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All questions on the Data Exchange Framework - a framework used to build connections that integrate third-party content, analytics, and other data with the Sitecore Experience Platform.

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Integration with custom-built Product Management System

I can use some advice on an interesting architectural challenge for an organization in the travel industry :-) Sorry for the long read... The situation: The company has multiple brands that are all ...
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POCO DateTime not mapping correctly in Data Exchange Framework

I created a ValueAccessor that utilizes the PropertyValueReader. When the mapping happens for my C# DateTime to my Sitecore DateTime, the raw value is correct in Sitecore but the form field in content ...
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Mapping multiple source fields to a Multi-line textbox target field

I'm trying to map multiple address fields from my source (i.e. address 1, City, State, Zip) into a target field which is a multi-line textbox. I'm using the OOTB "Collection to String Value" reader ...
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How to Create Web Deploy Package for Sitecore Modules

We are currently using Sitecore PaaS implementation for Sitecore 9 Update 1 and would like to know if it is possible to create a Web Deploy Package for other Sitecore Modules like Data Exchange ...
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Adding Subitems with the Data Exchange Framework

I am currently working on a Proof of Concept using the Data Exchange. I have implemented the demo from the Sitecore Documentation. The example is working as expected. However, I need to create ...
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Data Exchange Framework 1.4.1 map CRM Boolean to Sitecore Checkbox

I'm trying to map a Dynamic Boolean to a Sitecore Checkbox. The raw value read is "True" but i need to convert to 1 Any tips? Update: Crm Value Accessor Set Sitecore Value Accessor Set Mapping
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Sitecore Data Exchange Framework Branch Template Issue Template is invalid

I am working on importing the data from file system provider into Sitecore using Data Exchange framework.While adding the content using regular template in sitecore, the items are imported fine.But I ...
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Any example on how to use “xDB Contact Facet Collection Property Value Accessor” in Data Exchange Framework?

using Sitecore Data Exchange Framework v1.4.1, let's assume you want to add hundreds of emails to xDB Contact > Emails facet. How would you configure DEF to add each address to the IElementDictionary&...
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How to publish items after pipeline is finished?

I've utilized Data Exchange Framework and built pipeline batches. Now it's unclear how the created/updated items can be published automatically. I did not find any publishing pipeline steps or even ...
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ReadSitecoreItemsStepProcessor and Buckets

Using DEF 2.0.1 and Sitecore 9, when reading Sitecore items using ReadSitecoreItemsStepProcessor, it doesn't find items from the source specified by Item Root when the folder is a bucket e.g. in ...
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Tenant Service not working

I'm using Data Exchange Framework and Tenant Service in Sitecore 9.1 with identity server on, and while testing the Tenant Service site with [host]/api/tenant request I constantly getting "login ...
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Pipeline Step to Resolve Target Item

I had an issue with a pipeline step "Resolve Target Item". Env-nt: Sitecore.NET 9.0.1 (rev. 171219) Data Exchange Framework 2.0.1 Installed packages: Data Exchange Framework SDK 2.0.1 Sitecore ...
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Sitecore Connect for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales 2.0.1 - Getting Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.EntityReference instead of ID on reference entities

We are trying to get entity ID when synchronizing Dynamics 365 entities into Sitecore 9.0.1 using Sitecore Connect for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales 2.0.1 module. What is the best solution? We are ...
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Empty Pipeline Batch Log file after running

I am using Sitecore 9.0 version 171219 with data exchange framework 2.0 and after following the steps in the below link to use restful provider and starting the pipeline patch nothing happened and the ...
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Set the iteration count for DEF

I am wondering where in code to update the Entities submitted. I would have expected the Iterate Data and Run Pipeline1 pipeline to handle the count with each iteration. But mine stays 0 all the way ...
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Converting Address in CRM to Sitecore via Data Exchange to GeoLocation Latitude Longitude

I have a task to convert the address that was Synced from CRM into Sitecore item upon running the Sync in Data Exchange. I am new to this feature of Sitecore and was thinking of creating a pipeline ...
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Consuming a RESTFUL API with entity relationships

