Create Entity
Use the Create Entity action to create an entity in Windchill. All entities that have create permissions from Windchill Rest Services are supported.
Complete the following steps to use the Create Entity action in your workflow:
1. Drag the Create Entity action under Windchill to the canvas, place the pointer on the action, and then click or double-click the action. The Create Entity 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 an entity type.
After you select an entity type, fields for properties and supported navigation properties are displayed, and dynamically change based on the entity type that you select.
7. Select Form to provide inputs for individual properties, supported navigation properties, and containment navigation properties listed in the form, or select Assign JSON to specify a single JSON with all properties, supported navigation properties, and containment navigation properties.
If the type of navigation property is an entity type, provide a single identifier. If the type of navigation property is a collection of an entity type, provide a comma-separated list of identifiers.
From the Entity Type list, if you selected People, Place, Patient, or BusinessUnitOffice, and then selected Form, then no values are populated for the Related list under the Related Subjects section, and an error message is displayed. This is a Windchill issue and it will be fixed in an upcoming release.
8. 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.
9. Click Done.
Output schema
Depending on the Windchill entity type that you select, the Create Entity action returns a dynamic output schema.
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