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Importing Variable Values

SolidWorks Enterprise PDM can import variable values from an XML file into a vault database. In the vault, existing files or items that match import criteria acquire the values at specified points in the file workflow.

At a high level, the process works as follows:

  1. You:
    • Write an XML file containing variable values.
    • Create an import rule and import transition action.
  2. The system:
    • Regularly polls for XML files that contain new variable values.
    • Matches new XML content with existing files or items in the vault.
    • Writes the new content to a temporary table in the database.
  3. When files or items move through a workflow transition with an import action, the system copies new content from the temporary table to the file or item card.

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