Using DEF 2.01 and Sitecore 9.01, I'm consuming a RESTFUL api, returning JSON, with the methods being https://mydomainname/experience-groups https://mydomainname/experience-groups/29 https://...
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Data Exchange Framework delete records in Sitecore if does not Exist in Source(CRM)

Just noticed the behavior of Data Exchange Framework that it does not delete the records that is already created in Sitecore upon Synchronization and run Sync again after deleting a record in CRM. Is ...
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What's the difference between Data Exchange Framework and xConnect?

The title says it all really. I've heard both terms used interchangeably. I'm assuming the DEF is the underlying framework, and xConnect is built on top of that, and it is xConnect that allows you to ...
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Getting duplicate data on server. Indexing issue?

Using Sitecore 9.0.1 and DEF 2.0.1, I have a pipeline which reads from an API and then resolves matching Sitecore items using the standard ResolveSitecoreItemStepProcessor and ...
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DEF Write To Language

I followed this post and have an xml feed that is converting to items in Sitecore. I want to write to a different language than en. I set field map languages to en-US for items under /sitecore/system/...
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Sitecore Data Exchange Framework - Pipeline step to execute after Update Sitecore Item Pipeline Step

I am working on a project where we are using DEF(Data Exchange Framework) to import data from XML feed. The import works perfectly, I need to publish the items that were created or updated. Below ...
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Getting errors in Apply Mapping Pipeline Step when running pipeline batch

I am getting the following errors when running a pipeline batch using the Sitecore Provider for Data Exchange Framework v1.3 and using Data Exchange Framework v1.3 rev 170206: 3/10/2017 9:46:28 PM ...
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Can I import presentation details via the Sitecore Data Exchange Framework

I have seen the Sitecore Data Exchange Framework documentation and it explains very well how to use and implement the tool. It allows you to import data from third party system to sitecore. My ...
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Resolve Multilanguage Sitecore Item Dictionary Pipeline Step does not take into account Parent for Item Location setting

I have an issue with adding of child items under just created parent item. I am using an approach from this post. However, I have an issue because I am using multilanguage pipeline steps (details ...
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Data Exchange Framework 2.0.1 - Data from API to be created in multiple Sitecore Folders

Using Sitecore 9.0.1, and DEF 2.0.1, we have pipelines set-up which read attributes from an API, and then update / create an attribute item in Sitecore: We now need to change this so that attributes ...
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xDB to CRM sync for leads not working in DEF 1.4.1

It seems that the architecture of the synchronization of leads from xDB to CRM has been changed in the the new version of CRM connectore module, 1.4.1. It is working for Contact, where by default the ...
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Run Pipeline Batch button disabled

I installed Data Exchange Framework, Sitecore Provider for Data Exchange Framework, and Dynamics CRM Provider for Data Exchange Framework (all 1.2.0 rev 161212) in my Sitecore instance. I have tested ...
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Data Exchange Framework No Processor Definitions Assigned Error

I am sure I am missing something. I am getting a "Processing will abort because there are no processor definitions are assigned to the pipeline" error when running the pipeline batch. I have my ...
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Custom Pipeline to compare Sitecore records to Dynamics CRM in DEF

I'd like to have an idea on how to compare data in Sitecore that was created by Data Exchange Framework using Dynamic CRM Connect during Synchronization. I'd like to do this by running the ...
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How can I use the Sitecore Data Exchange Framework to create child items from XML data?

