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Using the Windchill RV&S API in Event Triggers
The Windchill RV&S Application Programming Interface (API) offers a direct way for custom applications to interact with workflow and document management, and configuration management. The Windchill RV&S API can be used in triggers in a manner similar to the CLI; however, the API allows direct access to input and output without parsing.
Using the Windchill RV&S API in triggers is useful for performing CLI operations that are not covered by a Bean (like running a report), and running configuration management CLI commands from workflow and document events, and workflow and document commands from configuration management events.
The intent of this unit is not to get into how to use the Windchill RV&S API, but to give examples of how it can be used in event triggers to get information Beans cannot. For more information on the Windchill RV&S API, refer to the Windchill RV&S Integrations Builder Guide.
API Beans and Methods
API Trigger Code