Configuring Default Comments in Vault Lifecycles

One of the hard things to remember when using Vault is to fill in the comments box whenever a milestone is reached with a document. In daily use, it may not be important to fill in a comment, but if a file is transitioned to a Released state it could be critical.

With the Vault Workgroup and above solutions, you can now predetermine comments for any change in Lifecycle on a Vaulted file. This is done in the Lifecyles configuration area of the Vault Administration options.




After being configured, there will always be the default Comment when changing lifecycles. The comment can also be manually edited...




Or an alternative can be selected from a drop down list:




Contributed by Ben of the CAD Geeks