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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

The key to understanding virtual folders

The key to understanding virtual folders is simply this: UCM Virtual Folders are just another way of displaying collections of content items that "go together". They look and feel like folders on a Windows system, but really they are "virtual". This makes them as easy to use as your plain old Windows filesystem folders, but it also makes them much more powerful and exciting.

New upcoming UCM v.11g is packed with major upgrades to desktop integration suite and virtual folders, that make them even better. Once it is released, I'll be demonstrating those to my newsletter subscribers, so be sure to claim your free subscription. You will find the link and the instructions in Appendix A.

So here are the two, more specific facts to keep in mind, while reading this chapter:

  • Folders are standalone virtual structures. Content items are not physically stored in them. Every content item has a metadata field (xCollectionId) to store a numeric folder ID that links...