I am building a custom XML provider for SC9.0.1 / DEF 2.0.1. The example XML below shows a simple list of Doctors. And each Doctor has a list of Facilities. I would like to be able to sync the doctors ...
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Data Exchange Framework - Sitecore Item Field Value Accessor doesn't work with inherited fields

Using DEF 2.0.1 and Sitecore 9.0.1, I want a Sitecore Item Field Value Accessor to access a field that is inherited from a base template. The default tree view for the Field property of Sitecore Item ...
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How to add sitecore items with different language version by using Data Exchange framework

I have a requirement where I need t convert the data in to sitecore items. Each data has its own language content. so I want to move the data from source to sitecore as shown in the below create ...
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How to handle child data collections

Using Sitecore 9.0.1 and DEF 2.0.1, to process JSON from an API. This works well until I have child entities in the json. E.g. { "name": "XXX", "short_description": null, "description": null, ...
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Data Exchange Framework - need to install package on content delivery severs?

The DEF installation guide says that In most cases, data synchronization will not run on Sitecore delivery servers. The data that is synchronized, however, is used on those servers. As a result,...
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Checking for Locked/In Session Contact Running Data Exchange Framework

I am running a process in the Data Exchange Framework so I don't really have access to the tracker. Is there a way to tell if a contact is locked/in session other than using the following and checking ...
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Need to access Parent Field

Using Sitecore 9.0 and DEF 2.0.1, imagine I am processing this json: { "name": "XXX", "id" : "1234, "childobject": [ { "id": "1", "name": "YYY", "type": "AAA" }, ...
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Error installing the Data Exchange Framework - Exception processing the subscribers to the 'item:saved' event

The actual error encountered is: One or more exceptions occurred while processing the subscribers to the 'item:saved' event. This error appears to be related to the fact that the Sitecore ...
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Custom filter criteria for sitecore xConnect Provider for Data Exchange Framework

We have a requirement for filtering out the Sitecore xConnect contacts who have visited the site in the last 24hours. These data needs to be synced to a Salesforce custom object using Data Exchange ...
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Sitecore DEF 2.0.1 Custom Filter Expressions

How can I specify multiple 'Contact Filter' or create a custom one for 'Read Contacts from xConnect' pipeline step ?
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How do I check the version of Data Exchange Framework?

How can I find which version of the Data Exchange Framework I have installed?
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How to add a filter to Dynamics CRM connector 3.0.0 to read single contact

We are trying to set up the Sitecore Connect for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales 3.0.0 on Sitecore 9.2 I need to sync contact from CRM to xConnect I am in process of extending our xdb model in ...
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Setting contact tags with data exchange framework

I am working on getting the Data Exchange Framework to update xDB contacts. I have it working for email and phone numbers, but now I have some properties that I'd like to store in the contacts' tags. ...
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Data Mapping for multilingual strings using Code

I asked a question related to a configuration of mappings via code some time ago. I have an issue with adding of multilingual strings to a target(Sitecore) item. Initial question: Data Mapping Using ...
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Run Selected Pipeline Batches Command as Admin User

I have a pipeline batch which sync external data into Sitecore items. I extend RunPipelineBatchCommand to run as admin user, default is running as Context.User: protected override User ...
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Handle several collections of children items on data import

I managed to import the data with Parent-Child relations (below you can see that I have several pipelines for different types of items - red for parent; green for subfolder; blue for children). ...
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Sync Sitecore Item into Dynamics CRM Custom Entity

I am trying to sync from Dynamics CRM into Sitecore/Xdb in both ways using Dynamics CRM 2.0.1 I can do next sync: Dynamics CRM to xDb xDb to Dynamics CRM Contacts Dynamics CRM entity to Sitecore ...
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Don't Index An Item In DEF Until All Items Have Been Added

I'm creating a large number of items using Data Exchange Framework (DEF). It looks like the items are being indexed one at a time when created/updated. I have a pipeline step that indexes a subtree of ...
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Data Exchange Framework Pipeline Step is Missing at least one required plugin

I am getting the following error when running the pipeline bathc. "Pipeline step is missing at least one required plugin." I have an AddPlugins method in my pipeline step: protected override void ...
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Dynamics CRM Connect - Map OptionSet and DateTime CRM fields to Sitecore

I am mapping Status Reason from CRM which is an Option Set to a Single Line of Text field on Sitecore. I have checked the Use Value Property but it returned the integer value of the option set. I ...