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Wednesday, 06 October 2010 13:27
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Every organization has an enterprise document management system used for storing enterprise documents. When an organization decides to follow web 2.0 roadmap where users need to share documents whether he is attaching it in Blog/Wiki or any other collaboration tool, the challenge is how to integrate DMS. We will look into different ways of integrating Liferay Portal with Documentum.

Before we talk about integrating Documentum, lets look into the integration points of DMS in Liferay

  • Blogs
  • Wiki
  • Message Board
  • Document Library


In this article, We will use the standard DL hook mechanism to integrate to Documentum. Below we'll see the advantages & disadvantages of this approach.


  • Standard mechanism in Liferay to connect to any DMS.
  • Easy to switch to any DMS without any major code change.



  • DL Hook is not mature enough to handle all the scenarios e.g. transactions etc
  • There is no consistency in the way the file object parameter is passed in the method calls to the interface from DLP, Message Board & Wiki portlets.
  • Folder creation calls are not made to the hook which leaves inconsistency between the data that exists in Liferay and in DMS.

We'll look into the high level architecture of the integration.

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