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  1. 12 votes
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  2. Improve visibility for dark theme

    PI DataLink (specifically, the right sidebar that pops up when entering a current or archive value) is very hard to read in Dark Theme (office 365 only). If this could be resolved, that'd be great

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  3. Support AF UOM Groups

    For international companies, it would be good having the possibility to use the new AF UOM Groups in DataLink, so that each user could see data with the UOMs he is more comfortable with.
    It would be even better if these would be selected automatically depending on the user region (though it should be possible overriding this setting).

    5 votes
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  4. To add filtering by several templates

    Element Template field doesn't accept multi-cell referencing - only the 1st referenced cell will take effect. Known Issue 91547 is exist.

    The issue is that not all attributes displayed in the attribute to display section on the Asset Filter Search in MS Excel when range of the element template is chosen.

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  5. Allow VBA to hide array formula Task Panes

    Excel VBA code can invoke the resize/recalculate function on Datalink array formulae. However this requires selection of the array and this pulls the appropriate Task Pane into view (unless the Datalink setting is in force that turns this off). It would be good if the VBA code could hide this Task Pane, but trying to do this currently causes an exception. See PI Square thread: https://pisquare.osisoft.com/message/116861-re-is-there-a-way-to-force-a-pi-datalink-array-formula-to-recalculateresize-using-vba-automation

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  6. Return the Values of Timestamp Data Items in Timestamp Format

    The values of timestamp tags or AF attributes should be formatted as timestamp in Excel by default. Currently they are returned as integers, and then users have to manually convert them into timestamps.

    4 votes
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  7. Datalink - Root Path should allow to specify multiple Data Archives

    Currently, the Root Path field of Datalink can be pointed to a single cell to retrieve the name of the Data Archive where the tag resides.

    It is not possible to specify an array of cells, as only the first Data Archive will be considered.

    There are workarounds for this, such as:
    - using an Excel formula to concatenate the root path and the point name and call the obtained cell from the DataItem field
    - using single-row queries instead of array queries

    Still, it would be nice to have an array-query option also for the Root Path field.

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  8. Compressed Data and Tables

    Compressed Data should be able to (or have the option to) query multiple tags and return the results as a single table/array of information, instead of independent columns of data. Returning independent columns of data results in rows being mismatched across multiple columns because of missing events. A table should be able to be easily created that keeps the data from multiple tags contextualized with each other based on the time stamps.

    11 votes
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  9. Explorer Events list should update automatically

    In PI DataLink, using the Explore Events function, I would have expected the list of Event Frames displayed to refresh with newly created event frames when my end time is current time '*'. I would also expect that the list of Events is up to date when I open Excel and PI DataLink.

    7 votes
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  10. Enable DataLink to display the timestamps of calculated attributes in EF

    Enable DataLink (Explore Events) to display the timestamps of calculated attributes (e.g. maximum, minimum) of an Event Frame.
    Currently only the values are displayed. In PI System Explorer the requested timestamp is available.

    Reference to a former discussion in PI Square: https://pisquare.osisoft.com/thread/13436

    11 votes
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  11. Resize all PI DataLink array formulas in the selected range

    Currently, you can only use "Recalculate (Resize) Function" on a single array formula at a time.

    Instead, please consider implementing this rule: all PI DataLink array formulas that have ≥1 cell in the selected range get recalculated and resized.

    2 votes
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  12. Extend Datalink attribute search functionality to include AF categories.

    As a user of PI Datalink in Excel, I would like to return the values of attributes specific to a "Category" as specific in AF.  Currently I can perform this search using PI Builder but cannot easily combine PI Datalink functions without the implementation of a custom wrapper and VBA.

    3 votes
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  13. Display the values of the attributes from start and end time of each event frame that are pulled into the DataLink using Explore Events

    As a DataLink user, I would like to see the values of the attributes during the starttime and endtime period of each event frame that I pull into the DataLink using Explore Events tool. So that I don't need to ask for the compressed values during that time range for each of the attributes manually.

    6 votes
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  14. Export Attachments or Attachment Path Attached to Event Frame Annotations

    We are able to currently see annotations for Event Frames but there is no easy way to quickly get a bulk export of Event Frames with Annotations along with what was attached to it, be it file name or path. It would be good to have another column that can pull in the attachment data that was associated with the EF and annotation.

    3 votes
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  15. Option to disable automatic connections to AF Servers

    I would like the ability to disable automatic connections to specific AF Servers. Currently client applications (DataLink) are implicitly connecting to all AF Servers in the AF "KST". This results in very slow startup times for Excel. For customers with many AF Servers or off-shore servers connected via satellite, this could save a lot of time.

    3 votes
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  16. Programmatic Access to Datalink Settings

    Create a way to programmatically set the Datalink Settings so that they can automate excel reporting more effectively

    6 votes
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  17. Support named ranges to avoid issue KB01369

    Excel places named ranges in formulas when a cell has a named range (instead of cell references). Excel formulas become more readable this way.
    Datalink should support defined named ranges too.
    Editing a Datalink array formula directly in Excel and replacing cell references with named ranges in works already.
    But Datalink pop-up dialogs can only use cell references.
    With named range support for parameters of Datalink formulas no workbook and worksheet named are added to the formula anymore avoiding the issue of KB01369.

    6 votes
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  18. Programmatically Change Datalink Settings

    Because Datalink always uses the default settings when run like a service, it'll be nice to have a programmatic way to access the Datalink settings

    2 votes
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  19. Percent questionable in PI DataLink

    Add an option for PI DataLink functions (such as Calculated and Sampled data) to show "Percent Questionable" similar to the option available now for calculating "Percent Good".

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  20. PI DataLink for Microsoft Office 365 online

    Support PI DataLink on Microsoft Office 365's web portal, Office Online (accessible via a browser). Note that PI DataLink already supports desktop installations of Office 365.

    14 votes
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