As SXA is supporting placeholder settings for different renderings, Is there any way that we can setup placeholder settings for rendering variants too for a single rendering?

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welcome to SSE.

The short answer is, yes you can. Here is the reference material: https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_accelerator/building_the_layout/renderings/add_a_dynamic_placeholder_to_a_rendering_variant

The longer answer:

  • Add a placeholder to your rendering variant and add the Placeholder Key value. Make sure you do not add a dash to the key name
  • Go to your placeholder settings for your site <siteroot>/Presentation/Placeholder Settings and add a placeholder
  • In the Data section enter the Placeholder Key you just added into your rendering variant and suffix it with * to make it dynamic. So if your key was MyRenderingVariantPlaceholder, you would enter MyRenderingVariantPlaceholder*

Now you can restrict the use of renderings by using the allows controls field like you would in other Placeholder Settings.

  • Thanks for the response @Richard. But what if we have already created a placeholder in Partial design and need to restrict a particular rendering variant of a component in that placeholder. Thanks Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 7:05

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