Use the Check-Out action to modify an object in Windchill. The check-out action locks the object in the database, so that other users are prevented from modifying the object while you have it checked out. You can release the lock, and make the object available to others by undoing the check-out or by checking in the object.
Complete the following steps to use the Check-Out action in your workflow:
1. Drag the Check-Out action under Windchill to the canvas, place the pointer on the action, and then click or double-click the action. The Check-Out window opens.
2. Edit the Label, if needed. By default, the label name is the same as the action name.
3. To add a Windchill connector type, refer to Supported Windchill Connector Types.
If you previously added a connector type, select the appropriate Connector Type, and under Connector Name, select the connector.
4. Click TEST to validate the connector.
5. Click MAP CONNECTOR to execute the action using a connector that is different from the one that you are using to populate the input fields. In the Runtime Connector field, provide a valid Windchill connector name. For more information about MAP CONNECTOR, see Using Map Connector.
6. In the Entity Type list, select a Windchill entity type:
7. In the Identifier field, provide a Windchill entity identifier in the Windchill object identifier (OID) format, OR:Type:ID, where Type is the internal name of the Windchill entity type. An example of a part identifier is OR:wt.part.WTPart:646192.
This action supports a single identifier only. The identifier should not be URL encoded.
8. If you have selected Entity Type as CADDocument, then do the following:
a. In the Select WorkSpace Type list, select the type of workspace where you want to add the checked-out file.
Select New Workspace, and in the Specify New Workspace Name field, specify a name for the workspace. This workspace is created at run time during the check-out action.
Select Existing WorkSpace, and in Select Workspace list, select an existing workspace.
9. Click Show additional fields.
10. In the Check-Out Note field, provide the check-out comment.
11. Click Show Additional Fields to see additional fields.
In Get OData Annotations, select true to include OData Annotations in the output. The default value is false.
12. Click Done.
Output schema
The Check-Out action provides a dynamic output schema on the basis of the selected Entity Type. The action returns the details of the checked-out Windchill entity.
For Entity Type set to Part:
For Entity Type set to Document:
For Entity Type set to CADDocument:
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