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  1. 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.

    16 votes

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  2. Remove Templates for Elements in PI System Explorer

    Currently, when you remove a template from an Element in PI System Explorer, you'll remove all existing attributes from the Element.

    There should be a functionality in PI System Explorer to remove the template without making changes to the attributes for the element.

    Currently, the only workaround is to use PI Builder to remove the template without removing the Attributes associated with said Element.

    16 votes

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  3. Ability to override sender email per notification

    Feature of Notifications 2012 that was not carried forward - big mistake.

    Need the ability to customize the sender email on notifications.  Makes it easier for users to configure email rules to take actions such as file in certain folders, forward, etc.  Also - with iPhone VIP setting, can set up phone to alert differently for critical notifications.

    Huge swing and miss...

    16 votes

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  4. 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.

    16 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Data Archive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. PI Auditviewer Usability Enhancements

    From a pharma/biotech user perspective, I am finding that the PI Auditviewer application is difficult to use and conduct an investigation with over an extended time period.  I believe the application needs an overhaul to allow for, at minimum, the following enhancements:
    Mass import and scanning of audit source files.  A user should not have to individually browse to, add, and scan each individual log file.  Current functionality does not easily support an investigation that must take place over a broad time period.  Better yet, the application should automatically scan the log file directory, and all audit log files should…

    15 votes

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  6. Add additional Analysis Search Criteria options to PSE Management

    It would be helpful if you could search by Element Category or Element Description when searching for Analyses in PSE. My setup is 5 templates (CHW, Water, HW, Electric, Steam), each of which have accounts that can come from 5 different sources (selectable by element category). I can't filter by both commodity type AND source, I can only do Commodity type using the "Template" criteria option, as the "Category" and "Description" search criteria options relate to Analyses, not to elements. This severely limits the functionality of the search feature for me.

    15 votes

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  7. Force Shift warning is misleading

    When force shifting an archive, the following message is displayed:

    "Warning: This shift will clear data from the target archive. Are you sure you want to force an archive shift on <serverName> to a new archive?"

    When Auto Archive Creation is enabled (having a value in Archive_AutoArchiveFileRoot), this is very misleading. A new archive will be generated and no data will be wiped.

    This warning should only display if auto archive creation is not enabled and the archive will shift into the oldest shiftable archive.

    15 votes

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  8. 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.

    15 votes

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  9. Put an Asset into Offline Mode which stops related analyses and notifications

    Have a way to manually (or automatically via another calculation/analytic) put the status of an asset/equipment into an offline/maintenance mode that has the effect of turning any analyses and notifications for that asset off.

    15 votes

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  10. Provide a means to parse/extract data from the response received by PI Notifications after sending a notification to a web service endpoint

    A web service endpoint, for instance ServiceNow, may response with useful information to a notificate, like a ticket number. There should be a way to associate that information with the event frame that triggered the notification.

    14 votes

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  11. Add To, CC and BCC for Notifications

    Thanks for implementing https://feedback.osisoft.com/forums/555148-pi-server/suggestions/32874406-notification-e-mail-delivery-channel-to-accept-mul

    I would like to see "CC" and "BCC" in addition to "To".

    At out company the receipients of "To" should do the necessary work involved with the notification and the recipients of "CC" (and "BCC") should only be informed.

    It would be nice if ";" (semicolon) would also be accepted as a separator betweeen multiple email addresses. I think MS Outlook takes the regional list separator.
    Maybe it would be best to provide a tooltip in all email fields to show this option.

    14 votes

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  12. Ability to Manage Global Notification Formats from PI Builder

    Currently, there is no button in PI Builder which allows users to bring in Global Notifications Formats. The button would allow users to read in current Formats and then users would be able to Publish edited formats or newly created formats. This would give users another tool to manage Formats other than using PSE.

    14 votes

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  13. Allow output expressions when using implicit Event Frame generation modes

    In AF/Analytics 2018, implicit modes of Event Frame generation were introduced (Pulse, Step, and Step Continuous), but they do not allow for an output expression like the explicit trigger. Adding this functionality would allow for EF attribute values to be written directly to PI tags when using any implicit mode.

    14 votes

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  14. AF Audit Trail for deleted items should retain friendly database name

    Would like AF audit trail to retain friendly database name for deleted items.  Currently it removes the friendly database name making it very difficult to track changes made to a specific database once an item is deleted.

    14 votes

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  15. 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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  16. 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.

    14 votes

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  17. Add the option to select or add custom triggers on Rollup

    Currently Rollup triggers can only be "All attributes" or periodic. But sometimes, especially when you are dealing with lots of attributes been rolled up together, you may want to specify one (or a couple) attributes to the be triggers of your Rollup, while the other attributes wouldn't need to me monitored.

    Giving our case as an example, currently we have an asset with 100+ attributes with mixed online and manual data. The online data will come each 15 minutes while the manual data comes once in a week. And all online data comes basically together. So, ideally for us instead…

    14 votes

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  18. Analysis - Default Backfill configuration for service startup

    When a failover occur or at service startup, ALL analysis configured for backfilling executes based on the last configured backfill/recalculate timerange.

    There is an urgent need for a DEFAULT per-analysis configuration in case of service startup, therefore not using the last executed backfill but to have it's own planned recovery which I hope would include the last executed date as an option.

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  19. 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.

    14 votes

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  20. Export/Import Contact Groups and/or Delivery Endpoints to XML from PI System Explorer

    Please allow one to export, and import, to XML from PI System Explorer Contact Groups and/or Contact Delivery Endpoints.  Doing this with AFExport.exe and AFImport.exe on the AF Server is cumbersome and restrictive.

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