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Looking for a VBA way to identify whether a file was opened from PDM or from Windows

Question asked by Nick Tanner on Sep 19, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2019 by Nick Tanner

We use a combination of PDM and non-PDM files, depending on the project.

In order to write VBA macros that work with both, I need a simple way to identify whether a file came from the PDM vault or from a windows directory.

Currently I am querying the "OriginationDate" custom property to see if it exists (this property is not part of our non-PDM templates). However if one copies a file outside of the vault, the custom property is there even though the part file is now native.

 

Is there a flag or setting that can be queried, and if so how?

 

For reference, the code I am currently using is:

OrigDate = swModel.GetCustomInfoValue("", "OriginationDate")

If OrigDate = "" Then ...

 

Any pointers appreciated.

 

Thanks

Nick

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