Item Model Repository¶
An item model repository is a component used to read items from a Sitecore database.
A converter is responsible for transforming a Sitecore item into a Data Exchange Framework component. There are cases when the Sitecore item has fields that reference other Sitecore items. In order to handle these fields, the converter must be able to follow the references. The item model repository is used to do this.
A converter may run inside or outside of the Sitecore server. Therefore, it is important that the method for following references uses an API that is only available in both cases.
Item model repository is a layer of abstraction that can be used in both cases.