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  1. Auto-Update enabled by default on Excel startup

    Add a setting to turn on the "Auto-Update" button on Excel startup automatically.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 26678OSI8.

    20 votes
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  2. Time Zone Specification to Represent Data in

    Letting the customer specify the time zone in which to represent the data would be a nice enhancement.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 2729OSI8.

    13 votes
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  3. Allow users to include or omit element references from searches

    As of PI DataLink 2015, element reference paths are returned in addition to the primary element path if they both exist under the search root. Enhance the Search and Asset Filter Search to include or omit element reference paths.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 27073OSI8

    7 votes
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  4. Option to disable DataLink automatic grouping

    As a creator of DataLink spreadsheets, I would like to have the option to disable DataLink automatic grouping so that I can apply an input to one function (ex. filter expression, conversion factor, etc.) without it being applied to the entire group. Currently DataLink automatically groups similar functions when using the task pane, even if they are created by copy paste or by dragging the fill handle.

    6 votes
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  5. Option for PI Point Number Inserts instead of Tag Names - tag renames stop spreadsheets from working.

    ProcessBook stores tags by their pointid. If you change the name of a tag, It will still show up in ProcessBook. We would like to have the option to store tags in Xcel by the tag number instead of the name.

    As an example, we are getting ready to change allot of PI tag names, it would be nice to convert the spreadsheet to save current tags by pointid, then save the file. Change our PI tag names, then reopen the file and reconvert it tag names. When we change PI Tag names, we want the spreadsheets to still function.

    5 votes
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  6. 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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  7. Make function presets/favorites user configurable

    Make function presets/favorites user configurable

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 19180OSI8

    3 votes
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  8. Include Italian in the MUI language pack for the client tools

    The customer would like the MUI language pack for the client tools (Process book, Datalink) to support Italian.

    2 votes
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  9. Setting for Update Interval That Can Be Specified at the Excel Workbook Level

    The customer would like to see an Update interval that can be specified at the Excel workbook level. The use case is that they run multiple Excel spreadsheets at the same time but need different update intervals for each. Workaround: use VBA to accomplish the same functionality

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 26941OSI8

    2 votes
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  10. Provide an Setting to Switch Between Absolute and Relative Cell Reference

    Create an absolute or relative cell reference user configurable setting.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 19354OSI8.

    2 votes
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