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The main difference between GetItems and GetFolderContent is that GetItems is provided with a list of URLs identifying the exact items to get. GetFolderContent is only provided the ID of the parent item and is then getting the child items. As you have discovered ECL only use GetFolderContent when all you do is browsing the content. GetItems is used when it ...


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What is required for ECL is indeed to build a provider using the five mentioned interfaces. This will allow you to show the items in the SDL Tridion UI, and depending on how you implement your provider, also editing and creation of new items can be done. The IContentLibraryListItem interface defines the method CanGetUploadMultimediaItemsUrl() which relates ...


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You can only use ECL URIs in the following places: 1) Client side (so in the Anguilla JavaScript code) 2) In DataExtenders placed after the ECL data extenders. 3) In the ECL API (accessible from for example templates) The Tridion core service simply do not know what an ECL URI is. So your links will be treated as unmanaged links - and unmanaged links do ...


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Folder structure and is cached in the browser the exact same way as standard Tridion Items. The first time you load them they will be retrieved, and after that you have to use Refresh to update the list. So just like you do not see any call to the ECL GetList implementation when switching to an ECL folder already loaded, you won't see any call to the TCM ...


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The icon on the mountpoint is set in the IconIdentifier method in the class that implements the IContentLibraryContext interface. For instance you could have something in there like: public string IconIdentifier { get { if (_disconnected) return "disconnected"; return "connected"; } } The value for _disconnected you have to set ...


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The CD side does not know anything about ECL items at all. So you have to deal with them in your templating code in CM. This means if any metadata (either type) has to be published you need to do this from your template. You also have to resolve the ECL URI into either something binary downloaded from the external system and included in the package (this ...


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For starters it is important that you implement all of these methods correctly, and that you have a clear definition of what is a EclItemTypes.File and what is a EclItemTypes.Folder. Let me try to explain based on my Flickr ECL provider example, the IContentLibraryContext.FindItem(IEclUri) I chose to return null, which basically forces ECL to call ...


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Access to see the ECL mount point (and also write permissions to Tridion metadata) is controlled with the permissions for the stub folder. Unfortunately the stub folder is hidden for non-admins, so only admins can modify the permissions in the current release of ECL (yes, we know :) ). Notice you can control both read and write access here (who can update ...


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In step 4 you must use the extension "ecl" for the application/externalcontentlibrary MIME type. This extension is used internally in ECL.


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@idmatch is the regular expression mask which if applied to list parent ID, then definition associated is applied to the List. To extend existing views you should configure listdefinion section in ext:listdefinitions from your extension configuration. Like it is done at Gitgub config Example from previous post. ECL items has a mask /^ecl:\d+-(?'providerId'[...


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You should not attempt to create stubs manually though the core service. The EclService (hosted in the same process as the Core Service) expose the method: public IDictionary<string, string> CreateOrGetStubUris(IEnumerable<string> eclItemUris) It will create the Tridion stub components for you (if needed) and return the TCM URIs. The ...


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There is a hotfix for this issue for MMC 1.3 that you can request from CS. The fix for this issue is already included in latest Media Manager Connector 1.4 release.


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ECL is what is technically known as "somewhat BluePrint aware". :) More specific: ECL is aware that the same item can exist in multiple publications with different name, metadata, and even binary content. It is also aware that not all items are necessarily present in all publications. Every time ECL calls the provider to get an item (or a list of items) it ...


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That's an interesting requirement, I suspect there's certainly nothing in the CMS to set this. I suspect this might be quite easy to build using a GUI extension. The list views (in list or details modes) are built (as Iframes) and rendered into the HTML output always, the buttons to toggle the views simply show and hide the relevant frames. I guess you'd ...


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Like you described you can write a provider and implement the ECL interfaces. This will expose your S3 items in a mount point in the Tridion UI (CME and XPM). In the simplest form the view of the files is read only. Bart described the other options in his answer. Apart from the provider you will need to facilitate for ECL in your templates. For example, ...


