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  1. Use dynamic arrays for array functions on versions of Excel that support dynamic arrays

    Currently, if you use the GUI to return an array of values, the array formula will always use a static array, even on versions of Excel that support dynamic arrays. Also, if you manually enter a PI DataLink array formula as a dynamic array (i.e. you are using Enter and not Ctrl + Shift + Enter) in a version of Excel that supports them, the top cell will contain the message "Resize to show all values", even when there is enough room to show all values.

    Please make PI DataLink adapt its behaviour according to the version of Excel. If…

    11 votes
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  2. Interpolate Step=On Tags

    There are tags that should be kept as Step=On but there is certain cases in which someone should be able to easily bypass the typical interpolating rules (interpolation that follows the step parameter) and allow for a true interpolation between values

    The cumbersome workaround is to utilize performance equation functions within the expression field . . . but that's pretty advanced usage

    2 votes
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  3. Official testing/support for application virtualization

    Currently, PI System thick clients such as PI DataLink or PI ProcessBook are not tested against virtualized environments, as described in KB01590. However, there are various benefits of virtualizing parts of the PI System, as outlined in the article. As a sysadmin, I would like official support for virtualizing PI System clients using technologies such as App-V or Citrix Virtual Apps (formerly ZenApp) in order to realize these benefits across our company’s technology stack.

    https://customers.osisoft.com/s/knowledgearticle?knowledgeArticleUrl=KB01590

    14 votes
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  4. Format based on Questionable attribute

    Would like to be able to format any data value based on the questionable attribute.

    Use case:

    We have a report that uses 15 minute sampled data. The data is in a large table, one month displayed, date on the left hand side, time in 15 min increments across the top. Goal is to have any questionable data be formatted Red so a user can see it quickly.

    Being able to format based on other attributes, font, color, etc. would have value as well.

    2 votes
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  5. Datalink-query compressed data according numbers or interval

    now users can query compressed data according the interval. how about to query according the numbers, which users can set

    1 vote
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  6. Optimize tag search by introducing a setting allowing less precision when filtering a tag search by value (especially for float tags)

    For example, when searching for Float32 tags with a value of -0.062 in PI System Management Tools, several results may appear, whereas no results appear in an equivalent tag search in PI DataLink. The value of the tag in PI SMT may display as -0.062, but further investigation (such as looking at archived values with piconfig) may show that the true value is -0.06245. Searching for tags with this exact value in PI DataLink returns all expected.

    A valid request would be to allow PI DataLink to apply the same rounding rules (or display digits tag attribute, if that's what's…

    2 votes
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  7. Integrate with Excel Undo feature

    If you make a mistake or overwrite information while working with PI Datalink information there is no way to undo it without deleting or recalculating the information completely.

    1 vote
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  8. For compressed data, have the option to return the tagname (for example, similar to how the count is returned at the top).

    If multiple tags are selected for 1 compressed data function, it is difficult to determine which data is associated with the tags.

    On behalf of Elizabeth Metzler
    elizabeth.metzler@enbridge.com

    2 votes
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  9. Modificando batchview para que pueda trabajar en Excel X64

    Batchview actualmente no se puede usar en Excel X64, con lo que se pierde la posibilidad de analizar los batchs con datalink

    1 vote
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  10. 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.

    6 votes
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  11. Automatically update changes to Event Frame attributes

    As a PI DataLink user, I would like for attributes for the Event Frames I am viewing with the Explore or Compare Events functions to update automatically, rather than having to use the Clear Cache button in the Settings window to retrieve new values.

    2 votes
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  12. PIEFDat

    SUPPRESS THE COLUMN NAMES.
    I am working "one rwo at a time" where an attribute within an event must match something in another column, but can't do it when PIEFDat always returns two rows for each query. grrr. The older Batch system version could do all this stuff.

    2 votes
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  13. Show Data Time Zone

    When returning data have an indicator of the data's timezone. Other than in setting as that only indicator future pulls.

    1 vote
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  14. 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

    8 votes
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  15. Select multiple child elements at a time when sorting event frames in Datalink

    When we use Datalink to select the child attributes, you have to select them one at a time. Being able to select several at once would be nice.

    3 votes
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  16. Better behavior on Brazilian DST start (no midnight)

    Whenever Daylight Saving Time starts on Brazil the issue below is prone to happen:

    Whenever Start/End time has a date corresponding to DST start, which will either cause date misinterpretation (using formats XX-XX-XX or XX/XX/XX) or throw an error (given DateTime represents an invalid time).

    Customers want to avoid having to install a localhost to client machines and having to make changes to every spreadsheet.

    3 votes
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  18. 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).

    6 votes
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  19. 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.

    14 votes
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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.

    53 votes
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