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D2 Starter Project

D2 Starter Project

As you know from a previous post, it bothers me that out-of-the-box, D2 does NOTHING. In an effort to help validate D2 v4.5 installations and provide a test environment for my DQL Editor widget, I developed a simple "starter" application that I named "D-Top". D-Top...

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10 Tips for Working with xCP

10 Tips for Working with xCP

Currently, I am finishing up an EMC xCP project, and I would like to leave behind some tips I have had to discover the hard way. Hopefully, this will save you some time during your xCP project. Tip #1 – Have Well-Defined Use Cases I know it is usually a requirement...

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A Language Translation Service for Documentum

A Language Translation Service for Documentum

Providing content in users' native languages is becoming the expected norm. It is not uncommon for banks, credit card companies, insurers, government agencies, and manufactures to provide licensing agreements, rules and regulations, warranties (e.g., John Deere), and...

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Documentum Webtop Musings

Documentum Webtop Musings

Webtop has been Documentum's flagship user interface (UI) since its introduction in Documentum v5 (circa 2003) and has an enormous worldwide install base. It's built upon solid (though dated) technology, methodology, and standards. It's also built upon/with a solid...

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Documentum Storage Decision Points – SAN versus NAS

When it comes to in-house IT services, every company has different practices.  We will stick to the basics, unless our company’s core product is cutting edge hardware or software.  Usually businesses follow the pack, and their system architects color within the lines....

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Caliente Benchmark

Armedia's Caliente is a high-performance content migration tool designed to quickly and easily import content and metadata into a variety of leading content management systems (CMS). Caliente has been used in numerous projects delivered by Armedia and is currently in...

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Query Results Truncated in Documentum

Recently, some colleagues and I were discussing whether the Content Server truncated result sets for large queries. They insisted that it did and that the largest result set Documentum would return was 1000 rows or 350 rows from any single source (the default values...

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Finding an Object’s Content File in Documentum

You probably know that Documentum (in its default state) stores content on the file system and retains a pointer to the content in its database. Likely, you have navigated the file store on the Content Server and discovered directories like...

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Part III – Connecting to a Documentum Repository

 Once you have successfully completed the steps from Part II and the application has restarted following the steps takes to create a connection to the Documentum repository from my previous blog, you will need to establish the connection to the Documentum Content...

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Part II – Create a Connection to a Documentum Repository

Once you have completed the steps taken in Part I of this series, you need to create the connection. In order to utilize the integration between the Adobe FrameMaker application and the Documentum Content Server Repository, connection information must be added and...

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SharePoint 2010 – Documentum Integration

There are a number of blogs out there that talk about the EMC products that integrate SharePoint 2010 with Documentum along with the pros and cons of each product. However, I found the task of locating authoritative references to be infinitely more challenging....

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Captiva InputAccel Tutorial

For the past few months I have been deeply engaged in a Captiva InputAccel project. The requirements for this project were fairly simple and generic: scan documents (capture), enhance (de-skew and read bar code), extract (OCR and index), and export (to Documentum and...

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I’m in eRoom, Get Me Out of Here!

[turns up amplifier, cranks up volume to 11, puts Huey Lewis and the News vinyl on record player....] I start up Visual Studio 6.0 and settle down to some nostalgic programming with Visual Basic (VB) 6.  Ah, college memories come flooding back and strangely not many...

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Practical steps to improve Documentum RMA performance

RMA is typically slow and recently we were asked to make it faster and explaining the WDK stack is not why we were brought in. The application consisted of custom everything (menu items, functionality, workflows, lifecycles, alias sets, object types, complex security...

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Think Alfresco from Documentum perspective –Take 1

When you work for a while in the software you get numbed to “technologies have come and gone...” occasionally though some become commodities and others trend setters. We have seen that with many products like Apache, Tomcat, Lucene, Drupal …etc that have stabilized...

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Documentum-Composer

It was year 2004, when I was first introduced to EMC Documentum. As I first fired up the DAB IDE, I felt man this IDE is Unintuitive, slow and cryptic. Apart from learning the DFC API’s in Documentum, getting accustomed to DAB itself was an excruciating experience....

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So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, eRoom

A simple goal – “export, transform, load” – the destination is a matter of choice. EMC eRoom is going away.  It has been marked as End of Life (EOL) so what next?  EMC Documentum have 2 options: EMC Documentum Collaboration Services; EMC Documentum Centerstage. ...

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Let there be guitar!

What happens when you combine Ligero and EMC Documentum when developers have a spare moment. You get: Rockumentum! The question was thrown out in casual conversation - "Hey, do you think we could turn Documentum into a Jukebox?". So what else would you do with your...

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Migrating CAD Drawings into Documentum

Anyone who has ever attempted a data migration knows that there is no such thing as 'a smooth transfer of power', as it were. From learning both the legacy system and the new system, business processes, data clean-up, data mapping, deciding between existing tools and...

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High Volume Server (Part 2)

HVS (Part 2) Data Partitioning Before we delve into Data Partitioning, here’s a review of some fundamental database concepts. In terms of this article the focus will be on Oracle as the database. Fundamental Database (ORACLE) concepts: A Table: (i) Stores structured...

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To D6 or “Deep 6”

Most of us in IT can think of many things we would rather do than upgrade systems and software; for example, maybe take a nice trip to the dentist, or perhaps volunteer as the test subject in an IRS agent, audit training class. If you finally have your Documentum 5.3...

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High Volume Server (HVS) Part1

After hearing so much about EMC Documentum HVS, we decided to look under the hood to understand what the hype was all about. What is HVS? Made broadly available in version 6.5 (you need to purchase the key) it is a generic term that refers to 3 broad areas of...

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Producing Quality Given Time Constraints

The schedule is an ever present aspect of application development. Engineers must constantly balance producing quality work against given time constraints. This is why most engineers are constantly searching for tools and techniques that allow them to deliver more quality work in less time. Techniques, like software patterns, focus on the quality aspect of the software while many tools focus on productivity. When an engineer finds something that allows him/her to both increase productivity as well as improve the quality of work delivered, it deserves special attention.

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Reveille RealTime for Documentum?

You may have heard of the Reveille Management Console for Documentum D5/D6 and Reveille for Captiva InputAccel – the only solutions that can proactively and automatically monitor, diagnose and repair your DCTM/Captiva installation, but what is Reveille RealTime (RRT),...

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