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  1. Event Frames & Notifications

    Event frames are pretty powerful and mark the start and end of events. We use Event Frames to mark when we are in and out of compliance in regards to certain regulations. We would like the capability to create Notifications that triggers every X amount of days that sends the start and end times for a specified event frame for a designated date range.
     
    Example - Email triggered every 90 days.
     
    SUBJECT - $Event Framework Name$
    Dear Compliance,
    The following dates were when the PI system marked events and we were out of compliance.
    Event Frame Name: Transformer…

    15 votes
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  2. 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.

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  3. Event Frames search across AF databases.

    We've several PI servers and AF servers where same products are running, so we need the ability to search Event Frames across our AF databases to compare production performance. This search ability should be available in all clients; PI Vision, DataLink etc.

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  4. Search Mappings and Trusts in SMT

    We have hundreds of mappings/trusts in SMT and there's no way to search them (apart from exporting it all to Excel, and searching there, then going back to SMT to make necessary changes - not user friendly). There needs to be a basic search bar at the top of that panel, and it should search all fields (except server and collective) in whatever tab has focus (mappings or trusts). 

    15 votes
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  5. Event Frame (EF) Linking

    Ability to link Event Frames coming in from different sources (batch & mes interfaces, EFgen, PI Analytics, custom, etc.) together based on rules and monitoring an EF attribute SO THAT it's easier to associate time frame context and data that is related together but come from different sources.

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  6. 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.

    15 votes
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  7. 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".

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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.

  8. 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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  9. Option to not capture value for event frames generation

    As an engineer I need the option to not capture values for event frames generation so that if I have out-of-order events, I don't have to recapture the values.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 114349.

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  10. Provide the capability to apply compression on uncompressed data, aka recompress using offline archive utility.  See work item 6944OSI8.

    Provide the capability to apply compression on uncompressed data, aka recompress using offline archive utility.  See work item 6944OSI8.

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  11. 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.

    14 votes
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  12. Allow Notification rules to return an EF attribute value belonging to a different event frame in AF

    I have a scenario where I would like that a certain Notification Rule, set for an Event Frame analysis (EF1), allows to return the value of an EF attribute belonging to a different Event Frame (EF2).

    On this scenario, the EF2 is triggered and finishes inside the time period of EF1.

    I would like to have the possibility that when EF1 is triggered the notification rules allow to find the value of the attribute belonging to EF2.

    14 votes
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  13. 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…

    14 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Allow BadVal to check multiple inputs or IFERROR

    Right now BadVal can only check one variable or Expression.  So if I am evaluating an expression with say 10 inputs, and I want the expression to output NoOutput() if any one of the 10 inputs are BadVal, then I have 2 options right now. 

    1) copy the whole expression into the BadVal funtion and do "if badval(expression) then NoOutput() Else expression".

    2) Do "if (BadVal(input1) or BadVal(input2) or ...) then NoOutput() else expression".

    Ideally you would have a IFERROR function like in Excel.  So you would just type "IFERROR(expression,NoOutput())

    Alternatively you could have BadVal allow multuple inputes.  So "If…

    14 votes
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  16. Variable True For parameter for Event Frame Analyses

    As an AF Administrator, I want to configure an Analysis Template for Event Frames with a True For parameter that would have it's value stored in an AF Attribute (configuration item). The use case is that elements built from the template will have Event Frames that will require a different True For value. I would like to have the analysis both base off a template and with the possibility of having different True For values. It would also be nice to have a True For parameter for the End Time. This is already a request:

    https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555148-pi-server/suggestions/17648182-event-frame-end-trigger-time-true-functionality

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  17. 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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  18. 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

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  19. Allow default value for rollup analysis

    Allow a default value to be specified for rollup analysis. This value would be used when the rollup cannot find any matching attributes, thereby eliminating a lot of rollup analysis errors and Calc Failed values from being written.

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  20. 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.

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