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  1. Allow to arrange the column order of a data view

    As a OCS data view user, I'd like to be able to arrange the column in a data view.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Views  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can modify the order of columns in a Data View by dragging and dropping the fields in the field configuration pane or selecting a field and using the up and down arrow buttons.

  2. OCS DataView "Save as" function

    If there is a dataview existing, which might need to be altered or edited using the UI, but the original dataview should remain (i.e., because of dependency to existing applications accessing the dataview), it should be able to save the data view under a new Id/Name in order to preserve the original one. Specifically if the initial creation of the dataview was very time consuming that would be rather helpful.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Data Views  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have added a “duplicate” function in the OCS Portal so that you can easily copy an existing data view, providing a new Id/Name on creation. We hope this helps reduce efforts in building off of other data views, and can enable templatizing of common configurations.

    To duplicate a data view, navigate to the Data Views list page, click on the data view you wish to duplicate, and access the “Duplicate” option in the context menu on the right (in the data view overview pane).

  3. Missing Units of Measure (UOM)

    If OCS is missing units of measure that you use and need for your data, please vote for this idea AND add a comment to this idea specifying what the missing UOMs are.

    13 votes

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    10 comments  ·  Data Management & Storage  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to announce that new Units of Measure are now available in OCS:

    millimeter per square second (mm/s2)
    meter per square second (m/s2)
    Cubic feet per minute (ft3/min)
    deciSiemens per meter (dS/m)
    Siemens per meter (S/m)
    Microsiemens per Centimeter (µS/cm)
    microgram per cubic meter (µg/m3)
    Count per Liter (Count/L)
    milliWatt-hour (mWh)
    Watt-hours per mile (Wh/mi)
    inverse centimeter (cm-1)
    inverse meter (m-1)
    Lux (Lx)
    Watt per square meter (W/m2)
    nanometer (nm)
    micrometer (μm)
    hectoPascals (hPa)
    millibar (mbar)
    Newton meter (Nm)

    The following UOMs were requested by customers but were not added at this time:

    pH —> not a unit; please put this in the stream name / description
    Volumetric Water Content (VWC – %) —> please use % as the UOM and include VWC in the stream name / description
    USD —> currency not supported at this time due to it’s value changing over time
    Euro —>…

  4. Trend search should have indicator to show which streams are already present in the trend display

    As an operations engineer, when searching for stream properties on the trend search, I want to know what stream properties are already showing on the trend so that it'll be obvious to me what items are trending and that I don't have to spend time double checking to see if I have the correct items showing.

    1 vote

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  5. Trend colors of removed attributes should be reused

    I was trying to create a couple of trends to show other people. I created one trend and saved off the URL to share with other people. I then deleted the attributes and added new ones. The earlier colors are easier to see so I would prefer to reuse those in the trend as the later colors can have less contrast.

    Also in writing this up I realized I should have hit RESET to make a NEW trend and avoided this issue, but the naming wasn't expected.

    1 vote

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  6. Add tooltip and doc. link for Shape selector in Data View config UI

    When configuring a data view, there is switch for Shape that allows a choice of Standard or Narrow (see screenshot), but there is no information on what this selection means. Users can see the affect by choosing one or the other and clicking on the Apply button, but it would be useful to have easy access to further information via a tooltip and/or link to documentation.

    1 vote

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  7. AD Groups Support for User Access Management

    Support for Active Directory (AD) Groups when managing users within OCS.

    3 votes

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  8. Provide Health overview for PItoOCS

    As a PI System Administrator for a global company managing our OCS implementation, I need to understand when our PI to OCS connections are healthy or need attention so I can quickly determine where I need to focus effort to keep things running as expected.

    3 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Health & Manageability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are pleased to announce the release of a new PI to OCS Agents health tile on the OCS Home Page.

    You will be able to view the health of your agents, and quickly drill into any of the available health statuses for more information.

    Please log into the OCS Portal and let us know what you think!

  9. Raw data at full granularity for data scientists

    Enable bulk data access to data scientists that includes the full granularity of recorded events.

    6 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Views  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Data Views now includes a new data endpoint that will allow you to query your data view to retrieve the stored values for the underlying data, instead of having the data interpolated to evenly spaced intervals.

