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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to copy selected items to a Data folder using powershell script?

We have a requirement for bulk workflow approval. Where we need to add items(with or without children) similar to this image, Following this article, https://www.sitecorenutsbolts.net/2015/12/14/...
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Getting this error after installing PowerShell v6.3 Type "Cognifide.PowerShell.Client.Controls.IsePluginStrip, Cognifide.PowerShell" not found

I am hoping to understand the cause of this and hopefully find a solution - I have looked at every possible solution, but haven't been able to fix it. Sitecore v10.0.2 using PowerShell v6.3. I have ...
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Find Pages That Match Template Id and add a Value

Using Sitecore PowerShell Extension (SPE). New to SPE and I am trying to do this: If the template id matches && the item is expired && the content type of "video" is missing =...
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Powershell script to update personalization rule

I want to update personalization rule for all the pages which have one common rendering. Is it possible using powershell we can identify the rendering and update personalization rule to target page ...
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Sitecore PowerShell Remoting doesn't work with http://localhost/ and http://127.0.0.1/ addresses

I have Sitecore 9.3 with SXA and SPE 6.0 installed in a Docker container. docker-compose.yml map containers 80 port to 80 on local machine. ports: - "80:80" I have an additional ...
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Error while install a Sitecore content package using SPE in Sitecore XP 9.3

On day to day basis we need to install some content packages from one environment to another. For that we are using SPE module and the below script to install the package zip. But it usually fails due ...
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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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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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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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Event handler PowerShell/Services/RemoteScriptCall.ashx call giving 503 error

I have a local Sitecore instance with name sc90.local and I am trying to publish files on local instance using gulp. Response error: Upload failed: styles.css Status code:503 URL: POST http://sc90....
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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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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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Import-Item now working on other directory files

I have exported items using Export-Item command to a specific path in Data folder say, "websitepath/data/batch/userGivenName", please refer my previous question How to copy selected items to ...
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Is there a way to add check box to powershell reports to select or unselect the items from report?

We have a requirement,to show list of items with checkbox to select or unselect the items. Like this, I have tried dialog box with checklist editor by referring to following articles, https://www....
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Azure AD login triggered for powershell script

We are working in Sitecore 9.3. In the CM instance, we have configured a site as well for internal business users. The site uses Azure AD B2C for login using WsFederation. We are able to login to ...
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How do you download images in bulk using Show-ListView?

As you can see from the title, I want to download images based on "search" that has been filled in Show-ListView. I recently posted another similar question about searching how to download ...
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Sitecore Powershell Extension - Is there any way to "tag" media files and download media files with particular tag?

As you can see from the title I need to make a script to get all of the media files from particular path (sitecore/content/Media Library for example) and to download those media files that are ...
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Programatically change all renderings with specific rendering parameter

I'm new to Sitecore powershell and I would like to know what's the best way to get all the items on my content tree that have a specific rendering parameter set so I can replace it with another value ...
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Remote powershell scripts failing intermittently

During deployment with AzureDevOps, remote PowerShell scripts fail intermittently. In SPE logs we see, 60796 08:22:06 INFO 'POST/script' called by user: 'admin' 61320 08:22:09 INFO Executing ...
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