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Patching a custom patch config file to change the order

I am trying to patch a file (already a patch) so that it can be loaded after that, but the patching is not working. Below is the scenario: Create a patch config file for loading the DI configurator ...
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Helix. content search related to feature

I am working on Helix based project. I've already implemented Foundation.Indexing project and also I've implemented news search and blog search based on Foundation.Indexing. Now I am working on site ...
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Sitecore.IO.FileWatcher Error

I have an issue with the test site which broke after I had done a deployment with VSTS. The test environment is hosted on Azure in a webservice app. I know it has to do something with the files in the ...
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How to build Sitecore Application with Visual Studio 2017 with MVC pattern OR HELIX methodology? [closed]

As i am new to sitecore and though i have basic understanding on how to create site through sitecore's content editor and using CMS. Now, i want to create a web application/website using Visual ...
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Custom regex validator on display name field with helix in mind and unicorn sync

I want to use the display name to generate my urls. That works so far, but I need to be shure, that the names has no vowels in it and so on. So I want to create a custom regex Validation rule that I ...
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How do I configure Leprechaun field/type mapping at a feature level?

I've added the below configuration to a CodeGen.config file at the Feature level. The code is generated and put into the feature Template.cs file, but the mapping I've added isn't picked up. If I add ...
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Helix Assembly Hell

How have others solved the problem of assembly hell in Helix? I am facing this issue in a current client and looking to for ideas on how to solve it. I have my own ideas but would like to hear other ...
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Sitecore Helix/Habitat and Visual Studio structure

The general trend these days is to limit the number of projects in a visual studio solution: The two project solution Project antipattern Multiple projects considered harmful Evolutionary project ...
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What could be the best way to make one site’s code independent of other while using sitecore multisite with helix code architecture?

We have three sites which were initially developed using sitecore (version 9.0.2) multisite with helix and sites are running live. We have these three sites and two domains so our final urls for three ...
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Nuget package to publish Helix config files

OK, I'm probably getting my methodologies mixed up here! We have a central library solution of code which is shared across Sitecore sites ... Inside of this, we have a Foundation project containing ...
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Publishing/Deploying with Helix Publishing Pipeline

I need to implement a publishing step in a TFS Build deployment process to generate the Build artifacts. We are using Gulp for our local build/publishing process, but want to try and use HPP for TFS ...
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How to view history of yml files (before they have pending changes)

Is there any way in regular Visual Studio (2017) to view the history of individual yml (unicorn serialization) files? Once you have changed a serialized Sitecore item it appears under the 'Changes' ...
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Can we deploy helix structure on azure appservice without using teamcity

My team is deploying Sitecore 9.0.2 application to azure appservice for the first time since we got the project. So while reading the ways to deploy the helix website we found that we will need to ...
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Sharing Sitecore content as a NuGet package

Background In our Sitecore 9 solution, we follow Helix principles, when structuring our code and we wish to create NuGet packages that can be re-used across multiple projects. The NuGet packages ...
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Creating a custom Sitecore NuGet package containing Unicorn files

Background We have a Sitecore 9.1.1 project following Helix principles and wish to create Nuget packages from some of the custom layer projects (e.g. Customer.Foundation.Dictionary, Customer....
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Which layer do I place my TDS codegen in?

I have a old 8.x solution that I am upgrading to version 9.1 and also converting from a non helix methodology to a helix methodology (unraveling the spaghetti code has been a huge challenge and it ...
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In which project should we override item:publish event

I am very new to helix principles. I have created the project structure following sample habitat project. My requirement is to call an external api when any item ( of a specific template) is ...
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How to structure a helix based component requiring two individual features as datasource?

Scenario: There is an existing Listing component which displays the selected list of "article items". Change Request: Client now wants that the "News item" or other pages should be selectable as ...
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When using Gulp to build a Helix based solution, what does “MSBuild failed with code 1” mean?

I bought the Professional Sitecore 8 Development book and I am following the Sitecore Helix architecture approach. And following the examples in the book and online I am using Gulp in the Task Runner ...
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Can we use helix principle into JSS application?

We can apply Helix principles for back-end(C# MVC) application for modular architecture. Can we use Helix principles for JSS application? Is it recommended to use Helix for front-end application(JSS)...
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JSS sitecore multiple projects under same solution

Hi i am following Helix principle in JSS sitecore first approach. I am new to react. I need to have a multiple projects under same solution setup. Here my solution sample. SafariZoo is my project ...
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Patching custom database EF database first connection String in sitecore

We are using Sitecore 9.0.x on Azure PaaS We need to create a custom database for some of our application flows, we intend to use Entity Framework Database first with API controllers for our CRUD ...
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TDS classic 5.7 'Sync all projects with Sitecore' feature warning

I have upgraded TDS version from 5.5 to 5.7 for the tedious procedure of manual project sync. But when i do 'Sync all projects with Sitecore' I got the following warning Is there any restriction of ...
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Automatically create data source's for controls when user adds page from experience editor

Hello I'm trying to override the AddFromTemplate pipeline to manually create datasources for the components inside the template that i'm using. What I would like to accomplish When a user clicks the ...
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Sitecore helix pattern and where to place your business logic

I've a new sitecore helix Solution and currently I am a bit unsure where I can place my business logic? currently I think I need to extract the business logic into some external services is that the "...
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Setting up HelixBase with Sitecore 9.1 and unsure how to run Unicorn

I am trying to follow the instructions for setting up the HelixBase solution, using these instructions. https://github.com/muso31/Helixbase Unfortunately on step 5 I'm a bit lost. What do I need to ...
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Upgrade Helix 8.2 Update 5 to Sitecore 9.0.1 - Unable to load one or more of the requested types [closed]

I am in the process of trying to upgrade a Helix based 8.2 update 5 project to Sitecore 9.0.1. I have updated all projects to .NET 4.7 and have removed all Sitecore 8.2 DLLs that have no update to 9 ...
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Using ExcludeFilesFromDeployment with gulp-msbuild

I'm trying to set up a gulp task for publishing, similar to the Habitat model and the Sitecore development book. One suggestion people have had is to exclude things like the Sitecore DLLs, Coveo DLLs, ...
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How to set workflows in a Sitecore environment with SXA and Helix?

