Eric Herlitz
Jul 18, 2013
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Problems finding the root folder for blocks

In a project that had been upgraded from EPi6 R2 (originally an EPi4 site) with PageTypeBuilder to EPi7 the Global Library in the block section was missing.

When checking the parameters globalBlockFolderId and siteBlockFolderId in sitesettings of episerver.config I noticed they was set to 3 that is all correct in a new site. Since this was an upgraded site and the concept of blocks being all new this obviously was wrong.


To find out the correct id I constructed a simple SQL

SELECT pkID FROM [dbo].[tblContent] where fkContentTypeID =
(SELECT pkID FROM [dbo].[tblContentType] where [Name] = 'SysContentFolder') AND ContentPath = '.1.'

This will return the pkID you must set in the globalBlockFolderId and siteBlockFolderId parameters


Jul 18, 2013


Per Magne Skuseth
Per Magne Skuseth Jul 19, 2013 07:30 AM

You can also find the id if via "set access rights" in admin mode. You should see the block folder in the tree, and you'll see the id in the url when hovering the item.

Feb 17, 2014 11:40 AM

@Per Magne, that is correct but not very useful if the episerver.config isn't correctly configured!

Dec 28, 2016 08:47 AM

There is also a Stored Procedure called netContentRootList, it will list the ID's for RootPage, WasteBasket, GlobalAssets and ContentAssets.

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