Why do you want to assign revision E directly, skipping B,C,D?
TC assigns those mandatory attributes Item ID, Item revision automatically if you click Assign.
Working item revision cannot be revised unless it has released status.
Testing: NX 11 | NX 12 | TCIN
TC 11.2 | TC Vis 11.3 | AWC 3.2
This company had a different PDM-system for about 10 years.
Now it has bought Teamcenter and I input the old parts there also.
The imported old parts have now "-" revision
The TC Admin can make the Item ID and Revision ID read only for the site by modifying prefs, stylesheet and BMIDE data model.
BMIDE property constant Item.item_id and ItemRevision.item_revision_id:
The above prefs, stylesheet and data model settings will result in the Item ID/Rev ID being automatically assigned and read-only.
NX 11.0.1.mp01 | SW 2016 | TcUA 11.2.3