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Front-end editing for Dynamic Module

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  1. Rich
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    03 Sep 2013
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    I'm trying to come up with a user friendly way for front-end users to edit (add/change/delete) the data stored in a dynamic module.  My module contains a Title, Media type, Address field (SF 6.1), and a dynamic item field control that I use for selecting items from another dynamic module.  Sitefinity does a great job of building a back-end admin form for editing this content.  States & Countries are pre-populated in the Address field.  Geocoding logic is built in.  I'd really like use this form for front-end editing, and build a custom grid for selecting which item to edit.  Something like a back-end widget template???

    Any thoughts on the best way to accomplish this?
  2. Arno
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    04 Sep 2013 in reply to Rich
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    Hi Rich,

    You would build a regular frontend widget to accomplish this. Then use the API to get the filled out data into the dynamic module. At least this is how I solved a similar requirement. Each custom module should also have generated one or more frontend widgets automatically, but I have never used those. I think they're only for reading data, not writing.
  3. Patrick Dunn
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    Hi Richard,

     Arno is right.

    The dynamic API self documents. You can see examples in the backend under your dynamic module. Before doing the widget ensure you have given the appropriate permissions to authenticated users. Then you can create a frontend widget that allows users to edit the dynamic data. The default widgets do not facilitate this out of the box.

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    Patrick Dunn
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  4. Steve
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    06 Sep 2013 in reply to Patrick Dunn
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    I would hope 6.3\6.4 would finally give us this out of the box...editing data is pretty common
  5. Rich
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    Yep, edit capability is the key component missing here.  Off to create some custom widgets.  Thanks for everyone's feedback.
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