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Questions tagged [powershell-extensions]

Anything related to the Sitecore PowerShell Extensions (SPE) module or general Windows PowerShell.

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Updating parameters using SPE

I'm running a script in which I want to mark as checked all renderings of a specific template with the Vary By Data parameter. But running the script it is adding to the Additional Parameters the ...
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SPE prevent Get-Item from throwing error if no item found

I'm writing a script to show the missing/new items between two content branches. For the target of the comparison, I build an item path and then call Get-Item on that path to see if there is an ...
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Reattach images to media library items after optimization?

I was able to download all the legacy image files in my media library via an ASP.net script (https://gist.github.com/DaveGoosem/6289015), in order to optimize them. I've finished doing this and now ...
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SPE - Get list of installed media item [closed]

Currently, I have been using the following code to display the Upload Advance Dialog for media files: $itemPath = Get-Item "master:\media library\Files" Receive-File ($itemPath) -AdvancedDialog The ...
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SPE - Cannot index into a null array

I am trying to pass an Item to a SPE Function as follows: function ImportTask ($importTask, $taskItem) { $taskName = $taskItem.Name $importTask.ItemTitle = $taskItem.Fields["Item Title"]....
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Why is Get-ChildItem not working

I am trying to write a script to loop through child items using the Get-ChildItem cmdlet but it does not seem to be recognised. $path = "master:/sitecore/content" $x = Get-ChildItem $path Write-Host $...
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Sitecore Powershell: Is it possible to prompt user for their password?

I'm creating a Context Menu script to allow deletion of languages on my content tree. When the user elects to run this script, I want to prompt them for their password as a confirmation mechanism, ...
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How to get list view of items plus their linked items in powershell-extensions?

I have a list of items /{path}/ORG[1-n] which each use a multilist field "Countries" to link to multiple country items. This is a many to many relationship. ORG1 and ORG2 may both link to Country1. I ...
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Set Powershell script language

I would like to know if there's a way to set the current script's context language through code. I know there's a way to set it in the ISE but I need some code that could override it and force a ...
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Unlocking items via Sitecore PowerShell Extensions scheduled task

I'm using Sitecore Powershell Extensions to unlock items that have been locked for an extended period of time. The script is stored in the script library: $item = Get-Item -Path master:\content\ $...
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Get back to 'PS master' location in Sitecore powershell console after error

How to get back to master database location in sitecore powershell console when there is an exception while executing script. We all know that default location when we open sitecore powershell ...
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Show-Listview shows Item Id instead of Field Id

We're using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions to generate some reports. In one of our templates we have a field with the name Id. This id field is not being listed correctly by PSE because it is ...
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“Cognifide.PowerShell.SitecoreIntegrations.Applications.PowerShellConsole,Cognifide.PowerShell” not found Error while opening Sitecore PowerShell

When we try to open Sitecore Powershell console or ISE after fresh installation on one of the Sitecore instances, we receive below error : Log Entry for this error is: 3572 06:48:51 WARN Could not ...
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Sitecore Powershell Extensions - Reports Authorization

I've created some PSE scripts to give our client some reports on their content. I created them under the proper convention of Script Module and Script Library so that the reports show up under ...
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Create Sitecore Link with Powershell

I'm working on some reports using Sitecore Powershell Extensions. One requirement is to provide the public URL for various Sitecore items. I'm thinking this isn't really possible via Link Manager ...
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How to use multiple words in Quick filter box in Sitecore powershell Show-Listview

I am new for Sitecore Powershell, In the script I am using Show-Listview to display the result and it is providing option to Filter the result data. Powershell doc stating we can use multiple words in ...
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Powershell Extensions - Concatenating Values in Show-ListView

I'm working on an instance that has a custom redirect engine built in. I've been tasked to write a report that can show the redirect items' Sitecore path with the "redirect from" and "redirect to" ...
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PowerShell List-View control not properly display content wider than screen

I am creating one report using Sitecore powershell script where I used List-View control to display the data and it is generating the output but the output window not properly displaying content if ...
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Session Timeout in sitecore powershell

[![Ideal Session Timeout in Powershell console][1]][1] I have noticed this few times before & i have intentionally recreated today to confirm on how console would respond when there is a session ...
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8.1 stopped working after content node deletion. NullReferenceException, Powershell Pipeline Issue?

8.1 won't let us log back in. While attempting to delete a node with ~16k sub-items we couldn't tell whether 8.1 was frozen or still trying to delete. We restarted site/app pool & now can't log in....
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EndEdit() and boolean response

I am trying to enable item level language fallback to all items in my website. The below code snippet is taken for editing an standard field and checking whether the field got edited or not. $Lang = "...
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Mandatory fields with SPE

I'm building a Sitecore powershell script where I'm using Read-Variable to read a few fields. I have added the Mandatory=$true on all of them and it only works for single-line fields but not for ...
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How to Enable Item-level language fallback on all templates in Sitecore 8.x

Presently I'm working on Sitecore 8.1 Update-1. We have enabled Item-level language fallback on shell and website as suggested on Configure language fallback - Sitecore Documentation. It seems after ...
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Displaying Errors from Sitecore PowerShell Using Remoting

