4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2016 2:36 PM by Jason Ludewig

    Folder Data Card Application Problem

    Jason Ludewig

      Hello, everyone.  I apologize if this has been addressed before, I have been searching all over the inter-webs without any luck so far. 

       

      I am in the final stages of a EPDM launch and am having some trouble with my folder data cards.  I have a root level projects folder that contains all of my individual project folders.  I have a folder data card want it to apply to these individual project folders and trickle down various variables on it to my sub-level folder cards and files.  My folder card is saved IN this root level projects folder.  My problem is that my folder card i somehow being applied TO the root lever projects folder, and since this folder has no variables associated with it, it is populating all of my individual project folders, sub-level folders, and files with this "blank" information.  I do have a template to create the individual project folders within the root level projects folder that requests information from the user and utilizes a serial number to apply a new project number.  The template works fine, requests the information as it should, and even shows the new project number, but as soon as the template dialogue is completed and closed, the information is overwritten by the "blank" variable information from that root level project folder data card. 

       

      Long story short: my folder card, despite being saved INSIDE the root level projects folder is somehow applying itself to the folder it is in.  I was under the impression that data cards only act on folders and files AT the same level or below them?

       

      Any help would be really appreciated!  Thank you.

      (EPDM 2016 SP3)

        • Re: Folder Data Card Application Problem
          Jim Sculley

          Jason Ludewig wrote:

           

          Long story short: my folder card, despite being saved INSIDE the root level projects folder is somehow applying itself to the folder it is in. I was under the impression that data cards only act on folders and files AT the same level or below them?

           

          Any help would be really appreciated! Thank you.

          (EPDM 2016 SP3)

          Your impression is incorrect.  According to the EPDM Help file, the card inheritance looks like this:

          A folder card saved in a folder will be used for that folder and any folders below it that do not contain their own folder card.

            • Re: Folder Data Card Application Problem
              Jason Ludewig

              I see now, you are right, I was mistaken in how I was understanding that section of the help document, thank you. 

               

              So theoretically, referencing your attached image, if "Subfolder 1" was created via a template and I wanted a specific folder card to apply to it but not to "Folder 2", could that even be done?  Is it possible for the template to create a folder data card in "Subfolder 1" when it is created?

               

              Again, thank you for your response!