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Extending Sitefinity-User with ERP-Data

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  1. Dave
    Dave avatar
    37 posts
    26 Dec 2008
    20 Jan 2009
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    I'm checking right now, if Sitefinity could be the right choice for our needs and have one question related to Users in Sitefinity.

    For our current CMS I've developed a shop in c# where the Users of the CMS are linked to the relating data in our ERP (Microsoft Dynamics Nav). To deal with the data in the shop I've extended the CMS-User with an extra-field which contains the unique number from Nav and various functions to attach the Nav-User-Data to the CMS-user.

    Has anyone experiences extending the Users in Sitefinity. Perhaps working with Nav-Data or another ERP-System and can give me a hint if it's practicable without difficulty.

    Thanks in advance for Your help.


  2. Parvan
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    151 posts
    24 Sep 2012
    23 Jan 2009
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    Hi Dieter,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    Adding a new field to the User Profile is possible out of the box. Here is an example of adding such a field:

    <profile defaultProvider="Sitefinity">    
            <clear />    
            <add name="Sitefinity" connectionStringName="DefaultConnection" applicationName="/" type="Telerik.DataAccess.AspnetProviders.TelerikProfileProvider, Telerik.DataAccess" />    
            <add name="FirstName" />    
            <add name="LastName" />    
            <!--ADD NEW NAME HERE-->    
            <add name="ExampleField" type="System.String"/>    

    If you want to show this filed in the administration side, you should add a control with the same ID (as the name of the field added in the web.config) in [YourProject]\Sitefinity\Admin\CmsAdmin\Users.aspx

    <asp:Literal ID="Literal6" runat="server" Text="<%Resources:UserDetails%" /></h3>    
        <fieldset class="userinfo set">    
            <cc1:ManageProfile ID="manageProfile" runat="server" Mode="Insert">    
                    <ol class="setIn">    
                            <cc2:FieldLabel ID="lblFirstName" runat="server" Text="First name" TargetID="FirstName">    
                            <asp:TextBox ID="FirstName" runat="server"></asp:TextBox></li>    
                            <cc2:FieldLabel ID="lblLastName" runat="server" Text="Last name" TargetID="LastName">    
                            <asp:TextBox ID="LastName" runat="server"></asp:TextBox></li>    
                            <li><cc2:FieldLabel ID="lblExampleField" runat="server" Text="ExampleField" TargetID="ExampleField">    
    <asp:TextBox ID="ExampleField"runat="server"></asp:TextBox></li>     

    Here is an example on how to use this field in your code:
    (This sample code iterates through all users from the role "administrators")

    UserManager manager = new UserManager();   
    IList cmsUsers = manager.GetUsersInRole("administrators");   
    foreach (string user in cmsUsers)   
        ProfileBase userProfile = ProfileBase.Create(user);   
        string fieldValueSomething = (string)userProfile.GetPropertyValue("ExampleField");   

    We hope this helps.

    Sincerely yours,
    The Telerik Team

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