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Ways to jump revisions in EPDM

Question asked by Pete Yodis on Sep 4, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 5, 2013 by Kip Speck

We have been discussing migration of our WorkGroup data to EPDM with our VAR.  We have many documents in WorkGroup that never entered the WorkGroup vault at the initial revision in the revision scheme list.  Our list is -, A, B, C, D, E, F....etc...  We are a 76 year old company that has a lot of hand drawings that were replaced by electronic files at later revision dates.  For example, a hand drawing existed at B and then someone created an electronic drawing at C.  The electronic file at C never had a rev history of -, A, or B.  We still have the need to do this function after migration of the data as well.  With WorkGroup this was no problem, you could just select "other" in the drop down list for revision in the check in dialogue and type in the rev letter you needed to jump to (provided it was in the list of acceptable rev letters and moving forward and not backward).  Apparently EPDM can't do this because the counter underlying the rev scheme always defaults to a fixed value.  Our VAR is suggesting custom programming through the API to accomplish this?  Yuck!! Is there another way around to accomplish was is being referred to as "revision jumping"? 

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