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I want to create a Warning/Confirmation dialog when certain items do not pass our custom item name validation rules. The user can still override the warning dialog via OK/Cancel Buttons.

I've tried working in the createItem pipeline but I cannot generate a SheerResponse dialog, nor am able to wait on the postback. Additionally, this doesn't stop the item creation when you AbortPipeline()

Overwriting the item:create command seems overkill as I just want to extend the existing functionality rather than overwrite it.

Is there a recommended pipeline/hook-point to accomplish this?

  • Are your validations more complicated than limiting the characters that can be used in the item name? If not, check out the ItemNameValidation setting. – Dan Sinclair Sep 25 at 18:39
  • Yes, it's more complicated. We currently use that setting but we need an option for users to override the system blocking them. – Adam Hess Sep 25 at 20:09
  • Have you considered using SPE to provide the Insert Options and behind-the-scenes logic for validation and creation? – Michael West Sep 25 at 20:23

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