We have articles that are published on pages. For one article we want to call the Entity from the broker database (on cd server). It is not DCP? I dn't know.

Code from MVC Controller (it's a REST API thats called from frontend).

            var localization = new Sdl.Web.Common.Configuration.Localization()
                Language = "Nederlands",
                Id = "102",   // publication id of the website

            var provider = new Sdl.Web.Tridion.Mapping.GraphQLContentProvider();

            // Use the Component tcm - component template tcm
            EntityModel entityModel = provider.GetEntityModel("418926-418875", localization);   

this results in Exception:

{"Item '418926-418875' not found"} at Sdl.Web.Tridion.Mapping.DefaultContentProvider.LoadEntityModel(String id, Localization localization)\r\n
at Sdl.Web.Tridion.Mapping.DefaultContentProvider.<>c__DisplayClass3_1.b__0()\r\n
at Sdl.Web.Tridion.Caching.CacheProvider.CreateCacheValue[T](UInt32 hash, String key, String region, Func1 addFunction, IEnumerable1 dependencies)\r\n
at Sdl.Web.Tridion.Caching.CacheProvider.GetOrAdd[T](String key, String region, Func1 addFunction, IEnumerable1 dependencies)\r\n
at Sdl.Web.Tridion.Mapping.DefaultContentProvider.GetEntityModel(String id, Localization localization)\r\n
at Uwv.eDv.Web.Modules.Core.Controllers.CustomOverzichtApiController.Post(OverzichtInput input) in D:\..\Controllers\CustomOverzichtApiController.cs:line 60"


  1. Is this DCP? If not how can be get it's information without being DCP.
  2. Is there other way to get Entitymodel from broker database. Sample?

Update-1: Changed CT to DCP, but still not works. enter image description here

1 Answer 1


To access the DCP components from the broker using the Graphql DXA entity model - components should be published to the broker.

At least from sites 9.5, it's possible by data template less publishing to get that data from broker using Graphql.

I don't see any other option to fetch this information without publishing it as DCP.

  • I made new DCP for this component, and used that on the page. The CT only chage i made in it is changed to "Component Presentations based on this Component Template will be:" Publish as a Dynamic Component". tested both check/uncheck for "Allow on Page Using Dynamic Assembly". When excute "provider.GetEntityModel .." with this it thorws Exception: {"PCA client returned an unexpected response when retrieving enity model data for id 418926-419027."} Is more needed? Sep 15, 2021 at 17:00
  • With DCP Exception: {"PCA client returned an unexpected response when retrieving entity model data for id 418926-419027."} Exception while fetching data (/componentPresentation/rawContent) : Error occurred while transforming component presentation content at Line : 5 Column :4\r\n"} Why? Sep 15, 2021 at 17:20
  • Maybe site 9 has also this. gateway.sdl.com/CommunityKnowledge?articleName=000013754 Sep 16, 2021 at 13:09

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