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Check-in Similar Function is Inheriting the Filer (dDocAuthor) from Framework Folder's Metadata Rather then from the Content item that was just Checked in. (Doc ID 1542701.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version, Content Server

Check-In-SImilar takes the value from the parent folder rather then from the content Item that was just checked in.

It is expected that the check-in-similar function takes the value from the content item rather then the folder in which the previous item was checked in

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
Step 1: Login as User1
Step 2: Browse to an enterprise folder where User1 is allowed to create a folder
Step 3: Create a new folder called "Test".
Step 4: Access this folder. Choose "Edit" and select "Metadata Values"

At this point the system will default the filer field (dDocAuthor) on the folder metadata update screen.

Step 5: Click on save.

The system give the following error: "Warning - setting the default author will cause content checkins tp that folder to fail for users that are not an admin to at least one group"

Step 6: Login with User2
Step 7: Rather than browsing to a folder select the "New Check-In" Option
Step 8: On the check-in profile use the "folder" field to browse the "Test" Folder created by User1
Step 9: Fill in all mandatory metadata and check-in the content item.
Step 10: Go to Content Information screen for the new content item. Not the filer(dDocAuthor) is set to User1
Step 11: Chose the Check In Similar Option from the Content Actions menu:

Please note that on the check-in form that appears the filer (dDocAuthor) field is set to User1 rather than User2 and the User1 is unable to contribute the content item.

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot check in content as expected


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