Object Types

M-Files uses object types to specify the stored objects. The built-in object types are document, document collection, and share. You can also specify more object types, for example, customer, contact, or project.

Note: Currently, you can use the share object type only with the M-Files for Microsoft Teams integration. For more information on the share object type, refer to section 1.5 in Setting Up and Using M-Files for Microsoft Teams.

Besides versioning, M-Files enables sorting in dynamic views, protection against concurrent editing, easy-to-use permissions functionality, and extremely versatile search capabilities for all objects.

The metadata card is provided both for documents as well as for other object types. Other object types differ from documents in that they need not contain any files whereas documents are always based on at least one file (such as a Word document).