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Day: December 3, 2002

Streaming Document Content using DFC

Streaming Document Content using DFC

Introduction This article presents DctmInputStream and DctmOutputStream , a pair of Streams based on xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance”>java.io.InputStream and xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance”>java.io.OutputStream, respectively, that allow a Java programmer to view a docbase as a file system containing folders and (named) files. Using these streams, getting and setting content in docbase documents becomes as easy as reading and writing files in […]

Creating a Simple Lifecycle

Creating a Simple Lifecycle

Introduction A lifecycle in Documentum defines a chain of states that a document can pass through during its lifetime. Each state has a name, like “Draft”, and can be configured to perform certain actions as documents enter or leave it. Lifecycles can be built, maintained, and packaged for deployment using Documentum Developer Studio. Lifecycles should […]

Object Relationships

Object Relationships

Introduction Documentum has two built-in object types, dm_relation and dm_relation_type, intended to be used together to create arbitrary relationships between objects. Documentum uses these two types internally to maintain some system-defined relationships, like annotations. These types are also useful for defining and creating your own types of relationships. For instance, in a particular project you […]

WebCache Intro and Q&A

WebCache Intro and Q&A

Introduction WebCache is a Documentum tool that allows quick access to content and (optionally) it’s associated attributes by storing them on a flat filesystem and an RDBMS, respectively. WebCache is intended to be used to allow a website to use content that exists in Documentum, but without the overhead of talking directly to the server. […]

Documentum Reporting Gateway

Documentum Reporting Gateway

Introduction The Documentum Reporting Gateway is a that tool enables access to Documentum data through an ODBC interface. The Documentum Reporting Gateway works with report writers like Crystal Reports and Business Objects. It also works with other Microsoft applications that access ODBC Data Sources like MS Access, MS Excel, MS Query etc. These applications allow […]

Documentum ftpIntegrator 4.2.4

Documentum ftpIntegrator 4.2.4

What is it? The Documentum ftpIntegrator (version 4.2.4) allows client programs to transfer files into and out of docbases by means of the standard File Transfer Protocol (FTP). This provides a simple, standard mechanism for allowing networked access to and updating of the contents of a docbase without having to set up any complex infrastructure. […]

Common Document Management Terms

Common Document Management Terms

DTD – Document Type Definition A DTD is a document that defines the valid tags (elements and attributes) for an SGML document. This allows you to exactly define the structure of your documents. This provides several benefits: You can validate the syntax of a document, ensuring that it conforms to a predefined structure. Facilitates the […]

XDQL Overview

XDQL Overview

Introduction In order to manage potential reader expectations, it should be noted that this article is intended to provide a flavour of XDQL and its capabilities. XDQL provides a useful piece of bridging technolgy between abstract query languages and the data representation language that is XML. XML is closely coupled to XSLT and, in many […]

Creating Stylesheets for WebPublisher Content

Creating Stylesheets for WebPublisher Content

About This Article This article describes the use of WebPublisher in creating HTML pages. It describes the basic principles of WebPublisher and the use of stylesheets in transferring the WebPublisher generated XML files into HTML. This document will prove helpful if: You’re just beginning in your configuration of Documentum WebPublisher and want to understand where […]

Workflow Programming using DFC

Workflow Programming using DFC

Introduction This article outlines support available in the DFC that relate to Workflows and related concepts. Before looking at the DFC classes, however, let us quickly review some important concepts about Workflows. Workflows may be likened to “programs” that treat collections of documents as data. Workflows describe business processes that dictate when (under what circumstances) […]

Configuring DFC 4.2 Standalone

Configuring DFC 4.2 Standalone

Introduction A common problem and/or question I see is “How do I use/install the DFC Standalone?”, albeit in different forms. If you install the Documentum Intranet Client or other Documentum applications that utilize the DFC, the DFC and required supporting libraries or DLL’s will be properly installed. If however, you want to access Documentum using […]