How can I delete properties directly in SQL?
I know you can delete properties via the EPiServer CMS by going to EPiServer CMS -> Admin Mode -> Page Type Tab -> Select Page Type -> Select Property -> Delete. But... I want to delete 6 properties, which occur on circa 50 page types, which means a lot of clicking, waiting, and clicking again.
I hope some has experience with deleting properties 'manually', and want to share their experience :-)
I would not advise trying to delete properties directly in SQL, I would advise using the API. Something like the following (I wrote this in comment so cannot guarantee this will work):
//Get all the pageTypes
foreach (var pagetype in PageType.List())
// Loop through all properties
foreach (var pageDefinition in pagetype.Definitions)
if (pageDefinition.Name == "PropertyName")
As David said doing it in SQL isn't a prefered way but if your a lone cowboy and want to take the road less travelled I would advice to having sql profiler running and then delete a property in adminmode. This will give you the sp:s used for the command.
Oh.. and yea.. you know.. take a backup =)
Thanks your replies!
David, I took your advice and deleted the properties with the API. Your code run flawless!