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
This post continues the previous article analyzing additional requirements, so is recommended to have a look at that 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.
Certain countries in Europe must be able to produce their own products based on different schemas that those identified at the continent level.
At this point only France has this requirement, although some countries could follow the same approach in the future.
To deal with this new requirement we have two different options.
We can create a new publication per country that is required to have its own schemas for handle the products.
We make the content country publication to inherit from that publication.
This provides a more clear separation for the specific country schemas but requires changes in the blueprint model.
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 specific schemas for France (3001 France Schemas) and the publication for store the content for France (5000 France Content)
We can create a folder per country that is required to have its own schemas for handle the products at the Schema Continent Publication.
Those folders will be hidden for all the countries that belong to the continent except the one that is applicable.
This option doesn't require changes in the Blueprint Mode and obviously reduces the amount of publications required in the system but requires to use security to hide the folders for the specific country.
This is a safe approach when we are not 100% sure if the schemas will become globally used at some point. Turning those visible to all countries can be handled just removing the permissions.
This technique can applicable to other publications with similar requirements
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