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Generalizing the Document System

The current incarnation of the document management system does not allow for the efficient reuse and management of common documents.

Each document to object relationship is designed as a one-to-one.

Instead, it would be highly useful to separate the creation and management of the individual documents from the relationships they are used in. In this way, we could upload a document and associate it with multiple objects. Updates to the document would then automatically be propagated to all of the associated objects.

I agree entirely, and this is a feature that is regularly requested internally at xTuple as well as from the likes of yourself. Improvements to the Document management system is on the roadmap, but I could not give you a timeframe at this point.