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Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung

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Modeling tips and tricks

This section contains some tips and tricks around content modeling.

Not changing the out of the box models

When looking at the out of the box content models it might sometimes be tempting to just make a small change to one of them to get what we want. Avoid this at all costs as it is going to give you a maintenance problem. Every time a new version of Alfresco is released, and we want to use it, the model has to be updated manually. We have to update it manually, as we do not know if something was added to it in the new version.

Also, when someone not familiar with the project is upgrading the system, they might not realize that we have updated an out of the box model and it might take awhile before they realize why some ...

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