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  • Paul Sterling 718 posts 1534 karma points MVP 8x admin c-trib
    May 04, 2018 @ 02:36
    Paul Sterling

    Get Site Root in ApiController with Multi-Root Site FIltering by Doc Type

    In all the time I've been using Umbraco I can't believe I've never come across this before. Of course I can get the current site root given only a specific node Id, but it's ugly and brute force. So I get to ask a forum question:

    In an ApiController (so I don't have UmbracoContext.Current.PublishedContentRequest, Model, etc...) what is the best (or a good) way to get the root node of a specific type for the current site given I have a multi domain instance?

    I am passing the current node Id to the controller, and that is all I know about which site in this instance the Api call is coming from.

    I'd love to have more insight...thank you in advance!

  • Dave Woestenborghs 3504 posts 12133 karma points MVP 8x admin c-trib
    May 04, 2018 @ 06:48
    Dave Woestenborghs

    Hi Paul,

    Since you got the id of the node, I would say xpath query. Something like this :

    var node = UmbracoContext.Current.ContentCache.GetSingleByXPath($"id({id})[@isDoc]/ancestor-or-self::{ancestorDoctypeAlias}");


  • Paul Sterling 718 posts 1534 karma points MVP 8x admin c-trib
    May 04, 2018 @ 14:42
    Paul Sterling

    That's exactly it, thank you. That is much more elegant than what I had mangled without the XPath. For posterity, here's what I have:

            homepage homeNode = UmbracoContext.Current.ContentCache
                as homepage;
            globalSettings settings = node.WebsiteConfigurationNode.Children
                .Where(x => x.ContentType.Alias == globalSettings.ModelTypeAlias).First() 
                as globalSettings;
            var testimonialHomeId = settings.TestimonialRepository.Id;
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