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  1. Dynamic digital state sets

    Currently, the values of string tags are stored in full for each event, which is a waste of space for string tags that have the same values appearing frequently. To save space, a digital tag can be used instead. However, to create this tag's digital state set, we must know ahead of time all possible strings that the tag may store, and this may not be possible or feasible.

    My suggestion is to introduce dynamic digital state sets. That is, tags using dynamic digital state sets would receive strings from the data source. If the string is not already part…

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  2. Improve formatting for changedate and creationdate properties in PI Builder Excel Add-in

    When querying PI Points within PI Builder we see the changedate and creationdate properties show up in the format "yyyy-MM-dd hh:mm:ss" which is not the default format that Excel wants for filtering and sorting columns by date/time. However, we do see the proper format for these two properties shown after clicking any cell in the same sheet as the PI Point query and hitting "Retrieve". This yields the format "MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm" which is easier to sort and filter through.

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  3. Global Resend and Non-Repetition Interval setting

    It would be nice to have the possibility of setting a global resend and non-repetition interval.

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  4. Permanent disable of non used AF Analysis

    It would be interesting to be able to permanently disable an AF analysis if this one is not used within the template.
    This could be a scheduling option: Permanently Disable
    The status of the analysis would indicate that this analysis is permanently disable and this is "normal".
    There are many cases that this feature will be used to avoid creating multiple templates.

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  5. Roll back to the older legacy installer, previous to PI System 2016 R2.

    The integrated installer will not perform as expected, as there is no explicit way to preconfigure the MSIs required to install the PI System.

    This creates a very stressful scenario for very restricted environments. Please reach directly to me in case you want to have more information,

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  6. Provide the user ability to select Event Frame templates during the Batch to Event Frames Migration

    During the Batch to Event Frames Migration, all migrated Event Frames are created with 'Migrated' templates (i.e. PIBatchMigrated, PIUnitBatchMigrated, etc.). I would like the ability to pick and choose what templates migrated Event Frames are created with.

    As some background, Batch Interfaces currently use a standard set of EF Templates -- 'Procedure' template for the top level Event Frame, 'UnitProcedure' template for the first child level, etc. I would like to assign these default templates to Event Frames created by the migration process. This will ensure perfect continuity between migrated Event Frames and future Event Frames created by any Batch…

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  7. Ability to create a list of frequently used Contacts for use in PI Notification

    The option for users to create a list of commonly used Contacts for use in PI Notifications subscribers would save the hassle of individually searching contacts each time members are added to a subscription. Additionally, using Contact Groups are too rigid because the desired subscribers can vary, depending on the Notification because you have to subscribe everybody in that group when that might not be necessary.

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  8. Child attributes should not be "included" if parent is "included"

    When a parent attribute template is excluded, but included at the element level, all child attributes are also included. It makes sense if a parent attribute is set to excluded all child attributes should also be set to excluded. However, if a parent attribute is set to "included", some child attributes may or may not be excluded. Instead of "including" them all, maybe they could remain excluded and the user can choose which to include.

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  9. Allow Table Link to be installed on AF Client

    Since it's already possible to import a table through an AF Client, it would be nice to be able to do the same for Table Links.

    Currently doing so results in an error: "Unable to link to external table: Unexpected Server Error". See KCS: "Unexpected Server Error" trying to link an AF table to a csv file

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  10. Support for Product & Campaign Contexts

    Better support contexts beyond Batch ID and Product. For example, Campaign, Order #, etc. that business users are more familiar with.

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  11. Mappings & Trusts User Tracking

    It would sure be nice if OSI had a way to better manage users access, because we know there are a lot of people who have the client tools but move to a different job or end up not needing them, so we want to pull their license/programs away and give it to someone else opposed to having to buy more. It would be really nice if as an option in the Mappings & Trusts beside the Trust name there was a counter that kept track how many times that trust was used, and have it reset to 0 every…

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  12. AF Administrator PSE Force Check-In for Users

    Have an option in PSE for AF Administrators to be able check in other users' checked out changes, in addition to being able to undo other users' check outs.

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  13. about PI products history

    Is it possible to list the PI products release history for both current version and previous versions in PI system road-map site?
    https://www.osisoft.com/pi-system/pi-capabilities/product-roadmap/

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  14. close/open event frames based on events, not transitions

    I use analysis to toggle a boolean or integer from 0 to 1. This is used as source to close/open event frames (step continious mode). this is working fine in real-time. But when I do a recalculation for a part of time in the past (not until *) on the analysis toggling the boolean/integer, the result can be that the last event (on thePI point) in that time frame is equal to the next event. Causing wrong results when the recalculation of the event frame generation analysis is done. If we could tell to close/open an every event we would…

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  15. AF PSE Version Control

    As a user I would like to have versioning control of all ad-hoc element attributes and its analysis as well as element attributes that are part of an element template.

    Currently we have to manually export XML files of everything in our Database for every single change that is made. Then we have to keep track of the changes in a word document. This is cumbersome to do for every change.

    It would be nice to have a Git like ability where multiple individuals can work in a PSE database and commit to a master version of the database once…

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  16. IaaS deployment template for PI Server

    As a user, I would like to reduce the time and effort to deploy the PI Server in IaaS provider such as Azure and AWS.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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