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I am trying to create a new item in Sitecore from Powershell and using the below command in ISE

New-Item -Path "master:\content\home" -Name "A/B Demo" -ItemType "Sample/SampleType"

So my expectation is an item with "A/B Demo" gets created in CMS under home. But getting an error

New-Item : Could not find a part of the path 'master:\content\home\A\B Demo'

How should I overcome this error. Thanks in Advance!!

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    You cannot have / in item names. Pass your name through ItemUtil.ProposeValidItemName before storing it. Set your original name as DisplayName instead. – Mark Cassidy Jan 11 at 13:29
  • @MarkCassidy: Ok. How to do it from Powershell? Is there any command equivalent to ItemUtil.ProposeValidItemName? – Yeshwanth Jan 11 at 13:49
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Use the Display name

first step you have to propose valid item name

$name= Sitecore.Data.Items.ItemUtil.ProposeValidItemName("A/B Demo")

or you can use the below function to clean the name

function SanitizeName{
 $args[0].Replace(".", "").Replace(" ", "").Replace("/", "").Replace("-", "").Replace("&", "").Replace(":", "").Replace("""", "").Replace("#", "")
}

to use the name "A/B Demo"

use this command

$itemPath="master:/sitecore/content/home"+"/"+$name
$item=New-Item -Path $itemPath -ItemType "Sample/SampleType"
$item.Editing.BeginEdit()
$item["__Display Name"] = "A/B Demo" 
$item.Editing.EndEdit()
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As others already said in the comments, you cannot have / character in your item name and you should use the ItemUtil.ProposeValidItemName method.

If you need to use it in Sitecore Powershell, you can use the following line to validate/format/escape item's name:

$itemName = [Sitecore.Data.Items.ItemUtil]::ProposeValidItemName('A/B Tests')

You can also include the / character as part of the display name instead.

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