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Professional Alfresco: Practical Solutions for Enterprise Content Management by Kevin Roast, Michael G. Uzquiano, Michael Farman, John Newton, David Caruana

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Chapter 16. Custom Knowledge Base: Advanced Share Customizations

WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Customizing the document library

  • Using a custom workflow in Alfresco Share

  • Configuring a custom form for Alfresco Share

  • Customizing metadata with the Alfresco Forms engine

This chapter walks you through the process of adding advanced customizations to Alfresco Share and the Alfresco repository. These customizations include the addition of archiving logic based on the Alfresco repository rules you created in Chapter 14. You will further customize the Alfresco Share interface by introducing new actions and workflows to the document library. Finally, you will look at how you can introduce new custom forms based on the Alfresco Forms Service.

This chapter builds on the foundation work from Chapter 14 as well as the Alfresco Share customizations from Chapter 15. The sample code in this chapter builds on top of the sample code from the two previous chapters. Thus, if you haven't worked through the previous two chapters, please take the time to do so.

This chapter is structured to provide the following sections:

  • Overview—A high-level explanation of the concepts and application extension points that you will use in the example. You don't have to type in any of the code in this section; it is simply provided to help guide along the conversation.

  • Installing the Code—A step-by-step guide to the approach you will need to take in order to install all of the sample code on your own Alfresco installation.

  • Putting It ...

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