Hide Table of Contents

Considerations when Setting Up Data Card Variables

  • Use the same variable name in multiple data cards to ease searching and listing variable values.

    For example, to show a project number on both the folder, .docx and .pdf card, use the same Project variable on all three cards instead of creating three separate variables.

  • Set up unique and mandatory variables before adding files to the vault, as the files might already contain not allowed (duplicate/empty) values.
  • Do not restrict a variable by selecting a type that does not match properties/metadata found in files.

    For example selecting Date as type, when property values may contain incorrectly formatted dates.

  • Make sure there are no duplicate block/attribute mappings for the same file extension; only one value is returned.
  • Remove block/attribute mappings that are not used in variables.
  • Remove unused variables/data cards from the vault.
  • You do not need to use the same name for the property and variable when you create mappings.
  • When you create new block/attribute mappings to link to metadata in files, start with one pair, and create additional mappings when the initial mapping functions correctly.


Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

 
*Email:  
Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Considerations when Setting Up Data Card Variables
*Comment:  

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:



x

We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again
x

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS PDM 2016 SP05

The search functionality within the web help is in a beta test phase and you may experience periodic delays or interruptions in its performance. These are the normal and ordinary features of a beta test and shall not under any circumstances give rise to any liability on the part of Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation or its licensors. The topics within the Web-based help are not beta topics; they document SOLIDWORKS PDM 2016 SP05.

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.