Category Archives: Alfresco

Alfresco System Messages

In one of our custom Alfresco implementations we are making releases quite often due to somewhat heavy development. The customer used the site notice dashlet to inform users of upcoming downtimes but since there is a lot of sites with … Continue reading

Posted in Alfresco, datalists, share | 2 Comments

Posting custom events to the activity feed

A not so uncommon requirement from our customers is the need for custom activity messages to be posted when a user interacts with the system in some way. A recent example is to post a notification to the feed whenever … Continue reading

Posted in Alfresco, share, Uncategorized, workflow | 15 Comments

Search is no longer context aware in Alfresco 5

During testing an upgrade from Alfresco 4 to Alfresco 5 we noticed that searches are no longer context aware in Alfresco 5. Before Alfresco 5, if you made a search from within a site, then the default action was that … Continue reading

Posted in Alfresco, share, Solr, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

How to use form filters in workflow task forms

Had some problems the other day to get a form filter to execute. Found out that workflow task forms uses an own filterRegistry. So the spring bean definition have to be like this for example:

Posted in Alfresco, workflow | 1 Comment

How to debug solr exceptions/warnings for Alfresco (Part 2)

In this post I dig a bit deeper in how you can debug solr exceptions/warnings. In part 1 of this blog series we looked briefly at the problem where we got a timeout and how we can fix this in … Continue reading

Posted in Alfresco, Solr | 4 Comments

How to debug solr exceptions/warnings for Alfresco (Part 1)

There are two kinds of solr error / warnings that I’ve seen a few times but never really investigated further. Now when in the process of migrating a big Alfresco installation from Lucene to Solr we had alot of errors … Continue reading

Posted in Alfresco, Solr | 3 Comments

Session replication in Tomcat with Hazelcast

When running Alfresco Share in a clustered environment, it’s recommended to use sticky sessions. Sticky sessions make sure that a user stays on the same server throughout the users interaction with Alfresco Share. There is one occasion where the user … Continue reading

Posted in Alfresco, cluster, share | Leave a comment

Specialize type upon content creation within behaviour can result in invalid version history

A customer today reported a problem where version history was not what you would expect between the 1.0 and the 1.1 versions in Alfresco Share. A bit of background history to start with: As soon as content is dropped into … Continue reading

Posted in Alfresco, Behaviours, Version History | 17 Comments

Update a date of a task in a running workflow

I had the need to change a reminder date of a workflow task in order to test a cron job sending out email reminders. Using the workflow console (http://localhost:8080/alfresco/faces/jsp/admin/workflow-console.jsp) First query to find running workflows. show workflows all Identify the … Continue reading

Posted in Alfresco, workflow | 190 Comments

Creating a new multiple action for a specific datalist

In the current project I’m working on there is a requirement that for one type of datalist the user should be able to select some of the items and based upon those items a pdf will be constructed and placed … Continue reading

Posted in Alfresco, datalists, Javascript | 34 Comments