Is it possible to change a custom property type from 'text' to 'date' using task scheduler? I don't want to change the value only the type.
Is this part of drawing template? titleblock?
Alen, the property is used to populate the title block.
Why are you not using property tab builder to fill out your file properties and link them to your template. You can define your date there? Unless what you are trying to do is take existing title block information and just change the type in all of the drawings...If that is the case what kind of quantity are you doing?
We just started using property builder. The issue I'm having is that the builder dates are formatted as dates, our existing files have the date formatted as text. If you do not change the type of the date fields from 'text' to 'date' prior to using the propery builder it deletes the text dates.
What you should do is create a new drawing template which is fully linked with your property tab builder, then save the sheet format of that template and update your existing drawings with your new sheet format which will have everything updated properly. You can even use a macro, I use central innovations #TASK Artem Taturevych to push your new sheet format into drawing folders/files.
Alen, you do not understand the question.
Many parts already exist. Already existing parts have custom property containing a date. Custom property type is defined as "text". Glenn wants to change the type of existing property in existing files to "date" type instead of "text" type without affecting stored value.
Sorry, I am not sure if #TASK or the task scheduler can do this. If not, it may be possible to create a new dummy property, copy the value from the old property, delete the old property, create new one with same name, and copy value back from the dummy property. As long as the new one has the same name as the old one, any title blocks/notes/etc will find the new one.
Glenn Douglas - Just read Josh Brady reply and this got me thinking - Try the attached Excel Macro written by Markku Lehtola - Just thinking that you could read all the custom properties and then change the excel "cell" format from text to date and see if that would work... I'm leaving real soon, so won't see your reply till the morning...
If that doesnt work, I also remember that I used this macro in #TASK, bulk property export into EXCEL and change it to date and bulk property import.
That will do the same thing, but I like to use the Excel macro, I think it's much easier to use and you don't have to be online.
I'm new to macros. Not really sure how to run this.
See the attached video - You need to copy the folder path into D4 and the part custom property needs to be in Row 6
See the attached video.. go to flashbackexpress.com to view the video
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