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  1. 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.

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  2. Add support for all the AFData methods as well as the generic getvalues method

    Please add total support of using DataLink to pull data with all the methods available to AFData.  In my commercial organization we release software to aid our customers in retrieval of PI data.  We can't release software in which the AFData can't be verified.  We rely on OSIsoft tools to verify the data results.

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  3. Incorporate event frame acknowledgements into the event frame search features

    We are now able to acknowledge events via PI Coresight. This information is then stored in the PI AF back end. However, there is currently no way to retrieve this information via PI Datalink.

    While the EF search panes have a couple of options for "acknowledgements", these appear to be for legacy notifications acknowledgements rather than event frames. In its current form, I have to ack from Coresight + manually add an annotation which I am then able to view.

    3 votes
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  4. Make function presets/favorites user configurable

    Make function presets/favorites user configurable

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 19180OSI8

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  5. Search for tag & instrumenttag for PI AF attributes

    When searching for PI AF element attributes, be able to filter on tag or instrumenttag.

    3 votes
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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. 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.

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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    2 votes
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  10. 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.

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  11. Manual selection of Event Frame

    I would like to select Event Frame/ Event Frames from the Preview in Explore Events task-pane and result returns manually selected Event Frame/ Event Frames only.

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  12. 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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  13. Automatically check for updates

    Please add a feature that automatically checks for updates when PI DataLink starts up. This way, the updates come to the user rather than the user having to check if there is an update.

    2 votes
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  14. "Show value attributes" option for Current Value and Archive Value functions

    Include a "Show value attributes" option on the Current Value and Archive Value functions.

    2 votes
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  15. 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

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  16. Allow users to save and reuse searches.

    Allow users to save and reuse searches.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 26992OSI8

    2 votes
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  17. More User Selected Columns Options in the Search Results View

    Customer wants to see extra user selected columns in the search results pane with more information instead of via a right click menu.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 27008OSI8

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  18. 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.

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  19. Official support for PI DataLink & App-V

    Official support for Microsoft's application virtualization technology, App-V.

    NOTE: While PI DataLink 2016 may happen to work with App-V, it is not officially supported by OSIsoft. This was previously Enhancement 25302OSI8.

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  20. 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.

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