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  1. 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

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  2. 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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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

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  12. Eliminate the "calculation basis" argument for Calculated Data

    Consider eliminating the "calculation basis" argument (time-weighted versus event-weighted) for Calculated Data.

    Reasons:

    • Average already has 2 calculation modes, 1 for each calculation basis.
    • Minimum, maximum, and range produce the same value whether they are time-weighted or event-weighted.
    • Time-weighted count is useless and so is not needed.
    • Time-weighted total (i.e. integration over time) and event-weighted total are not even in the same dimension, since integration over time multiplies the unit by time, but an event-weighted total does not. These should be separated into 2 calculation modes. Consider calling the time-weighted total something like "totalize" or "integral"…

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  13. PI DataLink service for PI Server

    To minimize the amount of data that is returned from the PI Servers, and to make the PI DataLink computers more like thin clients, consider making a service for the PI Servers (PI Data Archive + PI Asset Framework) that handles PI DataLink requests.

    This service should perform all interpolation calculations (Sampled Data) and aggregation calculations (Calculated Data) and return only the raw function output to PI DataLink.

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  14. Display a parameter tooltip (IntelliSense) when typing functions manually

    Please add a tooltip or equivalent to show the arguments of the PI DataLink functions when you are entering the functions manually, similar to the tooltips that appear when you use native Excel functions.

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  15. Add a unit column for data item searches

    In data item searches, it would be useful to have a column that shows the engineering unit or default UOM of the returned results. This helps assure the user that they chose the correct data item and confirms the data item's unit with the user.

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  16. Include Option to Install Legacy Add-Ins Via Installation Wizard

    Many users utilize the legacy add-ins for DataLink through VBA code.  Starting with DataLink 2016, the add-ins are not installed by default and so upgrades and new installations can prevent existing spreadsheets from working if additional steps were not taking to install the legacy components.  These steps are unnecessarily complicated: extract the installation package, modify the setup.ini, then proceed with the installation.

    Instead, the installation wizard could provide users with an option to install the legacy components while at the same time warning them of the security risks posed by ActiveX. 

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  17. Allow case-sensitive filtering on PI Point Value in Search Dialog

    PI DataLink 2017 added the ability to filter searches based on a PI Point's current value.   For searching on PI Point's with string values, it would be great if there was a way to do a case-sensitive search.  A ‘case-sensitive’ checkbox would be useful (so you could toggle it on/off).

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  18. Add AFTimestampCalculation options to Calculated Data

    PI DataLink currently uses Auto to return the timestamp.  As a power user, I would like to be able to choose between Auto, EarliestTime, and MostRecentTime for the timestamp returned for a value when a summary calculation is done.

    https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Documentation/PI-AF-SDK/html/T_OSIsoft_AF_Data_AFTimestampCalculation.htm

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  19. Add Population Standard Deviation to Calculated Data as a calculation mode

    As an end user, I would like to retrieve the population standard deviation in PI DataLink.  This option is available in the AFSummaryTypes enumeration:

    https://techsupport.osisoft.com/Documentation/PI-AF-SDK/html/T_OSIsoft_AF_Data_AFSummaryTypes.htm

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  20. Allow users to do a SQL style search for data items similar

    Allow users to do a SQL style search for data items similar to the PI SDK Advanced Search.

    Note: This was previously Enhancement 26993OSI8

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