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Business Object Type and Attachments to Alfresco Custom Model

Question asked by genrique on Apr 15, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 15, 2015 by mrogers
Hi,

My requirement is to create a Business Object Type structure with attachments in Alfresco.

For example, this kind of structure:
Invoice 1000:
— Attachment 1
— Attachment 2
— Attachment 3

Invoice 1002:
— Attachment 4

Invoice 1003:
— Attachment 5
— Attachment 6
.. and so on..

In order to map this scenario in Alfresco I created a Custom Model and defined an invoice Type with a <parent>cm:folder</parent> and added the properties of the object type. Using this logic each invoice is created as a "Folder with Properties" in Alfresco and then the attachments for each of the invoices are uploaded into the corresponding folder. I also added an aspect to store some metadata fields for the documents.
This is working well so far (I am prototyping just for educational purposes)

I am new to Alfresco so I would like to know if this is the right way to map the scenario into Alfresco´s logic.
Is there another/better way to map the business object and the attachments?
Any comments and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks!

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