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Add comment when importing Lifecycle / Workflow, etc.

Add comment when importing Lifecycle / Workflow, etc.

In general, one can add comments when iterating admin objects (lifecycle, workflow templates, etc.).  But - Best practice by far is to develop these on a test server, then export and source control them, then import to production.  There is no way to comment on imported objects.  Note: This should be considered as part of the overall effort to "promote changes to production."

9 Comments
PTCModerator
Topaz I
Status changed to: Archived
 
lscheeler
Pearl

@PTCModerator, Can you please un-archive this?  We just discovered this to be the case and found this thread.  The admins at my company as well as our consulting VAR all agree that we need comments when importing workflows as this idea states so well.

 

Thanks, Lawrence

STEVEG
Turquoise

@PTCModerator 

I am curious why this was archived.  When that happens can't a note be added as to why?

TomU
Emerald II

@STEVEG,

All product ideas with less than a certain number of votes and older than a certain date were set to 'Archived'.  I believe this was an attempt to make the number of open ideas waiting for PTC product management to respond a little more manageable.  (There are thousands of open ideas.)  Unfortunately there still seems to be very little interaction from product management with the ideas, even though these are the only 'officially supported' method of requesting changes.

This is really an important request.

One can add a comment when checking in a template iteration, but almost everyone very quickly gets to the point where templates are developed on a rehosted non-prod system, then imported to production - so it's essential to be able to comment what is imported.

BenLoosli
Sapphire II

I suppose one work around would be to import the object, then iterate it and add the comments. Not ideal, but it would at least give you someplace to record your comments.

STEVEG
Turquoise

@TomU Thank you for the info.  That is helpful.

 

@MikeLockwood Agreed!!!

 

@BenLoosli Ya know, didn't even think about that.  It's a "good enough" workaround but like you said, not ideal.

 

I don't know why this couldn't be implemented fairly easy.

lscheeler
Pearl

Is there anyone who actually monitors @PTCModerator ?  Is there a specific person/manager that we should tag?

TomU
Emerald II

There are several moderators but they really don't make the call on what is archived and what is not.  It comes back to the product manager for this particular area, but depending on who it is, they may or may not be monitoring the community at all.  About all you can do is tag them... if you know who they are.