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  1. Provide a way to backfill/recalculate analyses from Analysis Template tab in PSE

    It is difficult to find all the analyses from template to backfill/recalculate after making changes in Analysis Template.  Currently one has to navigate to the Management plug-in, do some sort of search/filter, then queue the analyses.  This is a multi-step process.  Consider providing a better user experience.

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  2. Ability to override analysis in a derived template

    When i create a derived Element Template, i would like to be able to override an inherited analysis. Now i am severly limited in the re-use of templates due to this limitation. I cannot extend nor exclude functionality in a derived template if this is used in an analysis, because i cannot adapt the inherited analysis.

    This is similar to https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555148-pi-server/suggestions/17865355-exclude-analysis-function
    but the two would complement each other quite well

    14 votes
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  3. Scheduled backfilling for a specific time frame on analyses

    Add the capability to perform scheduled backfills for a specific time frame, for analyses created on PI System Explorer.

    14 votes
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  4. Delay Real-Time Calculations until backfill is finished.

    For recursive Analyses such as below :
    PrevVal(tagA,'*') + 'TagB' → output : tagA

    When the PI Analysis Service is down (or the node needs to be restarted), the current calculation needs to be halted until the Backfilling reaches up to the start up time. Or else the value will not be as expected.

    14 votes
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  5. Add new PIPointAttribute for "StaleTimeout"

    While no customers have asked for this directly, I have seen many customers ask how to check a tag for being stale. The solution to date assumes all tags have the same staleness timeout, which really is not the case most of the time.

    This new "StaleTimeout" point attribute would be a duration (time span) customizable for each tag. There could also be a new PIPoint property called "IsStale" which could bounce the current value's timestamp off the "StaleTimeout".

    14 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Data Archive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Rick,

    We are considering how to implement Data Quality in an upcoming release. A subset of that is if data is stale. If you can help us gather more customer use cases to better document the problem, and help us get a sense of how many customers would benefit from this feature, that would be extremely helpful.

    Specifically, what would be very helpful is the requirements customers have to determine when a data point is stale. We are making a serious effort to simplify the management of the PI System, so we would like to be able to avoid asking users to spend time configuring yet another parameter.

  6. Dynamic element search/view for rollup

    As a user of Asset Analytics I would like to have more flexibility in including elements in my rollup calculation so that I would not need to build large hierarchies just for the purpose of rollup analyses.

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  7. Use %Duration% with Formula Data Reference as Best Practice for EF Duration Attribute (AF 2017 R2+)

    This is a followup to discussions with Roger Palmen and Rick Davin about their excellent writeups on the topic of EF Duration attributes; see Event Frame duration - easy way in AF2.6 or higher & Duration attribute on an Event Frame - Part 1 , respectively.
    With the addition of the %Duration% substitution parameter and it's support in the Formula Data Reference, the following is suggested as a standard way to add a Duration attribute with values in a Time class UOM for newer versions of AF.
    Create an EF attribute template with the following configuration:

    Note 1: no parameters…

    13 votes
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  8. As an avid user/admin of AF, in PSE I would like an option to display large attribute values with commas (Internal WI 36575)

    Currently, in PSE there is no way to display attribute values greater than or equal to 1000 with commas for the thousands separators. Ex: 1,234,456 instead of 123456. This option exists in other PI Clients (i.e. PI Vision) and should be available in all PI Clients.

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  9. Allow writing arrays as a time series to an output

    I would like to be able to configure outputs in an analysis to write at multiple time points (which are defined by the result of an array function).

    My use case is to:

    1. Configure an attribute as a Time Series Table Lookup
    2. Create an analysis that retrieves the values of this attribute as an array, e.g. using RecordedValues
    3. Transform the data using MapData
    4. Write the result back to another attribute that is configured as a PI Point

    13 votes
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  10. Allow Max Rollup to provide AF Element-attribute

    Using the Max Rollup function - I would like to know which element provided the maximum value and output this as well so I can historize the information.

    13 votes
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  11. Improve UI for Analysis Service Statistics

    It can be difficult to locate an analysis group in the current (2.9.5) UI for the Analysis Statistics in a large system. Currently the groups are organized in decreasing order of lag which is great to troubleshoot latency issues. However, if one wants to keep an eye on the performance of a particular group, they must scroll through the list to find the group which can be painful in a large system. This comes up frequently when trying to see if a group is has some skip counts.

    One way of improving the UI could be to include the type…

    13 votes
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  12. Option to use Good Data only in Analyses.

    Analyses can suffer from bad calculations due to bad events for a tag, such as system digital state events returned for a numerical tag.

    Although BadVal() can be implemented to avoid using bad events in these analyses, they add another layer of complexity the expression.

    The addition of a "Use Good Data" only option in the analysis tab in PSE that applies BadVal handling on top of an analysis would help simplify expressions.

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  13. Date Format in AF Event Notification

    In AF please provide a way to suppress time zone and/or to format the timestamp in AF Events, particularity, Notifications. For example, in the message format in e-mail notification I do not need to indicate the time zone it was triggered in.
    Please make this available in the AF SDK as well as in PI System Explorer.

    13 votes
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  14. Manage Analytics for Multiple Databases or Entire AF Server

    Currently, the "Management" tab in PSE only allows you to view and manage analyses for the current AF database. Requesting the ability to select and manage analyses for multiple databases or an entire AF server without having to switch between databases.

    13 votes
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  15. Provide more granular configuration for default ACLs

    As a PI Administrator of a PI System with complex security requirements, I need to set up different default permissions for various users so they can create tags that automatically have the proper security instead of having to rely on a process/procedure to correct security after the tags are built.

    13 votes
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  16. Consume event frame data in attributes

    As an user, I want to be able to retrieve results of event frame searches and summaries and store them as AF attributes so that I can view event frame data in an AF attribute.

    13 votes
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  17. Aggregate event frames to a time series

    As an user, I want to be able to treat event frame like time series data, such as number of active event frames, sum of an attribute, so that I can continuously monitor the evolution of event frames over time.

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  18. Individual Collective Members Health (data matches with other nodes)

    Originally posted on PI Square at https://pisquare.osisoft.com/ideas/29295-individual-collective-members-health-data-matches-with-other-nodes

    We would like a way to know if a node in a collective is not receiving the same data as the other nodes. It's my understanding that all nodes in the collective receive very similar data. The PI collective node members should be able to talk with each other to know if one node is not getting similar data.
     
    At times, a node receiving data from PItoPI or other methods, may not be getting data. The data could be buffering (a single path), hard drive space may have ran out on the…

    12 votes
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  19. PI System Explorer shows the creation date and last changed date of AF objects by default

    As a PI System Explorer user I want to be able to see when was the creation date and last changed date of an AF object without enabling the Audit Trail, similar to the PI SMT feature which is easily accessible and works by default.

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  20. Generate error when header is misspelled

    When editing PI Points, PI Builder does not return any error if one of the headers is wrong or misspelled. Simply, nothing is edited for that header and you  only find out at a later time when looking at the PI point. It would be useful if PI Builder could inform you when one of the headers does not match any PI Point attributes.

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