I am working on Sitecore commerce project where I am customizing the cart and product listing pages.I am trying to debug Sitecore commerce knockout JavaScript and modify the JavaScript necessary in Sitecore commerce.When i try to view SXA storefront pages and inspect the sources loaded on the page, the pages are optimized and bundled so i can not debug it. To disable asset optimizer,, I have tried steps from https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/sxa/17/sitecore-experience-accelerator/en/enable-and-configure-the-asset-optimizer.html and https://www.bugdebugzone.com/2018/07/sitecore-sxa-disable-asset-optimizer.html but none of them are working and I am always seeing the bundled version of JavaScript loaded on to SXA pages.

Can anyone let me know what should i do to disable optimization and see all the sources java scripts loaded from Sitecore themes folder

Here is the screenshot of SXA storefront JS panel

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  • did you try adding a query string of ?aodisabled=1
    – Richard Seal
    Jun 3, 2019 at 17:33
  • What is the version of Sitecore commerce you are using? Jun 3, 2019 at 19:25
  • It is sitecore 9 update 3.I tried adding ?aodisabled=1 and it did not work. Jun 3, 2019 at 23:46

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Since you have tried all the options, the only way to disable optimization of styles and css is to navigate to \App_Config\Modules\SXA\Foundation\Sitecore.XA.Foundation.Theming.config and modify the following value to true and that will let you enable and disable asset optimization switch

<setting name="XA.Foundation.Theming.AssetsOptimizationSwitch.Enabled" Value="true" />

Note, that this switch is only available in SXA version used in Sitecore Commerce 9 Update-3. It is not available in previous versions of Sitecore Commerce.

  • This solution worked finally.Thank you. Jun 16, 2019 at 17:19

First of all, try to globally disable asset optimization:

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You can also disable it per site:

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If you still want to use ?aodisabled=1 ensure that this "switch" is enabled. Take a look at Sitecore.XA.Foundation.Theming.config configuration file and find XA.Foundation.Theming.AssetsOptimizationSwitch.Enabled setting:

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