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10/26/2013 10:16 PM
 

Ask me more frequently: a new release for FAQ 05.01.00

This version is a version with serious changes inside, but not so much at the outside.

Fellow FAQ team member Torsten Weggen used this module to get exercise coding in DAL2: the complete data layer of FAQ has been rewritten to make full use of the PetaPoco DAL2 options. Because of that, you will need at least DNN 7.0.6, since we wanted to link FAQ with a nice stable DAL2-DNN release.

I implemented the new DNNtc MSBuild options. DNNtc MSBuild will complete automate the creation of the .dnn manifest file and create install and source packages from attributes in the C# code.

So internally FAQ has changed a lot, at the outside you will find a few bug fixes.

We encourage you all to give this new version a test before updating your production environment. And be sure to make a backup before installing this new release. Better be safe than sorry! FAQs 05.01.00 can be downloaded from CodePlex.

Release notes DNN FAQs 05.01.00

FAQs 05.01.00 will work for any DNN version 7.0.6 and up. Full details on the changes can be found in great detail at dnnfaq.codeplex.com.

BUG FIXES

  • First category created could not have child categories
  • Some localization issues fixed
  • First category in clean install could not have child categories

CHANGES

  • Completely rewritten data layer, using DAL2.

What is next?

I think we will use this module to get experienced in Github. Up until now, all source code of FAQs is stored at TFS from CodePlex. This worked well, but did not enable people, other than the FAQ team, to work on the module. Putting the source on Github should make this possible. And since Github is new for us as well, this is a nice opportunity to get real experience in working with Github ourselves!


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10/27/2013 11:37 AM
 
Doesn't work for me on DNN 7.1.2 Community.


Error: FAQs is currently unavailable. DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.ModuleLoadException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Modules.FAQs.FAQsInfo.GetProperty(String strPropertyName, String strFormat, CultureInfo formatProvider, UserInfo AccessingUser, Scope AccessLevel, Boolean& PropertyNotFound) at DotNetNuke.Services.Tokens.BaseCustomTokenReplace.replacedTokenValue(String strObjectName, String strPropertyName, String strFormat) at DotNetNuke.Services.Tokens.BaseTokenReplace.ReplaceTokens(String strSourceText) at DotNetNuke.Modules.FAQs.FAQsController.ProcessTokens(FAQsInfo faqItem, String template) at DotNetNuke.Modules.FAQs.FAQs.lstFAQs_ItemDataBound(Object sender, DataListItemEventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataList.OnItemDataBound(DataListItemEventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataList.CreateItem(Int32 itemIndex, ListItemType itemType, Boolean dataBind, Object dataItem) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.DataList.CreateControlHierarchy(Boolean useDataSource) at System.Web.UI.WebControls.BaseDataList.OnDataBinding(EventArgs e) at DotNetNuke.Modules.FAQs.FAQs.BindData() at DotNetNuke.Modules.FAQs.FAQs.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
 
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10/27/2013 11:48 AM
 
I got it working by manually editing a number of the fields in the database, not ideal though! Maybe some extra error checking before inserting new entries into the DB.
 
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10/27/2013 12:41 PM
 

Can you tell us what you have done?


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10/27/2013 1:13 PM
 
Hi Ernst,
The first FAQ entry I added did not have a Category so I couldn't/didn't select one in the drop down. CategoryId was therefore NULL.
Next FAQ entry I added I first added a Category and then selected it. CategoryId was 0, it still didn't work, showing the above error.
I then went into SQL and added the 0 to the CategoryId of the first record and voila, it worked.
So a Category is a required field AND one MUST be selected? I guess. Therefore more error checking. A Category must be added first if there isn't one and a Category must be selected.
Also, what does ViewOrder do? it doesn't appear to change the view order, which was sort of what I expected.
Hope this makes sense and helps.
Paul
 
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