1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 4, 2014 9:16 AM by John Raffensperger

    Display File List from Custom Search Results

    John Raffensperger

      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"?

        • Re: Display File List from Custom Search Results
          John Raffensperger

          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.