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Item Master Improvements

Status: Implemented
by Distinguished Contributor tmoney2007 on ‎02-07-2013 08:31 PM

When it is being sold as the integration point for Vault, the Item Master is inadequate.


First, lifecycles for items should be as configurable as for files.  If you use the system as intended and control the lifecycle of the file through the item, you are severely constricted.


Items should assume the properties of the files that created them, or they should be easily called through the API.


Given the possibility that an item could be created before the CAD representation exists, there needs to be an ability to attach a CAD file as a representation of an item after the item has been created (this is also a huge hurdle if a company converts a product from 2D to 3D).


Document item types should exist so that external applications can reference and control files that don't represent parts.


OR do away with the item master and integrate the BOM capabilities (for 2D and 3D) of item master into the file interface and do away with item master altogether.


This would probably help with any plm integration, PLM360 included.

Status: Implemented
4 Kudos

Add method to Show/Hide option/filter for Vault file status icons in Inventor Model Browser

Status: Solution Provided
Why do you want to hide the status icons?
1 Kudo

MS Reporting Services support

Status: Accepted
by Contributor dmiller on ‎04-05-2014 09:05 PM

My understanding is that Vault currently uses a client local version of MS Reporting Services to render reports in the Vault client.  I would like to see support for the server version of Reporting services.  This way I could write companywide dashboard reports.  I would also be able to link Vault data to ERP system data.  We should have a way to use Vault API calls when developing SSRS reports.  If there is currently a way to do this I would like to know.

Status: Accepted
3 Kudos

Copy ECO Routing

Status: Future Consideration
by bverboort on ‎08-08-2013 02:43 PM

I'd like to be able to copy an existing ECO routing

8 Kudos

Formulas for UDP's

Status: Accepted
by *Expert Elite* | International Moderator on ‎06-20-2012 12:09 AM

Why not to create formulas for UDP's? Even very-very simple just for text processing and calculation on-request.


Guys, Vault's running on SQL - como Dios manda...

Status: Accepted
MiWaNiZa, Can you provide some examples of formulas you would need and what you would use them for?
2 Kudos

Scripting (like in PLM 360)

Status: Future Consideration
by Employee on ‎08-19-2013 05:22 AM

PLM 360 has a fairly functional scripting feature, so why can't Vaut?


PLM's scripts are easy to write and run in response to user actions, such as creating an item, or changing lifecycle state. 


Since PLM's scripts run server-side, they become part of the core business logic.  In contrast, Vault's API is client side, which makes it hard to build custom business logic.  For example, setting a propery value on state change is much easier with PLM scripting than with the Vault API.

5 Kudos

Enable- /Disable MenuItems

Status: Under Review
by Active Contributor wannensn on ‎07-25-2012 08:00 AM - last edited on ‎01-14-2013 01:10 PM by Board Manager

I'm not sure if it is allowed to request new API features in Idea Exchange.


It should be possible to enable/disable custom commands introduced by a vault extension. E.g. if a command is only available for a special user (Administrator) the command should be disabled for all other users.



Status: Under Review
5 Kudos


i think it's useful to have a scripting-interface like vlogic (

It should be possible to make extensions with this scripting interface for the job server, too.

Best regards


4 Kudos

I'd like to have the ability to write Server Side Extensions which can be executed when an Webservice Command Event is fired.

That would make it possible to keep data consistent more easily (currently, if a client doesn't have the necessary Extension installed, the event is not handled).


I know, you can create a Job to be executed on the JobProcessor to circumvent that problem, but Jobs are delayed and events would be more immediate.


An alternative solution could be some Server Based extension deployment. If extensions could be stored on the server and each client executed/loaded these, the problem might be solved too.

2 Kudos

Multi-select lists for properties

Status: Accepted
by Distinguished Contributor tmoney2007 on ‎04-19-2013 09:23 AM

Going through an implementation of vault, the lack of the option for a multi-list as a property type is very limiting when it comes to integration.


This may be a limitation that stems from matching the capability of the authoring tools, but those could stand to be updated as well.  Alternatively, there could be a translation that would take a comma separated list in a property or attribute into a multi-list property.

Status: Accepted
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