    When making a data views query, you can now use either API endpoint for any data view:

    …\DataViews\[ID]\Data\Interpolated
    …\DataViews\[ID]\Data\Stored

    To help you visualize your data set before accessing it programmatically, you can simply toggle between the Interpolated or Stored preview in the data views configuration UI.

    Both the Stored and Interpolated Data Retrieval modes are also available in the OSIsoft Cloud Services Power BI Connector.

  10. Visualize Strings in the Trend

    I would like to be able to visualize string data (streams / asset measurements) in the Trend.

    When trending asset measurements, I also want to see the attributes associated with the same asset so that I can understand the context.

    3 votes

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  11. View Data Related to an Asset

    Ability to click on an Asset and view the current values for data & metadata associated with the Asset.

    18 votes

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  12. PI to OCS - More configuration options when selecting PI tags to transfer

    Allow users more flexibility and options when finding and selecting PI tags to transfer to OCS. Current implementation only allows a single PI tag name search criteria, and limits one transfer between each PI Data Archive and OCS namespace.

    5 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Collection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    PI to OCS now supports a more flexible user experience when selecting PI Points for transfer. You can now search for PI Points by specifying several additional attributes such as Descriptor, Engineering Units, Point Type, Extended Descriptor, and Location Codes 1-5. Additionally, you can now build a list of PI Points by doing multiple searches, to accommodate PI Points that may not conform to a naming convention.

    This functionality was released in version 1.4.84.0 on August 12, 2020. Please log into OCS and download and install this latest version of PI to OCS to enable these features.

  13. Let me copy the URL for the "get data" Data Views API call directly from the Data Views configuration page

    As a Data Scientist, I want there to be an "easy copy" button so that I can quickly and easily copy the API URL that can be used to query for the Data View's interpolated data, with the parameters set in the configuration page.

    This will facilitate ease-of-use for citizen Data Scientsts who will be leveraging this API call in other tools, as well as save time for both expert and citizen Data Scientists, by generating the API URL with required fields such as AccountID, Namespace, DataViewID, startIndex, endIndex, interval, etc.

    3 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Data Views  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    There are now two ways to navigate from a data view, directly to the API Console, automatically populating the Data/Interpolated endpoint and relevant parameters.

    1) From the data view list page, click on a data view, and then open the context menu on the right side (in the data view overview pane). You will now see a “View in API Console” button
    2) When editing a data view, the “View in API Console” button is present below the table

    In both cases, this function will open a new browser tab to load the OCS Portal’s API Console and pre-populate the Data/Interpolated route for that particular data view, including inserting query parameters such as startIndex, endIndex, and interval.

    We’d love to hear any feedback!

  14. Trend OCS Stream Properties

    Ability to search for OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS) Streams by name and trend Stream Properties.

    Ability to perform basic trend interactions such as: setting the time range, configure y-axis mode, highlight traces, hide/show traces, multiple cursors, horizontal panning & zooming.

    9 votes

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  15. Standardization & Management of Assets

    As a SME creating Assets, I would like to have a way to manage and standardize the information for my Assets SO THAT I can maintain consistency and decrease the overhead of managing many Assets.

    1 vote

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  16. Asset Filtering

    Ability to filter on equipment / assets by various metadata (key/value pairs) SO THAT I can find the assets I'm interested in monitoring or performing analysis on.

    5 votes

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  17. Y-Axis Modes Aren't Self-Explanatory

    There are three views of the traces. The “stacked” view where each trace is separately displayed is clear. But it isn’t obvious to me what the difference is between the other two views.

    1 vote

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  18. OCS Trending URL Parameters

    Ability to support URL parameters for data, time, etc. in the OCS Trend page.

    3 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft Cloud Services (OCS) visual trending supports URL parameters for data items, time range, and Y-axis mode. You can copy your trend session URL and sent to your colleagues, so it’s quick and easy to get on the same page about what’s happening.

    This functionality can also be used to bookmark trends you frequently use within your web browser.

    Please check it out and let us know what you think.​

  19. OCS Licensing for Partners

    Have an OCS Licensing Model for Partners

    3 votes

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  20. Visualize Asset Status History Over Time

    Ability to visualize equipment statuses / states over a period of time (day, week, month, etc.) SO THAT you can get an idea of when certain statuses are the most prevalent and how the equipment has been behaving recently.

    Additionally, the ability to understand the % time each Status had over the time period (pie chart is a common visualization for this).

    4 votes

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