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  • Peter Dijksterhuis 1442 posts 1722 karma points
    Jul 20, 2009 @ 12:28
    Peter Dijksterhuis

    custom datatype with different values for ftont-end and back-end

    Time to post a question instead of an answer myself this time ;)

    I'm creating a custom datatype (which connects WikiPlex to umbraco, as per request by Douglas) which would need 2 values. An original value so it can be edited in the back-end, and a rendered value for display at the front-end.

    Is this thought a bit too far and should I just render the content each time it is requested or is a dual-value situation possible? If so, what would be the best way to do it? Store it as custom XML?

    For any pointers I would be very gratefull :-)


  • Lee Kelleher 3747 posts 13790 karma points MVP 7x admin c-trib
    Jul 20, 2009 @ 12:38
    Lee Kelleher

    Do you know if any benchmarks have been done on WikiPlex yet?

    Wonder what they do on CodePlex? I'm guessing that the wiki-content is rendered at runtime - rather than rendered at save/publish (and stored in the database).

    I'd probably go with render at runtime myself... but I can see what you are aiming for with the performance gains of storing both values.

    - Lee

  • Petr Snobelt 923 posts 1531 karma points
    Jul 21, 2009 @ 12:17
    Petr Snobelt

    You can create settings to your datatype and on publish store rendered content here.

    or store values as xml with subnodes (similar to relatedlinks datatype)

  • Gerben 38 posts 133 karma points
    Jul 23, 2009 @ 12:33

    As a general software architect rule: "the same data should be stored at a single (only one) location".(Not knowing the details of your envisioned solution though...)

    I would go for the render at run-time option, and apply caching to overcome any performance issues.

  • pvassalo 21 posts 28 karma points
    Sep 09, 2009 @ 12:49


    How do I create a custom setting for a custom data type? I can't find any help about this


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