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Does the "Everyone" group always have the same identifier (e.g. tcm:0-1-65568)? Yes, this is the default id assigned during Tridion installation How else would you find the Everyone ID (CME or code if you prefer)? You can query the Tridion_cm database in the TRUSTEES table (this will always be id=1) I understand this is a setting that's not visible in ...


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The only option that we've found working is by separately exporting and importing the stubs from the parent publication before exporting and importing the other items. Disclaimer: I don't know if this is the right way to do it, but as said, it seems to be the only option.


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No you don't have to use the Media Manager ECL Stub Schema provided as part of the DXA Media Manager Module, as long as you ensure that the Schema title is exactly the same (it's the default title for MM ECL Stub Schemas, assuming that the ID of your ECL Mount Point for Media Manager is mm). As of DXA 1.5, there are a few additional metadata fields defined ...


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There is nothing in ECL that will attempt to stop a provider from leaking memory. So all the usual suspects apply: Missing calls to Dispose, event subscriptions, and static variables. I am sure there are more, but these are the three top contenders to memory leak I have encountered. If the memory leak is observed in an SDL provider (for example Media ...


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One would indeed expect the ordering to be (alphabetical) similar to that of the CME, but as @Marko mentions, the order is coming from the external system. That is basically how ECL works. In an ECL connector, you implement the IContentLibraryContext interface, and there you will have to implement the GetFolderContent(IEclUri parentFolderUri, int pageIndex, ...


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If your Publisher is outscaled onto a separate Windows server, then you'll need to make sure that the ECL mountpoints are configured correctly on that server too. I've been caught-out by that before! P.S. You'll need to restart the SDL Publisher Windows Service after making the change.


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A Mountpoint in ECL indeed only gets a single Schema, so all your ECL subtypes are currently not separated by a Schema. If you need to have multiple Schemas to make sure you can specifically link to a specified subtype, then the only option would be to use multiple Mountpoints indeed (which means different collections for each subtype).


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I hope there is a better and smarter way to achieve this functionality. But.. There are few points to consider: How to determine if the view should be Thumbnail When you load Folder content, it does not necessarily mean that you load folder itself. As you mentioned you have a MM schema associated. But unless UI loaded a folder it knows nothing about this ...


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You can only see HTML5 distributions in the SDL Media Manager mountpoint. To publish from Media Manager to YouTube there is a specific YouTube channel where you need to add the assets too. So if these assets are also in an HTML5 distribution, you can see (and use) these in SDL Tridion (you must have a Resolve ECL TBB which resolves the distribution to the ...


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I have updated the following article. It now contains an extract of the App.config file containing the bindings and endpoint information. Configure your App.config file with the URL to your Secure Token Service and you should be able to connect to SDL Media Manager using the provided helper class. var mediaManagerClient = MediaManagerHelper....


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In order to understand what is going on you need to understand how ECL works. The ECL URI that you see in the UI is not what actually gets saved in to the CM. When you use an ECL component somewhere in other component or page, under-the-hood ECL creates stub component (if it does not yet exist) and substitutes the ECL URI with the TCM URI of the just-...


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I don't think it matters much if you insert Bart's TBB into the template before the DD4T TBBs. The problem is that DD4T's "Publish binaries for xxx" TBB will still throw this exception because it always does an AddBinary call on the URI, and that is not supported for ECL URIs. To solve this, I think it is necessary to merge Bart's code with the DD4T TBBs, ...


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For an item of the File type, make sure you return an instance of IContentLibraryMultimediaItem from GetItem and GetItems. The exceptions can be a bit hard to read, as they originate from the code connecting the different versions of the contracts.


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As Lars already answered, the CD side doesn't know about ECL, it is as simple as that. But that indeed doesn't stop us from working with ECL items and their (external) metadata from the delivery side. In my blog post last month I've explained how you could push ECL Components to the Broker (as DCPs) and make their External Metadata (the ECL Metadata from ...


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There is no method build into ECL - the Tridion UI doesn't really have anything ECL could build it on top of as far as I know. An Anguilla data extender can't return a result and a warning. It can return a result or an error. Try to avoid throwing exceptions in IContentLibrary.CreateContext. Unless you need to determine if the specific user has access to ...


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