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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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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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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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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Re-serializing 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 its 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 ...
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Unicorn Transparent Sync Publish

I'm playing around with Unicorn and Transparent Sync. I've found it is pretty awesome, but I had some questions on best practices. Getting mixed signals for production use. I like the idea of ...
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Unicorn Serialized Files to Source Control?

How should I approach getting serialized items into source control? I have Unicorn sync down to my ~/App_Data/serialization/ so auto-publish does the deed, but how do you get changes if you're ...
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Unicorn writing to disk with Transparent Sync off

Unicorn version 3.2.0 The issue I am having is that in several environments when I update a item that is being controlled by Unicorn, it is updating the yml file on disk. The expected behavior is to ...
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Bad IL format in Unicorn

Unicorn 3.2 Sitecore 8.2 160729 When I sync, it crashes with this error. But only on a few projects. [A] master:/sitecore/templates/Feature/Navigation/_Navigable/Navigation/LinkTitle (230de8d4-f378-...
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Unable to cast object of type 'System.String' to type 'Unicorn.ControlPanel.Security.IUnicornAuthenticationProvider' Using automated Tool API

I am trying to run an automated Unicorn Sync on one of My Environments. I have the shared secret key in Unicorn.UI.Config after I had tried using the shared Unicorn.Sharedsecret.Config file with the ...
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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 (...
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Using Unicorn to Generate Glass Mapper Models

How can I use Unicorn to generate Glass Mapper models for my Sitecore items?
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Cannot save a Sitecore item. The error message says the parent item was not serialized

I have a really odd problem when saving a Sitecore item. Locally, everything is fine. However, when deployed to our dev environment (which uses the same db and SOLR instance), I get: The parent item ...
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Sync issues when Serialization (Unicorn 2.0.4) + Git + WFFM

We are using Unicorn 2.0.4 to serialize our forms (and other content). These files are then saved into our VSO Git repository. After editing several forms, with similar fields (The forms were ...
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Packaging up items from Unicorn into a Sitecore package

I have used TDS for most of my packages for deployment or creating modules for co-workers and friends. TDS is great at creating update packages. Is there a process to take all Unicorn items and ...

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