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I am sitting here uploading files into a web-based document management system, so that I can do a demo for my client about how awesome the system is and how well she can maintain configuration management standards using this system.

I have found a major flaw. This document is broken into about 100 files (it's an enormous document). Each file must be uploaded one by one. And the larger ones drag on forever. And it sucks. And it will probably take me several days to complete this project. I've already spent 4 hours today on this project and I'm only to Chapter 3 (of 15, plus appendices).
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mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: January 12th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
What system? Or is it a proprietary?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 13th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a proprietary.

It's similar to, though slightly different from, Sharepoint. In a lot of ways it's more functional than Sharepoint is (or at least used to be; I haven't used Sharepoint in a while). But on the other hand, I'm used to Sharepoint, so I find it a bit more intuitive.
mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: January 13th, 2006 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Ahh... I have no love for Sharepoint myself. Anyway, that was just the idle curiousity of a version control freak. Thanks for indulging me. ;-)
caryabend From: caryabend Date: January 13th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
...how well she can maintain configuration management standards using this system. I have found a major flaw.

Maybe "flawed" is the standard!

No batch uploading, huh? I wonder if there's any way to pre-populate the database, even if you use something besides the web-interface?

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 13th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
There is, but I can't do it from my end. This monstrosity of a document (several thousand pages long, which is why it's in a whole lot of smaller files) is on a CD. I'd have to ship the CD to Dayton to have my folks out there take care of it. It's not worth it to me to do that.

The standards to which I referred, incidentally, were not specific to the document management system I'm using. The flaw was specific to the doc mgt. system.
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