I have a lot of item type data that is going to be project (workset) specific. Instead of manually entering in the data in the properties dialogue of Microstation, I would like to enter that information in excel, then have each of those item types lookup that data from the excel file based on the first column manual input (similar to articles below). I know that I can use the ITEMTYPE_LOOKUP configuration variable to accomplish this as shown in those articles below, but those articles talk about putting the excel lookup file in the same spot as the DGNLIB file, and adding the ITEMTYPE_LOOKUP variable to the Organization Standards configuration file. However, since the data I want to lookup is going to be project specific (vary from project to project) I need to put it at the project level. So a few questions I have about this:
Item Types - Populating Items using Lookup Tables
Expression to Derive Data from Lookup Tables
did you try to set the variable in workspace configuration file and test, whether it works? It would be probably faster than to write this whole post :-)
I do not know about any reason why it should not work.
Concerning question 4: Please respect the best practices and do not mix different topics in one question, but ask about them separately.
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Please mention the CE version you are using. The first three points are possible till U15. Point 4 will be possible in U16.
I didn’t realize my forum “signatures” didn’t appear on original posts, rather only replies. See info below, although I need to update that as I am on U16 for microstation now. The biggest thing I need help with is where place the ITEMTYPE_LOOKUP variable in the workset cfg file and what that line of code would look like, especially file path. I not overly familiar with getting into the weeds of this kind of stuff (Config variables, syntax, etc) but am trying to learn so I can know what is possible.
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I need help with the Config variable syntax and file path, otherwise I would tested it out myself already. As for #4, I was simply trying to paint the big picture for anyone to know what my ultimate goal was. I wanted to make sure anything leading up to that point wouldn’t preclude me from accomplishing #4.
Also, to add another wrinkle of complexity to this, I am working off of ProjectWise