We are working on a Sitecore 8.2 project which is based on Helix and SXA. Now we want to implement Sitecore workflows. As of definition of Helix, you set them on page/data templates in the project ...
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Should Habitat be used as a starter kit?

I have seen some really great examples at how to build a website using Habitat. In many ways it contains a good percentage of features that I need. Is this something that is production-ready and ...
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Front End build and integration process for Sitecore Helix Project

We are planning to start a new Helix principles compliant project. We got pretty good idea on backend Sitecore solution setup by looking at Habitat implementation. Keen to get your advice based on ...
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How to install sitecore Habitat's “visits detail panel” on other sitecore site

I'm just wondering if it is possible to install/enable sitecore Habitat's visits detail panel onto our own (testing) website that is not sitecore helix compliance ?
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How to Connect controller rendering with Interface Template

I am trying to create a simple Image controller Rendering and I don't want to add the template interface to my page type, because I want to add the image dynamicaly to my site. So here my "problems" ...
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How to Assign Datasources and IncludeTemplatesForSelection with Helix

I am not shure how to do it "right" because the solution that this works would be to use the "MetaData Keyword" instead of the "_Keyword" as "IncludeTemplatesForSelection" but then I would "reference" ...
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Project layer reference to a foundation model

Our Sitecore solution has been designed following Sitecore's Helix principles and guidelines. The project layer contains a few simple views that make up columns and sections on a page, very much like ...
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Habitat multisite solution structure example

I've created my own helix based solution on the habitat project and I need to support multiple sites in this solution. But I don't know how to structure the Project folder here I need to create is the ...
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How to handle alternative presentation for a helix Feature module

Say I have a Feature layer module in my Helix compliant solution, e.g. the LinkMenu component in Sitecore.Feature.Navigation module from Habitat. Assuming I am happy with the way this works from a ...
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Should Sitecore.Foundation.Commerce project reside in Foundation layer and should it be a single project?

I am new to sitecore and after watching the helix related videos and commerce videos and reading the documentation, I understand that foundation layer needs to be most stable layer and code in it must ...
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Discrepancy between DependencyInjection version in regular Sitecore projects and Commerce.Core dependant project

In our project we have a Sitecore 9.0.1 solution conforming to Helix architecture. We also have Sitecore Commerce installed. When I add a reference to Sitecore.Commerce.Core to a project in the ...
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Migrating from Monolithic project to Helix (a little bit at a time)

I'm using Sitecore 8.2 Update 4, and am looking at migrating a traditional MVC monolithic Sitecore project to the Helix architecture as I'm enhancing the existing website. I'm trying to wrap my mind ...
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Check boxes for Unicorn Sync on Helix Projects not shown

On my machine, I am able to sync all content across all Helix projects On my colleagues machine, she doesn't see any check boxes or projects at all with no error displayed. According to Kamsar, ...
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Supporting federated and forms authentication on the same site

We are building a site that needs to support multiple ways of logging in: Forms authentication using Sitecore's built-in user database. Users belong to the extranet domain. This part is already ...
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Is it possible to reserialize all via an URL call

I have a helix project configured to use unicorn. on our production environment the marketing team have been adding content for around 2 months so there are thousands of changes to the master database....
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In which layer, Are we suppose to place custom repository or data layers or external services interface?

I m trying to understand Helix framework /Habitat project and I'm mapping the implementation with my current application. We got service layers(that calls web api or restful services) which get all ...
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The given path's format is not supported error exception while accessing Helixbase project

Has anyone faced this issue, while installing the Helixbase for Sitecore 9 update 1? The builds are successful with no errors. Publishing all projects task with gulp also works fine. but still I am ...
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Sitecore SXA - Error Rendering Contoller: DCards. Action: Index: An unhandled exception occured

I am trying to build my own SXA custom rendering with a variant by following the articles from Sitecore: https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_accelerator/building_the_layout/renderings/...
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A binary operator with incompatible types was detected error in Azure Search with Helix

I'm getting the below error after deploying on Azure. We're using Azure Search with Helix pattern reusing Habitat's Foundation.Indexing style (indexing providers). {"error":{"code":"","message":"...
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Publishing projects fails because of locked files

The solution I am currently working on, the team made the decision to use habitats way of publishing projects in our solutions via gulp tasks. We are finding out however that periodically when we try ...
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Best approach for Dependency Injection in Sitecore 8.2

I see a fair few approaches in blog posts for using DI with 8.2, particularly around the registration. Is there an approach which would be recommended - particularly with a Helix compatible ...
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Can HelixBase solution be used as a base solution for a brand new Sitecore project?

I need to start working on a brand new project on Sitecore platform. I want to follow best practices that enterprise-level applications must have. I know there are couple of samples that can be ...