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Adding file that already exists in TC is not checked

Solution Partner Valued Contributor Solution Partner Valued Contributor
Solution Partner Valued Contributor

Hello

 

We were doing a demo to a SW prospect and were showing how they can drag and drop files into TC, but then we dragged a PDF file that already existed in TC and it simply duplicated it.

 

I thought that at least a warning would be issued.

 

Our support said that a search must be done previously to know if a file (or dataset) already exists in TC, but why isn't this checked automatically when data is being sent to TC?

 

Thanks

3 REPLIES

Re: Adding file that already exists in TC is not checked

Solution Partner Honored Contributor Solution Partner Honored Contributor
Solution Partner Honored Contributor
Datasets do not require unique names hence no checking.

Randy Ellsworth, Teamcenter Architect, Applied CAx, LLC
NX 11 | SW 2016 | Creo 4 | TcUA 11.4
Evaluating: AW 3.4

Re: Adding file that already exists in TC is not checked

Solution Partner Valued Contributor Solution Partner Valued Contributor
Solution Partner Valued Contributor

I know that, but wouldn't it be useful for Teamcenter to warn you that a dataset exactly with the same name already exists in TC and then you could decide what to do (add nayway, revise existing, etc)? This seems perfectly logic to me.

 

Thanks,
Carlos

Re: Adding file that already exists in TC is not checked

Solution Partner Honored Contributor Solution Partner Honored Contributor
Solution Partner Honored Contributor
Except that Datasets are not revisable like an Item Revision. Further, some CAD integrations do not allow the revision to be part of the dataset/file name. No file is actually modified in Teamcenter as a new file is always created with a version attached to make it unique. The existing behavior is logical considering.

Randy Ellsworth, Teamcenter Architect, Applied CAx, LLC
NX 11 | SW 2016 | Creo 4 | TcUA 11.4
Evaluating: AW 3.4