Data Management Capabilities > Managing Change > Change Management Administration > Change Association Rule Administration > Flexible Change Link Conversion > Configure Link Converter Rules
Configure Link Converter Rules
Link converter rule files specify how legacy links should be duplicated as change process links.
Your system might have legacy links that need to be converted but can no longer be created in your current business process. Therefore, the converter does not use change process association rules when converting.
Instead, a custom link converter rule file is used during conversion to determine how the change process link should be created:
The link converter rule file must contain all appropriate rules for conversion, and each file can include multiple rules. The file uses a top-down approach when determining the correct rule.
The converter compares legacy links to this file looking for a corresponding rule. If a rule is found that matches the object roles, the link can be successfully converted.
When naming the file, use the naming convention established by the default files provided by Windchill.
Rules files should be saved in comma separated values (CSV) format.
Use the number sign character (#) to denote comment rows.
Windchill provides two out-of-the-box link converter rule files. You should review and configure these files to ensure the rules match your change association rules as closely as possible:
Each rule file contains the following information:
Role A Type
Role B Type
The fully qualified change object names.
Swap Roles
true—Reverse the Role A and Role B values in the new flexible change link.
false—Apply the Role A and Role B value from the legacy change link to the new flexible change link.
Link Type
The fully qualified internal name of the change process link soft type that is created.
For example, the internal name of a link soft type shown in the Type and Attribute Management utility is “com.myCompany.MyChangeProcessLink.” The fully qualified internal name is as follows: