I recently tried using New-ItemClone command on SPE and encountered this error:


These are the codes used:

$master = Get-Item .
$destination = Get-Item -Path "master:\content"   
$siteName = "myNewSite"

$newSite = New-ItemClone $master -Destination $destination -Name $siteName -Recurse

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I'm using Sitecore 8 update 2 and SPE 4.7.2

Any clue what this might be? I'm new to using Sitecore cloning. Is there a particular item that can't be cloned? I've searched for documentations but can't find a specific one for this error.

  • 1
    Could you check your Sitecore logs and search for errors? (there is an error in some item:saving handler) Jul 6 '18 at 13:57
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    Do you have custom events in the item:saving? Jul 6 '18 at 17:08
  • Yes, we have a custom event on the item:saving. I'll look into it more and come back to this
    – qwert
    Jul 9 '18 at 5:54

So looking into my solution, I found out that this error is due to a custom item:saving event code that was being called when executing New-ItemClone command. Putting a condition when this New-ItemClone is executing fixes the problem

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