Indexes are an automatic method to hierarchically organize documents in relation to their properties (Metadata, label, MIME type, etc). To use indexes you need to first create an index template. Once created, associate the index to one or more Document types.
Index are hierarchical models so a tree template needs to be specified for them. This tree template will contain references to document metadata or properties that will be replaced with the actual value for those metadata or properties.
Product year, associated as a required metadata for the document type
Product sheets per year, and associated to the document type
product-sheets-per-year. Slugs are internal unique identifiers that can be used by other Mayan EDMS modules to reference each index.
Index tree template as follows:
Now every time a new
Product sheet is uploaded a hierarchical unit with the value
of the metadata type
Product year is created and a link to the uploaded
Product sheet added to it.
Product sheets are uploaded with the following values as their
Product year metadata: 2001, 2002, 2001 respectively. The result index
that will be generate based on the tree template would be as follows: