Can I Request a unique Linkage ID?Can I Request a unique Linkage ID to store user data specific to myapplications.Product: MicroStation V8iVersion: 08.11.07.443Area: Programming, Problem ID#: 65756, GENERALINFORMATION
Development support handles this requests."It is sometimes useful to attach custom-formatted, non-graphical datato elements, models, and levels. MicroStation, itself, uses thistechnique to record such information as patterning, database linkages,and fills.User attribute data provides a way for an application to attach its owncustom data. The structure and meaning of the data is controlledentirely by the application, itself.An element, model, or level can contain any number of custom datastructures, from any number of applications. Therefore, each applicationneeds a way to distinguish "its own" custom data from those of otherapplications (including those of MicroStation, itself). That's thepurpose of the AttributeID field. If you fail to use a uniqueAttributeID, then your application may erroneously access, delete, oroverwrite MicroStation's data or some other application's data, orMicroStation or some other application may erroneously access, delete,or overwrite your data.To avoid potential conflicts worldwide, user attribute IDs are managedby Bentley Systems, Inc. Please contact developer support at BentleySystems to reserve an ID that is unique to your organization. (There isno charge for this service, and no questions will be asked regarding thepurpose or use of your custom data.)If your organization uses more than one kind of custom data, you canintroduce a "subtype" field within your data structure, to distinguishthe different types of custom data within your organization."