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Data Definition Reference

This document describes the concepts that architects, developers, and CMS administrators need to understand when designing, implementing, and maintaining the information infrastructure associated with a Sitecore Web site. The document also includes in-depth description of the Sitecore CMS templates.

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Table of Contents (Valid for version 6.2)

     Common Terminology
         Data Infrastructure
         Data Representation
         Data Repositories
     General Information
         Naming Conventions
         Template Storage Locations
Data Templates
     Data Templates
         Data Template Fields
         Data Template Sections
     Defining Standard Values
         The $name Token
         Blank vs. NULL Field Values
The Standard Template
     Standard Template Overview
     The Structure of the Standard Template
         Advanced Section
         Appearance Section
         Help Section
         Insert Options Section
         Layout Section
         Lifetime Section
         Publishing Section
         Security Section
         Statistics Section
         Tasks Section
         Validation Rules Section
         Workflow Section
The Template Field
     Understanding the Template Field Definition Item
         The Template Field Template
     The Data Template Field Types
         The Analytics Field Types
         The Simple Field Types
         The List Field Types
         The Link Field Types
         The Developer Field Types
         The System Field Types
         The Deprecated Field Types
     Sitecore Query
         General Syntax
         Internal Architecture
Field and Item Validation
     Understanding Validation Rules and Options
     Default Validation Rules
         Item Validation Rules
         Field Validation Rules
         System Field Validation Rules
     Validation Options
Insert Options
     Insert Options
         Effective Insert Options
         Assigned Insert Options
         Insert Rules
         Insert Options Rules
         The uiGetMasters Pipeline
     Branch Templates
         Using Branch Templates
     Command Templates
         Using Command Templates