We are currently doing a POC for a client to use SharePoint 2010 for Records Managment. The client has around 200 content types, and a deep nested file plan of around 500 potential nodes.
In order to route documents a peice of metadata called 'File Plan' has been created as a Managed Metadata field which corresponds to the eventual location within the Records Centre folder structure. We will set up various rules on the Content Organizer that will route the documents when they are declared a record using the File Plan metadata to match to a folder.
The issue is that within the Content Organizer you have to assign rules that depend on a specific content type. So in our case we have to create identical rules for different Content Types, for example if Content Type = Contract and File Plan = 188.8.131.52 -> Go to specific folder.
Unfortunately this is obviously not feasable since there is going to be 200 X 500 rules! I was under the impression that maybe we could create a rule for a parent content type (in our case document) that would apply to all inheriting Content Types but that is not the case.
Does anyone know of a potential solution to this issue? It seems like the Content Type Organizer works well in a small scale scenario but it will be very problematic in larger cases.