Is there a way or possibility to update the check in comments after the part or item is checked in?
May be by the admin, manager or supervisor roll?
Thanks for your comments and advice.
What you want to do is doable but not OOTB.
Can you describe your use case?
For example, from the Windchill object’s info page an Admin selects an action to update checkin comments and they add/update comments without iterating the object.
User is checking in items into the common space and adds comments in the comments field.
After the check in is succeeded there is a need to add some additional information to the comments
which where added during the check in.
At this moment I see no possibility to achieve that.
It would be nice to have this possibility may be connected to a role in Windchill.
May be the Admin.
What about using the underrated discussion forum? It would not be tied to an iteration but can collect comments and postings about the subject object.
If this is something that needs to happen frequently I go with the custom action to add/append to checkin comments to the checked in iteration, meaning we do the add/append without iterating the object.
The code run by the custom action could detect who is running and if the user is in the appropriate team role they’d be allowed to add/append to the comments. If they are not in the role they would receive a message stating they are not authorized to add/append checkin comment. Something like that.
Likewise, if this is something that happens as part of a workflow that too could be setup, with less effort that the custom action.
Both techniques would require some code but I don’t see that as a problem. It’s really just a matter of deciding the approach to take.
Either way this is definitely doable.