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What's the best migration strategy for 6.5 to 8.2?

In a few weeks, I'll start a migration project of a Sitecore 6.5 site to an 8.2 site. At that time the Express Migration Tool will only support 7.2 to 8.2, so the rest will be a manual process. I ...
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Dependency Injection migration path to 8.2

With native support for Dependency Injection in Sitecore 8.2, what is the easiest path for upgrading from previous versions in solutions utilizing a third party DI framework (Castle Windsor, ...
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How to handle xDB during a Sitecore upgrade?

This may be a vague question or too broad for Stack Exchange, but I will try it anyway. We are doing an upgrade from v7.5 to v8.1-3. We are using a hosted instance of Mongo called ObjectRocket from ...
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What is the best practice for managing Web.config changes in a solution?

To my knowledge, it is considered a best practice not to include any of Sitecore's out-of-the-box configuration files into Visual Studio web projects. The reason being, if you handle all configuration ...
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Are there any specific reserved field names that shouldn't be used in Sitecore?

I'm working on a project in which we are upgrading an instance of Sitecore from v6.6 to v8.1. The original code built on top of v6.6 is directly accessing the Sitecore.Data API (as opposed to Glass ...
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Some Experience Editor icons are missing after upgrade to 9.0 Update 1

After upgrading from 8.1 Update 3 to latest 9.0 Update 1 a lot of icons are missing in the Experience Editor, but not all. For example on the PRESENTATION tab only the Preview and Normal icons are ...
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Sitecore 8.2 upgrade to Sitecore 9.0

Is there any tool like Express migration tool available to migrate from Sitecore 8.2 to Sitecore 9.0? Sitecore 8.2 have MongoDB but on Sitecore 9.0 no mongoDB and we have Xconnect so how the analytics ...
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Any Guidelines to choose between SQL or Mongo for xDB on Sitecore 9?

Want to check if we have any guidelines (metrics) helpful to decide either Mongo or SQL will be good fit while Upgrading to Sitecore 9, especially if the current version in below 7.5 (No Mongo). ...
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Does Sitecore 9.1 support WFFM?

We have Sitecore 8.2 with WFFM forms, can we use the same forms with Sitecore 9.1 when we upgrade?
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Where do upgrade packages go to when uploaded?

When you are upgrading Sitecore you install an upgrade package using the update installation wizard located here: http://yourhost/sitecore/admin/UpdateInstallationWizard.aspx Where does it go to when ...
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Can ECM 2.2 be upgraded with analytics data to EXM 3.3 at all?

After reading this written by Sitecorehacker on the Sitecore Slack channel I fell off my seat: "The "upgrade" from 3.2 to 3.3.. goes silent and walks away I kid, but not really. The upgrade form 3.2 ...
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Tracking for profile not working after upgrade

After migrating from Sitecore 8.0 update 3 to Sitecore 9 update 1 using Sitecore Express Migration Tool 3.1, I have completed: Rebuild search index Rebuild link databases Deploy marketing definitions ...
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Possible Upgrade Strategy

I'm wondering about a certain Sitecore Upgrade strategy. It seems like i have 2 options to upgrade: Perform all the upgrade actions manually ( at the very least time-intensive ) Create a new ...
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“No parameterless constructor defined for this object” after upgrade to Sitecore 8.2

We have upgraded our platform to Sitecore 8.2 recently and in the preview we are getting below error. We disabled all glass mapper related config. No parameterless constructor defined for this object....
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Converting users to contacts when upgrading from v7.5 to v8.0

We have a v7.5 instance that we are going to upgrade to v8.1-3. Current we have ECM 2.2 installed and we have used it a bit. We have a large number of users that have been imported in to the system ...
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Sitecore Commerce Upgrade path

Sitecore regularly provides new releases for Sitecore Commerce and Upgrade Guides. As far as I can see, if you need to upgrade XC 9 Initial Release to the latest version, you need to upgrade Commerce ...
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Upgrade path from Integrated Dynamic Placeholders to Sitecore 9 Dynamic Placeholders (OOTB)

Does anyone have a SPE script that could be used to upgrade the rendering parameters of existing content to the new dynamic placeholder style required for Sitecore 9 Dynamic placeholders? We used to ...
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Upgrade to Sitecore 8.x from 6.x

