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Help understand PDM Special Value field

Question asked by Karl Okeson on Aug 14, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2018 by Maksym Archybasov

Hi all,

 

For static items like frames and static text, the available "Special value" are significantly more than for dynamic items like input boxes and such:

Above: Special value for a text box

 

Above: Special value for a combo-box.

 

First question: how are these values generated? Especially dynamic boxes there's many of them in the vault I am working in which are clearly not out of box. My vault is huge and has many years of legacy. Are these guys serial numbers or numbers associated with workflows? Many of our workflows have been discontinued and renamed so I'm not 100% sure.

 

Second Question: How can I refer to the Creator(Full Name) PDM value? I want to assign this to a custom property, but because i cannot reference it in say a text box, there is no way for me to assign this to a variable. It only shows up under Special Value on things like Frames and Static Text boxes, where I have no option to assign it to a custom property.

 

Any help is always greatly appreciated, thanks in advanced guys!

 

~K

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