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Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager by William J. Carpenter

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Custom properties and classes

The metadata class structure in the CE is hierarchical and has much in common with classes used in the field of object-oriented programming. It's not an exact match with the programming concept, and by no means do you need to be a programmer to understand and use custom classes and properties.

A custom subclass represents a specialization of a CE base class or another custom subclass. For example, we used the custom Document subclass Work of Literature to illustrate some thing in earlier chapters (we created it at the end of Chapter 4, Administrative Tools and Tasks). Although being a custom subclass alone serves to identify a more specific type of object, the usual case is that there are some additional properties ...

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