I need to move a large number of files (Including superseded files)
When using "move to.." or cut Paste, it will move the files, but the workflow state is changed to the initial state, "work in Progress" even for the superseded files?
Does anyone know how to move and keep the original state?
Files are moving within the same work area and the folders have the same environment's applied.
I have seen other threads on this from 5 years ago, with no solution.
I'm seeing this too and in my testing i couldn't find a way to fix it. Probably best to contact Bentley support. They won't fix it in the future if we don't ask for it.
It has been like this for as long as I can remember. I wrote some customization with the SDK that takes care of the issue now, but prior to that, I think the trick we used was to have a user account setup that only had access to that state of the workflow, and then login with that account, and do the move. This may not work if you also have document/folder security applied in addition to your workflow security,, but might be worth a try.
Please note that I post here on a voluntary basis and am not a Bentley employee.
Just what I suspected, a known issue that's been around for years.
I logged this with Bentley before posting here. I will update with the "Official" response.
The task we have involves moving a few hundred files which are in all states in the workflow.
There is a setting to always create new files in the first state, but I cant find where that is at the moment, is it possible to disable that temporally while doing the move?
it seems to treat cut past, or move to.. as a create new document, rather than an actual move. I can move a folder to a new location and the files will simply move, but the users don't want to move all files. in the folders.
Thanks for the replies.
Official answer was to write a script using power shell, then share this script with Bentley.
We have managed to write something that moved live files and keeps the current state, but it changed the state of the read only superseded files.
investigation still ongoing.
Hi Brian, I have the same problem. Could you please let me know what was Bentley's final solution? Thank you