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1359 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2012 1:33 AM by OliverDroop RSS
DareDevil Bronze 23 posts since
Sep 13, 2010
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Feb 6, 2012 11:09 PM

Configuration of Windchill Quick Search

For some reason we do not pay much attention to the attribute PTC Common name in Creo/Windchill. But, when I do a quick search in Windchill this is one of the attributes that is searched upon. Now the question, can I change these preferences and for example make the search for filename instead? Is this possible?

  • MikeLockwood Diamond 332 posts since
    May 7, 2010
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    Feb 7, 2012 8:18 AM (in response to DareDevil)
    Re: Configuration of Windchill Quick Search

    Cannot search directly for filenames in today's Windchill.

     

    Think of it more as searching for a container (the CAD Document), which has as it's primary identifier the (unique) NUMBER, and also a NAME. These are on the container; the container holds a Primary content File, and possibly one or more Attachment or Secondary content files.

  • OliverDroop PTCEmployee 9 posts since
    Oct 19, 2005
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    Feb 16, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to DareDevil)
    Re: Configuration of Windchill Quick Search

    just go to advanced search and add new criteria, in the more section you will find filename. Save this search for later reuse and publish to other users if required. Windchill can do almost everything but not always obvious.

      • OliverDroop PTCEmployee 9 posts since
        Oct 19, 2005
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        Feb 17, 2012 1:33 AM (in response to DareDevil)
        Re: Configuration of Windchill Quick Search

        Do you have the index search running? Then you can define that this field is indexed as well

         

           <Property name="wt.index.IndexFields" overridable="true"

                     targetFile="codebase/wt.properties"

                     value="name,lifeCycleState,description,number,title,containerReference,modifyTimestamp,filename"/>

         

        If not, you will need to customize. But I would highly recommend that you rather think about the usage and cleanup of the NAME field. Usability will be so much better if you can use the name field for inline editing, etc and therefore you should think about a robust way to ensure good data. I agree that the solution does not a 100% job and you might want to implement some logic during the release process to ensure that the name field is in synch with the "COMMON_NAME" or any other attribut you feel is appropriate. For the data already in the system you should fix this by some scripts.

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