Uploading files to a library

Copy files from a local computer into a library.

Upload files from your local file system into a library. The library manager can restrict uploaded files to those files below a certain size, or limited to specific file extensions.
  1. In the top level of the library, click Upload.
  2. The file is uploaded to the top level of the library by default. If you want the file to be placed in a folder inside the library, change the location by clicking Change folder.
  3. Specify the location of the files on the local computer system. Type the folder or file path in the File field, or click Browse and navigate to the file on your computer.
  4. By default, the File name field for an individual file is prefilled based on the name of the file on your local computer. You can type over this name to change the file name.
  5. Next to Document type, click Change if you want to assign a different document type to the document created from the uploaded file.
  6. Click More Properties if you want to change these settings when uploading an individual file:
    By default, the document title is the same as the file name. You can change it by typing over the default title. The title appears in the library document listing instead of the file name. Do not use quotation marks (") in the document title. There are no other restrictions on the characters you can use to create a document title. For example, you can create a title using non-Latin characters such as Japanese and Cyrillic.
    Type a brief description of the file contents.
    Select your document language from the drop-down list. The default language selection is same as the current document library. The document language parameter is for informational purposes and searches, and does not affect the content of your document. If your language is not listed, you can select Other as an option.
    Click Select Categories to assign the document to one or more categories.
  7. Click Check in or Save as Working Draft to upload the file.
Important note for Linux® users: On Linux, a Java™ Applet is used to communicate with the client file system. This applet gives you the ability to edit files using your native editors and also to import multiple files and directories from the client file system. In order to run the applet, you need to have a supported Java Runtime Environment installed on your browser. For installation instructions on Mozilla, visit the Mozilla Plugin Support on Linux (x86) Web site and follow the instructions to install the Java Runtime Environment. After the Java Runtime Environment is recognized in the browser, you are prompted to accept an IBM® certificate when you first visit the edit or administrative import pages. Always accept this certificate for the applet to be able to read and copy files from your local machine. After you accept the certificate, you might need to refresh the page. The plug-in attempts to read and write the files you are editing to the temporary directory defined in the java.io.tmpdir system property. Users need to have authority to create directories and files in that path (typically /tmp). Lastly, the plug-in requires that KDE be installed and that the kfmclient is in the path. Visit the KDE Web site for information about installing KDE. The kfmclient exec command is used to open files with the editors registered in KDE.