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Documentum 6.5 Content Management Foundations by Pawan Kumar

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Lifecycles and customization

It should be obvious that documents don't have to be associated with a lifecycle. The examples discussed in previous chapters did not use any lifecycles. However, lifecycles provide a key capability for Documentum customization. Lifecycles are usually bundled with other customization components in Documentum projects (see the Chapter 11, Documentum Projects for details).

A document lifecycle can be developed in the following manner:

  • Analyze: Gather information about relevant document types (or object types, in general) and the stages a document will need to go through. Also consider the triggers for state changes, conditions for state changes, and the actions that may be associated with them. If it is difficult to ...

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