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Change Order Link Properties not working

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11-17-2011 12:32 PM

Hi all,

I have a client who is would like to create a Change Order Link Property called 'Priority' that can be set to Low, Medium, or High for each record that is attached to a Change Order.  According to the Wikihelp, that is exactly the type of info Link Properties are used for:


However, they do not appear to be working.  Below is the procedure I followed to try to create a Link Property.  I have tried this in Vault Professional 2011 Update 2 and Vault Professional 2012.  Both have the same result.  I have searched the forums, but could not find a solution.  Am I doing something wrong or do Link Properties not work?


1. Open the Vault Professional client and go to Tools->Adminstration->Vault Settings. Click on the Change Order tab and click Properties:

1 Vault Settings.JPG


2. Click New to create a new property as shown, then click OK:
2 Link Property.JPG


3. Close out Vault Settings, then create a new ECO with a record.  The Property appears, but it cannot be changed.

Clicking on the drop-down arrow has no effect:



4. Go back into Vault Settings and check the Link Property.  The settings have been changed:

4 Link Property 2.JPG



Kevin Burrows

Technical Specialist

ECAD, Inc.

Posts: 93
Registered: ‎05-16-2008
Message 2 of 3 (227 Views)

Re: Change Order Link Properties not working

02-22-2012 09:34 PM in reply to: KevinBurrows

Thank you posting this messge.


The ECO link Property only works for Items in the Records tab, not for files.


I have log a defect to update the wikihelp message.




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Re: Change Order Link Properties not working

11-27-2012 09:11 AM in reply to: carrie.ruan

I have also since tried to do this with FILES attached to an ECO.  The property appears, but you cannot edit the property.  I now understand (after reading this post) that this can only be accomplished by using ITEMS with an ECO.


I have attached the WIKI Help link that talks about linked ECO properties, but mentions NOTHING about how this can only be done with ITEMS.  This would have saved me a little bit of time if I knew this ahead of time.  Can you please update the WIKI page or put in a request for this to work with files too?  Thank you.


Wiki Help: Manage ECO Properties

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