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Make variable revert to default value when file is checked out.

Question asked by Josh Hixon on Jan 18, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2018 by Paul Wyndham

I am fairly new to PDM admin work, and this one is stumping me. Is it possible to have a Variable revert to the Default Value everytime the file is checked out?

 

I want to grab the current users initials to add to the revision block. I have added a read-only edit-box to my data card that is pulling the special value User-Initials as the default value. It works great when the file is created, but it does not change to the current user when you check out the file to work on it. Is there any way to force a variable to revert to the default value always even if it changes based on who has the file checked out. The variable is creating a custom property that we will use in the revision block to update who is doing the revisions.

 

Hit me with workarounds, better options, something to make this process automated.

 

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