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capture epdm revision in a custom variable

Question asked by Thys Coetzee on Aug 26, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 27, 2015 by Thys Coetzee

In EPDM, there is a special value called "Latest revision no" which can be displayed on a text block.  This is useful to display the current EPDM revision value on a data card, but is utterly worthless for anything else except eyeballing.


I would like to retain that value in a variable.  Turns out this is a bit o a problem.


MyRevVar = %nextrevision% in a "set variable transition action increments the revision value and assigns it to the var MyRevVar -- yay!  Let's call this the file revision as distinct from the EPDM revision


It also places the value of %nextrevision% where the transition action type "Inc. Revision" can find it and apply it as the EPDM revision.


MyRevVar would be set at some point before the EPDM revision is updated.  AFTER the file value in MyRevVar is set and BEFORE the EPDM revision is updated, these two revision values are not the same.  It is at this point that I would like to read the current value of the EPDM revision and do some tricks.  How can I read the EPDM revision value into a custom variable?


Any suggestions would be most welcomed.