Update Entity
Use the Update Entity action to update an entity in Windchill. All entities that have create permissions from Windchill Rest Services are supported.
Complete the following steps to use the Update Entity action in your workflow:
1. Drag the Update Entity action under Windchill to the canvas, place the pointer on the action, and then click or double-click the action. The Update 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. In the ID field, provide a single identifier of the Windchill entity that you want to update in the Windchill object identifier (OID) format, OR:Type:ID, where Type is the internal name of the Windchill entity type.
8. Select Form to provide inputs for individual properties and supported navigation properties listed in the form, or select Assign JSON to specify a single JSON with all properties and supported 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.
Type null to pass a null value to a string field or an integer/number field.
Type <EMPTY> to pass "" (empty string) to a string field. However, as per current Windchill behavior, "" sets the value to null.
9. Click Done.
Output schema
The output schema for the Update Entity action returns a message string.
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