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Revision as of 05:25, 16 September 2011 by Andreas.schank.attensity.com (Talk | contribs) (Description)

This component is not yet available in our repository. As soon as the new Aperture release is available we will submit appropriate CQs and hopefully get permission to use it in our project.

Bundle: org.eclipse.smila.processing.pipelets.aperture.ApertureMimeTypeIdentifier


This ProcessingService is used to identify the mimetype of a document. The service uses either the document's content (a byte[]), a file extension or both. So it is not required that the record contains a value for both properties ContentAttachment and FileExtensionAttribute. The identified MimeType is store in an attribute in the record.

It is strongly recommended that you use both (input data and extension) to identify the mime type of the data, since the aperture mime type identification mainly focuses on the magic numbers in the file and so often fails to determine e.g. office documents' mime types when no conten is given.

For further information on the aperture mime type extraction please consult the apropriate Aperture documentation pages (e.g. MIMETypeIdentification).

The javadoc for the implemented interface can be found here.

Useful Information

Note that this ProcessingService also is a DeclarativeService that implements interface org.eclipse.smila.processing.pipelets.aperture.MimeTypeIdentifier and can be used outside the workflow as well.


For information on how to configure the mime type identification pipelet, which accesses the MimeTypeIdentifier service please refer to MimeTypeIdentifyPipelet.