I have a bunch of templates that have a Coveo Search Box View rendering associated with the standard values. I need to update the property "Reveal Advanced Query Suggestions" of all of them(a lot of templates in this case) and set them all to checked = false. Although I could manually update them all I'm looking for an automated way of doing such a task. Anyone have done anything similar using Sitecore PowerShell? I do have the PowerShell documentation and if I spend some time and play with it I'll figure that script on my own just wondering if anyone has ever done anything similar that they could share?


  • Is that property on the rendering parameters or on the item?
    – Richard Seal
    Sep 28, 2016 at 18:06
  • The property is a rendering parameter
    – Diego
    Sep 28, 2016 at 18:08

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Quick test confirms that the following allows you to set a rendering parameter on existing items.

# Path to the Coveo rendering you need to update
$rendering = Get-Item "master:\sitecore\layout\Sublayouts\Sample Sublayout"

# Update this value for the path of all the templates whose std vals you wish to update
$items = Get-ChildItem -recurse master:\sitecore\templates\Sample

$items | % {
    $renderingInstance = Get-Rendering -Item $_ -Rendering $rendering
    if ($renderingInstance) {
        Set-Rendering -Item $_ -Instance $renderingInstance -Parameter @{
            # Put new/changed rendering parameter name and value here
            # Other existing values should be unchanged by this
            "Lorem" = "Ipsum"
        Write-Host "Updated $($_.Paths.FullPath)"

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  • exactly what I was looking for. Thanks techphoria414
    – Diego
    Sep 28, 2016 at 20:08
  • As soon as I can get Gitbook to build this example will be added. Oct 2, 2016 at 3:17

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