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Adding a MIME type

This section describes how to add a MIME type definition.

There are two files that contain MIME type default definitions:
  • <configRoot>/classes/mimetype/mimetype-map.xml
  • <configRoot>/classes/mimetype/mimetype-map-openoffice.xml

Do not edit these files directly. Instead, override the mimetypeConfigService bean in an extension file.

  1. Open the <classpathRoot>/alfresco/extension/mimetype/mimetypes-extension-map.xml.sample file.
  2. Modify the inserted MIME type to match your requirements. For example:

    <alfresco-config area="mimetype-map">
       <config evaluator="string-compare" condition="Mimetype Map">
             <mimetype mimetype="application/xxx" display="My Example Mimetype">
  3. Save the file without the .sample extension.
  4. Edit the file ./tomcat/webapps/share/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/site-webscripts/org/alfresco/components/form/controls/mimetype.ftl . Add details for your mimetype:

    <@mimetypeOption mt="image/x-xwindowdump" />
    <@mimetypeOption mt="application/x-compress" />
    <@mimetypeOption mt="application/zip" />
    <@mimetypeOption mt="application/xxx" />
       <#elseif mt=="image/x-xwindowdump">
          <#return "XWindow Dump">
       <#elseif mt=="application/x-compress">
          <#return "Z Compress">
       <#elseif mt=="application/xxx">
          <#return "My Example Mimetype">
  5. Restart Alfresco.
To see additional information on this configuration, and web client configuration, please refer to the Adding a mimetype article in the Wiki.