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

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Good workflow for SXA powershell scripts

I am trying to find a good way to work with PowerShell scripts that we use for SXA such as for scaffolding. I have tried the PowerShell ISE client that was build into Sitecore but sometimes the UI ...
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CI/CD Sitecore challenge: going from “wipe” to “overwrite”

We are set to release a large Sitecore-based system in a week. Presently the CI/CD process works by effectively republishing everything from a git repository as the source (we use TDS for day-to-day ...
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How to add experience editor button with Sitecore Powershell?

I've created a script to aid editors publishing components on a page, and I've added it to the content editor item context menu, but I can't work out how to add a button to do the same from the ...
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Restoring marketing taxonomies with Sitecore powershell extenstion

I am trying to automate Sitecore upgrade from 8.1 to 9.0.1. In Upgrade steps, There is one step restoring deleted marketing taxonomies, which can easily be done with Url navigation and click button on ...
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Get-ItemReferrer : Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I am working on Sitecore PowerShell Extensions 5.0.0.42513 with Sitecore 9.0. I have started facing issue as Get-ItemReferrer : Object reference not set to an instance of an object Also shown below ...
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Get workflow history for an item by itemid in sitecore powershell extension - Sitecore 8.1

I need to create a report by Sitecore Powershell Extension where I need to include the details of "Workflow Approver" and "Date on which workflow approved". I have got the list of referring items for ...
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Is it possible to install PowerShell Module for Sitecore and SPE Remoting module remotely?

Is it possible to install the PowerShell Module for Sitecore and SPE Remoting module remotely? I'm wondering if it is possible to install it via ansible to a new Sitecore instance and then remotely ...
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How to remove duplicate dynamic placeholders from Final Layout using SPE?

We got duplicate dynamic placeholders assigned in Final Layout. How can I remove the duplicates from the Final Layouts in all the languages? This is how we are filtering out the placeholders ...
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ShowFieldEditor on a media item detaching media

I have a simple script that we're running, where a content editor has bulk uploaded media and they want to go back through and provide attribution to the images (caption, alt text, photo credit) and ...
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How to bulk upload media files and set each item's template to custom template?

I have a directory structure that looks like this: -- Folder 1 ---- Folder 2 ------- File 1 ---- Folder 3 ------- File 1 And so on with Folder 1 being the parent folder. When I upload the files from ...
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New item is not in focused after creation using powershell

When we create an item in a Sitecore bucket folder using PowerShell Extensions like shown below: New-Item -Path "$PathofBucketFolder" -Name $TitleofanItem -ItemType $TemplateofanItem The item gets ...
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Sitecore Powershell SPE 5.1 “Could not validate access using the provided credentials” error

I have written the SPE powershell script in my local Sitecore 9.1.1 sandbox environment and trying to execute, it is asking session elevate privilege to enter credentials. Even though I am entering ...
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Unable to get xDB reports using Sitecore Powershell

I am trying to get the Page URL visits which we get from Experience Analytics dashboard using Powershell. Below screenshot specifies the data i am trying to access using Powershell. I found a link ...
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How to create a Sitecore Module WDP packge **WITH** Sitecore items?

I was following the official documentation on the subject here https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/sat/20/sitecore-azure-toolkit/en/web-deploy-packages-for-a-module.html and realized that it looks ...
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SPE Object reference not set to an instance of an object

In Sitecore 9.02 I get this error running any script in Powershell ISE. Console works fine. Stack trace: [NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.] Cognifide....
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Show-ListView called from action script display columns from parent Show-ListView

We're using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions to generate some reports. We have a problem when calling "Show-ListView" from the "Actions" script that is in the parent "Show-ListView" result. Looks ...
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Security disabler doesn't operate in context of Unlock-Item comandlet?

Writing a script to allow editors to unlock an item locked by another user I used New-UsingBlock(New-Object -TypeName "Sitecore.SecurityModel.SecurityDisabler"){ $item | Unlock-Item } This didn't ...
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SPE Remove-Rendering with -FinalLayout Removing all renderings from the Final Layout

I recently wrote my first Powershell script for removing an old rendering from a placeholder and replacing it with a new rendering. For some reason, when the rendering I need to remove is in the ...
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Unicorn serialized files whose items are edited through SPE are not listed in source control pending changes

We are running Sitecore powershell script to update a item's field. Respective yaml files are generated in web root folder. But not showing in TFS pending changes. On the other hand, if we are ...
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Unable to export query result to a file from Sitecore Powershell scirpt with Out-Download command

I have a simple powershell script which uses Out-Download command to export the query result to .xlsx file. However, it doesn't seem working. The same scenario as well if I used the download button ...
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Sitecore Powershell Extension throws null-valued expression exception

On a fresh Windows VM I installed powershell extensions module: Install-Module SPE Then I am trying to invoke a remote script on my sitecore instance: $url = "https://my-sitecore.azurewebsites.net" ...
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Pagination on Update-ListView

I have written a PowerShell script as an action to delete selected items in the list view. The issue is - when I delete an item on any page other than the first one, after deletion, update-listview ...
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Session Elevation options when using Federated Authentication

When I want to excecute a powerhsel Script in sitecore 9 update 2 with SPE 5 I get the following authentication Dialog. But I am using Azure Federated Authentication Login to log in into sitecore. ...
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Attempting to Export Creative Exchange through script web api

I'm attempting to follow the documentation for SXA in a CI/CD process. Configuration Details: Sitecore 9.1 (Standalone Config - My Local Dev) SXA 1.8 initial release PowerShell 5 Running on Windows ...
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Error installing Sitecore PowerShell Extensions 5.0 on Sitecore 9.1 instance ['packageinstall:items:ended' event]

I got this error when trying to install SPE 5.0 on my Sitecore 9.1 instance. [![enter image description here][1]][1] I was able to get more details checking the log files: ManagedPoolThread #3 08:...
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Removing publication restrictions - publication targets

Does anyone know or have a PowerShell script which can remove the checkbox in publication restrictions specific to publication targets for Sitecore items? We need to achieve (2) as below since some ...
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Can I automate the PowerShell Extension package installation?

