RE: Oracle iFS

  • From: "Lex de Haan" <>
  • To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 21:07:12 +0200

well, I very recently left Oracle, and we used iFS extensively ourselves.
initialIy I always have a critical mind set when "forced" to use some new
tool or technology,
but I was pleasantly surprised by iFS. it certainly does very well what it
is supposed to do,
including version management, and check in/check out functionality.
last but not least, since the content is stored in an Oracle database,
you get "standard" Oracle database backup/recoverability functionality "for

wow, this sounds like marketing ...
hope Pete is pleased?

  -----Original Message-----
  From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jared.Still@xxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 20:12
  To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: Oracle iFS

  Dear list,

  Just asking for experiences using iFS, now called "Oracle Content
Management SDK".

  I'm casting about for ideas to manage IT documents.  The three things that
I see as
  being necessary are these:

  1.  Ability to easily organize a structure that can be easily drilled down
  ie. much like a directory structure

  2. Full text indexing

  3. Versioning - date and time of last edit, who edited the doc, and what

  Microsoft Indexing service is a no-brainer for 1 and 2, but I don't
believe it does #3.

  iFS seems a likely candidate, though I'm not sure how well it does #3.

  Then there are commercial document management systems.  Way too expensive
  and complex.

  There are alternatives such as KnowledgeTree (open source) but probably
  as much work to setup as Oracle iFS.

  Any good experiences out there with iFS for this type of usage?



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