modules - user interface info is not displaying after upgrading Kentico 7 to 8

Cristhian Caldas asked on June 8, 2016 15:55


I was trying to upgrade a kentico website from v7 to v8 using the upgrade tool; after the upgrade process i was trying to visualize the modules info in admin page (Development -> Modules) and when it displays the associated user interfaces, it seems that doesn't exist any refered info except the event log. I was reviewing the old version and the modules info appears (There isn't exist any custom modules in my website, only the Kentico modules).

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Could you help me with this issue and what can i do for displaying again the modules?

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Cristhian Caldas answered on June 11, 2016 00:54


I could detect in the table CMS_UIElement that exists some duplicated elements which level value is equal to zero; i deleted these elements and now the iterfaces list could display in "user interfaces" page.

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Laura Frese answered on June 8, 2016 18:08

If I understand you correctly, you want to show the modules on the admin interface. To do this in K8 Some info is here

1) Click the Edit dashboard icon (lower right hand side of screen).
2) Click on Add new application (plus sign tile). The application list opens.
3) Select the applications that you want to pin to the application dashboard.
4) Confirm by clicking the Edit dashboard icon again (lower right hand side of screen).

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Cristhian Caldas answered on June 8, 2016 18:38

Thanks Laura, but the problem that i have is refered to the displaying of the user interfaces list in any module after the kentico upgrade (from version 7 to version 8); if you enter to Modules in admin page,click the pen icon in any module for modifying and click "user interface" option for displaying the info you must watch this list (marked with red):

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But when i execute the upgrade in my proyect and trying to displaying the user interface list following the described steps, the page only displays this:

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Brenden Kehren answered on June 15, 2016 15:29

There were several bugs around modules and the UI Elements in v7 which I reported and in v8.0. A lot of this comes into play when these elements were modified in v7 (intentionally or unintentionally) and not fixed. I myself, was playing around with creating a new module and then updating an existing module when I came across this problem.

Almost every upgrade I perform from before v8 has an issue like this and the simple fix, if you have not modified the out of the box modules, is to delete them, export the modules you've deleted from a fresh install (same version and hotfix) and re-import them into your site.

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