The purpose of this post is to solve a Blueprint design exercise based on some specific requirements.
The intended audience for this article are individuals that want to gain knowledge of how to analyze and design using SDL Tridion Blueprint Principles.
This post continues the previous articles article1, article2, article3, article4 analyzing additional requirements, so is recommended to have a look at those first.
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.
In the current analysis session, the following requirements are captured.
There is a common structure applicable to all the websites for all the continents.
Each continent follows an specific structure (based on the global structure) common to all the countries of the continent.
Each country could add an additional structure based on the local requirements, but won't be able to change the global nor the continent structure
The following diagram represents the changes required in the blueprint.
The additional publications are colored in blue and are the publications used for create the design publications.
The following diagram shows a more detail view of the Structure and WebSite layer
The symbols (*) (&) (#) (@) represent the Schema Publications (*), Global and Continent Content Publications (&), Global and Continent Design Publications (#) and Country Content Publications (@)
"6000 Master Structure" is used for create the global main structure that all the continents will follow. Inherits from the publications "3000 Content Master" and "2000 Master Design"
"7000 Master Structure Africa" is used for create the continent main structure that all the countries that belong to Africa will follow. Inherits from the publications "4001 Africa Content" and "3001 Africa Design"
"7001 Master Structure America" is used for create the continent main structure that all the countries that belong to America will follow. Inherits from the publications "4001 America Content" and "3002 America Design"
"7002 Master Structure Europe" is used for create the continent main structure that all the countries that belong to America will follow. Inherits from the publications "4003 Europe Content" and "3003 Europe Design"
Country Level Publications
The publications at the Country Level will inherit from the master structure publication of the continent they belong to and the specific country content publication.
Note: In the case of publication "8005 www France" will inherit also from the "4000 France Design" publication so users can use component templates created for the specific French schemas
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