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How to Change the Default Document Type When Importing a File in the Nuxeo Platform?

Updated: March 18, 2024

In this how-to, importing a file can correspond to using the drag and drop, using the Import button, or adding a file from Nuxeo Drive or a WebDAV drive.

The mechanism to create a Nuxeo document with an import is tight to the plugins extension point from the FileManager service.

According to the MIME type of the file you try to import, a specific plugin will be called. And most of the time, it's the DefaultFileImporter plugin that will be used.

So, to create a document of your own type, you have to set the docType attribute when overwriting the default contribution:


<extension target="org.nuxeo.ecm.platform.filemanager.service.FileManagerService" point="plugins">
    <plugin name="DefaultFileImporter" merge="true" docType="MyCustomFileType" />