I wanted to know better way to reset Display Name to empty using PowerShell scripts.

I have written below script..

$item = Get-Item "/sitecore/content/home"
$item["{B5E02AD9-D56F-4C41-A065-A133DB87BDEB}"] = ""

which works but I'm not sure its the correct way or not.

I also tried something like $item[Sitecore::FieldIDs::DisplayName] = "" which doesn't work ..

Please help.

  • I'm using Sitecore 7.5 and Sitecore PowerShell Extensions
    – Harsh Baid
    Oct 19, 2016 at 11:13

3 Answers 3


You can use this to set it to empty. With this you don't need to wrap the change with BeginEdit and EndEdit

$item."__Display Name" = "" 

You only need the quotes here as there is a space in the name, a field without a space can be accessed like so: $item.MyField

If you actually want to reset the field value, rather than explicitly set it as empty, use:

Reset-ItemField -Item $item -IncludeStandardFields -Name "__Display Name"
  • I'm getting this error The term 'Reset-ItemField' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet I'm using Sitecore 7.5 and Sitecore PowerShell Extensions
    – Harsh Baid
    Oct 19, 2016 at 11:13
  • Hmm I think this command was in 4.0, I'm just checking that for you.
    – Kasaku
    Oct 19, 2016 at 11:18
  • Yes this was in SPE 4.0. How did you confirm the SPE version? Did you use the About icon in the ribbon of ISE?
    – Kasaku
    Oct 19, 2016 at 11:25
  • I have checked from file properties of Cognifide.PowerShell.dll assembly
    – Harsh Baid
    Oct 19, 2016 at 11:30
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    @Harsh and I resolved the issue above which was unrelated to the question in hand, he had a corrupt installation of 4.0 and reinstalling it gave access to the command.
    – Kasaku
    Oct 19, 2016 at 11:44

Try this:

Reset-ItemField -Item $item -Name "__Display Name" -IncludeStandardFields

source: Reset-ItemField docs


This should do the trick:

Get-Item "master:/sitecore/content/home" | Reset-ItemField -IncludeStandardFields -Name "__Display Name"

See reference here. The IncludeStandardFields is needed as this field is a Sitecore standard field.


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