20 September 2007 at 6:36pm
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I was wondering if and how it is possible to add a small database to a site. I would like to make a small resource list. While it should be incorporated into the CMS, there is no page for each resource. Has anyone done anything like that and how would you go about it?
25 September 2007 at 9:04pm
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Thank for your reply. It is just a small list. This situation occurs a lot. A list of products, a list of employees, a list of locations, a small image library, a list of links even, etc... etc... It does not really warrant creating a new page, but it would be nice to have the items structured as children of a page rather than just free text....
Most of the time, there would be no need to edit them publicly, just through the CMS.
What is best practice? How would I go about it.... Is there an example somewhere?
25 September 2007 at 10:38pm
Core Development Team,
While it's currently not well documented, this is what the [url=http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=genericdataadmin]GenericDataAdmin[/url] is specifically designed to do. You can actually use it to build some very complex and powerful web based databases with it.
26 September 2007 at 8:55am
Thanks. Hey, that looks PERFECT. How would I go about getting some more documentation or shall I just give it a try? Do you basically create a CMS for it, similar to the one for editing pages? Are there any examples to look at? Thanks again!