I thought I had seen this covered before, but I cannot find the question/topic now.
I would like the ability to perform a seach, using a combination of External Data (from our ERP System) and generate a list of files in the EPDM Valut. Ideally, this list would display in an EPDM Search Window/Pane, just like a built in seach.
One variation of the logic of the search would be something like:
Get a list of PART_IDs from a SQL Search of our ERP Data
Search for files in the EPDM Vault with the CAD_PartNumber variable equal to any of the Part IDs
Present the List in an EPDM Search Form/Window
The ultimate end game would be to use the API to add the ability to search ERP data from a custom Search Card, without the data needing to populate EPDM Varialbles on a file Data Card.
I realize that I could probably get a list of Part Numbers, and add them as Token(s) of an IEdmSearch7 and Launch the Search.
Given other tasks, I am hoping for a way to build up something like an IEdmSelectonList6, and pass it as a "Result Set" to a search form.
Alternately, is there a way to display a list of files in a "Columns View"?
Alternatively, how do you add Tokens to a search in the API as a group of "OR" members. This would allow a custom search of external data to add a series of "OR" tokens against our CAD_PartNumber variable.
I did not see a way to do this with the IEdmSearch6 or other variations.
Another possibility may be to try and use the API to populate an actual view of a Search Card. If anyone has any clues on this, I'll take anything I can get.