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I'm trying to develop a small utility that installs an uploaded Sitecore package.
This tool should only install using the Merge-Append option.

This article uses Overwrite. Could you please help me understand what the first argument is for, in the BehaviourOptions method.

I want unavailable items to be created & existing items to be merged by adding a new version (Merge-Append).
For that, will this be the right code.

Sitecore.Install.Items.IItemInstallerEvents events =
       new Sitecore.Install.Items.DefaultItemInstallerEvents(
           new Sitecore.Install.Utils.BehaviourOptions(Sitecore.Install.Utils.InstallMode.Merge, 
 Sitecore.Install.Utils.MergeMode.Append));
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First parameter is InstallMode which can be one of 3:

  • Overwrite
  • Merge
  • Skip

Second parameter is MergeMode, only valid for Merge InstallMode. Values can be:

  • Merge
  • Append
  • Overwrite

It's the same like if you choose options in UI. When you select Merge, you can select another option from the dropdown:

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I found the image and more information here: https://sitecorecorner.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/sitecore-package-installation-learnings/

Or here:

https://www.partech.nl/nl/publicaties/2012/11/sitecore-package-installation-options-explained

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  • In my understanding, both the arguments in the BehaviourOptions method are only for the case of existing items. Is that correct. – Qwerty Jul 30 at 15:00
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    Yes, if an item is not there, the option doesn't matter. – Marek Musielak Jul 30 at 15:07

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