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When editing a WTDocument, primary file upload option must be configurable.

When editing a WTDocument, primary file upload option must be configurable.

When editing a WTDocument using "check out and edit" action, the UI wizard force user to upload a local file.

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It will be useful to be able to control this behavior using a preference to override this default behavior. For some use case, there is no need to upload file systematically and therefore the "no content" option is more suitable.

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3 Comments
sm
Newbie

Great suggestion. I have got stuck on this one a few times myself. In most cases, Check Out and Edit is just a means to update metadata. I almost never use it to upload a new file, so having a preference to control whether or not to upload a file would be very beneficial.

Regular Member

It's about editing the WTDocument, or editing the primary content of that database record.  Most users don't understand the difference between the two concepts, I think we can only improve the user experience if Windchill is made smart and fast enough to decide what the user is up to.  Quiet a challenge.

Garnet

Mathieu‌,

I voted up for this idea because we have the same need.  However, in the meantime there is some unsupported customization that be done with <Windchill_Home>\codebase\netmarkets\jsp\document\create.jsp.  Within create.jsp, I said: if (document type = xyz) {"no content"}.  It works well so far.  Remember, I said this was unsupported.  That is why I voted up for this idea.  I wish for this type of thing to be configurable OOTB.  It also seems like something that is simple to implement.

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS42570