June 26, 2020

Advanced Visualization

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 1. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
To improve performance when visualizing data using non-aggregation queries, the maximum number of records that you can view has now been restricted to 100,000.US410707
You can now export a dashboard to a PDF or PNG file.US365725
The user interface of the Advanced Visualization module has been enhanced with a new look and feel. Additionally, when visualizing data using Advanced Visualization, the performance has been improved. The following list provides some of the key capabilities offered by the enhanced user interface:
  • Enhanced Home Page: Provides improved accessibility and navigability of the tools, functions, properties, and features within Advanced Visualization. The new interactive landing page automatically displays your favorites and last viewed items, based on your activity.
  • Enhanced Usability: Enables you to access the Advanced Visualization Designer from the home page. You also have a centralized view of your private content repository and the content shared by other users. Additionally, the searchability of the content has been improved.
  • Enhanced Designer: Provides an integrated canvas that enables you to join data, visualize the data, and arrange your new content into an interactive page in a user session. Using the new features added to the designer, you can create a variety of standard or custom chart types and report layouts. You can customize each item by adding temporary fields, customizable subtotals, or contextualized links to other content items and web pages.
  • Enhanced Filter: Provides enhanced filtering capabilities to filter content based on the values of the associated fields. You can also specify filter criteria based on the visual elements selected in the designer, and then transform your chart or report instantly into a page, where you can customize the existing content or add additional content.
  • Enhanced Data Management: Provides improved accessibility to your data from a single and streamlined environment. This enables you to upload and modify data, connect to various data sources, configure adapters, and add or modify connections.
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You can now create and customize analytic charts and visualize analytic data using the Analytics and SmartSignal data sources. To facilitate this enhancement, the following baseline and custom business views have been added to Advanced Visualization:
  • For application analytics:
    • caf_deployments
    • caf_deployments_custom_business_view
  • For SmartSignal analytics:
    • assets_base
    • assets_custom_business_view
    • assets_models_clustered_business_view
    • models_base
    • models_custom_business_view
  • For SmartSignal jobs, events, and statistics:
    • jobs_base
    • jobs_custom_business_view
    • event_base
    • events_custom_business_view
    • statistics_base
    • statistics_custom_business_view
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You can now navigate from a chart or dashboard created in Advanced Visualization to the corresponding feature or module within Predix Essentials. This enhancement allows you to access the filtered data and take actions on the data in the user interface of the corresponding module.
Note: Currently, this feature is available for the following modules:
  • Alerts
  • Cases
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Table 2. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID
When using the following business views, you can visualize data for only one asset at a time:
  • assets_models_clustered_business_view
  • models_custom_business_view
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Alerts

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 3. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
To improve the security, reliability, and scalability when delivering email messages, Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is now used as the email delivery system for alert notifications. You will now receive the alert notifications from [email protected].US415029
The email notifications that are triggered when an alert is created or assigned now contain the name of the site at which the asset associated with the alert is located.US412890
To maintain consistency with the naming conventions of Predix Essentials, the URL for the OData microservice has been changed as follows:
Old URLNew URL
https://odata-alerts-cases<domain prefix>.int-app.aws-usw02-pr.predix.io/Alerts.svchttps://apm-odata-alerts-cases<domain prefix>.int-app.aws-usw02-pr.predix.io/Alerts.svc
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When you release an alert, you are now automatically unsubscribed from that alert.US406315
Table 4. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when you selected large number of assets, and then attempted to export the alerts associated with the assets to a CSV file, the export intermittently failed without any error message to indicate the reason behind the failure. This issue has been resolved. Now, in this scenario, an appropriate error message appears.DE134339

Alert Templates and Case Templates

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 5. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when you deleted an Alert Template, and then attempted to delete a Case Template that was associated with the Alert Template, the deletion failed and an error message indicating that the Case Template was still associated with an Alert Template appeared. This issue occurred even though the Case Template was not associated with any other Alert Template. This issue has been resolved.DE114708

Analysis

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 6. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
You can now view the Analytic deployment name when you hover over the Analytic name in the Tag Browser. US420315
You can now analyze data of components that do not exist in Predix Essentials. To facilitate this feature, the New CSV Template has been added to the templates using which you can upload a CSV file containing data of the components.US418004
You can now configure your preferred mode of data quality for non-SmartSignal charts, which will be loaded to the Analysis view. To facilitate this enhancement, in the Chart and Marker Settings section of the My Preferences page, the Data Quality Preferences section has been added. Show Good Quality Data is the default view for data quality in an Analysis view. US416639
You can now compare assets from the SmartSignal card and SmartSignal template when you access the analysis from alerts using the default analysis view. To facilitate this feature, the Compare Asset icon () has been added to the SmartSignal card and tag browser of the SmartSignal template.US410606
You can now zoom charts in the XY mode by default when you select the zoom option for any chart.US407796
The modification of date range in SmartSignal card and SmartSignal template has been enhanced to improve usability. As part of the enhancement, when you modify the date range on the SmartSignal card using the calendar in a non-points mode, selecting Apply on the calendar refreshes the data automatically. Now, you do not need to select Apply on the SmartSignal template again to view the refreshed data on the SmartSignal card.US406908
The Analytic tag groups now appear in the order of their ordinal numbers in the Analytic Groups section of the Tag Browser, when the tag groups are assigned ordinal numbers in the Analytics template. However, if the Analytic tag groups do not have any ordinal numbers assigned in the Analytics template, they appear in the alphabetical order in the Tag Browser. US405491
When a chart containing tags from multiple assets is exported as an image, the tag register on the image now contains the asset name and the tag name. This feature is supported on the following export options of charts:
  • PNG
  • PDF
  • Clipboard
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Table 7. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID
The Smart Signal template in points mode takes longer time to load and may go into an infinite loop intermittently. In this scenario, you must restart the browser.DE137148

