Has anyone ran into duplicate Document IDs for different files? I'm not talking about Document Number, but rather the ID that is supposed to be a "globally unique identifier". I was counting on them to be truely unique, so I could use them as a primary index, but apparently using explorer to copy and then rename the file undermines the uniqueness of the files and is a common practice in unmanaged environments.
Second question relating to Document ID, may I just assign a new GUID to the file without wrecking other stuff? I've tried it on several samples where drafts, assemblies and other parts reference the file and did not notice an affect. Does anyone know if any part of SE or DM use the Document ID field? I’m guessing PDM softwares use it and need it to be unique as well. Perhaps that’s one of the struggles of bringing files into a managed environment when a company starts using managed data the first time.
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