Customers with a custom plan can create a collection from an external database through the API. This can be done through the user interface or by following the instructions in the API Documentation.

External database collections have the following limitations:

External

Collection Number per Site

100

Fields

100

Inner collection fields

15

Collection name character limit

50

Field name character limit

50

Update data

Automatically

Connect to an External Database

To connect to an external database:

  1. In the left panel, click Content, and then click Collections.

  2. Click + New Collection, and select External Database.

  3. Type the Endpoint URL and click Fetch collection.

  4. Click Continue.

  5. Type a name for the collection.

  6. Select the correct data type for each field in the collection.

  7. (Optional) Add additional fields.

  8. Click Continue.

  9. Import the collection.

The next step is to create or convert a Dynamic Page and connect it to your newly created collection. For more information, see Create Dynamic Pages.

NOTE

You can use multi-language content from a single external collection using the API.

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