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How to populate attribute picklist with data from a database

Question asked by alexr on Nov 25, 2007
Latest reply on May 7, 2012 by venzia
I managed to create a custom doctype with custom attributes/contstraints.
However each attribute picklist is a "fixed" list entered manually.

Are there any services or common ways to populate the attributes picklists from an external database (business data).

For example. Suppose in the company we have a "customers" database in which customer names/shortnames are maintained.

If I have a custom document and one attribute is "customer name" or "customer shortname". Can anyone tell me the best practice to implement a dynamic update of this attribute from the external database with customer data?

Is there a way to configure this in Alfresco?