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From Jeff Potts <>
Subject Re: question about adding a multi-valued property to a CMIS Document model
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:44:36 GMT

This is Alfresco-specific, so if you have follow-up questions I'd be happy to take them off-list
or you can post them in the Alfresco forums (, but the way you
make a property multi-value in Alfresco is like this:

		<aspect name="sc:productRelated">
			<title>Someco Product Metadata</title>
				<property name="sc:product">
				<property name="sc:version">

There is a custom content model tutorial on my blog that includes CMIS examples here:

On Jul 23, 2012, at 9:38 PM, Mark Streit wrote:

> We are using the OpenCMIS 0.8.0 SNAPSHOT JARs to interact with 2
> proof-of-concept ECMs.  Alfresco 4 and SP 2010.  I realize the each ECM has
> particular limitations and capabilities (our experience so far is that AF4
> is certainly more compliant), in particular where the SQL query capability
> is being used.  Not sure if this is general to ask but I am going to throw
> it out there as it is a particular requirement that just surfaced and
> perhaps someone has already seen this.
> 1) we have been able to successfully add custom properties or attributes
> (of type String or Date) to the model in both products.
> 2) In AF4 we have created an XML file to apply extensions in and placed
> that in the appropriate directory, restarted the server, and that has
> worked.
> 3) In SP2010, on uses their web interface and Library Settings to create
> new Properties of a Document model.
> Now the question:  In general, Is there a way to also add a custom property
> of the Document model (extension) that is a *List<String>* - I believe the
> correct term is multi-valued property? It's my understanding that CMIS can
> support this IF the ECM implementation supports it.
> The use case is that the UI needs to allow the entry of "Notes" that can be
> kept attached to the Document.  Each time a person might get the Document,
> they may wish to add to this list of Notes.
> Any insight or suggestions would be appreciated.
> *Thanks
> Mark
> *

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