I have created a Powershell script that involves automatic assignment of page design to an item. Below are the portions of codes I am using:

Powershell code:

Sample of powershell script that assigns the page design id to the Page Design field

C-Sharp code

C-Sharp code of the OnItemSaving event of the Page Design

My problem is that whenever I am going to end the editing (whenever I hit the OnItemSaving event), I am not getting any value for the HttpContext.Current; hence, my request is being returned.

I do not want to remove the checks for HttpContext.Current as I still want to validate whenever it's empty or not.

  • Is the HttpContext null on both clicking the save button and when executing via powershell? Mar 30, 2021 at 5:58
  • Why do you need the validation?
    – Gatogordo
    Mar 30, 2021 at 6:53
  • Hi @HishaamNamooya, it's only null when executing via powershell
    – Jay
    Mar 30, 2021 at 6:59
  • @Gatogordo actually the validation was added long time ago by a team member who only mentioned that it was a fix for something but I honestly couldn't track where it's applicable or when that validation is necessary. Since it's a pipeline event, I really can't afford simply removing it.
    – Jay
    Mar 30, 2021 at 7:05

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If you are using Sitecover Powershell ISE: by default, the script executes as a background job. You can try to click on dropdown under Execute button and select "Execute in http request context" enter image description here

  • Man that's cool! Didn't know that option exists! :) By the way, I am actually triggering the powershell script via a scheduled task. Can I execute it the same way as clicking that "Execute in http request context" button?
    – Jay
    Mar 30, 2021 at 10:58
  • github.com/SitecorePowerShell/Console/blob/… It looks like SPE executes scheduled tasks in the context of item inherited from /sitecore/templates/Modules/PowerShell Console/PowerShell Script. I don't see an option how to re-configure it. But it should be possible to duplicate item /sitecore/system/tasks/Commands/PowerShellScriptCommand, change logic how powershell script is started by inheriting from Spe.Integrations.Tasks.ExecuteScriptTask and overriding how the session is configured.
    – Anton
    Mar 30, 2021 at 11:37
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    Will try that one, thanks @Anton!
    – Jay
    Mar 30, 2021 at 11:44

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