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steveing
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎12-04-2003
Message 1 of 14 (337 Views)

Item Number Based on Filename

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07-12-2007 04:39 PM
How can I have the item number be based upon the filename?

I found a blog post about doing this using "Component Name"; problem is, the file extension is included for the Inventor filetypes (guess that's why it was demonstrated using a word doc)!

Thanks,

Steve
*Brian Roepke \(Autodesk, Inc.\)
Message 2 of 14 (337 Views)

Re: Item Number Based on Filename

07-12-2007 04:47 PM in reply to: steveing
I wrote the post - no trick! Promise :smileyhappy:

I just tried this again with ONLY the component name mapped to part
number... Extension is not included.

What version of software are you running?
Can you send a screen shot of your mappings?
Can you send a screen shot of your assign item dialog (like mine?)

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Thanks,

Brian Roepke
Manager, Customer Success
Data Management
Autodesk, Inc.

"steveing" wrote in message news:5656367@discussion.autodesk.com...
How can I have the item number be based upon the filename?

I found a blog post about doing this using "Component Name"; problem is, the
file extension is included for the Inventor filetypes (guess that's why it
was demonstrated using a word doc)!

Thanks,

Steve
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steveing
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎12-04-2003
Message 3 of 14 (337 Views)

Re: Item Number Based on Filename

07-12-2007 05:03 PM in reply to: steveing
Wow, fast reply - thanks.

However, even with your suggestion it didn't work :smileysad:

We are running Inventor 2008 and Productstrem 2008.

See attached screenshots.
*Brian Roepke \(Autodesk, Inc.\)
Message 4 of 14 (337 Views)

Re: Item Number Based on Filename

07-12-2007 05:44 PM in reply to: steveing
I'm stumpped - I tried a few different things to break mine and couldn't do
it... I even added a file via drag and drop which can mess lots up...

does this happen for every file? what about DWGs? Word Docs? Text files?

just looking for more clues.

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Thanks,

Brian Roepke
Manager, Customer Success
Data Management
Autodesk, Inc.

"steveing" wrote in message news:5656386@discussion.autodesk.com...
Wow, fast reply - thanks.

However, even with your suggestion it didn't work :smileysad:

We are running Inventor 2008 and Productstrem 2008.

See attached screenshots.
Valued Contributor
steveing
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎12-04-2003
Message 5 of 14 (337 Views)

Re: Item Number Based on Filename

07-12-2007 06:26 PM in reply to: steveing
Brian,

The problem seems to be tied to the Inventor files; DOC, DWG, JPG, etc. seem fine.

I even tried this on a second test machine (adms and clients on same computer). This was a brand new vault; including knowledgevault and a user vault. The same problem :smileysad:

I created a backup of the ADMS which I uploaded to here: http://download.yousendit.com/22DE3DD320DBAE80

Hopefully you have the opportunity to restore my backup onto your machine to try on your end.

Thanks,

Steve
*Brian Roepke \(Autodesk, Inc.\)
Message 6 of 14 (337 Views)

Re: Item Number Based on Filename

07-12-2007 09:52 PM in reply to: steveing
Steve

I was able to get this to work. I simply check the file out, saved it in
Inventor 2008 and then checked it back in (it was already in 2008 format but
it still wanted to save... I'm not sure why.

When I checked it back in it worked - no extension.

How are you adding these files to the Vault? (the Inventor files?) Drag and
drop?

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Thanks,

Brian Roepke
Manager, Customer Success
Data Management
Autodesk, Inc.

"steveing" wrote in message news:5656440@discussion.autodesk.com...
Brian,

The problem seems to be tied to the Inventor files; DOC, DWG, JPG, etc.
seem fine.

I even tried this on a second test machine (adms and clients on same
computer). This was a brand new vault; including knowledgevault and a user
vault. The same problem :smileysad:

I created a backup of the ADMS which I uploaded to here:
http://download.yousendit.com/22DE3DD320DBAE80

Hopefully you have the opportunity to restore my backup onto your machine to
try on your end.

Thanks,

Steve
*Brian Roepke \(Autodesk, Inc.\)
Message 7 of 14 (337 Views)

Re: Item Number Based on Filename

07-12-2007 09:53 PM in reply to: steveing
I have it restored and I'm looking into it - one thing I would do is use
this project file instead - this will ensure if you use Autoloader in the
future that you'll be compatible - it's my #1 recommendation.

Also - don't add new library paths or modify anything. Just place
everything in a sub folder of one of these two (three if you count content
center files) paths.

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Thanks,

Brian Roepke
Manager, Customer Success
Data Management
Autodesk, Inc.

"steveing" wrote in message news:5656440@discussion.autodesk.com...
Brian,

The problem seems to be tied to the Inventor files; DOC, DWG, JPG, etc.
seem fine.

I even tried this on a second test machine (adms and clients on same
computer). This was a brand new vault; including knowledgevault and a user
vault. The same problem :smileysad:

I created a backup of the ADMS which I uploaded to here:
http://download.yousendit.com/22DE3DD320DBAE80

Hopefully you have the opportunity to restore my backup onto your machine to
try on your end.

Thanks,

Steve
Valued Contributor
steveing
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎12-04-2003
Message 8 of 14 (337 Views)

Re: Item Number Based on Filename

07-16-2007 09:13 AM in reply to: steveing
Brian,

Thanks for your suggestion regarding Autoloader and folder names; definately something to consider.

In regards to the item numbering based on filename; where you able to restore the sample vault that I had sent to you and if so, what were the results of your testing?

Thanks,

Steve
*Brian Roepke \(Autodesk, Inc.\)
Message 9 of 14 (337 Views)

Re: Item Number Based on Filename

07-17-2007 09:53 AM in reply to: steveing
I posted this above - see the reply before the last - it worked fine... but
read the reply

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Thanks,

Brian Roepke
Manager, Customer Success
Data Management
Autodesk, Inc.

"steveing" wrote in message news:5659032@discussion.autodesk.com...
Brian,

Thanks for your suggestion regarding Autoloader and folder names;
definately something to consider.

In regards to the item numbering based on filename; where you able to
restore the sample vault that I had sent to you and if so, what were the
results of your testing?

Thanks,

Steve
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pderby3
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎09-27-2010
Message 10 of 14 (335 Views)

Re: Item Number Based on Filename

10-04-2010 10:37 AM in reply to: steveing

Hello

 

Can you confirm whether it is possible to map the item number to the filename now in Vault Pro 2011 as I cannot find the field Component name any more.

 

I wish to map a the filename of a PDF as the item number

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