Smooth Like Butter: Representing Tabular Data in Alfresco Share

Join Blue Fish as we discuss a client’s project that required entry of complex nested tabular data. This data also needed to be searchable from Lucene. While Alfresco supports the concept of repeating attributes on properties, there is no out-of-the-box support for correlating these repeating fields to represent tabular data. Additionally, within Share, there is no out-of-the-box for support for representing tabular data in forms.

To achieve the client’s goals for the project, Blue Fish had to determine the best way to both store this data and display it to end users, which created challenges in how to model the data, as well as in how to display it to the end users and enable them to rapidly enter the data. See how Blue Fish tackled these challenges using JSON and JQuery and achieved an end result that is smooth, like butter.

With Gary Cox - Senior Consultant, Blue Fish Development Group