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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

Introducing Content Server services

A Mega-Time-Saver? I'm not kidding! Have another look at the URL on the status bar in the previous screenshot. Did you notice IdcService=GET_FILE right after the question mark? Yes, it's true. Every page display, every file retrieval, every update operation, and everything a Content Server does is a service call. Why is that such a big deal?

It's because we're no longer confined by the User Interface. We don't have to make 600 mouse clicks and wait for 200 server calls if we need to add 100 new users to the system. We can simply run a script that calls ADD_USER service and work on something else while it runs!

Let me tell you more in the next section.

Services architecture

Service Oriented Architecture is a buzzword these days. You have probably heard it or its acronym SOA. The reality is that long before it became a buzzword, the Content Server had been built that way (going way back to 1996). This means it is perhaps one of the most mature SOA systems out...