Using sitecore 10.0.1 Currently, I want to move items under a path, to "Approve" workflow. So how to fetch items that are not in approved state and change them to "Approved" workflow using powershell script

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You can use below code, in which {0729C93B-888A-4765-8486-8F1AE86A3894} is orkflow state id.

$itemsWithMatchingDefaultWorkflow = Get-Item -Path master: -Query "/sitecore/content/*[@__Workflow='{0729C93B-888A-4765-8486-8F1AE86A3894}']"
    foreach ($item in $itemsWithMatchingDefaultWorkflow)
        Write-Host " -" $item.ID $item.Paths.FullPath            

Or you can use this as well -

Get-ChildItem -Path master:\sitecore\content -Recurse | Where-Object { $_.__Workflow -eq "{0729C93B-888A-4765-8486-8F1AE86A3894}"}

And to update you can use below -

$rootItem = Get-Item -Path master:"START PATH"
$language = "en"
$workflowFinalState = "WORKFLOW STATE GUID"
foreach ( $item in Get-ChildItem -Item $rootItem -Recurse -Language $language)
    $item.Fields["__Workflow state"].Value = $workflowFinalState
    Write-Host "$($item.FullPath)  --> Updated"

Or you can use this as well to update workflow -

$itemsWithMatchingDefaultWorkflow = Get-ChildItem -Path master:\sitecore\content -Recurse | Where-Object { $_.__Workflow -eq "Workflow state id"}
        foreach ($item in $itemsWithMatchingDefaultWorkflow)
           $item.__Workflow = "Workflow final state id"           
  • Shouldn't it be @__Workflow State= instead of @__Workflow=?
    – Marek Musielak
    Oct 18, 2022 at 6:58
  • Let me check again Oct 18, 2022 at 7:00
  • this should work Oct 18, 2022 at 7:08
  • Try this - Get-ChildItem -Path master:\sitecore\content -Recurse | Where-Object { $_.__Workflow -eq "{0729C93B-888A-4765-8486-8F1AE86A3894}"} Oct 18, 2022 at 7:31
  • 1
    The above solution worked
    – coder
    Oct 18, 2022 at 9:19

Try using this approach.

# ID of the workflow that will be set on the content items. Ex. Sample Workflow
$script:workflowID = "{A5BC37E7-ED96-4C1E-8590-A26E64DB55EA}" 

# ID of the workflow state that will be set on the content items. Ex. Approved State
$script:workflowStateID = "{FCA998C5-0CC3-4F91-94D8-0A4E6CAECE88}" 

# Create a loop recursively under a tree node like this. 
$processedItems = Get-ChildItem -Path master:/content/Home -Recurse | ForEach-Object { 
    $_.__Workflow = $script:workflowID
    $_."__Workflow state" = $script:workflowStateID

It will change the state to Approve.

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