The basic unit of data in Mayan EDMS is the
document type. A document
type can be interpreted also as a document category, a document class, or a
document template. Document types need to be created before documents can be
uploaded. It is not possible to upload documents without assigning them a
document type. Examples of document type: invoices, blueprints,
Settings and attributes are applied to document types and documents will inherit those settings and attributes based on the document type they were assigned when uploaded into Mayan EDMS. A document can only be of one type at a given moment, but if needed, the type of a document can be changed. Upon changing its type, the document will lose its previous settings and attributes, and will inherit the settings and attributes of its new type.