4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2018 7:06 PM by Logan Pegler

    Datacard properties not updating

    Logan Pegler

      I'm trying to clean up some data in our PDM Professional Vault. On many files, there are configuration specific properties which are no longer needed.

      These are causing some issues in PDM where in one example, STEP files are exported and the task cannot copy all the properties over correctly as the configuration specific properties differ from the custom properties.


      In an attempt to remove them I checked the files out, ran #task to remove configuration specific properties but after checking in, the properties don't exist in the file but the datacard still contains the properties.

      See below screenshots of the same files config specific properties vs the datacard.

      This process doesn't seem to reliably work, has anyone gone through a similar process and could recommend how to make it work?

        • Re: Datacard properties not updating
          Paul Wyndham

          From my understanding the way the custom/config specific property --> Data Card --> Variable works is as follows.

          1. Create file with properties
          2. Check that file in
          3. Check-In looks at the data card and finds the fields needed
          4. Check-In goes to the file and looks for those values
          5. Check-In then writes the values from the file to the SWPDM variables
          6. File is then checked in and the custom properties or config specific properties show up on the data card.


          If you check in a file that has no custom properties then nothing shows up in the data card.

          In your situation you removed the properties from the file so there is nothing to modify the data card variables with, so the information that was there remains there.


          You need to put the property names back in with a blank value. The check-In should then be able to write the null value to the variable and show blank on the data card.

          • Re: Datacard properties not updating
            Steven Dod

            We ran into a similar issue with the values needing to be the same from @ to Config Specific.  We wound up copying the Custom (@) Properties to all of the configurations.  Have to watch out for library type parts though where all the configurations are different sizes with different properties..