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Formtek File Linking Extension

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Using standard Alfresco® Share, if you want a document to be accessible from multiple locations, the document must be physically copied or duplicated. In many cases, the preferable solution is to simply create a reference in those other locations that points to the original physical document rather than duplicating the document itself.

The Formtek File Linking Extension allows a single document stored in Alfresco to be accessible from multiple locations without physically duplicating the document. A user who is able to access the primary document is able to create a reference in any number of locations that links back to the physical document. Any changes made to the physical document or its metadata are immediately accessible from all referenced locations.

  • Allows a single document stored in Alfresco to be accessible from any number of locations without physically duplicating the document
  • Provides references with immediate access to content and metadata changes made to the primary document
  • Displays different icons to indicate if a document has a reference or is a reference
  • Allows references to be removed without deleting the primary document
  • Warns you that existing references will be removed when deleting a primary document
  • Maintains existing references if the primary document is moved to a different location
  • Installs via a JAR file and includes an installer and an uninstaller


Meet the Partner


Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, Oceania, South America

About the Solution

Licensing Model:Chargeable. Both Subscription and Perpetual pricing available.
Alfresco Content Services:5.2, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.0, 3.4
System / Additional Requirements:
Server running Linux or Windows operating system
Version History:2.3
Support:Full support, including ongoing product maintenance and updates, provided by Formtek

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