Programmatic access to files, for example from within a workflow, is another way of using Xillio. This allows developers to embed universal content access into their business logic.
In the example of SDL, their user interface first allows users to select files to translate. Then the translation workflow takes over, submits those files to translators, and after the translation and review process, automatically submits the translated content back on the correct location into the source system. This eliminates several manual steps and reduces the risk of errors.
By accessing Xillio from the data layer of your application, you unlock the full functional richness of your application for any content repository. Your application will see any Xillio-accessed repository as a native one.
In our example integration with M-Files, this means that users cannot just browse and open content, but also preview it, see its properties, and apply any business logic to it that M-Files provides, such as workflows. From a developers perspective, no additional programming was needed to do this: as Xillio is integrated on the lowest level of the application, all other logic that sits on top of the data layer is enabled without any additional effort.
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