Adding new documents

In LogicalDOC, there are a variety of ways that a user can upload documents. The options are described below. It is important to remember that the user must select a folder with write permission to be able to create new documents.

Standard upload

Click on the Add documents icon on the toolbar.

An upload popup window will be shown. You can select one or more files from your PC that you want to place in the current folder. Depending on the configuration of your LogicalDOC, your files can be checked by the antivirus software. and you may not be allowed to upload It is possible that some extensions or large files cannot be uploaded.

Use the option 'Immediate indexing' if you want LogicalDOC to immediately index your new documents (normally documents are indexed in the background).

If you want to upload a folder’s structure, you can upload a .zip file and select the option 'Import documents from ZIP'. However, in this case, the import will be executed separately. You will be notified of the conclusion of the import process by a system message. Once the upload is completed, click on Send and a second dialog box will allow you to enter the metadata that will be applied to the new documents.

Maximum upload size

By default, you cannot upload files larger than 100MB. This setting can be changed in Administration > Settings > GUI Settings > Upload max. size

Drop Spot

LogicalDOC supports a feature called Drop Spot that allows you to drag and drop files and folders directly from your desktop into the documents repository. To activate Drop Spot, simply click on the icon in the documents toolbar.


The Drop Spot is implemented as a Java Application and if you PC runs Windows you have to install the LogicalDOC Webstart launcher

Now, depending on  the configuration of your system you could be required to download a .jar file and execute it(it would be sufficient to double-click on it in case Java has been associated with that extension) or this process could be automated by the LogicalDOC Webstart launcher.

At the end the app is launched and a semi-transparent rectangle will appear. You will now be able to start dropping files and folders from your computer over the drop area. They will be automatically imported as new elements in the current folder. It is important to remember that to be able to import folders, you need the following permissions in the current folder: Write, Import, and Add Folder.

Once you are finished, you can close the drop spot by clicking on the red upper right corner.