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Creating a form to load an image from the image gallery

Question asked by joao.guerreiro on Apr 27, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 27, 2010 by joao.guerreiro
Hi all.

I downloaded Alfresco 3.3 to run the WCM and start using it to manage my company web site.

My company web site was developed using java technologies (Jboss seam and JSF mainly) and I would like to use alfresco to manage the news section and the promotions section.

The kind of approach that I'm trying is to create a couple of web forms with this structure: title, body, author, time/date of creation and a list of pictures.

I created an image gallery under Data Dictionary (not sure if this is the best approach).
Looked into the example xml schemas and into the alfresco wiki to look for a way to access the content under data dictionary… nothing….

I ended up very confused with the lack of documentation regarding the latest release of alfresco and with the general lack of order in the alfresco wiki (lots of TODOs and lots of old version documentation mixed up with the latest release documentation) and this gets worst when you understand that the structure of the front end of alfresco is changing all the time, you used to have alfresco labs with alfresco studio and now you don't, same thing with wcm, it used to be a separate package and now its all inside alfresco…

The only thing I got was the idea that I need to build my forms with XForms and WebScripts instead of the regular xml schema.

Anyway, what I would like to know is how can I make this simple form (a form able to look into my data dictionary) and what kind of technologies I need to master to do such a thing.

Some guide lines and some practical examples would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in  advance.

I appreciate your help.