This is a part of my series The New Features of 2sxc 7 and introduces you to using Form-and List-Data from DNN in the Visual Query. This can then be used with Tokens, Razor or WebAPI/JSON.
Historically many developers used FnL because it was the only free option in DNN and for a long time it was also delivered as part of the standard distribution. It's still widely in use and has 2-3 features not available in 2sxc - but because the templating is done in XSLT it has become rather unpopular.
Common use cases
- Existing FnL solutions where you want more features in templating
- FnL Solutions where the XSLT-Template has become to complex to maintain
The Solution: DnnFormAndList DataSource
In Short - there is a new DataSource called the DnnFormAndList DataSources. This is what it looks like in the Visual Query Designer:
Give it a Try
Go to the new Visual Query Designer - add an SQL-Module, and start playing with it!
With love from Switzerland,