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    18 comments  ·  PI Server » Event Frames (EF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    jmjackson commented  · 

    I agree, an "Outputs at Start" option would be very helpful. An example i can think of is if I create an Event Frame Template with an attribute for UnitStatus. In my Analysis I am calculating whether the Unit is Online or Offline. I could add an "Output Expression" at Start so that I can calculate the Unit Status and write that value to the attribute on the Event Frame Template. With this I can include that value form the template on a Notification Rule or an application that we uses to query the Event Frame Templates would have this info on the template and could access it for use in the application.

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    jmjackson commented  · 

    I know this is an old request but I too think that this would be helpful to have. I tried accessing the discussion linked in the other comment but it doesn't resolve (or I am not authorized to view it). We can get around this by using functions on the End Trigger like James commented but would be a lot easier to just set a time "True For" setting on the End Trigger.

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    4 comments  ·  PI Server » Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    jmjackson commented  · 

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I am referring to the Variables that you add to an Analysis from the Add... hyperlink then select Variable from the drop down window.

    An example of what i am referring to is if you add a variable and for example calculate the average of a tag over an hour (TagAvg('TAG', '*-1h', '*'). You can use this variable in the StartTrigger1 which is great. But it would be nice to reference the value of this variable from the Manage Format page in the Notification Rule. If could do this then could put the value of this variable with the TagAvg function in the email body. This way could include the average that was used in the StartTrigger1 that initiated the message.

    I guess the way to do something similar currently is to create an Analysis of type Expression, or add an Output Expression to the current Analysis, and map the result to an Attribute, then can use the attribute value in the Manage Format page when setting up the email. I just think the variable option would work better and wouldn't have to create a ton of extra attributes on the element to store the calculated values that want to add to the email.

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    jmjackson commented  · 

    Posting a comment in hopes that someone will see this. I feel like having the functionality above would save me a ton of trouble and make things so much easier to setup.

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    2 comments  ·  PI Server » Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    jmjackson commented  · 

    We do have AD groups for some of these Notification rules but would need to add several groups to make this would work in all cases which i think would be a lot to manage. We have thousands of PI Notifications with varying subscribers on them. So easiest option would be for PI Notifications to put them all on one email and send out. We have a current email system that we have used for years that we are retiring and moving to PI notifications so our users are used to having this type of functionality on the email alerts. This has resulted in a few requests to have this restored but it seems like our only option would be to create and manage delivery endpoints.

    Another issue we have seen with the way emails are sent individually is if a user is a member of a Group in AF and we also add them as a subscriber on the Notification Rule (if we didn't realize they were in a subscribed group) then they receive two emails. Having all users on one email usually handles this problem as most email clients don't allow for adding the same user twice on the message so it filters the duplicates out for you.

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