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Looking for powershell script that looks through Template files and updates them

So we have added multiple publishing DBs on our system that have an error deploying template files on deployments. I have a feeling its because the "Publishing Targets" are blank. When I ...
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Rendering variant does not render data if template is changed

Scenario: I have a template that has shared fields, now I got the requirement to provide multilingual support in few components. I can't change the shared field because data should be shared in other ...
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Best practice to create a template similar to existing but with different "Shared" value

I am using SXA Map component on my page and using one template "Office POI". This template have shared fields like Street, City, Pin etc. Items created on this template works perfectly on ...
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How to specify a datasource for a droplist field in sitecore 8.0 template

I am using Sitecore 8.0 where I have created a template with field droplist field type and I want to give datasource for it where it references another template datasource. And we have Multiple Sites ...
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Powershell script to update the template but to retain all renderings and fields

I need to change the template of multiple items in a folder but need to retain the field values and rendering and layout details. I was able to change the template and retain the field values. But how ...
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Change the template and retain the field value (internal link to a general link)

I have a template and it is inherited. I have a field called website. I need to change the website field from internal link to a general link. When i do that, I loose all the values. How can i retain ...
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Site specific source for droptree field type

I have an sxa multisite solution where a template has been used across 2 sites. The template has a droptree field with source in template as /sitecore/content/tenant/site1/data/tag. However, when I ...
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Checkbox showing on Bizfx but not in Sitecore

I am able to see Checkbox on Bizfx but when I do the Update Data Templates in Sitecore then its showing Single-Line Text rather than a Checkbox This is the code to add a property. I have declared it ...
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Command template not available on the home item's insert options

I have created a command template and I want to create an item using that command template under the home item. I have assigned that command template on the insert options of the home item's template ...
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Programmatically get source of a Template Field

I have field in Template like Multilist with Search and Treelist with search. In these fields in the source a start search location is specified as below: I need to find out all templates ...
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I need to add SXA Page Content component to standard values of template

I created a custom template to use with the SXA Page Content component. On the standard values > presentation > details, I selected the Page Content control and I want to use a custom variant (...
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What is the best JSS template field naming convention

What is the best practice for naming the template fields in Sitecore JSS? Layout service is not making any changes to the filed names when returning JSON response so it seems quite natural to use ...
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Sitecore Powershell script for moving bunch of fields to template section

We are trying to refactor few of the Sitecore templates. We need some help with powershell script. Is there any way to pull bunch of fields (around 70-80) to different template sections. Manual pull ...
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Select Template before create Promo

I have multiple promo template in template folder, may i know how to allow user to select a promo template before they create a promo in Experience editor? This is my Promo Template. But in ...
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Clone SXA Carousel; Unable to change the Carousel Slide Item rendering variant

I'm working to create a clone of the Carousel Composite component. I've been able to update the Datasource and Rendering parameter templates for my use cases. However, I'm unable to change the ...
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Is it possible that two items based on the same template will not have the same fields?

I think ideally it is not possible but got confused when reading Sitecore's 9.3 learning module where this scenario is marked as true. I wanted to inform on this but before doing so thought of ...
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How can a previously removed component be fully restored from standard values?

When a component coming from a template has been removed from a page item, it can be restored by resetting layouts from standard values. However, if changes are made to the component at the template ...
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Why are page components getting bumped to bottom of components list after template is deployed?

After a particular template is deployed during a release, page level components are getting bumped to the bottom of the components list on page final layout. We've pulled that template from getting ...
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JSS Field naming convention

Will or should Sitecore automatically sanitize field names when serialising them as part of the layout service or do we need ensure we define fields in Sitecore using a consistent format? e.g. would "...
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Set the field value always to "en" language version value when setting the field from versioned field to shared field

Setting an existing field "shared" from "versioned" on the template always sets the most recent language version value for that field in the items of that template type. Is there some way to always ...
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Changing the display name of field in the template does not reflect the name at item level

I had created a template in Sitecore 9.0.2 named as XYZ, and had a field in that named as "Test". Now the client wants to change the name of the field "Test" to "Test1". I changed the display name ...
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Multilist datasource query that filters only items where a field contains the ID of the item being edited

Here's the scenario. We have a list of FAQs and each FAQ can be assigned to one or more categories. This is done via a Multiselect in the FAQ item template. But we are now redesigning our FAQ ...
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Templatized Personalization that is configurable by content authors

I have clients who would like to put personalization on components that exist on a multitude of pages, like a side bar on thought leadership or news, to get the most visibility of the personalization. ...
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Enforce Site-Wide Alternate Text Validation On General Link Fields

I am working on Sitecore version 9.1. When attempting to insert a link using the general link field, the user is prompted to enter the following information: In an effort to enforce accessibility on ...
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How to get Sitecore template branches to use default language?

