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  • Ludvig Flemmich 1 post 71 karma points
    1 week ago
    Ludvig Flemmich

    Existing BlockList datatype - saving in Grid editor. V8.7

    I have created a DocumentType in Umbraco which is an element type. It has two properties - of the type BlockList with some properties, as well as a BlockType to put in it.

    Then I created a custom GridEditor that calls the editorService to create an instance of that BlockList to save into the grid.

    But to get it to work I have to specify a ParentId where the created instance will be saved - how can I make that parent the grid property on the page I am on?

    Here's my angular controller, which uses the documentTypeAlias of the BlockList I created in the CMS:

     $ = function () {
        let editor = {
            create: true,
            documentTypeAlias: "services",
            allowSaveAndClose: true,
            allowSave: false,
            close: function () {
            submit: function (response) {
                // Ugly workaround to temporarily make it work
                // Literally takes the data from the content created and maps it and adds it to $scope.control.value
                let data = response.contentNode.variants[0].tabs[0].properties;
                var value = mapData(data);
                $scope.control.value = value;
            parentId: -1

    I have tried setting the parentId to different types, like a row or area in the grid, but that results in an error stating that the parent was not found.

    Using the root id (-1) enables me to create the content, but it is created as a page in the tree even though it is configured as an element type.

    I also tried using the package DocType Grid Editor, but it hasn't been updated to enable the use of BlockList yet unfortunately.

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