Windchill Trigger
Use the Windchill trigger to subscribe to events occurring in Windchill.
Prerequisite
For security reasons, Windchill Webhook URL needs to be white listed. For this the Webhook base URL needs to be added in Preference Management in the section Outgoing Webhook URL under the Webhook category.
Windchill trigger functionality needs support from Windchill side as well. This support is added in the Windchill versions that follow:
Windchill PDMLink 11.1 M020-CPS01
Windchill PDMLink 11.1 M010-CPS05
Windchill PDMLink 11.0 M030-CPS14
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Make sure that your Windchill version is updated to any of the above mentioned versions.
All ThingWorx Flow triggers has a prerequisite of making Webhook URL on public host. Please refer instructions from the installer guide for setting this up.
For more information on generic Windchill event functionality, refer to an article on PTC support website.
Using Windchill Trigger
To use this trigger in your workflow, create a new event for the Windchill trigger, and then connect to the flow. To create a new event, do the following:
1. Place the pointer on the start icon , and then click or double-click . A list of triggers appears.
2. Select the Windchill trigger. The Windchill trigger configuration window opens.
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If a trigger is already created, select an existing trigger, and then click SAVE.
To create a new trigger, click Create a new event for Windchill, and then proceed with the steps further.
3. Edit the trigger label, if needed.
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Labels are case-sensitive. You cannot use spaces, some special characters, and leading numbers.
4. To add a connection, refer to the section Adding a Connection in the Windchill connector topic. The default value is Basic.
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If you previously added a connection for Windchill, select a connection from the list.
5. Select an Entity Type from the list or specify an entity type in the format PTC.domainName.entity such as PTC.ProdMgmt.Part.
6. In the Event field, select an event name from the list or enter an event ID. A list of events dynamically appears from the Windchill subscription service. If the value of the Event field is set to Life Cycle State, specify its value in the Life Cycle State field.
7. In the Subscribe To field, select an option from the list. The input form changes based on the selected option.
Specific Windchill Entity—To subscribe to a specific Windchill entity, enter the details that follow:
Name—Specific Windchill entity name.
Number—Specific Windchill entity number.
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Either provide a name or number or provide both name and number.
Subscribe to All Versions—To subscribe to all versions, select true, otherwise select false.
Container—To subscribe event on a container, enter the entity container details in Windchill OID format such as OR:Type:ID, where Type is the internal name of the Windchill entity type such as OR:wt.pdmlink.PDMLinkProduct:142471
When Subscribe To container is selected, an event is triggered when the specified event occurs on any entity from specified entity type from that particular container. For example, when Entity Type is Part and Event is Checkin or Checkout and container value is specified as GOLF_CART then the event is triggered when Checkin or Checkout action occurs on any Part present under container GOLF_CART. Container value needs to be selected from the lookup or a container ID (OR:wt.pdmlink.PDMLinkProduct:142471) needs to be specified.
8. Click to set an Expiration Date for limiting the subscription of an event until the selected date. If you do not set an expiration date, the event subscription never expires.
9. Select a Life Cycle State. This field value is applicable only in case of Event - Life Cycle State. For any other event subscription, value provided for this field will be ignored.
10. In the Custom Filters section, click ADD, and then enter the following details:
Input
Expected—The expected output.
Condition—Condition to apply on the filters such as equals, greater than, less than, contains, does not contain, matches, and so on.
Click ADD to set multiple custom filtering criteria.
For more information on custom filters, refer to the topic Adding Custom Filters.
11. Click SAVE.