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In Sitecore Powershell extensions I can use

If ( Get-Item ...)

to return true if an item exists or false if it doesn't, but if the item isn't found then it outputs an error message as well.

Is there a way of checking for an item's existence that doesn't output an error message (and is possibly less intensive than using Get-Item - I only need to know if it's there or not, I don't need to instantiate it)?

17

Try this

$database = "master"
$homeItem = "$($database):\sitecore\content\home123"
$homeExists = Test-Path -Path $homeItem
11

An alternative would be to run the Get-Item command and provide the necessary ErrorAction parameter to hide the output.

# Variable $item will contain the object if found.
if(($item = Get-Item -Path "master:\content\home1" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)) {
    $item
} else {
    Write-Host "Does not exist."
}

Sometimes you may also see the parameter shortened to -ea 0.

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0

The above answers above work well if we Get-Item using the Path but unfortunately I was only supplied with item IDs and not Path. So if we Get-Item using ID, exception always occurs even after using -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue. For this case, we will have to use the try-catch block as below -

try { 
        $currentItem = Get-Item -Path "master:" -ID $row.ID -Language "*" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    }
    catch { 
        Write-Log "Item with ID $($row.ID)doesnt exist!"
        continue
    }

Sharing this answer in case you are in same situation as me and you are only supplied with Id of item.

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