Map IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ for WebSphere Portal document types to item types of IBM Content Manager and certain classes of IBM FileNet® P8.
Document types in Lotus Quickr are a useful tool to help you organize and retrieve documents. A document type associates fields of custom information with any document in a library. When a document is created or edited, and a document type is assigned to the document, the fields of information in the document type become associated with the document. These pieces of information can be searched or used to create custom views containing sets of documents that share common characteristics in Lotus Quickr. Templates, versioning options, and workflow can be associated with a document type to help drive the document through the appropriate business process.
A document type also allows aggregation of property sheets on Lotus Quickr documents and enforces a certain file extension or mime type on Lotus Quickr documents.
There are two levels of document types in Lotus Quickr, local and shared. A local document type is available only to the library in which it was created. A shared document type is available to all the libraries; irrespective of the library in which it was created. When you create a new document type, the document type is local by default.
The concept of document types, as in Lotus Quickr, can be implemented by item types in IBM Content Manager. In IBM Content Manager, an item type is a template for defining and later locating similar items. An item type can be classified as a folder, document, object, video, image, and text. The instances of these item types are called items. Thus, an item can be a folder, document, object, video, image, and text.
To be able to create a Lotus Quickr document as an item in IBM Content Manager, you need to map the document type of the Lotus Quickr document to a corresponding, suitable item type in IBM Content Manager. After you configure this mapping of doctypes, whenever a Lotus Quickr document is published to IBM Content Manager, the document is created as an item in IBM Content Manager which can be considered as an instance of the item type mapped to the document type of the original Lotus Quickr document type.
For more information about creating item types, see Creating an item type
Refer also to the Working with Documents
section in the IBM Content Manager documentation for additional information related to item types in the context of IBM Content Manager Services for Lotus Quickr.
Document types of Lotus Quickr can be mapped to certain classes in IBM FileNet P8.
IBM FileNet Services for Lotus Quickr interprets any subclass of the FileNet Document class as an document type. The symbolic name of the class is interpreted as the document type. The document type references an implicit property sheet whose types is the same name as the document type.
For example, when you install the Workplace Addons on FileNet Content Engine, a class called Email is created as a subclass of Document. In addition to the metadata available to the instances of Document, Email has its own custom properties, such as From, To, and Subject. If you were to create a document with the document type Email using IBM FileNet Services for Lotus Quickr, you would have access to a property sheet with type Email that contains all of the custom properties of Email.
Parent topic: Map Lotus Quickr metadata with the ECM metadata for document publishing: qp85