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AVEVA™ PI System™ Feedback Portal

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We created this site to hear your enhancement ideas, suggestions and feedback about AVEVA products and services. All of the feedback you share here is monitored and reviewed by the AVEVA product managers.

To start, take a look at the ideas in the list below and VOTE for your favorite ideas submitted by other users. POST your own idea if it hasn’t been suggested yet. Include COMMENTS and share relevant business case details that will help our product team get more information on the suggestion. Please note that your ideas and comments are visible to all other users.


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PI Builder

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PI Builder writing to Attributes that are Data References

PI Builder cannot write to Attributes that are Data References. It should be able to.
Guest almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 3 Declined

Add the ability to upload raw data to the PI Data Archive

If PI Builder could upload raw data to PI, manual data entry would be greatly simplified. There are a few ways to enter data manually in PI, but each method has severe drawbacks: • Archive Editor in PI SMT Problems: hard to add data to multiple ...
Kenneth Barber almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 3 Declined

Minimize the recalculation of volatile cells

Currently, PI Builder data is imported row by row. Each imported row causes all volatile cells in all open workbooks and any cells downstream of them in the dependency tree to recalculate. PI Builder will not import a new row until this calculatio...
Kenneth Barber almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 1 Declined

Automatically apply Excel data validation to PI Builder columns

Currently, if there is a problem in the user's PI Builder sheet, the user will not know until they click on "Publish" and see the error messages. To help avoid this, consider having PI Builder apply Excel's data validation feature to columns that...
Kenneth Barber almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 0 Declined

Include PI Server as a column option in PI Builder

A PI Server column would be a useful check to confirm which PI Server results are being published to, especially when a PI Admin has a drop down list of many PI Servers/Collectives.
Guest almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 1 Declined

Throw an error if both excdev and excdevpercent or both compdev and compdevpercent are present when publishing

Currently, if you publish a PI Point configuration that contains both excdev and excdevpercent or both compdev and compdevpercent, the "percent" versions silently take priority. This means that if a user imports excdev and excdevpercent, edits onl...
Kenneth Barber almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 7 Declined

Use PI SQL Client OLEDB for PI Builder data imports

PI Builder has a few problems: It is specific to Excel. It does not store data in tables. Imported data is static and can become outdated easily, which can lead to frequent imports, the need to publish PI Builder edits soon after import, and the r...
Kenneth Barber almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 2 Declined

Give a more specific error message when publishing a span of 0

Currently, if you try to create/edit a PI Point to have a span of 0, an error message similar to the one below appears: Error occurred on line #, column #, while processing PI Data Archive 'PIDataArchive': [-38] Illegal Compression Deviation Speci...
Kenneth Barber almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 0 Declined

Provide drop down list of enumeration values in PI Builder

When an attribute column is added in PI Builder where you have an attribute using an Enumeration Set for it's Value Type, it would be nice to have a drop down list appear in the cells. This would allow you to choose a value out of the available op...
Guest almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 1 Declined

Have greater consistency between PI Builder and PI DataLink

PI Builder and PI DataLink both have Settings, About, Help, and Feedback buttons. Please consider some of the following actions to create a more consistent user experience across both add-ins: Use the same set of icons. Use a similar layout for th...
Kenneth Barber almost 2 years ago in AVEVA™ PI Server / PI Builder 0 Declined