Based on an out-of-the-box feature of Agile Advantage which is recognized has an important features for the Agile users who are considering moving to Aras Innovator, we investigated to know what was in a PDX file. we realized it was based on xml. So we searched for the xml schema. Once we had it (it is published) we just needed to use a Xslt transformation file to convert our Aras Innovator BOM which is already in XML (AML for Aras Markup Language) into the PDX format.
To understand how we used this xslt feature you can see our two latest article on that topic:
- (Eng) Using Xslt for a new TreeView Visualization
- (Fr) vidéo – La puissance du XSLT – exemple simple
Here is a video we made to present our export tool:
Here is what you’ll find in the PDX generated in the video if you open it with an archive management tool like 7zip. So, as I say in the video, a PDX file is an archive which contains an XML file describing the BOM with all the attributes and attachment links. And the documents are also in the archive.