Reply to: Topic ID Error in XMetaL 6.0.2.070July 15, 2011 at 8:58 pm
The Attribute Inspector does not forbid any values from being entered but it does warn about validation problems. If you enter an illegal value a dialog that contains descriptive messages for the particular issue is displayed and it gives you the option to continue with or to back out of making the change.
When you save a document a full validation is performed. At that point you should see an error in the Validation Log. A warning dialog that you will be saving an invalid document should also appear prior to saving. This dialog asks if you would like to proceed.
It is possible to customize the product to absolutely forbid these types of things but as we cannot predict what the work flow is for any particular individual or company we lean toward flexibility with an out-of-the-box installation.
Also note that if your ID convention differs from the UUID that XMetaL inserts that can be customized through a supported API so that the product automatically inserts your format. This is discussed to some degree here: http://forums.xmetal.com/index.php/topic,1260.0.html Or you may wish to discuss implementing such a solution (if that is beyond your skill set) with our Professional Services team.