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Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung

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Repository concepts and definitions

Before doing any custom coding for Alfresco, it is important to get to know the concepts and definitions around the repository. We need to get familiar with things such as Store and Association. And what does it mean when we talk about a Node in the repository.

Repository

When we talk about Alfresco, we often refer to the Alfresco Repository. So what is the repository more specifically? The repository is an abstract term for where everything is stored in Alfresco. It is also often called just "repo" and one of the main packages in the source code is also called repo.

The following figure gives you an overview of the Alfresco Repository:

The repository consists of a hierarchy of different types of nodes. This can ...

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