PLM 360 General Discussion

PLM 360 General Discussion

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Import Script

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10-04-2012 02:47 PM

Hi Folks,


I am trying to set the workflow state of items that I am importing into a workspace. I can get the items to import correctly but the script does not seem to run on import. I have the following set as an 'Action Script'


item.performWorkflowTransition(215, 'DK Test');


This script functions exactly as required when configured for workspace behaviour (Create and Edit). It also works when used within a trasition in the workflow (including the 'Start' transition). However no matter what I try I seem unable to get the script to run during workspace import.


Any suggestions?







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Re: Import Script

10-04-2012 03:40 PM in reply to: dkeeley

David - as you've probably guessed, the import tool does not call scripts.  This would make a great suggestion for the Idea Exchange.  Perhaps an optioin in the Import Tool to either run scripts or not. 



Michelle Stone
PLM Product Manager
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Re: Import Script

10-04-2012 04:09 PM in reply to: michelle.stone

Hi Michelle,


Thanks for the quick reply. I may be able to get round my problem in another way. I'm importing 1200+ items into a basic workflow workspace. The problem is that I can't seem to find a way to change the workflow state at import. There's about 1000 items that I need to change state workflow state for. 


Is there a way to edit multiple items at once? This would allow me to use the 'edit' workspace behavior script to update the workflow state. Alternatively is there any way to run a batch script on all items in a workspace?





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Re: Import Script

10-04-2012 04:56 PM in reply to: dkeeley

I personally think its essential to be able to bulk modified both workflow & lifecycle states.


I believe you can bulk modify Item lifecycle states via the revisioning & revision controlled workspace 'relationships', via a Change order for example.


But there are a number of situations where you need to bulk modify item workflow states, on import is certainly one of them. But also if you have 10 or more items changing state at the same time, its desirable.

Scott Moyse

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Re: Import Script

10-05-2012 08:01 AM in reply to: dkeeley

Any ideas?

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Re: Import Script

07-01-2014 05:05 AM in reply to: scottmoyse
Hi threre,

I have the same problem as dkeeley. Any solutions to the problem?
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