The short version is that we have Sitecore 6.x running right now. It was put into place about 3 or 4 web developers ago. I'm currently without a dedicated web developer, though I've got someone I'm ...
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Problems while installing an update package

I'm upgrading sitecore from 8.0 update 3 to update 7. I have already used this package while upgrading locally with no issues. when I install this package(Sitecore 8.0 rev. 160115.update) using the ...
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Login programmatically in Sitecore 8.2

We are upgrading from 6.4 to 8.2 and we have some custom login pages for several clients. I used to be able to do something like this: if ( (System.Web.Security.Membership.GetUser(usernameBox.Text)....
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Sitecore data migration strategy

I need to migrate the data from old non structured sitecore system into new helix based information architecture. So this is not exactly "as is as"migration of content tree. We need to create new ...
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Upgrade from 7.5 to 8.1 Update 3

We are currently running version Sitecore.NET 7.5 (rev. 141003) and would like to upgrade to Sitecore 8.1 Update 3. Does it make sense to do an incremental upgrade in the following order? Sitecore....
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after upgrade from 6.5 to 7.2 Item.Editing.EndEdit() no longer fires event

We have a solution that was upgraded from 6.5 to 7.2. After this upgrade we are having issues where Item.Editing.EndEdit() no longer triggers item:saving/item:saved events. Therefore changes made to ...
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How do I handle duplicate jQuery references when using Experience Forms?

We have started migrating from WFFM to Experience Forms on Sitecore 9.0.1. I've hit an issue with jQuery reference clashes and would like to know the best way to solve it. I started by following the ...
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Is there a way to downgrade Sitecore 8.2 update 5 to Sitecore 8.2 update 2?

I need to downgrade from Sitecore 8.2 update 5 to Sitecore 8.2 update 2 due issues in a specific package on my solution as it seems it does not support Sitecore 8.2 update 5 yet. Is there any path ...
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Glass Cast issues after upgrading from Sitecore 7.2 to 8.2

So, I upgraded a Sitecore solution from 7.2 to 8.2. All works well, except for the site. I keep on getting the error in my views like the one below: The model item passed into the dictionary is of ...
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Sitecore 8.2 Update 6 Upgrade Question

Question on 8.2 updated-6 upgrade, the documentation states: "If you are upgrading from Sitecore 8.1 rev. 151003 (Initial Release) or later, you can upgrade directly to Sitecore 8.2 rev. 171121 (...
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xconnect 9.0.2 can not connect to SQL server

We have recently upgraded Sitecore from 9.0.1 to 9.0.2 Sitecore website works fine, but checked xconnect logs - lots of exceptions like A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while ...
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Is Website\App_Config\Include\Sitecore.Upgrade82.config required after upgrading to Sitecore 9.x?

On our Sitecore 9.0.x environments we have a file at Website\App_Config\Include\Sitecore.Upgrade82.config with the following contents. <configuration xmlns:patch="http://www.sitecore.net/xmlconfig/...
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Sitecore Log Viewer: Application access denied for all users including admin after upgrade

I'm getting a Sitecore.Exceptions.AccessDeniedException: Application access denied. exception when opening the Log Viewer, even though my user is Administrator. I have upgraded the project from 7.2 to ...
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Best way to upgrade from Sitecore 8.0 Update 2 to 8.2 Update 1

I want to upgrade a Sitecore environment ( 8.0 Update 2 to 8.2 Update 1 ). I recently went to a general Sitecore Presentation and there they mentioned that i could use a new Upgrade tool. I found this ...
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What is the Identifier Source of a Contact After Upgrading to 9 / xConnect?

In Sitecore 8.x, when a contact is identified, it's done so just on a single string like an email address or username. In Sitecore 9.x (more specifically xConnect) when a contact is identified, there ...
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How can I find out if a support dll is still needed when upgrading?

