dynamic data from external system

Topics: Customizing Orchard, Writing modules
May 30, 2016 at 5:47 PM
Edited Jun 8, 2016 at 12:44 PM
We have a webservice that exposes a bunch of items that we want to add to existing content types in orchard site.

Storing these things as properties or fields?

no need to store these things in records in orchard.

Is there any guidance on which to use and why?

Is there any guidance on how to integrate the search facility exposed on the webservice back into orchard search, or will it be easier to just build a custom search widget... and funnel the input to some custom search results?

thanks in advance.