Open Source Extras Gitify Data Files

Data files are formatted in a combination of YAML and a content area if the object has a getContent method defined.

The top of the file contains the YAML meta data. This includes most of the objects’ fields.

The separator is a blank line, followed by five dashes (-----) and another blank line. Anything before the separator is the YAML data, everything below it is the content.

YAML Formatting Notes

When manually editing the data files, to build into MODX later, it’s important to keep a few things in mind.

  1. Strings can be edited with or without quotes, however as soon as there’s any non-alphanumeric characters inside the string (dots, slashes, brackets etc), there should be single or double quotes around the value. Otherwise, you might get a YAML parse error on build.
  2. No commas at the end of a line; the line break is enough.
  3. Use the YAML Linter if you get a YAML parse error but can’t figure out what’s causing it. Don’t include the separator or content below it though.

Example data files

This example only has simple meta data (Redirector Redirect object):

id: 2
pattern: ^redactor$
target: extras/redactor/
context_key: web
triggered: 257
triggered_first: '2014-08-02 06:32:29'
triggered_last: '2014-08-03 13:18:51'

This example shows the YAML meta data, followed by the content (the ClientConfig plugin):

id: 9
name: ClientConfig
description: 'Sets system settings from the Client Config CMP.'
properties: null


 * ClientConfig
 * Copyright 2011 by Mark Hamstra <[email protected]>
 * ClientConfig is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
 * terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
 * Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
 * version.
 * ClientConfig is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
 * WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR
 * A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
 * ClientConfig; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple
 * Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
 * @package clientconfig
 * @var modX $modx
 * @var int $id
 * @var string $mode
 * @var modResource $resource
 * @var modTemplate $template
 * @var modTemplateVar $tv
 * @var modChunk $chunk
 * @var modSnippet $snippet
 * @var modPlugin $plugin

$eventName = $modx->event->name;

switch($eventName) {
    case 'OnHandleRequest':
        /* Grab the class */
        $path = $modx->getOption('clientconfig.core_path', null, $modx->getOption('core_path') . 'components/clientconfig/');
        $path .= 'model/clientconfig/';
        $clientConfig = $modx->getService('clientconfig','ClientConfig', $path);

        /* If we got the class (gotta be careful of failed migrations), grab settings and go! */
        if ($clientConfig instanceof ClientConfig) {
            $settings = $clientConfig->getSettings();

            /* Make settings available as [[++tags]] */
            $modx->setPlaceholders($settings, '+');

            /* Make settings available for $modx->getOption() */
            foreach ($settings as $key => $value) {
                $modx->setOption($key, $value);