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Delete item and page?

Martin Christensen


I need to delete some item based pages from frontend. Can I do this without messing up the database? I figure there may be relations that will fail if not done properly.

I'm basically doing this in my template:

Dynamicweb.Content.Items.Item.GetItemById(string itemtype,itemid).Delete();

I found that deleting just the item like this leaves behind the page to which it was previously attached. Opening the page then results in an error, since the PAGEITEMID now points to a deleted reference.

I can also grab the pageid related to that item and do this:


Will this be sufficient or am I messing up the database?


Best regards

Martin Christensen


Nicolai Pedersen Dynamicweb Employee
Nicolai Pedersen
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Hi Martin

GetItemById(string itemtype,itemid).Delete(); is very low level, so not very suitable for what you are doing. It removes the item record from database as the only thing.

Dynamicweb.Services.Pages.DeletePage(pageid); is much more comprehensive. It takes care of item on the page, property item, paragraphs and their items, subpages and also moves all of it to the recycly bin instead of a hard delete and ensure that your cache is up to date.

So in short, Dynamicweb.Services.Pages.DeletePage(pageid) is the right option.

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Martin Christensen

Hi Nicolai

Great, its even simpler than I thought.

Thanks for the quick reply!


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