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4/2/2015 10:35 AM
 

We are using a Repository module to display latest news items on our website.

We would like to extract the latest 2 news articles from the Repository and display them in a Text/HTML module.

Is this possible and does anyone know how it would be achieved please?

I'm hoping its simply a matter of referring to the table in question in the header settings of the Text/HTML module and running a query to show the latest in the Repository news table?

 
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4/2/2015 12:06 PM
 
This isn't something you would do with the Text/HTML module...unless you want to continuously copy content from the Repository to the HTML module (Text/HTML modules are for "static" content only).

You might simply use Add Existing Module and make a reference to your Repository, then set the max items in that copy to 2.

If the settings of the Repository are too tightly integrated, another option would be to use the Reports module.
 
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4/2/2015 4:47 PM
 
For what it's worth, I suspect you could do this with a Razor script. I haven't used the Repository module, but I would think it'd be possible.
 
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4/8/2015 8:59 AM
 
Mike Riley wrote:
You might simply use Add Existing Module and make a reference to your Repository, then set the max items in that copy to 2.

 thanks for the comments.

RE: max items - if I change this to 2 - it also changes on the source page too. (and I'd also like to style it differently).

So, perhaps Razor Script is the way to go, although I don't know much about it yet, so not sure where to start here.

 
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4/9/2015 4:41 PM
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I'd suggest the Reports module then.

"SELECT TOP 2 * FROM grmRepositoryObjects WHERE ModuleID=XXXX AND Approved=1 ORDER BY UpdatedDate DESC"

You could use the HTML visualizer to create a template for styling the output.
 
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