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Best solution for lists that change?

Question asked by tomoconnell on Feb 4, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 6, 2014 by cesarista
I've looked through the forums and google and I still don't know what the best practice is for this requirement.

I need a list constraint that will need to be occasionally changed. Eg, List of company managers or current products. I've had the need to use this with both metadata property fields on a document, as well as part of a workflow. The problem with constraints in the model is that I cant remove things from the model without causing issues. I have seen suggestions to get this list dynamically but would that not still cause issues if you are holding onto old files with a now invalid constraint on it?

Another solution was to use an association to cm:person for eg a list of managers, but authority.ftl out-of-the-box has no parameters for only showing users from a selected group.

Saw a few references to combo boxes as well.

I understand I am going to have to do some extending somewhere in order to solve my problem, I just don't know what way is the most efficient and reusable, I will have many other cases to use this functionality in.

Any advice or help would be appreciated.