Using the remoting capabilities in Sitecore PowerShell Extensions, I'm trying to execute some PowerShell remotely and ensure that any errors that occur display in the local console. How can I do that? ...
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Sitecore PowerShell Extensions switch context language based on site context language

I have a script which loops over different sites in a Sitecore instance. For each site some tasks are done, such as creating and moving items. How can I set the language context for these operations ...
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Turning on Index Viewer for SPE

I have really given it a go before I posted here, but I am trying to turn on the Index Viewer for SPE. The gitbook doco says it exists, shows it not being in the menu, but no info on how to put it in ...
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Sitecore PowerShell Extensions get descendant of an item using a template

I'm writing an SPE script and am looping over my site nodes. For each site node, I want to check if a particular descendant exists and if not then create it. I have the list of top-level nodes, but ...
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How can I migrate all controls on all pages to a certain placeholder?

The layout of our website has been completely overhauled. The old placeholders didn't make sense anymore, so they aren't used in the new layouts. As a result, most content pages are now empty. All ...
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How to connect to a Sitecore instance with Windows PowerShell?

I have reviewed the GitBook and the two blog articles (original and v2) about remoting with SPE, but I've not been successful in executing any commands. Here's an example script I've been trying to ...
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How do you programmatically run a Sitecore agent using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions?

I need to run specific agents on demand. When I try to create a new instance of the agent using PowerShell's New-Object command it doesn't seem to work right.
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Getting “Current Sitecore database cannot be established” using Sitecore Powershell Extensions

I'm trying to get my feet wet in Sitecore Powershell. I need to list renderings on a list of items. Some of the script works, like getting the items and outputting the name, but when calling Get-...
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How to pass arguments to SPE's Invoke-RemoteScript

I want to pass some arguments to a script block that will be run on a remote Sitecore instance via SPE remoting. I wrote this script as a test, but it's not working. $session = New-ScriptSession -...
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Cannot add a User to a Role where the User name contains the “@” sign using PSE

I have to bulk-add a large number of users to a role, to this extent I am using the Add-RoleMember cmdlet. If I run Add-RoleMember -Identity "<role name>" -Members "name.lastname" it works ...
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Sitecore ISE powershell inconsistent results

I am running a script in Sitecore powershell to find items bases on a regular expression on a custom field ('Subkey'). This script sometimes shows results and sometimes shows 'No items available'. ...
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PowerShell Extensions reports: Is it possible to pass / choose parameters?

I have created my first report, now I'd like to make it reusable. Is there any way I could read parameters from "somewhere" after the user clicks the report's name?
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PowerShell ISE: Function of Abort button?

I have noticed that clicking the Abort button in the PowerShell ISE doesn't actually cause the background job to terminate. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since arbitrarily terminating a thread that ...
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Create new language version for content branch

Is there a way in Sitecore Powershell Extensions to create new language versions of a branch in the content tree? I need it to copy exactly the presentation details set on the current language to the ...
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How to reset DisplayName to empty using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions?

I wanted to know better way to reset Display Name to empty using PowerShell scripts. I have written below script.. $item = Get-Item "/sitecore/content/home" $item.Editing.BeginEdit() $item["{...
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Where should I install Powershell module for SXA?

Solution can be installed on many environments - QA, Staging, Prod. In every of these environments Sitecore instances have different roles - CD, CM, Job, Publishing and etc. Should I install ...
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Can you run Sitecore Powershell without triggering Sitecore events?

I want to write a script which could potentially clean up a load of unused assets, but I would like it not to trigger events (index rebuilds etc). Is there a way to say "do this silently" in a ...
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Update all users in the Administrator Role

I want to be able to update all users who have the Administrator checkbox selected without manually going through each of the user. In the same script I would like to add them to another Role. This ...
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How to get list of all the renderings that has been configured to use data source

We are almost complete with a large project. I am trying to find out which rendering in the page has been configured to use data source using a Powershell script. So that we can run in both UAT and ...
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Getting locked items SPE

I have a multisite Sitecore instance and I would like to get all locked items from all different sites and users and unlock them, is it possible to do this job using Sitecore Powershell Extensions?
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How do I parse a Rich Text in PowerShell in order to replace elements?

I have a requirement to read each rich text field and then edit the content with unordered lists rather than ordered.
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Update same rendering of several templates using SPE

I have a bunch of templates which have a Coveo Search Box View rendering associated on the standard values. I need to update the property "Reveal Advanced Query Suggestions" of all of them(a lot of ...
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Unable to get value of $_.Source using SPE

I have a rich text field in my user defined template and I want to replace the source value of the rich text field. Below is my query where I'm able to read Name, type etc, however $_.source is ...
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How to create Sitecore Context Item to copy Item Path using SPE?

How to create Sitecore Context Item to copy Item Path using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions. Like in below screen we have for Layout Copy Renderings and Quick download package. Sometimes it requires ...
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How can I programmatically add a rendering to all of my content items?

I need to add a rendering to all of the pages in my Sitecore tree (i.e., items that have renderings, have a layout set, and live under /sitecore/Content). Content items that don't have renderings or a ...