Advanced Website: External Collections

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Customers with a custom plan can create a collection from an external database through the API.

External database collections have the following limitations:



Collection Number per Site


A single collection's data


Fields (columns)


Inner collection fields


Collection name character limit


Field name character limit


Page item URL

350 characters

Update data


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.

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