Friday, May 19, 2017

Mapping SDL Web Content Manager items to DXA

While Delivering SDL Web Developer (DXA) Course there was a desire to create a DXA to Content Manager mappings Diagram to help piece together what was being covered in the Training.


We were able to come up with the following Diagram to help understand the Mapping of DXA items to SDL Web Content Manager Items:




Let's take a moment to break down the pieces of the Diagram:

  • The mapping from the Content Manager to DXA is as follows:
    • The Schema maps to a Model
    • The Component Template maps to the following type of Views:
      • Entity
      • Region
    • The Page Template maps to a Page View

  • There are the following types of Controllers in DXA:
    • Page
    • Entity
    • Region