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  1. Alfresco
  2. ALF-11982

Enable category manager to handle custom classifications / custom category types

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    • Type: Contribution
    • Status: Reopened (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 4.0.b Community, 5.1.d Community
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Admin Console (Share)
    • Security Level: external (External user)

      Description

      The Share category manager currently only handles standard categories from the cm:generalclassifiable classification. This is very limiting for applications that require custom classifications or additional metadata associated with categories. The attached patch file enhances the category manager (and some related components of Share / the repository) to allow management and usage of custom classifications and custom category types.

      Changes made by the patch:

      • allow forms to supply a destination child-association when creating nodes (implementing a TODO in the current code base)
      • add a web script to the repository tier that lists the available classification aspects
      • enhance the Share category manager to handle multiple classification aspects
      • enhance the Share category manager to use forms for category management (creation / modification)
      • provide a configuration option to hide certain classification aspects in the category manager
      • provide a configuration option to specify wether a form should be used to modify the categories of a certain classification and what type of category should be created
      • enhance the picker children web script on the repository tier to specify wether an element "is a category"
      • patch the object-finder component in the web framework, replacing a hard type check with an evaluation of the new "is a category" property to handle category subtypes

      The second patch file provides a sample model, bootstrap view, Share configuration and Spring Surf extension to work with the enhancements made by this contribution.

      Please note: The last two items in the change list have previously been submitted to Alfresco Support as ACT #15024-37043 in the context of a customer project unrelated to this contribution.

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            resplin Richard Esplin added a comment -

            John Knowles: This is a Share enhancement request with a patch attached for old versions of Alfresco. This use case should be considered as we look to "aikau-ify" these parts of Share.

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            resplin Richard Esplin added a comment - John Knowles : This is a Share enhancement request with a patch attached for old versions of Alfresco. This use case should be considered as we look to "aikau-ify" these parts of Share.
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            resplin Richard Esplin added a comment -

            Axel says this issue still applies to 5.1, and it has a patch we should consider. So I'm reopening it.

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            resplin Richard Esplin added a comment - Axel says this issue still applies to 5.1, and it has a patch we should consider. So I'm reopening it.
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            resplin Richard Esplin added a comment -

            This issue was reported against an old version of Alfresco Community Edition.

            Alfresco 5.1 is nearing release, and contains many improvements that address old problems. We are closing old issues so that we can better prioritize our efforts.

            If you verify that the issue still exists in an Early Access release of Alfresco 5.1, please reopen the issue. If you have any trouble reopening the issue, then leave a comment or email us at community@alfresco.com so that we can assist.

            Thank you for collaborating with us on improving Alfresco.

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            resplin Richard Esplin added a comment - This issue was reported against an old version of Alfresco Community Edition. Alfresco 5.1 is nearing release, and contains many improvements that address old problems. We are closing old issues so that we can better prioritize our efforts. If you verify that the issue still exists in an Early Access release of Alfresco 5.1, please reopen the issue. If you have any trouble reopening the issue, then leave a comment or email us at community@alfresco.com so that we can assist. Thank you for collaborating with us on improving Alfresco.
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            afaust Axel Faust added a comment -

            A more detailed account can be found at http://axel-faust.de/?p=30&lang=en

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            afaust Axel Faust added a comment - A more detailed account can be found at http://axel-faust.de/?p=30&lang=en
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            afaust Axel Faust added a comment -

            Attached patch files for contribution and sample model/configuration.

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            afaust Axel Faust added a comment - Attached patch files for contribution and sample model/configuration.

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              • Assignee:
                jknowles John Knowles
                Reporter:
                afaust Axel Faust
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