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  • Adam Nelson 27 posts 186 karma points c-trib
    Jun 25, 2019 @ 05:36
    Adam Nelson

    Where is umbraco.config in v8?

    Looking at Umbraco 8 and what it would take to switch to it over from v7.

    As a long time user (since v4), I've often relied on the umbraco.config file to run custom parsing over the file for reporting or analysis. In fact I wrote a nuget package to do that:

    I just fired up a Nuget version of 8.0.2 and installed the starter kit, but I can't find the umbraco.config inside App_Data. I forced some settings which should have ensured it gets created, but still can't see it:

    <add key="umbracoContentXMLUseLocalTemp" value="false"/>
    <add key="umbracoContentXML" value="~/App_Data/umbraco.config" />
    <add key="umbracoLocalTempStorage" value="Default" />

    What gives? Does Umbraco not use an XML cache anymore?

    Thanks, Adam.

  • Carl Sjöholm 44 posts 326 karma points
    Jun 25, 2019 @ 05:53
    Carl Sjöholm

    Hi Adam,

    No it does not. It uses NuCache which is a local store, this saves time and resources on database calls etc.

    // Carl

  • Søren Gregersen 436 posts 1874 karma points MVP 2x c-trib
    Jun 25, 2019 @ 06:54
    Søren Gregersen

    if you really need some insights into the cache, have a look at this tool

    If you want to, there is still a way to execute XPath queries against NuCache.


  • Adam Nelson 27 posts 186 karma points c-trib
    Jun 25, 2019 @ 07:04
    Adam Nelson

    Thank you both Carl and Søren. I'll check out NuCache, and maybe add support to my nuget package for it.

    Cheers, Adam.

  • Adam Nelson 27 posts 186 karma points c-trib
    Jun 26, 2019 @ 10:12
    Adam Nelson

    With thanks to Warren's work, my nuget package can now read and analyse both the umbraco.config (v4/v6/v7) and the NuCache.content.db (v8.0.1 and later).

    This package makes it easy to write simple C# code that runs custom analysis over the content and check for missing values in properties, or to count articles by doctype, or to create reports based on content.

    I did find that Warren's great work at only works against the NuCache v8.0.0 schema, due to a binary change to the database in March 2019 that broke Warren's tool (although it's easy enough to fix).

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    Cheers, Adam.

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