For updating the references, you will need to transition the references as well and have your dispatch update all the files OR use an add-in to update the references.
Does that help?
How do you set dispatch to update referenced files? I thought it will only update files that were physically selected prior to the dispatch running?
Thanks for your responses. This is a real bugger!
You are on the right track. Let me put it together real quick.
How would the transition know that I want to set the Vendor field to "MSC" for a file and its 9 references? Wouldn't there be an action in the transition to set the Vendor field? Then wouldn't all files that pass through that transition always have the same value assigned to that field??
You are correct, then the only option i see is a custom add-in, Which checks out the file and its references and updates the variable.
Hope this helps !
If you do not want to go the route of creating an add-in, yes, you will need to select the files to transition.
What I had in mind was a dispatch setup with an edit box to capture the vendor at transition.
- Select the files to transition
- In dispatch do the following:
- Setup a runtime variable
- Display the edit box for the user to enter the new vendor value
- For all documents
- Check out each file
- Set the card variable
- Check in each file
- End for all documents
Here's the card of one of the parts before the transition:
Dispatch at runtime after the user presses "OK" in the transition box (user only sees this once):
Here are all the data cards of the selected files.
Is this what you are trying to accomplish?