I need to copy item field data from en language to all other available languagesin all versions. Any powershell script of achieving this.

  • @MichaelWest these script create a new version doesn't copy value to existing version. I am looking for something that copy value to existing version
    – kartik
    Aug 22 '20 at 19:10
  • I just want to clarify that the Add-ItemLanguage command does copy existing values. You can configure if you do not want this with the -DoNotCopyFields flag. Additionally, you can specify which fields you do not want to have copied by using -IgnoredFields
    – Koen Heye
    Jul 28 '21 at 15:16

Probably the below script can help you. The comments are added to the script to make each step obvious. You can do modifications to it to suit your purpose -

#Get all language versions defined in System/Languages

$languages = Get-ChildItem /sitecore/System/Languages -recurse | Select $_.name | Where-Object {$_.name -ne "en"} | Select Name

#Ensuring correct items are updated by comparing the template ID 

$items = Get-ChildItem -Path "/sitecore/<your item location>" -Recurse | Where-Object {'<item template id>' -contains $_.TemplateID}

#Bulk update context to improve performance

New-UsingBlock (New-Object Sitecore.Data.BulkUpdateContext) {

    foreach($item in $items){   

               foreach($language in $languages){

                    $languageVersion = Get-Item -Path $item.Paths.Path -Language $language.Name

                    #Check if language version already exists

                    if($languageVersion -eq $null){

                        Write-Host "Creating "$language.Name" version for "$item.Name

                        Add-ItemLanguage -Item $item -Language "en" -TargetLanguage $language.Name -IfExist OverwriteLatest                     


The script is also available at my blog.

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