This extension allows a user to synchronize parts with the SiliconExpert database. The extension allows for single or multiple parts to be synced using menu actions or workflows. It can be initiated from a part, a folder page or a search. The seed object is a Part or a SuMa manufacurer part.
A SiliconExport API login is required,
A new menu action for Manufacturer Parts ‘Synchronize SuMa Part’ will pop up a window with a single button.
The seed object can be a part of a SuMa manufacturer part. If the seed is a part, all its associated SuMa parts are used as as the see
The following table will be displayed.
For each item the is a row for each attribute that is configured to be mapped.
The headings represent represent the following
In this case the part have not been sychronized previously. This can been seen as the Com ID is not set
The first action is to
This will perform the following actions
This above result show that 1 part was not found in the SiliconExpert database, thus not Com ID could be retrieved. In the case more that 1 id is found an error will be shown and the data must be altered to establish a unique hit or the user can add the Com ID manually by updating the part in Windchill.
The other results show a valid part that was found. The Value is compared with the Sync Value and the icon show if it is equal of not equal.
The next action can be
Note: For a large number of parts this operation may take some time.
Set values may be executed without a
Check values this will first perform the check e.g. get the Com ID if required, and then the set will be executed.
A new menu action is contained in the folder actions drop down. A table will show of the parts you selected and their associated parts
By searching for either SuMa parts directly or parts that have SuMa associated the user can select a number of parts from Windchill
By adding a search criteria, e.g. Last Sync > 1 month a search can be done to manually update a set of parts
A workflow robot has been created to Sync parts contained in a Promotion Request
or a Change
com.wincomplm.wex.kernel.api.invoke.WexInvoker.invoke("com.wincomplm.wex-siliconexpert-sync","se-sync-workflow.syncFromChangeNotice", self, boolean includeAffected, boolean includeResulting);
These calls will return a string with details of the operation performed
To enable the Windchill server to connect the remote server the SSL Certifcate needs to be installed
Download the SSL Certify Extension and register this server
The extension can be configured with the following options
This is the login credentials for your SiliconExpert access
The soft attributes used to hold the Com Id (String) and the Last Sync (Date)
The other attributes and there xPath mapping
The xpath mapping is the root prefixed to all mappings
Note the attribute mapping is doing via a XPath query language giving a high level control
If a group is selected only user in this group and admins have access
This ensures the data returned is valid
The SuMa part soft type configuration
The following attributes are mandatory:
A full diagnostics tools is provide to assist with the configuraiton
The diagnostic tools will make live queries against the database and allow xPath expressions to be tested on the returned XML data
Release due May 2020