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Questions tagged [unicorn]

Unicorn is a utility for Sitecore that solves the issue of moving templates, renderings, and other database items between Sitecore instances. All questions about the Unicorn module for Sitecore, should use this tag.

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Sitecore FakeDB Deserialisation and Unicorn

Using Sitecore 9.0.1, Im looking at using Sitecore Fake DB for unit testing. Im interested in using the Deserialisation extension so that I can test using content that's been serialised to disk ...
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Initial Unicorn sync slow: ~0.5 item/sec [closed]

My Unicorn (v4.0.7) sync is extremely slow, i.e. 30 minutes for ~1700 items. I am doing a first time sync, and have many templates. In the log file I am getting many "All caches have been cleared. ...
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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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Unable to sync page versions with Unicorn

While implementing workflow for our site, I stumbled upon a Unicorn issue. Creating a page works just fine, but when an editor goes to edit the page, and so creates a new version, Unicorn gives a ...
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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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Unicorn Sync task not working in DevOps

We have implemented CI/CD pipeline for project(Sitecore 9 Update-2 with SXA 1.7.1). we have added Unicorn Sync task also to sync sitecore items in CD pipeline in DevOps. while executing CD pipeline, ...
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Setting up HelixBase with Sitecore 9.1 and unsure how to run Unicorn

I am trying to follow the instructions for setting up the HelixBase solution, using these instructions. https://github.com/muso31/Helixbase Unfortunately on step 5 I'm a bit lost. What do I need to ...
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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 unable to update shared checkbox field from standard value

SC 9.0.1 Unicorn 4.0.4 To reproduce this error: Create a new template with a checkbox field marked shared Create a standard values item for this template and set this checkbox to checked Create an ...
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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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Unicorn Sync root notes only with some subitems

How can I tell Unicorn to sync the root item: "Sxp"? I am getting the following message, when I try to sync my items with /unicorn.aspx?verb=Sync&configuration=&skipTransparentConfigs=0 ...
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Copy just new content and BLOBs from Live Master to another Environment

We have a UAT and LIVE Sitecore environment that hosts multiple websites and we use unicorn to sync data. The solutions uses Helix and for each project we have transforms for unicorn serialization ...
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Clarification needed on the Rainbow.SFS.SerializationFolderPathMaxLength setting

I'm using Unicorn (v4.0.3, Rainbow v2.0). In the Rainbow.config it states the following for the Rainbow.SFS.SerializationFolderPathMaxLength property: Example: A value of "90" for this setting will ...
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How can we give the relative path in unicorn configuration file?

For Unicorn serialization currently i have given path like <targetDataStore physicalRootPath="C:\SitecoreProjects\Unicorn1\src\Project\Unicorn_Test\serialization" However its absolute source ...
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What is the benefit of including dependencies in Unicorn Configuration file

What is the benefit of including dependencies in Unicorn Configuration file. In what scenarios actually the dependencies are usefull. Example: <configuration name="Project.Example" ...
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How to do content Staging in Sitecore when using Unicorn

I've some problems in understanding how some technologies should work together in sitecore. When I am right is unicorn only here to sync developer definition items from dev to staging to live and ...
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How to use Unicorn for Content Staging

I've some problems in understanging how to setup unicorn for content Staging. First of all I've installed and setup unicorn so far for my developer Items I want to sync to my Staging server, that ...
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Cannot activate Unicorn.Roles.Loader.RoleLoader after unicorn 3 -> 4 upgrade

I've upgraded from Unicorn 3 to 4 by installing the nuget packages. It required a few config changes and it feels like this is just a config problem. However, I've looked at all the example configs ...
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Unicorn 3 - exclude childrenOfPath is slow

Using Unicorn 3.0, In my Unicorn serialisation config I have this: <include name="Content" database="master" path="/sitecore/content/AAA" > <exclude childrenOfPath="...
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Check boxes for Unicorn Sync on Helix Projects not shown

On my machine, I am able to sync all content across all Helix projects On my colleagues machine, she doesn't see any check boxes or projects at all with no error displayed. According to Kamsar, ...
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Syncing configurations in predefined sequence

I have Helix-Habitat based solutions which contains lots of Foundation and Feature projects. I want to set a sequence / order of modules to perform Unicorn sync. Can anybody guide me here?
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Is it possible to reserialize all via an URL call

I have a helix project configured to use unicorn. on our production environment the marketing team have been adding content for around 2 months so there are thousands of changes to the master database....
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Unicorn overlapping configuration issue

I have a unicorn configuration set up like this: <include name="Rules" database="master" path="/sitecore/system/Settings/Rules" > <exclude children="true"> <except name="...
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Exception when running step 05-Sync-Unicorn in Habitat - HMAC provided by client: MicroCHAP.SignatureResult

I have a Habitat Solution for Sitecore 9.0 Update 1. Trying to run auto Sync "05-Sync-Unicorn". when I ran this task, getting below warning in the log file: [Unicorn-Auth] CHAP authentication ...
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Generating same GlassMapper model classes without using TDS

