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From Florent Guillaume>
Subject Re: question about adding a multi-valued property to a CMIS Document model
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:59:51 GMT
Yes, the notion of custom multi-valued properties for subtypes of
Document (and other base types actually) is supported by the standard
and by most if not all implementations.


On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 4:38 AM, 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
> *

Florent Guillaume, Director of R&D, Nuxeo
Open Source, Java EE based, Enterprise Content Management (ECM)   +33 1 40 33 79 87

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