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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By : Dmitri Khanine
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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By: Dmitri Khanine

Overview of this book

Oracle UCM is a world-leading Enterprise Content Management platform. From Document Management, Web, Records, and more—Oracle has got all your business needs covered. Oracle UCM enables your organization to efficiently manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents. Written by Oracle ACE Dmitri Khanine, this book is a complete practical guide to building an ECM system and successfully configuring, administering, and operating it. It also shows you how to efficiently manage your organization's content and customize the UCM to fit your needs. This book wastes no time in getting you up and running and dives straight into the installation of the content server in Chapter 1. In the second chapter, you will master all the major controls and the admin interface. Metadata—a very important ingredient of any ECM—is thoroughly covered in Chapter 3. The book then moves on to the important tasks of securing your ECM system, configuring and managing workflows, and understanding and implementing virtual folders. The book also gives you an under-the-hood view of Stellent in Chapter 7. In the later chapters, you will learn how to migrate content like a pro and easily customize Oracle ECM. A bonus addition to the book is the final chapter, which is an easy-to-follow primer on web content management.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Free Chapter
Getting Up and Running
Exploring Oracle UCM Product Offering

Exploring metadata

In case you forgot, metadata fields are there to describe the actual data such as the file name, shooting date, and camera name for a digital picture.

After we installed Content Server in Chapter 2, I mentioned that there're two types of metadata fields: Standard and Extended or Custom. Let's take a closer look at what they can do for us.

Standard metadata

Standard metadata is essential for the system to function. These are fields like content ID, revision ID, check-in date, and author. Let's take a quick look at all of them so you have a full picture.

Lab 2: Exploring standard metadata

Click on the Quick Search button on the top right. Yes, leave the search box blank. If you do that, you'll get all content in the repository.

In the last column on the Search Results page click on the i icon on any of the result rows. That brings up a Content Info screen.

From this screen there is no way to tell which fields are Standard and which are Extended. So how do you tell?

Explore the database...