In our project, we are using TDS to sync and serialize Sitecore items. We are also using TDS to generate GlassMapper model classes for all Sitecore Templates. But now, we are planning to use Unicorn ...
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Unicorn does not always install media items correctly

On occasions, Unicorn does not pick up changes to media items in Sitecore correctly. e.g. after installing a package of UAT content into my local environment the other day, I noticed that some of the ...
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Unicorn always serializes items which have fallback enabled

We recently started using Unicorn for synchronization in our project to sync content and templates. We are using Sitecore 8.2 (rev. 161221) and Unicorn 4.0.3 The issue we are facing is that every ...
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Remove unicorn messaging in content editor in CM

Is it possible to remove following message in the Content Editor while still allowing /unicorn.aspx to work? This item is controlled by Unicorn I don't want changes in the CM to be written down to ...
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Nested sc.variables in Unicorn configuration

I have some Unicorn configuration files which use a specific $variable for the physicalRootPath: physicalRootPath="$(sourceFolder)\foundation\Serialization\Serialization" Now I would like to have ...
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What are the differences between TDS Classic and Unicorn?

Disclaimer: I'm not looking for an opinion on which is better. My assumption is that the comparison is not apples to apples but there are obvious similarities. I've not found consolidated information ...
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Handle Unicorn Deploy Once in a Production Environment

So we've been successfully using Unicorn in a development only environment for the past few months. We have Content and Media Library items synced and always deployed which obviously shouldn't be the ...
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Unicorn - Is it possible to reserialize using powershell script? ps1

With this method https://sitecore.stackexchange.com/a/5588/1360, we can sync the content from FileSystem to Sitecore DB. Can we do the reverse? DB to FileSystem using something like "Reserialize-...
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Using unicorn for manual deployment on Dev/QA environments

I am trying do manually deploy unicorn serialized yml files into my QA server. But, I am getting exception even while loading the Sitecore instance. I have copied all the feature/foundation/project ...
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Unicorn sync targetDataStore error

Im using Sitecore 8.2 project with Unicorn for item syncronization. When I run the Gulp task, Im getting the following error. Missing value for Unicorn config node 'targetDataStore', 'type' ...
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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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Unicorn with Synthesis Solution in a Helix Implementation

We are having an issue with Synthesis and Unicorn in the same solution. I'm not sure if Helix really applies in this scenario but might be something to consider, since there are multiple projects and ...
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Unicorn: You cannot have a sparse serialized tree

I'm new to Unicorn, but recently we tried to add an item to a section that's been configured in Unicorn and we are getting the following error: The parent item of /sitecore/templates/Site/Foundation/...
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Sitecore Habitat Demo Repsitory [closed]

I have cloned Sitecore Demo repository from github. I have also cloned Sitecore Habitat repository with TDS from here. I have followed the steps mentioned for habitat and able to deploy solution ...
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Unicorn: Single setting to disable unicorn synchronisation

Is there a single Unicorn setting which can completely disable unicorn synchronisation for a Sitecore instance? At the moment if I want to turn off synchronisation, I just delete the App_Config\...
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How to use Unicorn for continuous deployment between environments (UAT, Prod, etc.)?

We are using Unicorn as sync mechanism for items between the dev machines.Currently we are manually deploying the yml files to different environments like SIT, UAT and PROD. Is it possible to use ...
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Error message trying to install Unicorn [closed]

We are happily running unicorn in VS2015 with Sitecore 8.2, but we need to bring in some items from a Sitecore 7.2 instance. Unfortunately I cannot get Unicorn to install via NuGet. Every time I try, ...
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Sync-Unicorn' errored “Cannot read property '0' of undefined at unicorn.js” error while setting up Habitat

I am setting up habitat and I was going to installation instructions. When I run “default” task from Visual Studio 2015 Task Runner Explorer, I get the following error. 00:04:18] '05-Sync-Unicorn' ...
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Sitecore Habitat Unicorn Sync Issue

I'm getting an error during the gulp step to sync Unicorn while trying to set up Habitat. Here is the error in the unicorn console: ERROR: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. (...
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Is it possible to reserialize a single item with Unicorn?

I had this issue when syncing a configuration on one of my projects: "You can resolve this warning by reserializing the master:/sitecore/content/Modules/Links/Charts/Chart 1/Symptoms/Results item, or ...
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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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Using Unicorn Transparent Sync

I am done with unicorn sync using gulp task provided in Sitecore habitat sample project. I need some clarification on below points. As per my understating, if transparent Sync is enabled then auto ...
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Sitecore Habitat - GULP is not running sync unicorn task and neither giving any error

In Sitecore habitat project, I am running task '05-Sync-Unicorn' in VS task running explorer but it does nothing and just displays "Starting '05-Sync-Unicorn'" in console (even doesn't produce any ...
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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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Error setting up Habitat instance of Sitecore with “Could not instantiate event handler.” error

While setting up an instance of the Habitat demo site, I have followed all the steps as in the past but when the Sync Unicorn Gulp task begins, it exits with the following error: Could not ...