Matthew Sandstrom Support Engineer

Matthew Sandstrom Support Engineer at Kentico Software

Hello! I'm a Support Engineer here at Kentico, specializing in E-Commerce and Upgrades.

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  • Member since May 2015

What's up with Custom Data?

Matthew Sandstrom    —       —    Featured Knowledge Base Article

During your time working with Kentico, you may have stumbled upon a field whose name includes “CustomData.” These fields can be found in many of the E-commerce related objects, such as ShoppingCarts, Orders, and CalculationRequests. In some cases, such fields can come in handy, storing additional E-commerce information that the objects don’t already contain. Their utility is furthered by the fact that in many cases, CustomData fields are automatically transferred to related objects.

Using Custom Data to Include Extra Shipment Information

Matthew Sandstrom    —       —    Featured Knowledge Base Article

Shipping is an important part of any e-commerce site that sells physical items. Using shipping carriers and shipping options, you can integrate companies’ shipping options with your store. Some companies may return additional information about product shipments that you might want to display to customers, such as delivery date, package attributes, or the address the package will be shipped from. If there is a piece of information about the shipment that doesn't have a corresponding field in Kentico, you can still pass that data to the customer using the CustomData fields in many of the classes.

Multi-version Upgrades: Alternate Approach

Matthew Sandstrom    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

Upgrading Kentico can be an intensive process when the planned upgrade path spans several versions and the project contains a lot of custom code. At each step of the upgrade it is necessary to run the application, and if you have a lot of custom code full of outdated APIs, getting it to start can be a long, troublesome undertaking. In this article, I’m going to outline a workaround that makes it so you only have to update the custom code once, rather than once per Kentico version.

Things to Know When Upgrading Your E-commerce Site to Kentico 11

Matthew Sandstrom    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

Kentico 11 brings with it a host of changes, including many related to E-commerce. The release notes for the whole CMS are quite extensive, however, so it’s easy for the information you need to get lost in the noise. The purpose of this article is to draw attention to, and, in some cases, expand upon the breaking changes in Kentico 11’s E-commerce solution. This information is important for those upgrading sites which utilize E-commerce features to Kentico 11.

What Happens During a Kentico Upgrade?

Matthew Sandstrom    —       —    Knowledge Base Article

Here, I will try to demystify the Kentico Upgrade and shed some light on its components. Understanding the structure of the upgrade can be extremely helpful when troubleshooting problems, since it can help determine where something went wrong.  It can also give you some general peace of mind when starting this important process.


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