Ive managed to get the version detail from within EPDM and display it on a datacard, is there anyway I can get the date information that version was created on?
Simon, One could always see the history of the file to determine what versions were created on and when.
Select a file > Display > History.
Which will show the version comments, transistion comments and the dates.
Hope this helps!
Unfortunatly this isnt what Im after - appreciate the info is there. But what I need it to be able to populate that information onto a file\data card which then populates within a document.
Hi Simon -
I had a feeling that is what you were looking for, You will need an add-in.
Look at the VersionStamp add-in found on this site:
My guess is that you could send a request to have the date as well.
It should be fairly simple.
Well, This is currently not possible on the OOTB data cards, unless you write an add-in or a dispatch script.
Just a question, How would you record this if a file being checked out and checked in multiple times in a day ?
Imagine when multiple users are doing this on a multiple files.
I am sure this is going to bog down the performance, Speaking from the experience.
We're using the dispatch script to capture the version number so I thought it might be possible to capture the date associated with that version number??
As for how would it work with a file checked in and out multiple times - it would only show the associated date with the version so the fact its been checked in and out doesnt really matter.
I'm not sure I'm following what you did. How is the dispatch script setup and executed?
Usually people use static text (special) on the data card which shows the latest version.
As per a Jeff Sweeney guide of putting the version number of your file onto your EPDM datacard, using dispatch created a condition which upon checkout add's 1 to the "current version of file" and populates the data card using the variable assigned to this.
Hope I make sense?
Okay - I understand now...
If all you need is the date on checkin, create a variable for the date and write it to the appropriate variable on the data card....
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