Importing content as read-only

You can import external documents into the DITA CMS and mark them as read-only.

This allows you to include content that is not developed by your company and should not be modified, such as:
  • Third-party documentation
  • DITA content automatically generated from engineering databases
  • Etc.

Once imported, you can use read-only content in your documentation. For example, you could add a parts catalog provided by a third-party as an appendix to one of your document.

You can also reference content that was added as read-only. You can use any existing key available in the read-only content.

When you import content as read-only, it is added to the DITA CMS Content Store but it follows a different workflow than your documentation. The documents are put in the Authoring:readonly status. You cannot change the status of the documents and you cannot update the content.

The following sections provide the procedures to import external maps, topics, and images as read-only content in the Content Store.