Qit 3.1 – New Documentum Open Source Tool

If you aren’t using Qit yet, you should be.  Qit is an awesome alternative to repoInt from Belgian company Qtree. Qit provides developers and admins easy access to the tools they need to manage and troubleshoot Documentum repositories.  For example:

  • Tree navigation of cabinets/folders as well as administrative nodes (e.g., users, ACLs, jobs),
  • DQL editor,
  • API editor,
  • Properties editor for any object selected in results panel, and
  • Search.

I have found it to be a solid and indispensable tool.  Check out the screen shot!


In addition, Qit is  extendable with custom actions.  Just for fun, I wrote an extension to produce an SHA-256 hash for a selected object’s content (see image below).  It was super simple.  Code here.


Qit is built on the Eclipse framework and is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.  Check it out, www.qtree.be/qit!


About Scott
I have been implementing Documentum solutions since 1997. In 2005, I published a book about developing Documentum solutions for the Documentum Desktop Client (ISBN 0595339689). In 2010, I began this blog as a record of interesting and (hopefully) helpful bits of information related to Documentum, and as a creative outlet.

17 Responses to Qit 3.1 – New Documentum Open Source Tool

  1. doQuent says:


    I used QIT for a little bit with D6.7. Then I went back to dqMan (http://www.fme-us.com/industry-sectors/solutions-products/dqman/) when they released a D6-supported version. One thing that I liked about QIT was how it pulled the object information automatically. However, most of the time, I find myself in need for a TOAD-like tool for running queries, and dqMan is awesome for DQL and API scripting/execution. I really love the syntax help and autocomplete features.

    I have been using dqMan for several years now. Give it a try if you haven’t so far.



  2. Hi, seems to be a great tool but does it work with dfc 7 ?


    • Scott says:

      The Qtree website only lists through D6.7. I have installed it on a 64bit D7 server and it thinks it installs and configures ok; however, it won’t run. I haven’t had time to detangle the stack trace to determine if it is a real problem or just a class path issue.


      • Yes DFC are correctly detected but QIT is throwing some java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError at startup


      • Scott says:

        Yep, same here. I was about to copy a DFC 6.7SP2 JAR and see if that works.


      • Damien Nicol says:

        I’m currently trying to install Qtree on my computer and got stuck with that annoying org.aspectj.lang.Signature (at least, this is what I got in the traces). This seems to be related to the aspectj library. But as I got it installed the proper way and declared it in my classpath, QIT doesnt want to launch. If you have succeeded to run Qit, please advice.


      • Scott says:

        I like this tool a lot and use it in my D6 environment. I have not figured out the problem with using it with D7. What is your environment?


  3. Scott says:

    I have successfully configured Qit to work with a D7.1 repository. The “trick” was to install the D6.7SP2 DFC in the Qit com.documentum.dfc/lib directory. I also had to re-encrypt the dm_bof_registry user password in the dfc.properties file (the one in com.documentum.dfc/config).


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  5. Can it fetch Japanese characters from databse correctly?


  6. Hareesh CV says:

    am facing issues using QIT.Can any one help me how to configure the docbase.It is not fetching the dfc.properties details.


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