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Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Desktop Integration Suite
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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B Using the Offline Content Manager

This section covers these topics:

B.1 About the Offline Content Manager

You will generally work with offline content using the normal integration features provided by Desktop Integration Suite (see "Working With Offline Content Folders and Files"). The Offline Content Manager is a special utility that provides an interface to all integration folders and files that are stored in the offline cache on your local computer. This cache is used as a temporary storage location for items managed by a content server. The following files are stored in your local cache:

Cache Location

By default, the temporary storage cache is located in the following directory:

where USER is the profile name of the current computer user (for example, jsmith). The 'SyndicationCache' directory stores all offline files associated with Desktop Integration Suite in separate subdirectories for each content server.


You can change the offline cache location on your computer if the defaults do not meet your organization's file storage requirements. See "Changing the Location of the Local File Cache" for more information.

B.2 Launching the Offline Content Manager

You launch the Offline Content Manager by right-clicking Oracle Content Servers in the integration hierarchy or on your desktop while simultaneously holding the Shift and Ctrl keys on your keyboard. The context menu then includes an option called Offline Content Manager.... Choose this option to launch the Offline Content Manager (see "Offline Content Manager Dialog").

Figure B-1 Expanded Context Menu of Oracle Content Server Icon on Desktop

Context menu with Offline Content Manager option

B.3 Filtering the List of Offline Content

If you have many offline folders and files, you may want to limit what is shown in the list of offline content. You can filter the list to show only certain types of offline content or content from particular servers. You can choose to display any combination of the following:

Perform these steps to choose what to display in the list of offline content:

  1. From the Offline Content Manager, click Filter....

    The View Options dialog is displayed (see "View Options Dialog").

  2. Select or clear the check boxes of the items you want to show or hide in the offline content list.

  3. Click OK.

B.4 Performing Content Management Tasks on Offline Content

You can perform a number of content management tasks for the items in the offline content list. After selecting the item, you can use the buttons in the main Offline Content Manager window (see "Offline Content Manager Dialog") or you can right-click and use the context menu.


You can also perform any of the tasks below directly in the integration hierarchy in Windows Explorer or your e-mail application (Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes). See "Working With Offline Content Folders and Files" for more information.

Checking the Status of Offline Content

To check the current status of a selected item, click the Check Status button. When you check the status of an item, Desktop Integration Suite verifies that the item still exists on the content server. If so, it compares the content management status of the locally cached copy with that of the item on the content server and reports any discrepancies. For example, it notifies you if a file was checked out of the content server by someone or if your locally cached copy is no longer the latest revision. (You can then use Refresh to get the latest revision.)

If an item no longer exists on the content server, you will be given the opportunity to remove it from the offline content list.

Viewing Offline Content

To open the selected item in its associated application in read-only mode, click the View button or right-click and choose View in the context menu. See "Viewing Content Files" for more information.

Refreshing Offline Content

To refresh the selected item, click the Refresh button or right-click and choose Refresh Offline Content.

If you refresh an offline file, the offline copy in your local cache is updated to the latest released revision on the content server.

If you refresh an offline folder, the existing offline files in that folder (and all subfolders) are updated to their latest released revisions on the content server. Any files that were added to a folder after it was made available offline will not be made available offline if you refresh that folder. For that to happen, you need to right-click the folder and choose Make Content Available Offline in the context menu. See "Making Folders and Files Available Offline".

Removing Offline Content

To remove the selected item from the offline cache on your computer, click the Remove button or right-click and choose Remove Offline Content in the context menu. Use this option with care, as you may be removing files that have not yet been checked in to the content server.

Checking In Offline Content

To check the selected file in to the content server, click the Check In button or right-click and choose Check in in the context menu. Depending on the server configuration, you may be prompted for your login credentials or provide metadata prior to check-in.

Viewing Properties of Offline Content

To view the properties of the selected offline folder or file, click the Properties... button or right-click and choose Properties... in the context menu.