×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Setting a variable in PDM workflow transition to track user

Setting a variable in PDM workflow transition to track user

Setting a variable in PDM workflow transition to track user

(OP)
I have a workflow set up for drawing files and in it there's a transition from the "Detailing" state to the "Drawing To Be Checked" state through a transition called "Submit for Check/Approve".

In the transition, I currently have a 'Set Variable' Action, set to 'Run for files' which is supposed to set the text variable 'CheckRequestor' that I just made to %user% (ie., the user id of the person who triggered the transition).

However, whenever I trigger the transition it seems that the variable does not get set for the file. I have a column view that shows the variable remains blank. The objective for this is to be able to notify the requestor if the check is rejected and sent back and/or if the file gets approved, which I'm using a conditional notification for in a later transition. But it seems that since no value is being applied to the variable, no notification is being sent (I'm actually not 100% sure it would work if the variable was set, but the current issue seems to be just getting the variable set).

Any ideas as to why I can't seem to get the variable set to the user id?

Thanks

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Resources

Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now
The Great Project Profitability Debate
A/E firms have a great opportunity to lead the world into the future, but the industry’s greatest asset—real-time data—is sitting wasted in clunky, archaic ERP platforms. Learn how real-time, fully interactive dashboards in a modern ERP allow you to unlock data that will shape the future of the world. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close