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Setting Effectivity
To set effectivity, you must have modify access privilege on the object.
The Set Effectivity action can occur either as a row action for one object or as a table toolbar action for one or more objects. Launch points include the following:
Change notice Implementation Plan table
Affected Objects table of a variance
Resulting Objects table of a change task
Information page of those objects that can be effectivity managed—only by users that have administrative capabilities
If you select a mixture of objects in a multi-select action, and some of the objects are not managed by effectivity, a warning message appears and the action is applied to only those objects that can be processed.
The following icons and fields appear on the Set Effectivity table.
Set or update effectivity
Specifies the effectivity or updates the effectivity previously set on the object selected.
Copy and add effectivity
Adds rows for effectivity. The new rows duplicate the selected object.
Removes the selected rows. You cannot remove all the rows for a given object.
Set effectivity context
Opens a window to search for a suitable context for the object selected.
The primary identifier of the object.
The version label of the object.
The name of the object.
Actions available for the row. Includes the view effectivity by version icon and the specify effectivity propagation icon .
Effectivity Context
The context for the effectivity range.
Effectivity Type
The type of the effectivity, based on the trace code of the context, including Serial, MSN, Block, Lot, and Date.
The effectivity type for Windchill documents must be Date.
Effectivity Qualifier
The qualifier of the effectivity type being used, including blank, Exact, and No later than. The default is blank.
Your site may add additional options.
Effectivity Range
The range of dates, serial numbers, or lot numbers.
The display of this field is controlled by a preference. If structure propagation has been enabled, the default is No. You can edit the field to be Yes.