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Add file extensions to repository search drop-down list and delivery rules

Overview

Digitool comes pre-configured with a set of file extensions for common media file types, however you may need to add the possibility to select additional file extensions for selection in the repository search file extension drop-down list or as an option for delivery rules.

 

Here, as an example we will add the .wmf extension for Windows Meta Files (Vector image files) to Digitool

 

Add new mime type

You need to add the new mime type to:

/exlibris/dtl/j3_1/digitool/home/system/conf/mime.types

/exlibris/dtl/j3_1/digitool/home/system/conf/mimetypes_configuration.xml

 

mime types are entered according to the iana format contained in this file which is available for download:

ftp://ftp.iana.org/assignments/media-types/media-types.txt (logon as user "anonymous" / password "anonymous")

The file is attached here for reference but an up-to-date version will need to be downloaded from iana.

 

media-types.txt

 

Add this line for WMF to mime.types file in alphabetical order:

image/wmf                       wmf

 

Add this section to mimetypes_configuration.xml:

<media_type>

<extension>wmf</extension>
<mimetype>image/wmf</mimetype>
<name lng="ENG">Image</name>
<full_name lng="ENG">Windows Metafile</full_name>
<icon>ico_bmp.gif</icon>
<icon_dis>ico_bmp_dis.gif</icon_dis>

</media_type>

 

Add extension to repository search drop down list

you also need to add the extensions to:

/exlibris/dtl/u3_1/dat01/tab/pc_tab_exp_field.eng

and the files for any other languages that you use in the user interface.

 

example:

OBJECT-STREAM-REF-EXT    L wmf                                                wmf

Restart Digitool to apply the new configuration

The new extension will not appear until after a full restart. Reload repository configuration is not enough.