Koen Bidlot

PDM search how to get a list of files as result

Discussion created by Koen Bidlot on Jun 25, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 2, 2020 by Koen Bidlot

Hi there,


Using SolidWorks PDM 2020. I would like to enter a list (or concatenated sting) of drawing numbers as a search and get the corresponding files as a result in a list. 


In this way I can quickly insert the resulting listed files into an assembly.


We have a serial generator for drawing numbers, and a serial number generator for the file name. So they differ from each other. The serial generator for drawing numbers is category driven, and the file name is just counting upwards regardless of category.


I tried a few things and tried to figure out how to approach this but I'm stuck. Or even doubting if this is possible with conventional search card options or search tool options.


I'm not familiar with SQL coding, so i dont know if there's a way to do this in the Report Generator. A list from the drawing numbers with the corresponding filepath would also be a part solution.


who can help me shed some light on this problem?