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Naming Resource Types


I'm creating some new resource types in KM. For the resource ID I've used simple names (for example "issue_list", "technical report",...).

But now I see in the standards they have a kind of namespace like "" or"

What is the use of this ? Should I better also make use of this ? Are there any naming conventions ?



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  • Posted on Oct 14, 2005 at 08:30 AM

    Hi Igor,

    yes, everybody should use namespaces, so that no two developers are creating the same resource types (e.g. both have something like a BusinessChart, but each of them meant the BusinessChart of their corresponding company).

    Therefore, to avoid name clashes, alsways use a namespace.

    Best regards,


    P.S.: Reward points are always welcome. 😊

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    Posted on Oct 14, 2005 at 12:31 PM

    Hi Igor,

    There is very good document to help you to understant it:

    Working with Metadata Properties in KM, you can download this document from this site.

    Each document is associated a resource type. Also groups of metadatas. When you apply a layout you can filter for resource type.

    When you use a command in your layout you can pass as parameter your resource type.

    You can define your screen depending your resouce type.

    As you see, resource type is an important concept. My advice is that you should read the document before mentioned by me.


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