After working with Alfresco for a while, we’ve noticed a number of design patters and functionality that are common amongst many clients across various industries. Alfresco module packages (AMPs), make it easy to package up components and reuse them in different Alfresco implementations. This article will focus on one reusable module that automatically files content […]
One of the often overlooked steps when installing Alfresco in a production environment is changing settings within the Alfresco configuration in order to improve system performance. This type of configuration is commonly referred to as “Day Zero” configuration. This post will briefly touch on some of the key components of Alfresco day zero configuration and […]
An important and often overlooked component of implementing a content management system is the lifecycle of content once it has been deleted in the repository. There are a number of things to consider when coming up with a plan for deleting content, including recoverability, performance, and system resource usage. This article outlines the way that […]
Retrieving data from a Documentum Repository using DQL is a common and robust process with Documentum. With addition of the xPlore search engine, there are some challenges that experienced DQL users may find unique. This post will discuss our experience with DQL and xPlore.
Although content modeling in Alfresco is very flexible and configurable, one of the issues that we run into when setting up repositories for clients is the lack of the ability for business users to manage value assistance lists. Value assistance is a term that we use to describe the lists of options that show up […]
Documentum’s out of box Webtop allows for its administrative users to manage groups, and the users that belong to each group, while within Webtop’s user management section. As a default, the groups and its users are presented in a datagrid along with individual descriptions, if provided. Sometimes, however, clients will find it useful to expose […]
One of the big challenges with working with Documentum is debugging code that is deployed to the Content Server’s Java Method Server (JMS). Deploying code updates to the JMS can be tedious because it the JMS is typically on a remote server for developers, and it usually takes a long time to restart when code […]
Four of us are out at the Alfresco Developer conference in San Diego this week. Look for a write-up on DevCon later this week. This post will present a number of thoughts gleaned from multiple discussions over drinks with other Alfresco partners regarding collaboration and ECM.
When EMC revealed Documentum 6 a few years ago, they made a subtle—yet important—change to the way Documentum would store dates and times in the database. While most clients would never even notice the change, some of us would. In particular, when it becomes necessary to access the underlying database tables, like OpenMigrate can when […]