The purpose of this post is to solve a Blueprint design exercise based on some specific requirements.
intended audience for this article are individuals that want to gain
knowledge of how to analyze and design using SDL Tridion Blueprint
Websites offering different products per continent
A company that manufactures products in different continents wants to design a blueprint model for maintain all the websites.
Products are manufactured in 3 different continents (Africa, America, Europe).
The types and structure of the products are completely different depending on the continent.
Products manufactured in each continent must be available only to the Websites of countries that belong to that continent.
Continents do not share products and never will.
Currently there are no requirements for translation, all the websites will offer content in English. You are asked to analyze the relevant areas of the Blue Print related to content, no design considerations, structure nor translation are required at this point. In the next post we will add more requirements and analyze those.
is scenario has clear requirements for having a master publication for creating the common schemas and one publication per continent for creating the schemas applicable to that continent (most of those schemas are related to products).
The following diagram represents the blueprint structure.
Each box represents a Publication and the red arrows show the inheritance between publications
0000 Empty Parent Publication is the Scalability Level, is left empty
1000 Schema Master Publication is used for create the Master Schemas and Categories
Here will be created the schemas shared across all the continents
2001 Africa Schemas, 2002 America Schemas and 2003 Africa Schemas Publications are used for create the specific schemas per continent
3000 Content Master Publication is used for create the common content shared across all the continents
4001 Africa Content, 4002 America Content and 4003 Europe Content Publications are used for create the specific content per continent.
Each one inherits from the schema publication applicable to the continent.
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