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DAF Repository

The DAF Repository is the foundation of the Finder product line. Its architecture enables the flexibility and functionality provided in DigitalAsset Finder™ and Virtual Fileroom™.


A DAF Repository will ingest any type of digital asset regardless of its size or format. This repository stores document sets and members while maintaining all of their information and relationships without the use of a Relational Data Base Management System (RDBMS).

DAF Repositories hold digital assets and stores each asset's metadata, hierarchy location, category and all other information specific to the asset or the document set the asset is a member of.

DAF Repositories support a hierarchical structure similar to the familiar manual archiving system that uses Cabinets, Drawers, Folders and Documents. In a DAF Repository a digital asset may contain a companion. The asset companion is stored in the DAF Repository as supporting data to the asset. Additionally, administrators may create Categories to further classify digital assets in any DAF Repository.

The physical location of a digital asset and its companion in a DAF Repository is administered by FinderManager™. The structure of the repository is based on the DocumentSet Descriptor™, which contains attributes and relationships for each digital assets.

  • The DocumentSet Descriptor™ ("DSD") is a primary component of FinderServer™ and it is used to maintain the relationships in a document set and the metadata associated with each asset. The DSD is processed by FinderManager™ and is an integral part of the Finder Product line interfaces.