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Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Imaging and Process Management
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

Part Number E12783-01
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2.1 Understanding Applications

Applications are the core of Oracle I/PM. Consider an application as a type of management container for documents. You select an application to use when uploading documents to Oracle I/PM and that application determines what information, or metadata, is associated with the uploaded document. The associated metadata may be visible to you and require you to input information into a form, such as entering an invoice number for the document, or the metadata may be invisible to you, such as the security permissions required to retrieve the document. Each application has a different set of metadata, called a definition, which is determined by the person creating the application. An application definition is used to: