Is there a way to patch xConnect, AutomationEngine, IndexWorker configuration in a way we do it for sitecore instance?

I.e. configuration that resides in xConnect instance folders:

  • \App_data\config\sitecore

  • \App_data\jobs\continuous\AutomationEngine\App_Data\Config\sitecore

  • \App_data\jobs\continuous\IndexWorker\App_data\Config\Sitecore

where configuration is xml based rather then .config

  • @SitecoreClimber for example patch sc.Xdb.Collection.IndexerSettings.xml to set IndexAnonymousContactData=true
    – lebeg
    Commented Nov 12, 2017 at 14:10

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You should be able to patch xml configuration files in the following way:

  1. Create patch config file with the name: sc.(patch name).xml
  2. Add the actual settings to patch:

e.g. patch IndexAnonymousContactData setting

  1. Patches are applied in alphabetical order, so the patch file has to reside in a folder that goes after the folder which is being patched, i.e. after SearchIndexer folder, for example you could use folder called SearchIndexer_patch.
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    Finally had a chance to test it. Confirm it works as described. Thanks @grg
    – lebeg
    Commented Nov 21, 2017 at 10:37
  • Can you elaborate on sc.(patch name).xml? Should (patch name) match the file you are patching exactly or can it be a custom value?
    – TxRegex
    Commented May 31, 2019 at 19:36
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    @TxRegex seems like it has to be the exact same name
    – Chris Auer
    Commented Oct 6, 2019 at 23:18

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