I am currently working in Sitecore 9.1.1 with SXA 1.9. I am trying to build out a Rendering Variant that points to a datasource item with sub-items. These sub-items are child items to the datasource for the Rendering, and are gotten through a RenderingVariant/Query. Then rendered out with standard SXA Field Renders. Rendering each sub-item with a dynamic placeholder that should allow a Content Author to optionally add a component next to it.

The Placeholder Key points to a Presentation/Placeholder item. I have followed the Sitecore Documentation for building a dynamic placeholder in SXA found here: https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/sxa/19/sitecore-experience-accelerator/en/add-a-dynamic-placeholder-to-a-rendering-variant.html However, when the component gets rendered out the placeholders are not unique thus once I put a component into one place holder it gets applied to them all.

Rendering Variant Structure: Rendering Variant Structure

Placeholder Settings: Placeholder Settings

Rendering with Placeholders as built in EE: Rendering with Placeholders as built in EE

Rendering with Placeholders as built in EE

Any ideas or possible solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

  • Have you tried using the wildcard * on the end of the placeholder key within your rendering variant? IE. Use "historymedia*" in the rendering variant deatails field? Feb 2, 2020 at 14:24
  • Thanks for the suggestion Dave. Yes, I have tried that as well, and it did not work either.
    – BlakeKnox
    Feb 3, 2020 at 13:38
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    Just an update on this question. I currently have a ticket open with Sitecore and will add any updates here when I get a response.
    – BlakeKnox
    Feb 6, 2020 at 13:37
  • Do you have any updates on this BlakeKnox? I'm currently facing the same issue... :(
    – monkey.dsc
    Apr 2, 2020 at 8:34
  • have you find any solution for the above issue ? Aug 20, 2020 at 6:20

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You have to add the IsRenderingsWithDynamicPlaceholders: true in Controller or View Renderings.

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