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  • alimac 182 posts 371 karma points
    Mar 19, 2017 @ 19:50

    Assigning nodes to members, what's the best approach?

    I'm in the process of building a site that assigns nodes to members within the backoffice.

    My initial thought was to create a document type for each member and then manually move the nodes under the parent member, but this seems a bit clunky for admins. My members never have to log in though, they're purely for display purposes, so I don't even know if I need to use Umbraco membership.

    My next thought was to then create a control that lists all members in a dropdown, and then the assigned member can be selected from this list.

    This works, but the problem is when the member list grows, I can't have a dropdown with potentially hundreds of members.

    I was then thinking if it would be possible to find or create a control that is a member search? ie. a textbox with predictive text for member names, to quickly track down the member I want to assign to.

    I don't know if anything like this exists already? Plus, I'm not sure if this approach is too complex.

    Can anyone help me figure out what the most sensible option is here?


  • Nigel Wilson 945 posts 2077 karma points
    Mar 23, 2017 @ 01:17
    Nigel Wilson

    Hi Alimac

    Can you clarify what the purpose of having the Members is ?

    If they don't have to login then I don't understand why you need a member record created - in my mind a Document Type called "Site Member" would be all that is needed ?

    If the above is way off the mark, then please provide a bit more detail about your setup and I'll try again... :-)



  • alimac 182 posts 371 karma points
    Mar 23, 2017 @ 10:40

    Hi Nigel,

    It seems all I needed was a little time to ponder over the problem. I think in the end my approach will work best if I do use the built in member functionality. I thought of a situation where members may indeed need to sign in, so it's all good.

    Thanks for your help though!

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