External Systems

External Systems define a relation to a source system. External Systems usually have stored the original document which will be one way synced to Livingdocs via Import.

An example:

externalSystems: [
    handle: 'legacy-cms',
    label: 'Legacy CMS'
    url: {
      origin: 'https://legacy-cms.example.com',
      pathPattern: '/{{id}}/{{metadata.cmsId}}'

An External System defines an URL with origin and a pathPattern. The pathPattern can have placeholders which will be replaced with real values during runtime to build the final URL to the source system.

  • {{id}} -> replaced by Livingdocs documentId
  • {{metadata.cmsId}} -> replaced by a metadata field with the handle cmsId