Content Services (ECM)
Process Services (BPM)
Application Development Framework
Digital Business Platform
Announcements & Opportunities
Alfresco Ambassador Program
Alfresco Content Services (ECM)
to create and rate content, and to follow, bookmark, and share content with other members. Not a member?
Question asked by
on Jul 19, 2013
on Jul 19, 2013 by jpotts
Show 0 Likes
Is they a way to use alfresco to check in and check out physical items such as a book?
No one else has this question
Mark as assumed answered
This content has been marked as final.
Show 1 comment
(Required, will not be published)
Jul 19, 2013 8:46 PM
You can extend the content model to capture anything you need to. So you could have a document that represents a book, and the act of checking it in and out would signify that the physical book is checked out or available. Or you could just create a custom property on your book object and set it to true when checked out and false when not.
My personal opinion is that if you are not storing and managing actual content (files) in the repository, you'd be better off not using Alfresco. There are far lighter weight architectures for building a web app that simply needs to persist some data. In other words, don't install and customize Alfresco if the only thing you need to know is metadata *about* the book and whether or not it is checked out. If you are going to store the actual digital version of the book in Alfresco and you want to map it to whether or not the physical book is checked out, that's a good use case.
Show 0 Likes
Retrieving data ...
Deploying and Running Alfresco Content Services 6.0
Determine which sandbox is previewed
Creating your first application with ADF
Deploying Alfresco Content Services Community Edition 201806 GA
Running and using the application