Could Some one help me updating the workflow and workflow state field for all the sub items under the item say sitecore/content/ParentItem .

I have created a new workflow and set it up in standard values,But For the existing items i want to change the workflow to new Workflow and state to new Workflow State .


To update the workflow for the current item’s descendants, you can use the below script

$contentsToUpdate = Get-Item master: -Query "sitecore/content/ParentItem//*" -Language "en-GB"

foreach($content in $contentsToUpdate) {        

    $content.Fields["__Default workflow"].Value = "Item ID of Default Workflow"
    $content.Fields["__Workflow state"].Value = "Item ID of Workflow state"
    $content.Fields["__Workflow"].Value = "Item ID of Workflow"


Note the -Language is equals to en-GB. Change it according to the language you want to update.

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Following blog post contains script https://mtgeekblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/first-blog-post/

function SetWorkflow($item)
  ## Update only items assigned __Default workflow
  if ($item.”__Default workflow” -eq “{A5BC37E7-ED96-4C1E-8590-A26E64DB55EA}”) {
    $item.__Workflow = “{A5BC37E7-ED96-4C1E-8590-A26E64DB55EA}”;
    $item.”__Workflow state” = “{190B1C84-F1BE-47ED-AA41-F42193D9C8FC}”;

## Update correct workflow information.
## Uncomment below two lines if you are ready to go for updating
#get-item . -Language * | foreach-object { SetWorkFlow($_) }
#get-childitem . -recurse -Language * | foreach-object { SetWorkFlow($_) }
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