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Day: December 3, 2002

Custom WDK 4.2 Widgets

Custom WDK 4.2 Widgets

What is the WDK? The WDK is a set of components distributed and supported by Documentum. These components are used to build web-based applications. Although that definition sounds like it comes straight from Webster’s Dictionary, it actually makes a lot of sense for Documentum to build some reusable components that DCTM developers can leverage in […]

XML Transformations Using DFC Methods

XML Transformations Using DFC Methods

Introduction Documentum has added significant functionality support for XML in the 4i and 4.2 versions of their products. Additionally, Documentum has provided documentation on how to utilize the XML functionality, “Managing XML Content In Documentum”. The purpose of this article is to summarize and supplement the Documentum documentation based on our experiences utilizing the DFC […]

The Docbroker Projection Target

The Docbroker Projection Target

The server.ini file contains configuration information for the Documentum server. Among other things,service.ini file contains the Docbroker Projection Target variable. Defining a Docbroker Projection Target in a docbase’s server.ini allows you to have that docbase seen by the docbroker specified in Docbroker Projection Target variable. [DOCBROKER_PROJECTION_TARGET] host = docserver_host where xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance”>host is the name or […]

Network Address Translation for Docbrokers

Network Address Translation for Docbrokers

Introduction Docbrokers may be thought of as the ‘tour guides’ for Docbases and their clients. A client must always ask a docbroker for information about how to contact a certain docbase, and if the docbroker doesnt know then the client can do nothing apart from try to find another docbroker to ask. When they initialize, […]

Moving a Docbase

Moving a Docbase

Introduction There are four basic options when it comes to moving a docbase: Documentum dump and load Third party move applications Complete file system move Database extract and Docbase content move Each method has its advantages, disadvantages and constraints. Here is a general listing of things you should consider when planning your docbase move. Dump […]

Introduction to Documentum Tracing

Introduction to Documentum Tracing

Introduction Tracing in Documentum can be a useful way to track down errors or unexpected behavior and is also a good way to spot areas for code optimization. There are many types and levels of tracing within the Documentum suite of products. The eContent server and most client products have their own separate tracing configurations. […]

Documentum 4.1 Error Message Reference

Documentum 4.1 Error Message Reference

Introduction How do you get more detailed information about what causes errors and what to do to fix them? Documentum does not currently publish a detailed list of its error messages in any of its reference manuals. However, Documentum does provide a list of its error messages in another location. This list actually gets installed […]

Using SMTP for Documentum Email

Using SMTP for Documentum Email

Use r_object_id_i in Your Queries Note: This tip only increases performance on pre-4i docbases. In most Documentum applications, you will find yourself writing code to find a set of attributes for a certain object. You will know the ID of the object, so you will issue a query with r_object_id in the where clause. The […]

JDBC eConnector

JDBC eConnector

What is the eConnector for JDBC? Databases are at the core of all Documentum work and whether you work at the DFC level with objects, at the API level with raw commands to the Documentum server, or through a GUI interface, in reality, the work is being done in a database. JDBC is a standard […]