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Questions tagged [serialization]

For Sitecore-specific questions related to content/data serialization using Sitecore's native features, Unicorn, TDS, and/or other integrations/tools for serializing Sitecore data

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Single pipe symbol results in empty field after unicorn synchronisation

I have a dictionary entry whose phrase value solely consists of a single pipe symbol. The item gets serialized just fine. But when I synchronize it, the phrase value of the created dictionary entry is ...
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Do not colocate serialized items and serialized roles in the same folder

What is the reason behind not co-locating serialized items and roles within the same folder? I keep my serializations in the project git repository for DTAP CI/CD purposes and with the default set-up ...
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Sitecore publish failed to push latest presentation settings

Yesterday while working on my Sitecore 8.2 solution, I encountered a strange situation and I had to spend many hours on it. For some very strange reason, one of the sitecore items when I was trying ...
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Unicorn Sync configuration for Sitecore SXA site

I need to achieve below in one config file but getting some conflict error. could you please help on this. I want to avoid creating multiple files for this purpose only by setting up dependency. <...
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Unicorn Sync for Sitecore SXA site adding only new items

We are using Sitecore SXA for development. Right now we are able to sync into Sitecore everything(based on serialization configuration) using unicorn through yml files. if deleted yml file, it is ...
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Where are the access rights stored for security roles in serialized files?

When we create security roles and assign access rights, corresponding serialized files for role get created. But when we look at the files we don't see any data related to access rights. So just ...
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How does Sitecore handle serialization with TDS?

My apologies for the vagueness of that question, but I'm not sure how else to pose it. Here is the situation. We have a Sitecore 8 project that uses TDS for syncing items. We have a policy of not ...
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How to Transfer Users with active password policy

I want to transfer users from our QA environment to the PROD environment on Sitecore.NET 8.2 (rev. 170728). It is totally fine if the users are deactivated and have a random password set. ...
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How can I copy security fields between environments?

How can I copy security fields between environments? I can't use TDS serialization because there are too many changes that would be propagated. Is it possible to simply only copy the security fields?...
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TDS Not Deploying Template Changes

We are having difficulties getting an update to a Template to deploy properly. Take the example structure below: - Template Item - - Section Item - - - Field Item 1 - - - Field Item 2 The items ...
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Deserialize content to a publishing target

I used the serialization features to migrate a large amount of content off of an older Sitecore instance and import it into a newer one (gigabytes of content, so packages wouldn't work). Everything's ...
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Unicorn how to serialize parent folder and only specific children

I need to serialize some custom WFFM save actions in my solution but would like to avoid needing to store each one in its own folder on the filesystem. Is there a way to indicate that I want to ...
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Unable to Serialize item, but running admin serialization works fine

We're running Sitecore 8.1 Update-3 (160519) and are running into issues with serialization. Using the standard admin account, if we select an item, for example /sitecore/content/home and run "...
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TDS: Sync Project with Sitecore for entire solution

I am working on a large Sitecore solution based on the Helix principles, with +20 different TDS projects. In general this works fine, but if one of the developers changes a value for a "Deploy Once" ...
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Run serialize command from outside the Sitecore as a service

So I am faced with a challenge. I need to create a REST Services that will allow me to serialize Sitecore tree from outside the Sitecore. Is there some kind of service like this in place? Or this need ...
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Slow build performance using TDS (Helix-inspired)

I am using TDS to maintain my Sitecore items in a Helix-inspired solution with around 50 smaller projects (currently with 17 TDS projects). When I try to deploy my TDS projects locally, it takes +9 ...
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Reserializing on unicorn is not undoing changes

here is my scenario: I have made a few changes to a Sitecore template and I decided those changes are no longer needed. I need to restore it to it's previous state(fields have been deleted and new ...
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Does Unicorn pick up database cleanup process and reserialize?

While reading this thread, I investigated if "cleanup databases" will trigger serialization process. I checked log files and nothing related to serialization is logged? @Dmytro suggested that ...
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TypeLoadExceptionHolder cannot be converted to type Sitecore.Analytics.Model.Framework.IFacet

So, I refactored some code related to my custom facets. I pushed it to stage and it doesn't throw any errors (of course). I push it to production and it starts throwing this error over and over --...
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How to clean up date field values migrated from old Sitecore versions

After migrating content from Sitecore 6.5 I see dates staying not in canonical 8+ Sitecore format. Some samples (raw values) from my current project: 20140329T120917 - no Z at the end ...
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“String was not recognized as a valid DateTime” error

Images do not appear in Select Media dialog when I click Browse button in Image field. HTTP response from ItemWeb API that expected to return Images contains this error: String was not recognized ...
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Unicorn (2.0.4) issue when renaming items

We faced the following issue with Unicorn serialisation and I wanted to share it just in case someone has a better solution/workaround to it. We are using Unicorn 2.0.4 on a project where we cannot (...