OBJECT’s Metadata Extractor enables Alfresco to extract user specified metadata out of Word-documents through Alfresco’s. Configuring custom XMP metadata extraction. You can map custom XMP ( Extensible Metadata Platform) metadata fields to custom Alfresco data model. Since Apache Tika is used as a basic metadata extractor in Alfresco, you can use that to extract metadata for all the mime types that it supports.

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OpenDocument as an example of how to modify the configuration.

It is also very important to know that the property names are case sensitive. Override the bean extract-metadata and set the carryAspectProperties to false. Assuming you have a new extractor written in class com.

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Now when running you will also see the extracted doc properties as in the following example: Developers should look at org. Is the rule required? Turning on Metadata Extractionb logging is a good idea to get on top of what is happening.

On the space where you are uploading to, do you have rule set up to extract common metadata? Before reading more, open up the following: We inherit all the other mappings and just modify how the user1 field is used.


PDFBox Spring bean as follows: To give you an idea of what file formats Alfresco Content Services can extract metadata from, here is a list of the most common formats: Let’s say we had XML files looking like this: Are you uploading a new version of an existing file, or a brand new file?

Following is the code for the class. During meta-data extraction, the date strings are seldom in the correct format. The extractor class is named AudioMetadataExtractor and a corresponding properties file contains the mappings.

Time out configured for all extractor and all mimetypes content. There are four types of overwrite policies that can be used when extracting metadata: It will extract common properties from the file, such as author, and set the corresponding content model property accordingly.

MetadataExtracterRegistry] [http-bioexec] Find supported: The official documentation is at: Every time a file is uploaded to the repository the file’s MIME type is automatically detected.

Alfresco Content Services performs metadata extraction on content automatically, however, you may wish to create custom metadata extractors to handle custom file properties and custom content models.

But I’m not totally sure The interface MetadataExtract e r should be MetadataExtract o r. MetadataExtracterRegistry] [http-bioexec] Get supported: MetadataExtracterRegistry] [http-bioexec] Get returning: The description field extracted by the extractor should be ignored and the user1 field used instead.


We’ll use the extracter. When the properties are mapped to system properties, the extractor now explictly performs a data type conversion to catch any failures at the point of extraction.

Configuring metadata extraction

Let’s assume that a user property, user1will be used by the Alfresco users to fill in the description of the documents they edit. Metadata Extraction to Tags Metadata Embedders – the opposite to extractors – write metadata back into binary files. But if I run the “Extract Common Metadata” megadata on the file the extractor gets called and the fields get the correct values.

A common requirement is to be able to change the mapping of out-of-the-box properties, such as having the subject property mapped to cm: Let’s say we had XML files looking like this:.