A client of mine uses Sitecore and has an item with thousands of children which can't be restructured due to integration. They have queried about the use of buckets which I have limited knowledge.

I was wondering whether the items are still accessible in code using the items' original path or if it is lost once it becomes a bucketed item?

I suspect not but can't find anything conclusive online.

  • How are your items currently structured? In a flat structure directly under the parent folder or some sort of other yy/mm structure (or something else)?
    – jammykam
    Commented Feb 3, 2018 at 18:54

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No they are not, but there are two ways that I can think of to get around it:

  1. Create aliases for each item to their original URL
  2. Create a custom httpRequestBegin pipeline processor, similar to ItemResolver, that locates the real item by performing an index search

If you will make bucketable items then path will be changed like - http://abc/blog/2018/02/01/blogname. In bucket.config there is setting

<setting name="BucketConfiguration.BucketFolderPath"
> value="yyyy\/MM\/dd"/>

from which you can control folder structure in sitecore.

You need to create custom Item Resolver and Custom Link Provider to access item from original path.

Use this url http://www.codeflood.net/blog/2013/07/18/item-buckets-and-urls/ for custom item resolver and custom link provider.

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