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How to set up AutoMapper in Sitecore

How to set up AutoMapper in Sitecore

How to set up AutoMapper in Sitecore How to set up AutoMapper in Sitecore
Sitecore Developer
Valtech
Negin Kashkooli

May 10, 2019

How to reduce inefficiencies with AutoMapper for Sitecore

While working on one of our projects, I realized that every time developers needed to map a model (object) to another one, they had to copy each and every field from one object to another.

I looked for a solution to reduce this inefficiency, and realized that a very useful tool exists to accelerate the developers’ process. So, I introduced “AutoMapper” .Net Nuget Package to the team. I added the package, configured it, and used it in the solution.

Setting up Auto Mapper in Sitecore was easy, I just had to create a static object of type AutoMapper, and configure it to use the mapping profile, which was a class that contained all the models that needed to be mapped.

The following is a way of using AutoMapper:

 Mapping Profile:

CreateMap<GlobalSearch, GlobalSearchViewModel>();

Using the map:

Mapper.Map(workspaceFlyout, this);

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