It would be geatly benefitial if there was a way to pass a parameter automatically to a form when creating a new item via the URL? For example the following URL is currently used to go directly to the form to create a new item;
The following is a usage case for this functionality;
I'm creating a workspace to allow sales managers to submit RFCQs (Request For Customisation Quotation) to the engineering department. When the sales manager goes to create an RFCQ he does so by clicking on a shortcut that brings him directly to the form for a new RFCQ in PLM;
The sales managers are required to fill in fields on the form such as 'Customer', 'Sales Region', 'Industry Type' etc. However some of these fields (like 'Sales Region' will always be the same for each sales manager. So I want to give them a shortcut that links them a new RFCQ where the 'Sales Region' field is already filled in to match their personal requirement. Some other fields like 'Customer' should default to the largest customer for that region.
The functionality allows us to embed 'smart' hyperlinks from within other enterprise systems that open up new forms in PLM that are pre-populated with the correct information. We already use this to great effect with SAP and some other web-based applications we use.
The API is not useful in this case as we don't necessarily want to create an item - we just want to open the web form to create a new item with pre-filled information.
The 'default values' cannot be used as they will differ depending on user
The create behaviour script cannot be used as it will not pre-populate the form and will be a difficult script to maintain