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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

How to use WebDAV and Desktop Integration

In case you haven't heard of WebDAV, it's an industry standard protocol for editing and managing files remotely. Content Server supports WebDAV and so do Microsoft Office, Windows Explorer, and countless other products. You can integrate Content Server into your users' desktop and make document management easy and seamless.

The only problem is that when contributing content from third-party applications via WebDAV, the check-in screen will not come up, and the check-in process may fail because the required field values are missing. It may also become a bigger issue, when the content is checked in without other important metadata values and that makes it hard to locate and classify.

But the good news is that you can actually do something about it.

Just set up your default metadata values like I've shown you in the previous section. And there's also a way to set up your own default metadata values.

So let's pause here for just a moment to see the controls...