Umbraco/Reference/Umbraco XML Format

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Umbraco XML Format[edit]

All published content in umbraco are stored in an Xml Document which has the following format: First the Node (which often is a page) is represented by a ”Node” element. This node element has a number of attributes with basic information about the structure, type, name and create/update dates. The data on the page – the generic properties defined in the document type – is then represented as “Data” elements which is children of the “Node” element. The node can also have other nodes as children, and representing the structure of the site.

Confused – don't be; lets have a look:

<node 
	id="1037" 
	version="1E7BF0C1-51DA-4740-BCCE-6096A8C3ECD5" 
	parentID="-1" 
	level="1"
	writerID="0" 
	nodeType="1036" 
	template="1035" 
	sortOrder="0" 
	createDate="2005-03-15T04:06:47.890" 
	updateDate="2005-03-11T20:57:16.187" 
	nodeName="It worked" 
	urlName="itworked" 
	writerName="umbraco_system" 
	nodeTypeAlias="Textpage" 
	path="-1,1037">
		<data version="1E7BF0C1-51DA-4740-BCCE-6096A8C3ECD5" alias="bodyText">
		<![CDATA[
			Contratulations 
			<img 
				alt="crew" 
				align="right" 
				src="/media/426c7b76-5d12-4572-b953-a71a26bf143f-crew.jpg" 
				width="200" 
				height="150"/>
			<br/> 
			- umbraco is installed and 
			<A href="/itworked/bugs/bububub.aspx">working</A>!
		]]> 
		</data>
		<data version="1E7BF0C1-51DA-4740-BCCE-6096A8C3ECD5" alias="resume">
		<![CDATA[ 
		]]> 
		</data>
	<data version="1E7BF0C1-51DA-4740-BCCE-6096A8C3ECD5" alias="umbracoNaviHide">
		0
	</data>
</node> 

The attributes of the node element[edit]

  • id: The Identifier of the page (node)
  • version: Identifier of the version id for the page
  • parentID: Identifier of the parent node
  • level: The depth of the placement of the node
  • template: Identifier of the template
  • sortOrder: The order of the node
  • createDate: The createdate of the node
  • updateDate: The date of the latest update (publishing time)
  • nodeName: The title of the node
  • urlName: Used by the umbraco request handler
  • writerName: The name of the user who published the node
  • nodeTypeAlias: The alias of the document type
  • path: A comma-separated string representing all parent-nodes

The attributes of the data element[edit]

  • version: The identifier of the version id for the page which this property belongs to
  • alias: The alias of the Property Type (as defined in the document type)