• RE: Duplicate deletion - how to intercept and delete duplicated files?

    thanks for your reply. I know what that API does, and that's wy I would like to use that. Also, the solution you suggest, is really resource-consuming and very heavy: we have almost 200000 files that needs to be checked...
    Thanks, I will find a solution.

    Best regards
  • RE: Duplicate deletion - how to intercept and delete duplicated files?

    Hello and thanks again for the reply.
    Checking the API REST collection, I came across several APIs to query the documents, and the nearest to what I'm searching (but still kinda far away...) is "Get All Sections from a Document". If I'm getting this correctly, by passing the ID of a document, I can retrieve ALL THE FIELDS that compose that document. Let's pretend that our document contains 5 fields, 3 are used for searching and indexing ("Date", "Company Name", "Company Address" and 2 aren't ("Total price" and "Author") - it doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's just to better understand the logics. By passing the document ID, then, I can obtain all the values of those 5 fields, right? So, by using this API, I can retrieve the IDs of all the documents in all the cabinets, and then, using this IDs, I can compare all the fields that I wan't to compare in all the files by using that API, right?
  • RE: Duplicate deletion - how to intercept and delete duplicated files?

    Hello Tobias and thanks for your kind reply.
    I will try to give you a better overview and to explain what I would like to build: we use several file cabinets and in each of those some documents (which are kinda similar form cabiner to cabinet (let me give you an example: 5 different cabinets that contains documents that are almost identical - structurally speaking - from one cabinet to another, so despite having 5 distinguished file cabinets the file structure inside every cabinet is almost the same). I would like to search for duplicates in ALL CABINETS by comparing ALL the fields that compose the document (the fields that construct the skeleton of the file, that permits to it to be indexed correctly and stored into the DB) simultaneously, using filter parameters like chosen by the user in a web-based interface (read the first post). The fields that I want to compare are the fields of the document, not of the cabinet.
    Is it clearer? Do you think that DocuWare will implement a similarly-behaving API in the future?
    Best regards

    Simone Sola
  • RE: Duplicate deletion - how to intercept and delete duplicated files?

    Hello and thanks for this fast reply.
    Unfortunately everything you suggested not only it was already tried by me, but doesn't really accomplish what I'm trying to achieve.

    I've checked the links you gave me about using Autoindex and Workflows, but I can't access the DB field names and that doesn't give the opportunity to embed those features in a custom-made web-interface. Also, those links, didn't provide info about scanning ALL THE CABINETS and finding ALL the various document types as duplicated.

    The APIs, which I tried to use, don't give me access to custom-ade fields, which aren't fields used for indexing but are used as document properties: even if I have access to all of those fields, I should prepare a scripts that checks ALL the fields in order to find a duplicated file, there isn't a dedicated API for that.

    Thanks, have a nice day.
  • Duplicate deletion - how to intercept and delete duplicated files?

    Hello everyone,
    I'm trying to implement, using the official API REST collection, a web-interface that allows the user to:
    1) Input some date intervals;
    2) Select the document type (infact, this web-interface, it won't be using a specific cabinet, it has to navigate through all the cabinets - which are many - and then, based on this filter, search into a custom DB field that contains the user-inserted file type);
    3) Check the found documents to decide if proceeding with the deletion or not;
    4) Finally delete the documents he/she wants to delete.

    The first issue that I'm facing is the inability to check for custom-made fields in the DB using the REST API collection, then, as far as I can see in that REST collection, there aren't any "ready-made" APIs to check for duplicates (the only API that I found that can do this is deprecated...), so I have to built it from scratches.

    Am I missing something? Any suggestion?

    Best regards

    Simone Sola