1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 22, 2012 8:53 AM by Wayne Matus

    Automating template creation

    Daniel Hunter

      I know likelihood is that ‘it’s possible, but requires api programming’ but on the off chance it is reasonably straight forward for a mere pdm mortal like myself I thought I’d ask.

       

      I’m looking to combine a couple of processes.  One of these is a quality process which in turn feeds into my Engineering Change process.  So I was hoping it might be possible to launch my Engineering Change template at the end of the quality process workflow dependant on variable / transition.  On top of this would it then be possible to push some variable values to this document.  I.e. populate the quality process number on the EC datacard, to eliminate human error.

       

      If anyone knew if this could be done and had any literature or know of the commands required for doing something like this I’d be very grateful.

        • Re: Automating template creation
          Wayne Matus

          Unfortunately it cannot be done without API programming. Templates cannot make decisions, they can only do what you tell them to do. I suggest that you submit an enhancement request. I could have used this same functionality before and ended up having to create many templates, one for each possible condition.