is that they cannot grow or shrink. The disadvantage of dynamic archives is that they can potentially grow too much. Merging of small archives and splitting of large archives must be done manually.

    To solve this problem, consider making all archives dynamic, but allow the user to specify an acceptable size range for the archive files. If archive files fall out of that range, they can be split or merged automatically.

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  6. Automatically set an attribute's Value Type based on the PI Point point type

    If an attribute uses a PI Point data reference, automatically set the attribute's Value Type based on the PI Point's point type.

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  7. Propagate variable renaming

    If a variable is renamed, the rename should propagate to the definitions of other variables that use the renamed variable.

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  8. URI DataReference to support substitution variables

    The URI DataReference cannot use substitution variables, and thus if you have 1000 URI attributes to refer to a Coresight display, you need to specify your Coresight server 1000 times.
    Having that URI (or other parts) in another attribute would be helpful.

    Currently i use the stringbuilder for that reason, as the URI builder does not support this.

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  9. Permit me to keep "no data" and also use tag with AF Analytics

    I'd like a way that permits me to use AF analytics on "no-data" pi points without requiring me to strip/remove all no-data points, so that I can also use "no-data" for notifications.

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  10. Display path of element in the PSE

    As a user, I would like to be able to easily see the full path of an element in the General tab, and be able to copy this path to my clipboard.

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  12. Specific Number of Required Acknowledgements for an Escalation Team

    A way to require a certain number of acknowledgments for an escalation team? (ie: Only stop notifying if 3 or more people of my 5 person escalation have acknowledged the notification)

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  13. Show different status icon for Notification when it's Event Frame is not Running

    For notifications triggered off of an event frame analysis, it is possible for the event frame analysis to be turned “off” (not showing green checkmark) while the corresponding notification still shows a green checkmark. This seems slightly misleading because the notification is technically not running or being evaluated because the event frame is off. Is there a way to show a different icon for the notification if it’s corresponding event frame is not in a running state?

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  14. library management

    As an administrator I require a better mechanism to manager AF Library objects across multiple AF servers.

    I would suggest extending the current library functionality in AF to include the following:
    * library can be versioned
    * Objects created in AF from a library are read-only and linked to the library. e.g. a user is unable to alter an element template that is created from a library. If the library is updated the linked object in AF is updated. If the object is removed from the library the equivalent object is removed from AF.
    * Powershell based interface for the…

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  15. Create Analysis and Notifications when limits are set on attributes

    As a Notification user I would like a one-click way of configuring a notification on the limits I have set on the attribute so that I spend less time configuring a simple notification such as this.

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  16. Ability to track asset connectivity changes over time

    As a user, I want to track asset connectivity changes over time, so that I can visualize and analyze interdepedencies of assets over tiem.

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  17. Improve usability of configuring AF security using PI System Explorer

    As a user, I want to have improved interaction when configuring AF security using PI System Explorer, so that I can make changes to AF security more easily and accurately.

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  18. Enable PI Builder for Office Web Apps

    As a user, I want to be able to use PI Builder in a web browswer, so that I can use PI Builder with Office 365.

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  19. Ability to write data to the Buffer Subystem using the AF SDK when PI Data Archive is unavailable at start up

    As an user, I want to be able to write data to the PI Data Archive via the Buffer Subsystem even when the PI Data Archive is unavailable at start up so that my application can continue to run without having to wait for a connection to the PI Data Archive.

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  20. Backfill analyses from many disparate assets

    Have an easier way in the UI to find, select, and backfill 50 or 60 disparate assets such as wells. Currently analyses are a flat list.

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