We are trying to use Sitecore template branches to create templates for different pages, i.e. "About us", "Contact", "Faq" etc. In that way, we hope to ease the job of the Sitecore editor, when they ...
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page template and his base template instance items

I have an Item in Sitecore, and I know it's derived from a certain base template. I have that base template ID, but I want to get the instance of this base template that is part of my page. I want it ...
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How do I create datasource for field type Name Value List?

I feel like I'm missing something obvious - but I want to use the Name Value List field type so the user can select from a list of values. How/where do I create the dynamic values that would populate ...
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Setting subitem sorting value on Template?

Using Sitecore 9.1.1 SXA 1.8.1. I have a page type where I want its children to always be sorted in reverse. I know that I can select the page and apply the sorting that way: I was hoping I could ...
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Base Templates are deployed without any language version

We have very bizare issue with our deployment. Project contains of multiple templates and we recently (couple of months ago) introduced couple of base templates. We have prefixed them with underscore,...
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Is it possible to inherit insert options from multiple base templates?

I'm trying to inherit insert options from two templates. I created a template item and set both of the templates as base templates in the Data section. However, only the first base templates insert ...
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Is there a pipeline/processor or way to have dynamic Field Titles for fields shared across multiple templates?

Preamble: Sitecore supports having content editors see a customized field title, however this field title is shared across every item that inherits this item. For Image Fields I'd like to indicate ...
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Standard template fields not showing in inherited templates

I have created a template which inherits the standard template. Then I created an item using this template but the item not showing any fields from the standard template. Is there anything more I need ...
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Enabling Item Language Fallback for SXA component datasources

In our Sitecore instance we have a number of different languages, and we have enabled item level language fallback. We have enabled item level fallback on all of our page templates, and this works as ...
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Is it possible to link all contents of a media folder on a page?

New to working with sitecore, and not really sure if what I'm looking into trying to do is even possible. I certainly can't figure it out myself. In short, I want a page which will list all the ...
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Sitecore populating date field with yesterday's date via $date token

I have a date field in one of my templates who's default value is $date. When I create an item using that template, the raw value is 20190522Z, but when I view it not raw I see it as yesterday's date ...
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Sorting Template Sections from inherited Base Templates

Sitecore 9.1 installation. I have a template called Person. This template has a number of Sections defined in the Template itself, and some that are inherited from Base Templates. One said Base ...
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What is the most basic kind of item/template that can exist in Sitecore?

I have a need to store simple string values in the Sitecore content tree. I am thinking i'd like to create the most basic kind of Sitecore item with the least amount of fields. But, if I select [...
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What is the importance of setting up icons on templates [closed]

I was looking up what the competencies are for Sitecore 9.1 examination and stumbled upon this blog where one of the stated competencies under Templates is as followed: State the importance of ...
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Inherit child template to the parent template using Powershell

I have 2 templates: Template A: PersonalTemplate Template B: PrivateTemplate Here I want to inherit Template B in Template A using the PowerShell script.
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MultiList with Search not showing items for non-admins

There is a related item that suggests providing read access to /sitecore/system/Settings/Buckets/Item Buckets Settings, which I've done. That at least removes the loading icon from the left shuttle ...
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How to bulk-create template items automatically?

In Sitecore project, how would you bulk-create template items? What we usually do is to write internal-design document, which defines Item Name, Item Path, Section Name, and Field Name in Excel ...
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Any way to filter a treelist with just the source property of the template field?

I have a treelist that I'm pointing at a folder for items, which works fine, but when I attach some kind of filtering clause, like /*[@@tid='{ID}'] it just defaults to the root of the sitecore content ...
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Multiple queries for a droplink - removing duplicates

So, I have multiple organizations content on my site, they are all grouped into a regional content area, and I also have a global content area. One of my templates looks into a folder that has a ...
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Right Click on media library folder does not offer Upload File option

I have a user that has create permissions for certain folders in the media library, but when I log in as that user and right-click on the folder, all I see is the create folder option. If I click on ...
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Default value "choose..." for droplist

This is what I'm looking for: I have a droplist item that is looking in a particular folder for values to include. However, I would like to specify a default of "Choose..." Is it possible to do ...
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How do I create a template that contains proprietary components? [closed]

I need some advice about creating a template. I need to create a template with all the components on the page, each component has to be unique and not related to another copy (asides from header, ...
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How to make a empty field behave like a null field value when it comes to standard values?

By default, standard values are only applied to a template field if its value is null. I heard during the Sitecore Developer Foundation training that we can configure it so that an empty field would ...
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Is it possible to create sub-sections within your field sections?

Is there a way to create sections within your field sections? - Field Section - Field For example I would like the following template setup to be like this: - Header - Header Title - ...
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Rendering cloning | item fields are not as per their template

Environment: Sitecore 9.0.2 + SXA 1.7.1 What I am doing: The field labels of the inbuilt templates and renderings provided by SXA were not compatible with my requirement. So, I started with creating a ...
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Checking for a checkbox rendering parameter value in view

I have a view that works fine to display rendering parameters for a title and body of a widget, however, I've added a checkbox field to the rendering items for that template and when I try to use it ...
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