I have added values in few fields across 400+ items in the Sitecore programmatically.

After creating all the items in the Sitecore master database, I am getting this message when I click on each one of them:

Do you want to save the changes to the item?

I published all the items and the items whatever updated programmatically is reflected in the Sitecore web database also.

I have used SecurityDisabler when modifying the items in Sitecore.

We are using Sitecore 9.


  1. What could be the reason for this save popup?
  2. Has anyone come across this issue?
  • Have you call the method EndEdit() after adding the values? Mar 22, 2018 at 16:28
  • yes i used EndEdit method.
    – arjunan
    Mar 23, 2018 at 0:47
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    – mrosiak
    Aug 8, 2019 at 14:34

1 Answer 1


Does your new field values perhaps contain new lines \n or carriage returns \r ?

This can cause your browser to pick these up as being different to what is in Sitecore.

if so you could try replacing them with spaces or empty strings:

public static string CleanNewLinesTabsAndOtherStuff(this string s)
  return s.Replace("\r\n", " ").Replace("\r", " ").Replace("\n", " ").Replace("\t", " ").Replace('\xA0', '\x20');

Take a look at Brian Pedersens blog post on this here for more info:


If this isn’t your issue could it potentially be related to versions of items, there is a known bug for this message with regard to version management in 8.1, I’m not sure if it exists in 9 still.


  • Thanks for the reply. i already had a look at Brian's post. I couldn't see any new lines or carriage returns in the values which i have updated.
    – arjunan
    Mar 23, 2018 at 0:49
  • Ok, no problem. Did you look into if the Sitecore Hotfix: 76398 is the issue as per the link at the end of my reply? Mar 23, 2018 at 16:50
  • Adam, After complete republish of website, i couldn't see that popup message anymore. Thanks for your response.
    – arjunan
    Apr 2, 2018 at 3:30
  • @arjunan glad you managed to sort it anyway. Apr 2, 2018 at 23:18

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