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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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Managing Site URLs

Managing Site URLs

A few years ago I started a project with a new customer. When I was granted access to their DEV, QA, and PROD environments I was given a bookmark file that contained all of the URLs I would need to manage and administer their systems (for example: DA, Webtop, and...

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Finding Similar Documents Without a Full Text Index

Finding Similar Documents Without a Full Text Index

Is there a way to quickly find similar documents in a Documentum repository? Yes, there is. One approach could be to use the Lucene MoreLikeThis() API. This API call to the Lucene Full Text search engine extracts what it believes to be the most salient words from a...

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Create a Self-Extracting Installer in Linux

Create a Self-Extracting Installer in Linux

Ultimately many would want to write complex RPMs to install software packages, however, those who are accountable for writing such packages may agree that this task may be cumbersome and impractical. Where the RPM may accomplish the goal of wrapping an application 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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Alfresco and Ephesoft Together in the Enterprise

Over the past several years there has been a significant growth of interest around paperless office initiatives, as well as usage of enterprise-wide Records/ Document management solutions. However, a vast number of office-related tasks are still being conducted on...

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The Unseen Side of IT Projects

In the IT project world, conversations are technically based.  In the business world, focus is on applications and business needs. This can (and often does) lead to the true personal value of these systems being overlooked. Armedia had been awarded a contract with...

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The Spaces Between

As solution integrators, our greatest value comes from understanding the ins and outs of “the spaces between” our clients existing systems, but we expect stares as blank as a freshly cleaned whiteboard when offering such an explanation. Our challenge then becomes “How...

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SharePoint 2010 – REST Atom Service and JAVA, part 2

This is the second of two blogs where I demonstrate how to use the openCMIS library from a JAVA client to connect to a CMIS enabled SharePoint site through the REST Atom service of SharePoint. My previous blog “SharePoint 2010 – REST Atom Service.” provided...

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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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What is a Record?

“What is a record?” This is the fundamental question that must be answered before answering "What is records management". Without a clear answer to that question, one cannot determine record titles, develop and apply retention schedules, structure file plans or manage...

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