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Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Vinita Choudhary, Pallika Majumdar, Munwar Shariff, Amita Bhandari

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Dynamic models

You are able to customize Alfresco by using custom content types. These customizations are typically deployed via the alfresco/extension folder and require the Alfresco server to be re-started to take effect. Since version 2.9, Alfresco supports dynamic models to facilitate the dynamic customization of models without requiring a restart of the Alfresco server.

Dynamic models are nothing but XML based model files that are uploaded to Alfresco's repository in the Company Home/Data Dictionary/Model space.

The following are the advantages of Dynamic models:

  • There is no need to restart Alfresco Server every time you make changes to the model files.
  • Both the content as well as the model files are stored in the repository. It is easier to ...

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