We have recently been working with some of our partners to allow them to integrate their client's 'Documentum' environments using Data Sync Studio. Currently, this is still in development but early signs are that we will offer the integration as a product. We have developed the product to be purely api based and it needs no connections to the underlying Database or content servers. I am going to run through moving files between the desktop and a Documentum environment. We could just as easily move files from a Sharepoint Library to Documentum as well. As usual we use the following simple integration steps in DS3:
For this demonstration we are going to use some simple text files as examples but we can target more complex types in Documentum.
Select the folder containing the files you would like in Documentum.
We have several options:
Username, password and optionally Domain.
The connector displays a dropdown listing all types within the repository.
The http address of the Documentum DFC url.
A timeout in of any request.
Under some circumstances we are not interested in integrating the content of a document just the attributes (contentless documents). We can choose to synchronise the content or not.
The connector allows you to browse the folders within the Repository to find a folder to sync.
The Repository Name.
There are several things to note about the connector:
I added a new Dynamic Field called 'Subject' to map to the dm_document attribute Subject:
Comparing A->B (File Systems -> Documentum) and then synchronising moves the documents and updates the metadata accordingly:
When I delete some files from the source file system and change the Subject in the Dynamic Column to be 'Food and Beverage' we can update the new files. Comparing Comparing A->B (File Systems -> Documentum) again DS3 shows us the updates it will make to Documentum:
You might notice the performance times, there is no caching and the Documentum Server (Data Source B) is 3000 miles away over the internet. We can then see the update to the Subject in the Document properties:
As we progress through the development of this connector I will post some more blogs. If you would like more information about this Documentum connector please just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can organise a chat over tea.