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Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Pallika Majmudar, Rajesh R Avatani, Snehal Shah, Jayesh Prajapati, Munwar Shariff, Vinita Choudhary, Vandana Pal, 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 restarted to take effect. Starting Version 2.9, Alfresco supports dynamic models to enable dynamic customization of models without requiring a restart of the Alfresco server.

Dynamic models are nothing but XML based model files, which are uploaded to Alfresco's repository in Company Home | Data Dictionary | Model space.

The following are the advantages of Dynamic models:

  • Model file changes will not require any Alfresco Server Restart.
  • Easy to maintain content & model files as they are stored in the repository.
  • All the model files kept in <extension> folder ...

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