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arbortext 7 datamerge

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arbortext 7 datamerge

Since Arbortext Editor 7.0 upgraded to JAVA 1.8 which does not support odbc:jdbc bridges datamerge has been deprecated. I am wondering what kind of solutions anyone has found in terms of a workaround to use datamerge queries and databases that were set up and working with previous versions of arbortext editor? I attempted switching editor back to a JAVA 1.7 that still supports odbc:jdbc and seemed sucessful in getting Editor to load with 1.7 but have still not been able to get a datamerge to function, not even on the demo.

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Re: arbortext 7 datamerge

Ryan - Just starting to look into Datamerge for a solution here and am disappointed to hear this functionality has been depreciated. Does anyone know what PTC plans to replace this with and when?  Thanks!

Re: arbortext 7 datamerge

Hi-

Just to clarify- if a customer wishes to use datamerge, they may still do so but with the understanding that it is no longer supported for bug fixes or enhancements. The ability to use the feature was not removed- but we pulled back support because of its low volume usage, and because some customers preferred to use Windchill calls for the capability instead of on the Editor client side.

Pushpinder

Re: arbortext 7 datamerge

Thank you Pushpinder for your reply.

Can PTC recommend a solution that can be used to pull data from a database into an Arbortext topic that would be considered a best practice and supported? The data we need is not in Windchill, it is in a SQL database separate from Windchill.

~Andy