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What does the "Publish related items" checkbox do in Sitecore?

When you publish an item in Sitecore through the Publish item dialog, you are offered several options. You can choose between Smart publish or Republish, you can also choose whether to Publish ...
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What is the impact to a Sitecore instance while rebuilding the links database?

I am referring specifically the Links database, stored in the "Links" table, as defined here: <!-- LINK DATABASE --> <LinkDatabase type="Sitecore.Data.$(database).$(database)LinkDatabase, ...
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Rebuilding link database: System.FormatException: Unrecognized Guid format

I'm trying to find the item that has a bad internal link that is causing this exception when rebuilding the link database: Job started: RebuildLinkDatabasesIndex|System.FormatException: ...
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How can I find all usages of template in insert options?

Doing a template refactor, I wanted to add a new base template and move a lot of scattered functionality to this template, including insert options. I did not know exactly where one specific template ...
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How does Sitecore update the Link Database?

I installed the Sitecore URL Rewrite Module for a client. The module worked properly in non-production environments. However, it did not work on production CD servers. The module uses the links ...
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How does the “Rebuild link database” feature work?

In the Control Panel, there is a "Rebuild link database" button. How does it work? What operations are carried out during a link database rebuild?
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How to speed up rebuilding the link database?

I'm rebuilding a link database with more than 10 millions of rows. It is taking 16 hours per database, but the web server and SQL server are almost idle, even when new rows are generated slowly in the ...
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Delete Data sources without any referrers

I would like to clean sitecore and delete all local data sources that are not in use. I know that I can go through each DataSource item and check in LinkDatabase if it has referrer or not. But I have ...
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Why do links from custom link / image fields not appear in the link database?

I am using the following custom fields on our instance of Sitecore 9.0.2: Advance Image Field https://github.com/saadahmedkhan/sitecore-fields Sitecore Field Suite https://github.com/Velir/...
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What is the function of LinkDatabase.UpdateDuringPublish?

Recently, we had an issue where our Core database was experiencing maxed out DTU consumption during publishing. The Core database is set as the Links Database as well. We were able to identify locks ...
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Linkdatabase not working in CD Server

In Sitecore, I am referring one content item using multilist. While checking selected content item references in content editor Navigate -> links in CM it's showing all referring item. After published ...
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Are there always just 3 databases?

I read this from the docs: Sitecore CMS uses the following three SQL Server databases: Core – contains all settings, like a large configuration file for the Sitecore user interface. ... Master –...
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How to get URLS added in the Rich Text field and Link Manager Fields?

I want to redirect my urls added in the Rich Text Editor,General Links to custom urls on page load. To get the URLS which exist in the General Link field and in the Rich Text Editor, I am using the ...
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Duplicate selected IDs appearing in raw value of checklist field after deleting an item and linking to other (already selected) item

I ran into an issue when cleaning up two pairs of items like so: Parent item Reference Item 1 Similar Reference Item 1 [delete and relink to Reference Item 1] Reference Item 2 Similar Reference Item ...
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Save multi values to image library with link reference

My question might be a little complex, but I appreciate any help: I am using SitecoreFieldSuite by Velir, in my Sitecore 8 solution. Officially, SitecoreFieldSuite isn't supported in Sitecore 8, but ...
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Do we need to rebuild the link databases on CD Server?

I cannot find any official documentation on Rebuilding the Link Databases and not sure which DB to select when choosing DB for rebuilding Link Databases. According to the official installation guild, ...
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Can not delete copied items in Sitecore 7. Getting Error Job started: RemoveLinks|System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null

Hello – As I’m working through Sitecore trying to add some pages and delete some, I’m running into this “Breaking Links” error that doesn’t allow me to delete pages I don’t need. For example, I now ...
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Sitecore navigate Links are not updating for Local datasources

We are using Sitecore 9.0 with SXA 1.8. The links are not updating in the Link database while adding any SXA components in the pages with local data-source items. But, the links are updating for the ...
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Add an item to another items related items programatically [duplicate]

I have a page with a wysiwyg editor that allows users to select images from the media library and inserts them into their content and save as a sitecore item. The problem is that these images aren't ...
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Rebuilds Links Database exception: This SqlTransaction has completed; it is no longer usable

When attempting to rebuild the links database on the master database I'm getting the following exception: Job started: RebuildLinkDatabasesIndex|System.InvalidOperationException: This SqlTransaction ...
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Rebuild link database is not working

I have installed Sitecore 9 update 1 in my local machine . When I try to rebuild the link database for the vanilla installation, the rebuilding keeps on processing and will never complete. When I see ...
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Does Sitecore cloning create extra records in Link Database?

In a scenario wherein I have many country sites and each site having a lot of content in common, I could create a master website and clone it across country sites. We know that cloning will establish ...
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"The hostname could not be parsed." Error while rebuilding Link database

When I try to rebuild the link database I get the following error from the dialog: Job started: RebuildLinkDatabasesIndex|System.UriFormatException: Invalid URI: The hostname could not be parsed. at ...
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Link database - data and rebuild

I am a bit confused and unable to figure out things. So, looking for your help. In Sitecore, by default Link database is part of the Core database. From the configuration files, we can have the same ...
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Permissions Exception Rebuilding Link Database

One of our users recently got this exception while trying to rebuild the links database it the Scan the database for broken links (report) dialog: I'm not clear what access is being denied here, and ...
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How to publish all updated links for page

I'm wondering if there is a way to publish a page with and the links that refer to it all at once. What I did was... Delete the original page Update all the links to the new page. Publish out the new ...
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Deleting an item refered to by other items causes the items to be "mass edited" (can't trust the edited by on versions)

This is nothing new. When an item/page is referred to by components on other pages, let's say that the data source of the components refers to the item. Then, when the item is deleted, all referencing ...
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Issues with Relink of Item when Archiving an item

When I try to relink an Item on archive to another item I get the following error Job started: Relink|System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: path at Sitecore....
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The semaphore timeout period has expired when scanning for broken links

I looked everywhere but I could not find an answer, so here I am. I tried to run Sitecore's broken link report (in Control Panel > Reports > Scan the database for broken links) but got the below ...
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