Configuration settings for Framemaker-CMS integration

Thursday, April 7 2011 @ 6:23 AM, By Garima Kamthan

With Framemaker 10, it is now possible to work seamlessly with CMS Documentum and SharePoint.
Here are a few initial steps that needs to be done in order to use this CMS integration.

Documentum:
1. Download DFS SDK
DFS SDK needs to be download from EMC website using Powerlink login. Copy it locally.
Specify the path of DFS SDK in Framemaker (CMS->Preferences).

After this step, Framemaker needs to be restarted.

2. Add the FrameMaker types on the Server
Few custom types are required to be installed on the content server for Framemaker. If these types are not created following error will be displayed:“Cant initialize TypeInfoCache: {0}”
To add the FrameMaker types on the Content server, you need Administrator or Create Type privilege. Types for Framemaker can be done in following ways:

• Deploy the DocumentumProject.DAR file in content server (Recommended way)
Steps to deploy DAR file:
Download DocumentumProject.dar.zip
Rename DocumentumProject.DAR.zip to DocumentumProject.DAR
Run darinstaller.exe (It comes as part of installation of EMC Documentum Composer)
Following dialog will appear.

Specify details like location of DAR file, Docbroker host, Port. Click on ‘Connect’.
Repository(s) of Content server will be displayed.
Select Repository from the dropdown, specify User Name, Password. Click on “Install’
After successful installation of DAR file, a message is displayed “(DAR filename).dar installed successfully”

OR

• Run FmDctmSetup.exe present in FrameMaker install directory (\Program Files\Adobe\FrameMaker10) on the machine where FrameMaker is installed.
The Connection Information dialog appears.

Specify the following details and click ‘Create Types’.
•Server
•Port
•Username
•Password
•Repository
•DFS SDK Path
After successful creation of types on server, following message is displayed

3. Set up sample Adobe FrameMaker 10 DITA Applications for EMC Documentum Server
A FrameMaker 10 sample application pack is available at FM10_DITA_Applications_for_Documentum.zip.
The application pack includes an indicative set of applications to help content administrators configure FrameMaker 10 to author files on Documentum server. Download and install the sample application pack to avoid the warnings and XML parser logs when you work with XML files from Documentum server.

SharePoint:

When doing the login on SharePoint using FrameMaker there can be two scenario in terms of username.
1) When the user account is created at the server itself.
If this is the case than only the username should be used in the login dialog (Domain name or the server name is not required for login).
For Example if the Administrator account is created on the SharePoint server than the login should be something like as shown below.

2) When the user account exists on some domain server
If this is the case than domain name and the username combination should be used for the login to SharePoint from Framemaker.
For example if the domain is ‘domain1’ and account is ‘user1’ than the login should be something like

Hope you find this information useful and wishing you have a great Framemaker-CMS integration experience.

COMMENTS

  • By Cyril Demarez - 1:46 PM on April 19, 2011  

    In the second step, the connection does’nt work, I alwyas have the following message :
    “A strongly-named assembly is required”.

    Can anyone know why ?

    Thanks for your help.

    • By Garima KAmthan - 6:33 AM on April 25, 2011  

      “A strongly-named assembly is required” is generally encountered when DFS SDK downloaded is not correct version. Using EMC Powerlink login to download DFS SDK resolves this issue.
      Thanks

  • By Marco Girodo - 8:11 AM on May 11, 2011  

    A question. If I correctly understood, when I upload on Sharepoint a book, FrameMaker automatically uploads all the files related to the book. But does it upload also the images linked in every document?

    Thanks.
    Best regards.

    • By Garima KAmthan - 5:02 AM on May 12, 2011  

      Hi Marco,

      Yes the images in a document will also be uploaded on uploading the document to sharepoint.

      Regards

  • By Austin - 6:16 PM on November 8, 2011  

    I have created a new SharePoint connection in Connection Manager. However, whenever I exit and reopen FM the established connection is not available in the Repository Manager. How can I store the new connections I make in Connection Manager into the Repository Manager?

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