Windchill 11 search issue: ​​"The date string, "<name>%", has an invalid format.

Published: 2020-01-02

Last update: 2020-11-02


When searching "all types" as different users gives the following issue:
​​"The date string, "<name>%", has an invalid format. An error was detected at position 9 in the input string." 

  • ​Due to preference "All Applicable Object Types Search" have all objects filled in by default in Windchill 11.X

  1. Log on as wcadmin

  2. Go to Organization --> Utilities --> Preference Management

  3. Edit the preference: "All Applicable Object Types Search"

Change Value from:

Abstract Specification, Problem Report, Change Request, Change Notice, Part, Document, Waorkgroup Manager CAD Document, Workflow Process, Part Instance, Part Configuration, Report Template, Managed Baseline, Meeting, Library, Product, Archive, Promotion Request, Comment, Reference Attachment, Work Item, Variance, Report, Variant Specification, Note, Dynamic Document, Import Job, Package Types, Managed Collection, Configuration Context, Received Delivery, Choice, Group, Option, Option Set, Requirement

To the following value:
Dynamic Document, Note, Burst Configuration, Document, Configuration Context, Comment, Change Notice, Change Request, Part, Workgroup Manager CAD Document, Promotion Request, Problem Report, Part Configuration

Alternative solution:

Execute the below command from the Windchill Shell:

ant -f codebase\MakeJar.xml

Clear the Windchill cache and restart the Windchill PDMLink services.

  • <Windchill Home>\tasks\codebase\com\infoengine\compiledTasks\

  • <Windchill Home>\tomcat\instances\