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Generic Content Library - support more than one?

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  1. clayman
    clayman avatar
    38 posts
    23 Sep 2009
    27 Oct 2009
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    Is there a way to expose & consume more than one generic content library in a given project/site?  The images and documents libraries can be defined as needed and I'm finding that to be a useful way to structure/partition content -- but in some cases the "markup" capability of the generic content is desirable and here I'm having a problem because there is only one library available for the entire site.

    It would be nice if categories were more like a hierarchical data structure and Sitefinity only enforced uniqueness amongst siblings vs. being unique globally as they are today.

    ...without going into customization and adding custom meta fields, categories are a primary means of structuring content so that it can easily be maintained and retrieved in proper context (e.g. english version of the site, product x literature vs. french version of the site, product x literature).  I would like to resolve to a node down a path of categories (//english/product-literature[@tag=product x]).  But since there is a unique constraint on category I am having to create categories like "product-literature-us" and "product-literature-fr" and then account for the different category names in my code.  It just feels wrong and I'm wondering if you have any suggestions (assuming I can't create multiple generic content libraries)... 

  2. Radoslav Georgiev
    Radoslav Georgiev avatar
    3370 posts
    01 Feb 2016
    30 Oct 2009
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    Hi clayman,

    Thank you for contacting Telerik Support.

    Unfortunatelly to achieve what you are looking for with categories requires redesigning and architecturing the categories functionality from scratch, currently categories are on a flat structure. There would be no quick fix for this in the current versions of Sitefinity 3.x. Unfortunately you will have to stick to the current method that you are using.

    However I have good news - Sitefinity 4.0 will take completely different approach to the issue and categories will have hierarchical design and what you are asking for is already in progress.

    Sincerely yours,
    Radoslav Georgiev
    the Telerik team

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