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Remove brackets from "PTC_WM_CREATED_BY" and "PTC_WM_MODIFIED_BY " in Creo 2.0 and Windchill PDMLink 10.2

Remove brackets from "PTC_WM_CREATED_BY" and "PTC_WM_MODIFIED_BY " in Creo 2.0 and Windchill PDMLink 10.2

From CS146447

Since Windchill 10.2 the value of PTC_WM_CREATED_BY and PTC_WM_MODIFIED_BY contains a bracket with the information “(<username>:<organization name>)"

  • PTC_WM_CREATED_BY and PTC_WM_MODIFIED_BY are system generated parameters in Creo Parametric
  • The values of PTC_WM_CREATED_BY and PTC_WM_MODIFIED_BY will be filled by Windchill during upload
  • The preference User unique identifier display format controls the format string with the following options:

    1. User name and organisation

    2. Email

Please add a third option to this preference to be "User name" only to restore pre-10.2 behavior.

12 Comments
Visitor

I would suggest a config.pro option or a Windchill preference in order to generate / display a name in a customized way. Many companies using this attribute to fill out drawing headers.

e.g.

Windchill: John Dow (John Dow : John Dow Inc.)

Creo:

either:

Dow, John

or

Dow, J.

or

J. Dow

This wouls also help if user names ar longer than the drawing header field.

Newbie

yes, this new feaure is messing up our Creo Parametric formats.

How could PTC add this preference, and not have an option to disable it?

Windchill+parameter+PTC_WM_CREATED_BY.jpg

Regular Member

We also want username as a valid choice.

Windchill: John Dow (John Dow : John Dow Inc.)


Creo:

either:

Dow, John

or

Dow, J.

or

J. Dow

or

jdoe

Participant

I can't belive this.

PTC is changing this in 10.2 without giving the chance to use previous funktionality of 10.1

Participant

We also have this Problem.

Regular Member

This is big problem for most of our customers, almost impossible to upgrade them to 10.2.

Pearl
Participant

Disaster! The text spread into other fields in the drawing head like a virus.

Emerald I

Just received an update from one of the product managers in another discussion:

Celia Cm Lee wrote:

Here is a short summary as to how this issue arose and why it has taken so long to address:

There was a requirement to have unique identifiers for users implemented through the preference User unique identifier display format.  During 10.0, an inconsistency was identified in user names where in some cases it showed the unique identifier, and in some cases it showed the display name. An spr was filed and fixed to use the unique identifier. This changed the format of PTC_WGM_CREATED_BY and PTC_WGM_MODIFIED_BY which resulted in more sprs from customers that did not want these values changing on drawings, etc.

There were several discussions about how to address the issues. The end result is that we need to introduce another option that allows users to decide if the unique identifier should be used for these attributes. If they are not to be used, the old format is retained.


That preference is going into 10.1 M050 and 10.2 M030. 

http://communities.ptc.com/message/251323#251323

Regular Member

It is possible to revert this behavior.

Check this article: https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS176501

The preference should be set as follows :

Utilities --> Preference Management --> Display --> Display unique user name = NO

Regular Member

The preference should be set as follows :

Utilities --> Preference Management --> Display --> Display unique user name = NO

This solution works we have used it in our 10.2 M030 install

Community Manager
Status changed to: Current Functionality