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  • Kevin Lawrence 183 posts 349 karma points
    Jan 13, 2015 @ 17:54
    Kevin Lawrence

    Document type properties for custom data types issue (u7.2.1)

    I've just noticed that when uSync performs a read from files it doesn't synchronise any custom Data Types with the properties correctly, for example if I have a Data Type My-Dropdown which is editor Umbraco.Dropdown then uSync sets the property in the doc type to be Umbraco.Dropdown rather than My-Dropdown.

    Upon further inspection it appears to be because Umbraco no longer uses the Guid DataDefinitionId values any more, it only relies on PropertyEditorAlias, which seems a bit odd as PropertyEditorAlias is not unique.

    Any ideas on this one?


  • Danny Powell 6 posts 57 karma points
    Jan 29, 2015 @ 13:32
    Danny Powell

    I've just hit this same problem after upgrading USync to 2.4.4. We were previously on 2.2.6 I think, and did not have this problem.

    We're also running Umbraco 7.2.1, however we're not seeing this issue in code running u7.2.1 (and Usync 2.2) - in that code the problem that I had was that the content values appeared to be being lost when Usync ran- I found this fix- which met with my conclusion that the pre-values were being deleted and recreated every time USync ran in to the database, explaining why the content values appeared to drop (although I could see they were still there in the database, but they referenced prevalue IDs that no longer existed.

    So this problem does seem to have been fixed by upgrade to USync 2.4.4 to take this fix (yay!), but I now seem to have introduced this (for me far more troublesome) issue of the Data types on the Document Types changing away from the custom data type to the property editor. For me this breaks stuff in a far more extreme way, so I'm going to have to roll back USync...

    I am wondering what makes Kevin draw the conclusion that this is due to something changed in U7.2.1, as like I say, we're also running that but with the older version of USync not seeing this issue

  • Danny Powell 6 posts 57 karma points
    Jan 30, 2015 @ 16:44
    Danny Powell

    Fix for this here: and Kevin has pulled this in- we've tested the fix on our environments and both issues are now fixed for us. This issue can be closed as far as I'm concerned

  • Kevin Lawrence 183 posts 349 karma points
    Jan 30, 2015 @ 19:24
    Kevin Lawrence

    Awesome stuff Danny - thanks very much, I will give this a go the next time I open up the project.

    Many thanks


  • Kevin Jump 1773 posts 11412 karma points MVP 4x c-trib
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 12:10
    Kevin Jump

    Thanks for this Danny - I've packaged up the fix and pushed out version 2.4.5 to fix this. 

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