When a document is published in the document management module, the document administrator can choose to publish an accompanying news message to attract attention to the new or modified document.
Those messages will appear in the “News” panel on each portal which gives access to the related document.
In addition, news messages can be posted which are unrelated to documents.
It is possible to retrieve the news posts from iProva, to display them in another system or app.
Of course, it is important that users only get news which is relevant to them.
Therefore, the retrieved news posts can be limited to the scope of a certain portal or to an even smaller scope: collections. The concepts “portals” and “collections” are explained in this document.
A WCF API allows you to retrieve news posts.
For news related to documents, you can retrieve the news post, and information needed to construct a hyperlink which allows the user to navigate from the news post to the related document.
For news unrelated to documents, you can retrieve the full article.
The WCF API for iProva News can be used to accomplish the scenario’s listed below:
- Retrieve news posts
General API usage information
Overview of important information for consumers of the iProva WCF API, with topics like authentication.
Overview of changes and announced deprecations regarding this API.
A detailed reference for this API is provided in PDF format.