I have 2 groups of components in 2 folders, both are not linked to any page, they are just standalone components, components in folder A are available in broker database and components in folder B are not in Broker db. I could not find any difference of components of folder A and folder B. I right click and publish the component, If i check what get published I see no items, each component has "Tile" and "Summary" as shown in image blow, I expect this metadata information should be stored in "Custom_Meta" table of broker database,

How can i store this information in database?

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my storage file has following lines

<Storage Type="persistence" Id="Sql" dialect="MSSQL" defaultStorage="true" Class="com.tridion.storage.persistence.JPADAOFactory">
            <Pool Type="jdbc" Size="10" MonitorInterval="60" IdleTimeout="120" CheckoutTimeout="120" />
            <DataSource Class="com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDataSource">
                <Property Name="serverName" Value="xyz" />
                <Property Name="portNumber" Value="xyz" />
                <Property Name="databaseName" Value="tridion_broker" />
                <Property Name="user" Value="xyz" />
                <Property Name="password" Value="xyz" />
        <Storage Type="filesystem" Class="com.tridion.storage.filesystem.FSDAOFactory" Id="File" defaultFilesystem="false">
            <Root Path="C:\inetpub\my application" />

<ItemTypes defaultStorageId="Sql" cached="false"> <Item typeMapping="Page" cached="false" storageId="File"/> <Item typeMapping="Binary" cached="false" storageId="File"/>

Only pages and binary would be stored on file system and all other things should go to database.

Update just found components in folder A are linked to a component template but components in folder B are not linked to any component template. trying to create a component template for components in folder B. I am able to link components to a template and that template is used by a page but when I publish a page I see success in logs but logs does not display any component being published.

  • How do you publish this component? Rightclick -> Publish on the component itself or do you publish the page? If you publish the component itself, it has to be linked to a dynamic CT. (Check what gets published by clicking on the 'Show items to publish' button in the Publish dialog). Oct 24, 2014 at 9:55
  • Are there any errors in the cd_deployer log? If you set logging to DEBUG, you'll see exactly what happens. :)
    – Raimond
    Oct 24, 2014 at 11:34
  • Question updated for more information.
    – Ali
    Oct 27, 2014 at 0:25

1 Answer 1


You need to properly configure the cd_storage_conf.xml configuration file of the deployer web application (assuming you use the web application deployer and not the windows service).

This file is normally located in the bin/config folder of your web application. Could you post the contents of this file (leave out the comments and change the username/password/servername of the database nodes obviously)?

To store items in the database the default storage id of your itemtypes node should be set to point to the database store:

<ItemTypes defaultStorageId="defaultdb" cached="false">

here is a link to the Tridion 2013SP1 content delivery deployer setup documentation from SDL (login required!).

  • <ItemTypes defaultStorageId="Sql" cached="false"> <Item typeMapping="Page" cached="false" storageId="File"/> <Item typeMapping="Binary" cached="false" storageId="File"/>
    – Ali
    Oct 24, 2014 at 7:56
  • I have another folder with component and same metadata structure and they are available in broker database.
    – Ali
    Oct 24, 2014 at 7:57
  • fixed and raised another question tridion.stackexchange.com/questions/8231/…
    – Ali
    Oct 27, 2014 at 3:08

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