Now I assume the answer is no, but has anyone ever come up with a method of getting a rendition to generate a document code that matches the source document code other than an additional attribute that you nominate?
Example - Source Doc Code 111-XXX-001 (Additional attribute: NATIVE) to generate Target Doc Code 111-XXX-001 (Additional attribute: PUBLISHED) in the same (or different for that matter) environment.
Not in the same environment. But you could do it with a duplicate environment and have the additional attribute (PUBLISHED) auto populate and not mapped from the source.
Doc code can be mapped in rendition settings in PW Admin
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You mean like defining the additional attribute to be a default value (e.g. PUBLISHED)? Sounds like a good idea. But that would still result in generating a code that was the first available in the sequence rather than matching the source attribute serial?
E.g. XXX-YYY-0003(NATIVE) would rendition to XXX-YYY-0001(PUBLISHED) if there was no pre-existing 0001 or 0002 in the duplicate environment?
This is now possible in the most recent release by setting the config property SerialNumberAttributeMap=1. That instructs iCS for PDF to honor rendition profile attribute mappings for serial number attributes. In earlier releases, serial number attributes could not be mapped; their values were always populated automatically, with no ability to re-use a serial number within the same datasource environment context. With SerialNumberAttributeMap=1, the responsibility for preventing errors due to document code conflicts (those whose formula includes a serial number) is shifted to the user.
Excellent news Andrew, thank you! By latest release we're talking ProjectWise server version yes? Ours is 03.140 but 03.299 would be required?
I know it's in 3.299. The capability might have been introduced in 3.280, it would take some research to find out, but 3.299 is the superior version.