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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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 Typical value is superseded by limit traits in PI Asset Framework, so there is no need to force a typical value on every PI Point.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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  9. 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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  10. Import archived data Into Excel based on start and end times of specified event frame.

    Import raw, archived data for a PI tag Into Excel based on start and end times of specified event frame.

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  11. pisrvstart and pisrvstop scripts should have pilogsrvX64

    pisrvstart.bat and pisrvstop.bat scripts should have "pilogsrvX64" added to them.  Currently all services except the "PIPC Log Server x64" are started/stopped by these scripts.

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  12. Interpolation options for step tags

    When the step attribute of a PI tag is "on", allow the user to specify an interpolation method.

    The current method assumes that a value is constant until the next event, which works well in most cases.

    For tags that track rolling averages, rolling totals, real-time derivatives of totalizer tags with respect to time, etc., it would be more useful to assume that a value is constant up to the previous event.

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  13. Introduce new features in PI-ProcessBook

    1. Permanently set the custom output columns for ‘Tag Search’. For instance, I can add ‘Zero’ and ‘Span’ columns in the Tag Search window. However, when I close and reopen PI-ProcessBook, this setting reverts to the original configuration (Server, Tag & Descriptor).

    2.Permanently set Trend Cursors. For instance, I can add one or more Trend cursors to a plot in Run mode. However, these disappear as soon as some modifications are done in Build mode or PI-ProcessBook is re-opened? Is there any solution or workaround?
    •         This will be of great help when there are some trends (with Trend cursors)…

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  14. Option to change (or extend) mail format on element level

    For some elements, i would like to add some extra agreement specific text to the notification mail.

    There is currently no good method for doing this, since this is locked to the template.

    I suggest that which mail goes out to each subscriber could be changed on element level (treat as the value of an attribute).

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  15. Update Asset from the dropdown in the display to match the Event Frame's Primary Reference element of the Event Frames

    Users have requested that the when they select an event frame from the Event Frame panel the Asset on the display should update to the Primary Reference Element of the Event Frame

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  17. Dialog for configuring notifications

    I would be good to have a dialog for configuring notifications setting as it was available in the old notifications version.
    It seems strange to me to change values in the configuration database.

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  18. managed PI

    Add capability to mPI to detect that services are no longer responsive or in a bad state - e.g. when an AF collective is out of sync and the service becomes not responsive, this is not detected by mPI and not flagged by the NOC

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  19. Move "New Analysis Template" and "New Notification Rule Template" buttons beside the "New Template" button & rename "New Template"

    When I am in the Analysis Templates tab, I always make the mistake of thinking that "New Template" will give me a new analysis template, when it in fact gives a new element template or a new event frame template.

    For consistency and clarity, the "New Template" button should be renamed to say "New Element Template" or "New Event Frame Template".

    Also, the existing "New Analysis Template" and "New Notification Rule Template" buttons should be moved up beside the "New Template" button, much like the "New Attribute Template" button.

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  20. Fix alignment of dotted border on selected attributes

    When you select an attribute, a dotted border appears around the attribute. However, it is 1 pixel too far to the right. Please align it with the solid border.

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