Is it possible to automate the installation of the package that everybody is using to automate the other packages installation? My goal would be having a script which I can use to install SPE on a ...
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PowerShell Receive-File dialog is empty

I'm trying this really easy Receive-File but I'm getting a blanc popup. I've tried different paths but always get the same result. Another popup Read-Host is no problem. That one shows correctly. I'...
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Sitecore Commerce 9 Update 1 Installation Issue with SPE 4.7.2

I tried to install Sitecore Commerce using PowerShell script but I got the error that resource is not found for Sitecore PowerShell Extensions 4.7.2 although I have this zip package for Sitecore 9 ...
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PowerShell find-item doesn't return values

I'm currently using find-item on Sitecore PowerShell Find-Item -Index sitecore_master_index -Criteria @{Filter = "Equals"; Field = "recipe id"; Value = "Recipe_Lambada"}, @{Filter = "DescendantOf"; ...
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Use custom Mongo db with Powershell

I have a custom mongo database, that database contains information about pages.I need to query it in order to use SEP to create pages according to that info, ig, adding renderings component, etc. ...
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“PowerShell Script Workflow Action”(approve/reject) is not fired from the workbox page on IE browser

"PowerShell Script Workflow Action"(approve/reject) is not fired from the workbox page on IE browser. Whereas it is working fine on chrome browser. None of the buttons(approve,approval all, reject ...
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Adding placeholder settings to presentation details of many items

I have to add a bunch of placeholder settings to a bunch of items. These items already have specific presentation details, so not using the standard values. I tried to add them to standard values, ...
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Creating a new item with “/” in Itemname

I am trying to create a new item in Sitecore from Powershell and using the below command in ISE New-Item -Path "master:\content\home" -Name "A/B Demo" -ItemType "Sample/...
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Sitecore Powershell Extensions - Remote Update Package installation not working after recycling app pool

I'm trying to run an update package installation remotely by using the Remoting PowerShell module for SPE. It doesn't install it unless I run it on the SPE console first, and then, remote ...
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Stack empty error when using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions dialog box

I am getting stack empty error while using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions dialog box Error occurs when using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions dialog box (e.g. “Create a new SXA site”) and publishing is ...
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Powershell -ErrorAction not working for Receive-File

I have created the utility to upload a files using Receive-File. Its working fine however if user missed to choose the file and clicked "OK" button in that case I am getting the error ...
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Sitecore powershell, Excel export does not contain all the records after decoding the rich text field

I wrote a script to capture all content from specific location of the content tree, as part of this script I need to take out only the text from the rich text fields. I use the HtmlAgilityPack to ...
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inserting tenant error sitecore 9.2 SXA 1.9

When I try inserting a tenant this error appears I tried reinstalling SXA but no difference happens CodeBeside class "Cognifide.PowerShell.SitecoreIntegrations.Applications.PowerShellRunner,...
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Invoke-WebRequest throws Access is denied due to invalid credentials while accessing Sitecore EE URL in Powershell

I am trying to get Sitecore users' StartUrl (configured in Profile tab) in powershell and then supply it to Invoke-WebRequest in powershell to get the response status code for the StartUrl (to know if ...
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Moving parent item and create alias

I'm working on cleaning up sitecore items where i have bunch of items sitting under various nodes so what i'm trying to archive is to move all under single folder and create alias on the original path....
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Sitecore PowerShell access allow/deny at same time

Hello Sitecore SPE Experts, I have a very basic question, hope anyone help me: I am using something like below Add-ItemAcl -Path master:\content\home -AccessRight "item:read" -PropagationType Any - ...
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SXA Creative Exchange Import triggered via SPE not working

I was trying to set up a CI/CD according to the documentation, where I planned to trigger a Creative Exchange Import via Sitecore Powershell Extensions Web Api. https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/...
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Can we copy entire master DB from staging to Dev using sitecore Powershell?

I am curious to know any such commands or way to copy master DB from one sitecore environment to another ? I have a clue of using Copy-Item however I don't have much idea on that.
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Powershell script runtime error when clicking navigate/export excel button in showlistview result

I am using Powershell to generate a report using show-listview but sometimes when the user clicks the excel report or navigation button in the result window it's showing a runtime error. I have ...
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SXA Missing Variants in a cloned rendering

i followed the documentation https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/sxa/93/sitecore-experience-accelerator/en/copy-and-customize-a-rendering.html and cloned a Page Content rendering. The script finished, ...
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How to delete specific saved Sitecore Forms entries using SPE

I'm using Sitecore 9.0.1 and using the default Save Data submit action on my form: There are many garbage entries due to test and bot submissions, and there isn't a way to delete any of the entries. ...
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Override SXA Site Scaffolding

I'm aware of how to add additional items to site scaffolding via inserting items into a /sitecore/templates/Foundation/Experience Accelerator/Scaffolding/Roots/SiteSetupRoot template. I'm interested ...
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Scheduled Task running through Sitecore Powershell extensions shows as running even when it completes

We are running a Scheduled Task manually through Sitecore PowerShell Extensions. The task runs for around 2-3 hours and completes successfully. But the Script window still shows as running even though ...
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Workflow is not getting assigned for items

I'm creating a template and assigning a workflow to that template. But the items which are created from that template are not having the workflow value. $template = New-Item -Path "/sitecore/...