Friday, August 27, 2004

List of Postings that use a Particular Template

Site Manager provides many features that aren't available from the PAPI. One of them is a function that allows you to see a list of postings that make use of a particular template.

To generate the list:
1. Right-click on the template in Site Manager
2. Select Dependant Report
3. The browser opens, displaying a list of postings that are based on the selected template.

The dependant report is particularly useful when you are thinking of deleting the template but can't do so because there are postings that depend on it. With the list, you will know which templates you have to tackle before removing the template.

One drawback of this approach is that if you have a sizeable number of postings attached to the template, the script times out. When that happens, you will have to find other ways to get the information.


At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Andrew Connell has written a console app on GDN that does this as well.

Dont think it will timeout if there are lots of postings using the template.,
Angus Logan

At 2:44 PM, Blogger Mei Ying said...

Hi Angus

Yes, that solution works too.

Sometimes, it's nice to use readily available functions that don't require any additional coding. Just click a few buttons, and the results are presented ;-)

Mei Ying


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