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Here is what happened to the (module name).SqlDataProvider file and how to upgrade DNN3 modules to DNN4

In previous versions of the DotNetNuke Website Starter Kit’s Module template a (module name).SqlDataProvider file was created. This file contains SQL statements that could be executed to create the module configuration settings.

Now the file is not created. Instead you can import the settings from the .dnn file that is created:

From the HOST menu select "Module Definitions"

Click the small down arrow in the upper left hand corner of the Module Definitions menu and select "Add New Module"

Select the module definition in the Module Manifest drop-down and click Install


In DNN 4.3.3 there is a new feature to include a ##.##.##.txt file with a module which will allow it to identify files for deletion. Files are specified using a relative path from the root of the site. So:


This file will be processed directly after the SQL upgrade script.


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