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Change Content Type

Question asked by gsoalheiro on Jun 15, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2009 by gsoalheiro
Hi

I'd like to know if it is possible to update the content type for an existing item in the repository. I created a custom model and added a piece of content using one of the newly defined types. Whilst i am able to to edit properties i cannot change the underlying content type.

There is an action available under 'Run Action' called 'Specialise the type of an item' but while that seems to provide a facility to update the type no changes take effect on the underlying item i.e. previewing the item using the doc_info template still reveals the previous type. Is there an undocumented web-client-config setting that exposes this functionality through Alfresco Explorer?

I am in the process of planning the content model and trying to fully understand the advantages of creating a custom content type over a custom category especially for items that have no additional properties. It seems with categories the user at least has a way to update it in the event of an erroneous entry.

Thanks

PS - this should probably be a continuation of the topic [http://forums.alfresco.com/en/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12780]. The suggestions posted there have not worked.

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