OpenText InPlace Adapter


The OpenText InPlace importer takes the objects processed in migration-center and imports them back in an OpenText repository. OpenText InPlace importer works together only with OpenText scanner.
OpenText InPlace adaptor supports a limited amount of OpenText features, specifically changing documents categories and category attributes.
Importer is the term used for an output adapter used as the last step of the migration process. It takes care of importing the objects processed in migration-center into the target system (such as an OpenText repository).
An importer works as a job that can be run at any time, and can even be executed repeatedly. For every run, a detailed history and log file are created. It is defined by a unique name, a set of configuration parameters and an optional description.
OpenText InPlace can be created, configured, started and monitored through migration-center Client, but the corresponding processes are executed by the migration-center Job Server.

Supported OpenText Content Server versions

OpenText InPlace is compatible with the version 10.5, 16.0, 16.4 and 20.2 of OpenText Content Server.
It does requires Content Web Services to be installed on the Content Server. In case of setting classifications to the imported files or folders the Classification Webservice must be installed on the Content Server. For supporting Record Management Classifications the Record Management Webservice is required.


OpenText InPlace importer allows assigning categories to the imported documents and folders. A category is handled internally by migration center client as target object type and therefore the categories has to be defined in the migration-center client in the object types window ( <Manage> <Object types> ):
Since multiple categories with the same name can exist in an OpenText repository the category name must be always followed by its internal id. Ex: BankCustomer-44632.
The sets defined in the OpenText categories are supported by migration-center. The set attributes will be defined within the corresponding object type using the pattern <Set Name>#<Attribute Name>. The importer will recognize the attributes containing the separator “#” to be attributes belonging to the named Set and it will import them accordingly.
Only the categories specified in the system rules target_type will be assigned to the imported objects:
For setting the category attributes the rules must be associated with the category attributes in the migration set’s |Associations| tab:
Since version 3.2.9 table key lookup attributes are supported in the categories. This attributes should be defined in migration-center in the same way the other attributes for categories are defined. Supported type of table key lookup attributes are Varchar, Number and Date. The only limitation is that Date type attributes should be of type String in the migration-center Object types.

Overwriting existing categories

If the importer parameter overwriteExistingCategories is checked, only the specified category and category attributes associated in the migset will be updated when importing, leaving the rest of the categories the same as they were before the import.
If left unchecked, the categories and category attributes associated in the migset will be updated but any unspecified category in the migset will be removed from the document.

OpenText InPlace Properties

To create a new OpenText InPlace Importer job specify the respective adapter type in the importer’s Properties window – from the list of available adapters, “OpenText InPlace” must be selected. Once the adapter type has been selected, the Parameters list will be populated with the parameters specific to the selected adapter type, in this case, OpenText InPlace.
The Properties window of an importer can be accessed by double-clicking an importer in the list, by selecting the Properties button from the toolbar or from the context menu.

Common importer parameters

Configuration parameters
Enter a unique name for this scanner
Adapter type
Select the “OpenTextInPlace” adapter from the list of available adapters
Select the Job Server location where this job should be run. Job Servers are defined in the Jobserver window. If no Job Server migration-center will prompt the user to define a Job Server Location when saving the Scanner.
Enter a description for this job (optional)

OpenText InPlace importer parameters

Configuration parameters
User name for connecting to the target repository.
A user account with super user privileges must be used to support the full OpenText functionality offered by migration-center.
The user’s password.
The OpenText Content Server authentication mode.
Valid values are:
  • CWS for regular Content Server authentication
  • RCS for authentication of OpenText Runtime and Core Services
  • RCSCAP for authentication via Common Authentication Protocol over Runtime and Core Services
Note: If this version of OpenText Content Server Import Adaptor is used together with together with “Extended ECM for SAP Solutions”, then ‘authenticationmode’ has to be set to “RCS”, since OpenText Content Server together with “Extended ECM for SAP Solutions” is deployed under “Runtime and Core Services”. For details of the individual authentication mechanisms and scenarios provided by OpenText, see appropriate documentation at OpenText KnowledgeCenter.
The URL to the Authentication service of the “les-services”:
The id of node under the documents will be imported.
Ex. 2000
When checked the attributes of the existing category will be overwritten with the specified values. If not checked, the existing categories will be deleted before the specified categories will be added.
The number threads that will be used for importing objects. Maximum allowed is 20.
Sets the verbosity of the log file.
1 - logs only errors during scan
2 - is the default value reporting all warnings and errors
3 - logs all successfully performed operations in addition to any warnings or errors
4 - logs all events (for debugging only, use only if instructed by fme product support since it generates a very large amount of output. Do not use in production)
On the | Migsets | tab, the user can select the migration sets to be imported with this importer. Depending on the chosen Adapter Type only the migration sets compatible with this type of importer will be displayed and can be selected for import. In addition, only migration sets containing at least one object in a validated state will be displayed (since objects that have not been validated cannot be imported). Available migration sets can be moved between the two columns by double clicking or using the arrows buttons.

History, Reports, Logs

A complete history is available for any OpenText Importer job from the respective items’ History window. It is accessible through the [History] button/menu entry on the toolbar/context menu. The -History window- displays a list of all runs for the selected job together with additional information, such as the number of processed objects, the start and ending time and the status.
Double clicking an entry or clicking the [Open] button on the toolbar opens the log file created by that run. The log file contains more information about the run of the selected job:
  • Version information of the migration-center Server Components the job was run with
  • The parameters the job was run with
  • Execution Summary that contains the total number of objects processed, the number of documents and folders scanned or imported, the count of warnings and errors that occurred during runtime.
Log files generated by the OpenText Importer can be found in the Server Components installation folder of the machine where the job was run, e.g. …\fme AG\migration-center Server Components <Version>\logs
The amount of information written to the log files depends on the setting specified in the “loggingLevel” start parameter for the respective job.