I've created a new rendering and have set the Datasource Location and Datasource Template. However when I add it to a placeholder inside the EXM Experience Editor I only see the option to select Existing Content - I cannot create a new content item.

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What have I missed setting such that I can add a new content block into my email with a datasource item created?

Using Sitecore 9.1.1.

Update: Have reproduced this in a vanilla instance of Sitecore 9.1.1 and SXA 1.8.1 using the sample newsletter template.

  • Hey @Jen , is this happening as an admin user? It may be permissions related? Commented Oct 1, 2019 at 1:56
  • @GeorgeTucker Yes - am logged in as an administrator :(
    – Jen
    Commented Oct 1, 2019 at 5:35
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    @GeorgeTucker Strangely when testing the sample newsletter, when I select a rendering to add to it again I don't see an option to Create new content item. Hopefully hear back from Support soon!
    – Jen
    Commented Oct 2, 2019 at 0:17

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Turns out it was a bug - reference number 355958. The issue was related to the fact that sxa data-source selection dialog overrides default dialog for EXM(non-sxa) site.

Hotfix available from Sitecore support.

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