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All you want to know about datatype development

Sunday 03 October 2010 2:37:49 pm

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If you needed once to develop a custom datatype in eZ Publish, you must know what pain it can be...

No official developer documentation is available and eZDataType class which must be overridden by your custom datatype really lacks of API doc (doxygen, phpdoc).

Searching the community portal a bit, you'll find a nice tutorial by Thomas Koch. This tutorial can be a good kickstart but it remains a bit complicated. Moreover, it doesn't cover all features offered by eZ Publish datatypes.

So, as I also needed to develop a new custom datatype for my Amazon extension, jvAmazonAdvertising, I decided to dissect this not-so-well-known datatype functionnality in order to write a new tutorial : Datatypes development : The definitive guide.

Stay tuned for updates ! ;-)

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