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Custom Property File issue

Question asked by Seth Renigar on Apr 30, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 30, 2014 by Anna Wood

Ever since we upgraded from SW2010 to SW2013, I have had an issue with the Custom Property File.  I've never had any problems with this all the way back to SW95, until this upgrade.


But for some reason, now, every time I go to the custom properties within SW to edit them, SW will replace ALL of the content from this text file with one property, "PunchID".  WHY???


If I manually open the text file and edit, SW will replace the content the next time I open the summary information window (File>Properties).  If I use the "Edit List" button from the summary information window to edit these default properties, SW will again replace the content the next time I open the summary information window.


To combat this, I have set the text file to "read only".  This does effectively prevent SW from over-writing my properties.  However now, every time I go to the summary information tab, or switch between the custom and configuration specific tabs, I get a warning that SW could not write to this file.


custom properties warning.jpg


I don't want SW to write to this file.  And why would it need to anyway?!?


Has anyone ever seen this?  Is there a way to prevent SW from trying to write to this file so that I can remove the "Read Only" attribute from this text file?  The warning it very annoying.  Plus, I can no longer use the Edit List button from the Summary Information window while it is read only either.