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  1. 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.

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  2. Make function presets/favorites user configurable

    Make function presets/favorites user configurable

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 19180OSI8

    3 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    2 votes
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  6. 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.

    2 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. "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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  10. 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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  11. Allow users to save and reuse searches.

    Allow users to save and reuse searches.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 26992OSI8

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Search for tag & instrumenttag for PI AF attributes

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

    2 votes
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  16. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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