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zopyx.existdb 0.1.9

Plone-ExistDB integration

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zopyx.existdb integrates Plone 4.3 and higher with eXist-db providing the following features:

  • mounts an arbitary eXist-db collection into Plone
  • indexing support (limited to one content document per Connector instance)
  • ACE editor integration
  • ZIP export from eXist-db
  • ZIP import into eXist-db
  • pluggable view mechanism for configuring custom views for XML database content by filename and view name
  • extensible architecture through Plone Dexterity behaviors
  • support for XQuery scripts called through the RESTXQ layer of eXist-db (allows you to call XQuery scripts and return the output format (JSON, HTML, XML) depending on your application requirements)
  • dedicated per-connector logging facility
  • small and extensible

The primary usecase for zopyx.existdb is the integration of XML document collections into Plone using eXist-db as storage layer. zopyx.existdb is not storage layer for Plone content in the first place although it could be used in some way for storing primary Plone content (or parts of the content) inside eXist-db. There is no build-in support for mapping metadata as stored in XML documents to Plone metadata or vice versa. However this could be implemented easily in application specific code build on top of zopyx.existdb. The design goal of zopyx.existdb is to provide the basic functionality for integrating Plone with eXist-db without implementing any further specific application requirements. Additional functionality can be added through Dexterity behaviors, supplementary browser views, event lifecycle subscribers and related technology.


Add zopyx.existdb to the eggs and zcml options of your buildout configuration, re-run buildout and install the connector through the add-ons management of Plone.


Goto the Plone control panel and click on the Exist-DB configlet and configure the

  • eXist-db server url e.g. http://localhost:6080
  • eXist-db username
  • eXist-db password

Using zopyx.existdb

The package provides a new content-types Connector that will include eXist-db into Plone - either from the top-level collection of your eXist-db database or from a subcollection. You can browse and traverse into subcollections, view single documents or edit text-ish content through the web (using the build-in ACE editor integration).


This package is published under the GNU Public License V2 (GPL 2)


Andreas Jung/ZOPYX
Hundskapfklinge 33
D-72074 Tuebingen, Germany


0.1.9 (2014-08-01)

  • human readable timestamps

0.1.8 (2014-07-31)

  • minor visual changes

0.1.7 (2014-07-29)

  • rewritten code exist-db browser code (dealing the correct way with paths, filenames etc.)

0.1.6 (2014-07-29)

  • fixed improper view prefix in directory browser

0.1.5 (2014-07-13)

  • minor fixes and cleanup

0.1.4 (2014-07-12)

  • made webservice query API aware of all output formats (xml, html, json)
  • timezone handling: using environment variable TZ for converting eXist-db UTC timestamps to the TZ timezone (or UTC as default) for display purposes with Plone

0.1.3 (2014-07-07)

  • added webservice API interface
  • various bug fixes

0.1.2 (2014-06-30)

  • various bug fixes

0.1.0 (2014-06-20)

  • initial release
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