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Caution: This documentation is for eZ Publish legacy, from version 3.x to 5.x.
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Swapping nodes

The administration interface makes it possible to swap (replace) a certain node (page) with another one. Please note that this feature is considered to be advanced functionality. It is typically useful when you wish to change the type of a node but keep the structure which is below it. For example, there might be a situation where you wish to replace a folder that contains several news articles (or even a complex hierarchy) with a different type of node (for example a special kind of folder).

This feature is also useful when there is a need to change one of the top level nodes (Content, Media, User). In eZ Publish, a top level node can not be removed from the system, but it may be swapped/replaced with another node. For example, if you want to use a news article instead of a folder (which is the default) as the top level node, you could simply swap the folder with an existing article node.

The following text explains how you can swap a node with another one.

  1. Navigate the tree until you find the node that you wish to replace with another node.
  2. Click on the node's icon in order to bring up the context menu.
  3. Select the "Swap with another node" item from the "Advanced" sub-menu, the browse interface will be displayed.
  4. Use the browse interface to locate the node that should be used instead of the one you found in step 1.
  5. Click OK - the target node will then be swapped with the one you selected using the browse interface.

Balazs Halasy (07/05/2010 9:03 am)

Geir Arne Waaler (07/05/2010 9:03 am)

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