Organizations which select Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) for managing artifacts (like documents, records) often leverage the out of the box (OOTB) features available in MOSS like libraries, OOTB Workflows, version management, workspaces, etc for the same. When it comes to the metadata, often there might be requirement to attach additional relational metadata in addition to the flat/standard metadata offered by MOSS. E.g. Documents/Records may have to be associated with different hierarchies like ABC.doc may need to be part of India zone and US zone drilling down through the structure, so that the document is retrieved when queried on data across both the zones.
We (myself and one of my collegue Prasana Srinivasan) did a small exercise and would like share the custom approach we took to add additional hierarchical metadata which involved a custom database and ASPX Page. We will have this as a 2 part series.
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