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Gatis Bergšpics
Aug 3, 2012
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DDSAdmin for EPiServer CMS

Geta is releasing yet another great open source module for EPiServer. This latest module is create, read, update, delete(CRUD) editor for Dynamic Data Store(DDS). This is how it looks:

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DdsAdminFull

DDSAdmin is available trough nuget.episerver.com.

 

Features:

  • Left menu displays all stores in EPiServer, except ones configured out in ‘Excluded Stores’, also it has filter(its useful in sites where DDS is heavily used)
  • CRUD table using jQuery.datatables and few complimentary plugins, it has also searching, sorting and paging capabilities.
  • Also CRUD table can be used as stand alone page, so you can reuse it in some other EPiServer plugins you have. When you don’t want to make your own custom UI for your DDS entities just create URL specifying store name, hidden columns(optional), custom page header and message(optional), for example from url:
    ……/DdsAdmin.aspx?Store=DashboardLayoutPartStore&HideColumns=0&m=Custom message&h=This is nice custom header

you will get this:DdsAdminCustomHeaderAndMessage

 

Current limitations:

  • Currently only InlinePropertyMap is editable all others are read-only, if you will try to save store that have other PropertyMap types it will result in error message
  • When you change row with DDS Admin ItemType is changed to:

EPiServer.Data.Dynamic.PropertyBag, EPiServer.Data, Version=6.2.267.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=8fe83dea738b45b7

The question is, is that a problem, can somebody share something, because it seems that after DDSAdmin has edited some rows they still are correctly loaded in appropriate classes.

 

Warning: use this module with caution, because by editing DDS one can seriously damage their EPiServer installation if used incorrectly

 

Documentation here

Source code here

 

Thanks Dzulqarnain Nasir and Valdis Iljuconoks for helping to release this module.

Aug 03, 2012

Comments

Aug 6, 2012 11:11 AM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

valdis
valdis Aug 21, 2012 08:07 AM

A small update - latest version fixed issue when DDS Admin has to return row with content that exceeds JsonMaxLength default property value.

Oct 15, 2012 11:59 AM

HI,
I have installed geta DDS Admin I get a 500 Error when I click on the DDS Admin button. It maybe a permissions issue but has anyone had this issue before and if so how did they rectify it? We are using Episerver 6.
Many thanks
Jon

Gatis Bergšpics
Gatis Bergšpics Oct 15, 2012 12:02 PM

Hi Jon,

Can you provide more specific exception details?

Gatis

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