Use the Search action to search for specified Windchill entities.
Complete the following steps to use the Search action in your workflow:
1. Drag the Search action under Windchill to the canvas, place the pointer on the action, and then click or double-click the action. The Search 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 one of the following options:
CAD Document
Part and CAD Document
7. In the Filter field, provide an OData filter expression in the <property name> eq <value> [and...] format, where <property name> is either name or number.
For example: name eq 'TIRE' or state eq 'INWORK' and startswith(name,'GOLF')
8. In the Navigation Criteria field, provide the Windchill OID of the navigation criteria or the navigation criteria name. This value is used to select the version of the identified object. If you do not specify a value for this field, the latest version is selected.
9. In the Include Navigation Link list, select true to include the navigation link in the output; otherwise select false.
10. In the Max Results field, enter the maximum number of search items that you want to fetch. The default is 1000.
11. Click Done.
Output schema
The Search action returns an array of items and the list of identifiers of the entities that are returned in the search.
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