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Install Swift

How to install a pre-packaged solution on top of a clean DW10 solution.

To install a pre-packaged solution, e.g. DynamicWeb Swift, on top of a clean DW10 solution you do three things:

  • Install a DynamicWeb 10 application
  • Download and extract a /Files-folder with the Swift-design and other static resources
  • Download and extract a .bacpac database file with Swift-example data, such as pages, items, orders, etc.

Install an application

There are multiple ways to install a DynamicWeb 10 application - choose one which fits your scenario:

Extract the database

Then you need to download and extract a Swift-database. This database contains demo data like pages, products, pararaphs, etc.

To extract a Swift database:

  1. Download a Swift database file
  2. Open SQL Server Management Studio
  3. Right-click on the Databases-node and click Import Data-tier Application
  4. Select the .bacpac file and extract it

Extract the Files-folder

Next, you want to download and extract Swift /Files-folder. A files folder contains design-files and other templates, static resources like images and javascript, as well as a ton of configuration files associated with e.g. item types and repositories.

To install the Swift Files-folder:

  1. Download a Swift Files-folder and the corresponding DemoProductImages folder
  2. Go to the application folder of the DW10 application and open the wwwroot- directory (if it's not there create it)
  3. If there is a generated /Files-folder delete it
  4. Extract the Swift /Files-folder here
  5. Open the /Files/Images-folder and extract the /Products-folder from the DemoProductImages-zip here

Connect the solution to the database

After extracting the database and /Files-folder, you need to connect them. There are fundamentally two ways to do this.

The first method is to edit or create a GlobalSettings.Database.config-file in the extracted /Files-folder:

  • Locate the Database-section and fill in the connection details:

    • Password
    • Username
    • Database
    • SQLServer
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!-- Make a copy of this file and name it Database.config and Database should be named the same as the solution -->

The second method is by opening the solution URL with /admin added and following the steps in the setup guide and follow the steps to connect to an existing database and Files-folder.

Install a license

Finally you must to install a license. Open the solution URL in a browser to launch the license wizard. Follow the instructions and log in.


If the DW10 installer launches when you access the solution URL during this step, something went wrong and the solution does not detect the connection to the database and files folder you just connected it to. Please go through the steps again and correct the error.

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