Working on an upgraded solution from Sitecore 7.2 (rev. 141226) to Sitecore 8.1 Update 2 (160302).

Recently an issue was reported that Cloned Items stopped working after the upgrade. Clone any Item and publish to Web database, while browsing the URL for that item, we get Layout Not Found.

We already verified that item exist in web database. By digging more deeper observed that if we Transfer the item to Web Database, it works fine but if we Publish we get the error.

Did any one encounter such problem earlier?

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This behavior is caused by a bug 108405, which was fixed in Sitecore 8.1 update 3.

108405: Final Layout is empty after publishing a clone. https://dev.sitecore.net/Downloads/Sitecore%20Experience%20Platform/Sitecore%2081/Sitecore%20Experience%20Platform%2081%20Update3/Release%20Notes

We raised a Support ticket for the same. Try this Hot Fix provided by Sitecore.

Please be aware that the hotfix was built specifically for 8.1 Update 2 (rev 160302).

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