A content type example

"article": {
    "name": "Article",
    "table_name": "dm_article",
    "has_version": true,
    "has_location": true,
    "name_pattern": "{title}",
    "fields": [{
        "identifier": "title",
        "type": "text",
        "name": "Title",
        "parameters": {
          "max_length": 300
        "required": true
        "identifier": "editors",
        "type": "relationlist",
        "name": "Editors",
        "required": false,

Content type definition

key type Description
<identifier> string content type indentifier. Need to be unique, lower case, with _, cannot end with _test(because go will ignore the generated entity to treat as test file), eg. article
name string Name of the content type
table_name string table name on database
has_version bool If true it will store version automatically when creating/updating
has_location bool Whether the content has location or not. Read here to judge if you need location
has_location_id bool For non-location content, true if you need to put content under some location content and use it as category&permission for instance.
name_pattern string For location content, name can be generated from field’s value , {"<field identifer>"} will be replaced with identifier’s real value
fields array<field definition> fields with order

Content type field definition

key type Description
identifier string Identifier of the field
type string Field type
name string Name of the field, for viewing
required bool Whether the field is required
parameters object parameters of the field, see field types for parameter detail.
is_output bool If it’s a output field. Useful for output like h2

Built in field types

key Description Parameters
text Plain text, support mulitline “multiline”: true/false , “max_length”:250
richtext Rich text with online editor “mode”:”compact/full”
select Dropdown “list”, eg:{“list”: [{“text”: “Apple”, “value”: “apple” }…]}
radio Radio, support 2 options (“1”/”0” - string value) for now. default “-1”(not selected) “options”:[“Yes”, “No”]
datetime Date time “dateonly”: true/false
int Integer. default value is -1(not 0)  
container Container. ‘Virtual’ field which is a container of sub fields. “children” is used together with “container”  
checkbox Checkbox, value is int 0/1  
password Password  
file File max_size: <float, eg. 10.0>, max size of the file(mb)(default is 10 if not set).
format:”.docx,.pdf”, supported file formats
image Image format:”.jpg,.png”, accepted format. If not set, use all support images
relation Relation type: “" , value: "", editmode: "browse|select" (by default it's browse if nothing is set)
relationlist Relation list, used for multiple relations.