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Bundle Publishing Output
The file sent from WVS to Arbortext Publishing Engine is called a payload, which contains the content to be processed by Arbortext Publishing Engine. When Arbortext Publishing Engine processes the payload, the format of the output that is published for use by Servigistics InService is called an XML or XSL bundle.
A bundle requires that the output type and parameters to be applied during publishing are specified in a publishing rule selected by the user. For more information, see Creating Service Publish Rules and Service Worker Parameters.
The XML bundle is specified in a publishing rule as output="xmlbundle". The XML bundle publishing process produces content in XML.
For information on XSL bundle, see UsingXSL Bundle Publishing Output.
Information on how Servigistics InService uses bundles is provided in its documentation.
An XML bundle contains a variety of files. One such file is the file that contains thumbnail graphic images of parts. Thumbnail graphic images are published as THUMBNAIL, THUMBNAIL_SMALL, THUMBNAIL3D and PVZ files.
Each part, that is referenced in a bundle, can have many representations. When the default representation of a part is published, the may include the THUMBNAIL, THUMBNAIL_SMALL, and PVZ files with roles assigned to them respectively. Using the thumbnailRole publishing parameter, you can specify which role is to be included in the
You can also choose to specify which thumbnails to include in using the PartResources publishing parameter. This publishing parameter allows you to specify multiple thumbnail roles, as well as the components of a PVZ file that should be included.
Both parameters handle the special PVZ value. For thumbnailRole, the default representation is zipped into a PVZ file which is used as the thumbnail of the part. When the value is a role, the thumbnail matching the specified role is put in the For PartResources, you can specify multiple roles and PVZ components when used in combination with the PvzFilter parameter.
When thumbnailRole and PartResources parameters are set, the contents of are the product of processing both parameters.
For information about the content of payloads, refer to Payload and Manifest
The bundle file can contain a variety of files and a manifest. For information about the content of payloads, refer to Payload and Manifest in Customizing Windchill Service Information Manager and Windchill Service Parts.
Setting the Service Effectivity Data Format
By default for bundles version 2.2 and earlier, service effectivity data is stored in the payload in manifest.xml as several properties of the target’s Object element. For example:
<Object uri=...">
<Metadata id="ServiceEffectivity_183695" source="...">
<Property token="thePersistInfo.updateStamp">
<Value>2016-06-121 18:12:44.0</Value>
<Property token="beginDateRange">
<Value>2016-06-21 00:00:00.0</Value>
<Property token="thePersistInfo.modifyStamp">
<Value>2016-06-21 18:12:44.0</Value>
<Property token="effTarget">
<Property token="effectivityType">
<Property token="effContextReference">
<Value ref="x-wc://3f81b557fbc1da98:wt.part.WTPartMaster:0000000003"/>
Alternately, you can choose to store service effectivity data in APEX format. To do so, set the useApexServiceEffectivity property to “true” in the Windchill site.xconf file as follows:
<Property name="com.ptc.arbortext.windchill.publisher.toggle.
useApexServiceEffectivity" overridable="true" default="true" />
Setting the useApexServiceEffectivity property to “true” stores the effectivity data in APEX format in the first Metadata element of the target’s Object element. For example:
<Object uri=...">
<Metadata id="EPMDocument_183639" source="...">
<Property token="ServiceEffectivity">
<Value>(AND (PRODUCT 'x-wc://3f81b557fbc1da98:wt.part.WTPartMaster:0000000003')
(DATE_RANGE '2015-12-01 00:00:00.0' ''))</Value>
Be aware that the following properties will not appear in the APEX format:
The value of the effTarget property is the same as the id attribute of the Metadata element where the APEX Service effectivity data resides. The thePersistInfo.updateStamp and the thePersistInfo.modifyStamp properties do not appear in the payload.
To use APEX-formatted effectivity data with bundle version 2.2, you must set useApexServiceEffectivity to “true”. For bundle versions later than 2.2, APEX-formatted effectivity data is the default. For those versions, set useApexServiceEffectivity to “false” to avoid using APEX formatted effectivity data.