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Updating DOCman Documents with New Files (Joomla! 3.x)

This document explains how to update published DOCman documents with new files, on web sites using the SAS Content Management System (CMS; Joomla! 3.x) with the DOCman document manager component for Joomla! installed.


1. Updating a Document with a New File of the Same Name

If you need to upload an updated version of a file after you have already uploaded and published it to your web site, all you need to do is replace the original file:

  • Click on the "Components" menu, and select "DocMan" > "Files:"

    Creating Doc entries Docman 1
  • You can either drag your file to the Drop files here area in the middle of the Files page (see #1 below), or click the Upload button (see #2 below).
  • If you clicked the Upload button, locate your document in the File Upload window. When you find the file, click Open.

    Upload DOCman file

  • Click OK when asked if you want to overwrite the file with the same name that already exists:

    DOCman: Overwrite Existing File

  • Your document should now be updated with the new file.

2. Updating a Document with a New File of a Different Name

You may need to replace a DOCman document with a file of a different name.  The process is similar to the above, but with a few extra steps.

  • Click on the "Components" menu, and select "DocMan > Documents"

    Components > DOCman > Documents

  • You can either drag your file to the "Drop another file to update area" (see #1 below), or click the Update button (see #2 below).
  • If you clicked the Update button, locate your document in the File Upload window. When you find the file, click Open.
  • Click the Save & Close button at the top (see #3 below).

    Update DOCman document with new file of different name

  • Your document should now be updated with the new file.

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