When upgrading to a new Sitecore version, what is the quickest way to see if support dll's are still needed, apart from removing them and testing if everything still works? Does Sitecore have a page ...
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Error in loading WebEditCommand after upgrade from 7.5 to 8.0

We are in process of upgrading incrementally from 7.5 to 8.1. After upgrading from 7.5 to 8.0. When we try to access the content editor, index manager we get the below error. Please see screenshots ...
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Add Component buttons positioned offscreen after upgrade

I recently upgraded one of our Sitecore sites from 8.0 to 8.1 update 3, which mostly went smoothly. Since the upgrade, in Experience Editor when adding components, the "Add component" buttons aren't ...
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Upgrading from 7.2 to 8.2

We are upgrading from Sitecore 7.2 to 8.2. In 7.2, we have many sublayouts (.ascx controls). What's the best practice on upgrading those? Should we just migrate the site with the sublayouts or do we ...
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Express Migration Tool Archived Items

I'm upgrading a site from Sitecore 6.5 SP2 to Sitecore 8.2 Update 4. When running the Express Migration Tool (version 2.0) it isn't migrating over archived items. I've tried doing a SQL insert to ...
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How do I rebuild the Quick Search Index in Sitecore 8.2?

I've upgraded my solution from sitecore 8.1 Update 1 to Sitecore 8.2 initial release. After finishing the upgrade, and configuration changes, I opened the launchpad to rebuild Quick Search Index, I ...
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System XML exception for rendering after upgrade

We recently upgraded to Sitecore 9.0 Update-1 from Sitecore 8.2 update 2. When accessing one of the pages in Experience Editor, we get the following error for one of the renderings used for page ...
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Can Azure Search be combined with on premises Sitecore hosting?

We are preparing a Sitecore upgrade and looking into Azure Search for indexing. Can anyone tell me if Azure Search can be comined with on premises hosting? Or do you need to host Sitecore in Azure to ...
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OutOfMemoryException running the 8.1->8.2 upgrade wizard

On Step 3 of 1.2.3 in the upgrade guide, I'm getting a System.OutOfMemoryException pointing to Sitecore.Update.Utils.FileUtils.SerializeFile(Stream stream, String location) +137. Installation wizard ...
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How to solve Device Detection 404 Not Found error in Sitecore 9.0.2?

I'm currently working on a Sitecore upgrade for my company but have found that the device detection is causing huge slow down. Disabling the device detection speeds things right along but while ...
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Could not find configuration node: marketingDefinitions/funnel/funnelStepTypeResolver

I am trying to upgrade from Sitecore 8.1 update 4 to Sitecore 8.2 update 2. I am on Solr 6.1 and while doing the upgrade we are getting the below error: Could not find configuration node: ...
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Glass.Mapper.MapperException Message: Failed to map field

While integrating castle windsor into sitecore 8.2 project with glass.mapper, we are getting below error when it was trying to map Internal Link field type. Is there any specific version of glass ...
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Sitecore upgrade from 8.1 Update-3 to 9 Update-1

Currently we are running Sitecore 8.1 Update 3 and planning for sitecore 9 Update-1 upgrade. We have following set up currently: 1 CM server 1 Processing server 4 CD server 3 SolR/Zookeeper ...
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Cannot read property 'context' of undefined

After migration from Sitecore 8.2 Update-5 to Sitecore 9 Update-1 I see JavaScript error in Experience Editor mode. For example: I have a content page. Under content page I'm storing datasource ...
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Unable to upgrade sitecore nuget 8. 2 to 9.0.1

Goal is to upgrade our sitecore VS solution from 8.2 update 1 to sitecore 9 update 1. Thought this would be easier but I keep getting this error below when trying to upgrade my sitecore nuget ...
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How to check Sitecore.xDB.base in license file?

I am upgrading Sitecore 8.0 to 8.1. In Sitecore 8.1 Sitecore.xDB.base key is required. So how can i check that Sitecore.xDB.base key is exists in license file?
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Upgrading from 8.1 to 8.2 having an error

this is the error that I get in log files. ERROR Could not resolve type name: Sitecore.Pipelines.Loader.ShowHistory, Sitecore.Kernel (method: Sitecore.Configuration.DefaultFactory.CreateFromTypeName(...
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How can i get away with NOT publishing site after Sitecore 8.1 upgrade?

I'm looking to upgrade our production environment to 8.1 initial, then 8.1 update 3. Unfortunately, one of the last steps is doing a full publish of the site. My problem is that our Content Authors ...