Tech support says no way but I am sure it can be done. I have created a
new soft type both a document and a part. There are no workflows or
additional attributes added for the new soft type so they are identical
in nature to the basic WTPart and WTDocument. All I need to do is, for a
few specific objects, change their type in the system for all iterations
(there aren't many) to the new soft type. That's all. Has anyone done
We have done this at Psion Teklogix Inc. We made behaviour to "reclassify" the documents. With the help of Sudeep Bhattarai from Najanaja. We have a tool to reset the type based on the Name of the document. We have mappings for wild card strings to types and it resets them to the appropriate type. We could never trust the user creating the documents because it is left up to the users discretion.
"Auto Document Classification"
· Created customizations to reset document type and category based on a generic name
o This does not change the iteration of documents
o This is only performed by site administrators
o A listener added or used in a workflow expression to change the type prior to review
· Certain contexts can be ignored where they store external documents
Thus, global discrete searches are created and shared to the organization can be trusted and used. We found out that the users hate the search index because it gives them everything rather than a discrete result.
In the future, the same will be done but reverse for WTPart. We plan to have the name auto populate based on the "Classification" hierarchy in PartsLink with mappings to abbriviations. Thus, the user doesn't have to enter the title/name to any part and will be derived from the classification.
I've attached a list to show you what we've done at Psion with the help of Sudeep Bhattarai from Najanaja.