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."
@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.
I am curious why this was archived. When that happens can't a note be added as to why?
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.
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.
@TomU Thank you for the info. That is helpful.
@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.
Is there anyone who actually monitors @PTCModerator ? Is there a specific person/manager that we should tag?
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.
That is interesting. Hopefully one of the moderators will help direct this to the appropriate product manager as I have no idea who this might be. I am guessing that it is not posted anywhere.
I wanted to let you know that I have raised this idea to the internal team.
We are archiving your idea as part of a general review. This action is based on the age of your idea and the total number of votes received, as per this announcement.
You can always post a new idea with all the details required in the form.
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