Connector for M-Files
The Connector for M-Files enables the M-Files Document Management System,
named M-Files in the following, to be used as
a storage method for files that are stored in Intrexx data groups as usual
on the local file system. In addition to saving files, metadata for a file
in M-Files can be maintained and edited in Intrexx. For the portal users,
therefore, it makes no difference whether a file available in the portal
is stored locally or in M-Files.
The following chart shows the role of the connector and the involved components.
A file data field
Intrexx data group
corresponds to a Document object type and a class in the M-Files DMS.
One or more files can be stored for each file field, depending on
whether the document in M-Files corresponds to a one-file or multiple-file
Files cannot only be saved to the M-Files DMS, but can also be directly
opened and/or downloaded from M-Files in an Intrexx portal. Access to M-Files
here occurs via a specific M-Files user, through which all permissions in
M-Files are taken into account. Depending on the authentication mode,
Intrexx portal users can log on directly to M-Files, or access can occur
through a static user that is saved to the
file field configuration
Fundamentally, Intrexx will be considered as the leading system when
discussing it in combination with M-Files. This means that files are uploaded
and metadata is entered to Intrexx, and then they are passed to M-Files. This
also means that metadata is saved both in M-Files and to Intrexx data group
fields, though files are only saved to the M-Files DMS.
A full text search of the document contents is not possible in
Intrexx without additional steps, since the files are kept in
M-Files. In this case, it is recommended to use the M-Files Web
Access Client to search.
The same actions
are available in the
as those that are available for normal Intrexx data groups. This allows files
to be transferred from Intrexx to M-Files and back again controlled by processes.
Consume M-Files data
M-Files in applications
M-Files in processes
Export / Import