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Remove timestamp from tooltip display for static or table lookup attributes in PSE

When hovering over an attribute in PI System Explorer for PI AF, the tooltip indicates a timestamp of 1/1/1970 12:00:00 AM. For static or table lookup attributes that have a Value Type of DateTime, this is confusing and misleading since two timestamps are displayed. The tooltip that appears when hovering should be modified so that the timestamp does not appear for DateTime attributes, and instead only the name and value are shown.

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James Owens shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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  • Jeff Shaver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi James. Thanks for the suggestion. There are some use cases in which the default (uninitialized) timestamp should be displayed. However, to help avoid confusion about which timestamp is the value and which is the actual timestamp OF the value, we're adding headings to the attribute value tooltips. They will indicate value, timestamp, and quality. This will be in the upcoming AF 2017 R2 (2.9.5) release.

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