Overview

Armedia DeepExport exports folder and subfolder contents from an EMC Documentum repository onto a local drive, reproducing the same relative path. Before Armedia DeepExport, EMC Documentum did not provide native functionality for performing deep exports in its Web applications. Now, Armedia DeepExport’s functionality provides a seamless and lightweight utility that acts as a native component to any of EMC Documentum’s WDK based client interfaces (such as Webtop, Documentum Administrator, Digital Asset Manager, etc.).

Armedia DeepExport is designed according to the strict EMC Documentum WDK guidelines that specify how customizations may be made for WDK applications such as Webtop. Armedia DeepExport is quickly and easily installed as a server based WDK customization that will immediately appear as a native browser-based function, available as a menu action item, in any WDK based application to which it has been deployed.

What's new in Armedia DeepExport 1.1?

Armedia DeepExport release 1.1 adds the following key features:

Configurable Batch Size — Armedia DeepExport 1.0 supports the export of nested folders and files. Release 1.1 enables the export batch size to be configured at the application level, allowing for the best use of available resources. This configuration applies to all users and all export transactions.

Renaming Export Files — Exported file names no longer have to be the same as the Documentum object names. File names can be manipulated in two ways: removing prohibited characters, and replacing patterns with substitution strings. While removing disallowed characters generates exportable file names, pattern replacement gives administrators additional control on exported file names. This application-level configuration applies to all users and all export transactions.

In the future, end users can specify a file renaming strategy for a specific export action. For example, users can suffix every exported file name with _AB where AB may be the initials of this end user, or _DEC06 where the export reflects a snapshot of a set of files for December 2006. As another example, they will be able to use this capability to export all .csv files as .xls files.

An inside look at Armedia DeepExport

This screen shows Documentum Administrator with the default WDK export behavior. When a folder is selected, the export action is disabled. Only the files listed on one screen can be selected and exported in one export operation.

This screen shows Webtop with Armedia DeepExport installed. With the same folder selected as in screenshot 1, the export action is enabled. All the files included within this folder and those nested any number of levels within are exported by Armedia DeepExport.

This screen shows the folder structure being exported from Documentum. The whole structure is implicitly selected by selecting the root folder of this structure.

This screen shows the folder structure being exported from Documentum. The whole structure is implicitly selected by selecting the root folder of this structure.

This screen shows the destination export directory after the Armedia DeepExport operation has been performed. The folder structure within Documentum has been reproduced on the local system, beneath the selected export directory.

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