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  1. Add the ability to create, edit, and delete annotations for attributes tied to PI Points in PSE

    A use case for this request would be to provide a way to overcome the limitations and inconsistent behavior observed when rounding timestamps by PISDK client tools. Considering that AFSDK Clients would provide better subsecond timestamp handling.

    The limitations mentioned above are described in the following article: https://customers.osisoft.com/s/knowledgearticle?knowledgeArticleUrl=KB01402

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  2. Ability to track source of AF created PI tag to it's origin (dB/element/attribute/analysis)

    I have thousands of tags based on AF analysis, both auto created by AF and some which have been converted from ACE, PE, Totalizers to AF.

    Looking at the tags in Point Builder, DataLink, or SMT I am able to tell by Point Source that the tag is calculated in AF.  But where?  We use a single AF database for our SCADA, AMI, and Generation groups so browsing for an analysis is quite time consuming.

    It would be nice to have a PI Tag attribute that would show the "path" to the analysis.  \Database\Element\Child\Child\Attribute\Analysis and that this information could easily…

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  3. Add an error message when applying UOM to string value type attribute

    When changing the value type to string of an attribute with an associated UOM, the following error is observed:

    "...cannot be changed to type 'String' because it has a unit of measure and 'String' does not support UOMs."

    When you have an existing string type attribute and add a UOM, the value type is automatically changed to a numerical type without warning. It would be helpful to include a similar message as the one mentioned previously.

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  4. Expose triggering input to Analytics

    If an analysis with multiple trigger attributes is triggerred, it is difficult to assess which attribute produced the trigger. Hasvaluechanged has it's limitations, and comparing PrevEvent is also cumbersome.

    Instead of only receiving a timestamp for the Analysis to evaluate, i would like to receive both the Attribute name/path and value that triggered this event.

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  5. Trigger an event frame each day on a specific trigger

    I would like to trigger an event frame on a PI Point, however, that trigger may last for several days. During that time I would like the event frame to close at midnight and automatically reopen a new event frame for my event driven event frame.

    Here is an example: Pretend you are measuring the outside air temperature, you want your trigger to trigger when it goes above 50F, chances are your event frame could go on for days before it drops below 50F. Instead of it to go on for days I want a new event frame to create…

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  6. RDBMS Interface - Full Sync and Annotations

    The PI SDK writes required for setting annotation values with the exdesc and RDBMS interface are not compatible with Full Synchronization.

    Make this compatible.

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  7. "Quick watch" function for analyses

    While creating and/or debugging analyses in PI System Explorer, I would like to have available an instant evaluation dialog.

    This would be something I can bring up empty, and start typing (if in template, use the context of the currently selected Example Element) to evaluate a formula.

    If I right click a formula or expression already placed in a variable I would like to see "Evaluate in Instant Window" or "Evaluate instantly", where the dialog is brought up with that text pre-defined. If the expression you right clicked contains time expressions (such as start time, end time) I would like…

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  8. Identities Starting pack

    It would be nice if out of the box you could get a few starting identities based on common security use cases.

    I.E.
    An Identity /  Only read, for end users
    An Identity for Consultants / Systems Integrators - That could administrate all but the security, so this could be an starting point to build an standard identity for new Consultants
    An identity for Edit all but Analytics - This could be an starting point for power users.

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  9. PI Manual Logger - Customer would like to enter a timestamp (with the : ) in the comments section of PIML

    Due to this work item: https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Troubleshooting/Known-Issues/104011 customer is unable to include characters that are common with timestamps in the comments section of PI Manual Logger.
    Some characters are stripped away before the comment appears in PI AF.

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  10. AMI Interface: allow meter data to be writable to PI Point attributes

    Synced to PI Square at https://pisquare.osisoft.com/ideas/29455

    Currently, meter data can only be written to static attributes. Historizing the meter data may be useful if there are expected changes that should be monitored.

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  11. Ability to do Incremental PI AF tree export

    As a PI System Administrator, I need to do incremental exports each two days from my tree so we can track what has been changed between them periodically.

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  12. Publish metrics

    Create standing metrics for the PI System, especially the PI Data Archive

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  13. Get a "Format Painter" for Graphs and Multistate Elements

    Get a "Format Painter" similar to Excel for Graphs and Multistate Elements. So that you don't have to reformat each one manually when working in a PiBook.
    So one could edit one graph as he desires and apply the format to other already created graphs on the same page (this would be a huge Time saver!)

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  14. Add thermodynamic properties air tables to Functions list in AF Analytics

    In addition to steam tables, it would be nice to see air tables, particularly for analytics on combined cycle and simple cycle units.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  20. 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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