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Excel extensions in Windchill

Sapphire I

Excel extensions in Windchill

I know I have done this before when we modified Windchill to accept the xml formatted Office documents, but I cannot remember what I modified or how I did it.

I searched the Windchill 10.0 Customization guide, but nothing hit me as to what this customization is.

Where in Windchill are the file extensions set for document types that can be uploaded? We have Excel macro driven file that has a .xlsm extension and it is giving us problems uploading. At one point in the past, I modified some file to allow the .docx, .xlsx, .pptx and maybe some other MS Office extensions.

Does Windchill support the .xlsm format?

an someone point me to the right utility and/or files(s) that need to be modified for this?

Windchill/PDMLink 10.0 m040

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Re: Excel extensions in Windchill

I'm not aware of any OOTB rules or filters that limit what file extensions can be uploaded as Documents.  That said, there is idea open for blocking file upload by extension.

Prevent upload of possibly dangerous file types to Windchill

File extensions may impact how an uploaded object is recognized but Windchill relies on the client OS (Windows) registered MIME types to identify opening applications (Creo, MS Office, PDF, etc.).

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS144772

Indexing rules can be modified to recognize additional file formats but it looks like XLSM is already in the list of formats.

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS178261

Do any of these help?  Maybe posting the Method Server log error would help?