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Generic Content Hierarchy

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  1. Scott McNeany
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    09 Mar 2010
    09 Jul 2010
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    Is there an easy way to include one piece of generic content inside another? I have a problem where I have two external sites that get data from my SF database and filter by 'Category' for performance. This works well in almost all cases. However, I just ran into a scenario where the sites truly need to use the same set of about 30 different items.

    I have two solutions, one I know will work. The other I was just going to bounce off you guys to see if there was a way to do it.

    1. (I know this will work) Create a third category called 'Shared' and pull all site-specific and 'Shared' content for all sites.

    2. Create the ability to include one piece of generic content inside another so that i have a content item in 'CategoryA' and a content item in 'CategoryB' that are just pointers to the real content. That way, if they ever need to be separate, I don't have to modify the calling application.

    Will option 2 work?

    Thanks,

    Scott McNeany    
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    12 Jul 2010
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    Hello Scott McNeany,

    Each content item belongs only to a single category. The content of an IContent is just text/HTML. There is no hierarchical structure in GenericContent, Events, News. You could create a separate metakey that will act as a category.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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