Analytics

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 8. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
For Predix runtime, the following enhancements have been made to CAF:
  • Memory allocated to Analytic templates deployed to Predix runtime now appear in the Analytic Template page.
  • You can now pause an analytic deployed to Predix runtime in recurring mode. When paused, you can reconfigure and redeploy the analytic, and modify the existing deployment and redeploy.
  • For analytics running in Predix runtime, you can now fetch only the good quality data from Time Series. To facilitate this enhancement, the Use only good quality data check box has been added to the Schedule section of the deployment workspace.
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Cases

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 9. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
To maintain consistency with the naming conventions of Predix Essentials, the URL for the OData microservice has been changed as follows:
Old URLNew URL
https://odata-alerts-cases<domain prefix>.int-app.aws-usw02-pr.predix.io/Cases.svchttps://apm-odata-alerts-cases<domain prefix>.int-app.aws-usw02-pr.predix.io/Cases.svc
US410673
To improve the security, reliability, and scalability when delivering email messages, Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is now used as the email delivery system for case notifications. You will now receive the case notifications from [email protected].US407060
You can now create a Cost Benefit Analysis for a case to analyze the cost that your organization avoided by resolving the case. The Cost Benefit Analysis appears in the form of a Cost Benefit Analysis Report in the CBA Dashboard module. To facilitate this enhancement, the COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS section has been added to the <Case ID> page.F51225
Table 10. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, when you attempted to export large number of cases to a PDF file, the export intermittently failed. This issue has been resolved. Now, when you select more than ten cases, a message appears indicating that you cannot export more than ten cases at a time.DE133497
Previously, if the administrator added a new category of cases for a tenant, in the INTERPRETATION section of cases, the newly added category did not appear in the Category drop-down list. This issue has been resolved.DE129225
Table 11. Known Issues and Limitations

The following known issues and limitations exist.

DescriptionTracking ID
When you attempt to export multiple cases to a PDF file using the Export PDF Report option in the Bulk Actions drop-down list box, the export may fail if more than eight analyses or ten charts are associated with one of the selected cases. Additionally, the export may fail if a chart associated with a case contains data of more than one month or if the network connectivity is poor.DE133497

CBA Dashboard

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 12. Enhancements and New Features

The following enhancements and new features have been added.

DescriptionTracking ID
A new module, CBA Dashboard, has been introduced in Predix Essentials. This module enables you to analyze the cost that your organization avoided by resolving the cases created for its assets. CBA Dashboard displays the Cost Benefit Analysis Reports that are generated based on the Cost Benefit Analysis of cases. The Cost Benefit Analysis Reports provide a convenient way of analyzing the cost benefits through its graphical representation of data. Additionally, the CBA Dashboard module provides you the option to view these reports for different levels of the asset hierarchy so that you can perform a comprehensive analysis of the avoided cost.F51225

GE Dashboards

This topic provides a list of product changes released for this module on this date.

Table 13. Resolved Issues

The following issues, which existed in one or more previous versions, have been resolved.

DescriptionTracking ID
Previously, in a line chart, the trend appeared at the bottom of the chart. Due to this, the variances in the trend were not clearly visible on the chart. This issue has been resolved. Now, the trend appears in the middle of the chart and the variances are clearly visible.DE133489
Previously, in an interactive graph widget, the time stamps on the other widgets were not aligned with the time stamp on the source widgets in some cases. This issue has been resolved.DE133095
Previously, when you changed the Timespan for a graph widget, and then changed the Timespan back to the previous value, the data for the widget was not displayed based on the updated Timespan. This issue has been resolved.DE132896
Previously, if the System of Measure in the My Preferences page was set to Metric units, and you plotted a tag on a KPI widget, the Unit of Measure (UOM) for the tag was not converted to the corresponding Metric unit. This issue has been resolved.DE132426
Previously, when using the graph widget on the Dashboard, a threshold line at ‘0’ appeared on the graph, though the threshold had not been set to ‘0’. This issue has been resolved.DE132275
Previously, when a pair of tags was plotted on a scatter chart, and the chart was exported, the x-axis was not visible on the exported chart. This issue has been resolved.
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  • DE133097
Previously, in a scatter chart, when you changed the tag for an axis, the axis values were not updated according to the tag. This issue has been resolved.DE130842
Previously, when you attempted to export a dashboard to a PDF file, an error occurred, and the dashboard was not exported. This issue has been resolved.DE119667
Previously, when you attempted to plot a tag expression on a chart, one of the following issues occurred:
  • An error occurred and no data appeared on the chart.
  • The data was not calculated according to the formula specified for the tag expression.
These issues have been resolved.
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