Jason St-Cyr
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OnPublishEndAsync not triggering on CD Server
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The most likely issue here is the scalability settings for the instance names. Scalability settings allow your different instances to listen to the shared event queue and know which ones to respond to....

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Where should I store data source items?
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In my opinion, these are the scopes you need to consider: Global (across multiple sites) Site (across an entire site) Pillar/Section (used across an entire subtree of a site) Page (Used only on this ...

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How to apply Site specific workflow in Sitecore?
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If the workflows are not drastically different, you can achieve 'site-specific' workflow via content security. Step 1: Workflow security Create a single workflow definition with some generic access ...

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xConnect The HTTP response was not successful: Unauthorized
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UPDATE: Added mark's solution to help those looking for answers. I can think of a few possible reasons you are getting an unauthorized issue: Your thumbprint or certificate is not properly installed ...

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Sitecore 9 hardware requirements
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At the time of writing, the only official guidelines for hardware are the standalone on-premise installation in the installation guide and the the ARM templates topologies: https://kb.sitecore.net/...

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Service based architecture in sitecore
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Yes, it is possible to achieve your architecture using Sitecore. There are a few options for you here to do headless implementations, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, and different ...

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Can I change the order of components in placeholder based on personalization?
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A less ideal, but easier to implement solution, would be to personalize both the datasource and the rendering (assuming these are different types of components). Assuming you have a placeholder with ...

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Sitecore 8.2 upgrade to Sitecore 9.0
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You can find the downloads for the migration/upgrade tools on the Sitecore 9 release page: Sitecore 9.0 Initial Release Downloads Since you are on 8.2, you can use the 'upgrade' package there. ...

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What do the release notes for the Express Migration Tool mean when they refer to "etalon"?
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I would like to think that it is based on the race car from Sleeping Dogs: http://sleepingdogs.wikia.com/wiki/Etalon A high-speed vehicle based on a Danish supercar? Sounds about right for the ...

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Change field type from Droplist to Droplink
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You cannot use the existing data directly to go from drop list to droplink as they stored data differently. Droplist has the display name, and droplink has the GUID of the item. In order to convert, ...

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TDS workflow when content items need to be deployed
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In my world I try to make sure templates are controlled by the development team so that we always deploy those. That allows us to make minor changes across the board without worrying about deployment ...

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Is the Sitecore plugin for Stylelabs DAM compatible with SXA?
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Version 1.0 of the plugin was released with compatibility for 8.2.7, 9.0, and 9.1. The SXA editor in these versions does not support using the plugin. SXA can be installed in the same instance, but ...

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Getting exception "Sync token is no longer valid for [Contacts] / [Interactions] table" with xConnect Search Indexer
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I ran into this a while ago but could not figure out how to fix it without a full reinstall. However, recently @ezlateva and @jflarente figured out that you can fix this issue with an index rebuild ...

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Duplicate Sitecore ID's found in files when using TDS
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I also ran into this issue when I had an item in Sitecore that had the same path as the item in TDS but a different ID. Look at your Content Tree and see if something is there with the same path and ...

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How to link to a different language version
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The out of the box links don't specify language at all, so there is no way with an internal item reference to specify a specific language. The link is tied at the item level, not the version. ...

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Is Virtual user concept available in XM version?
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Yes, you can use virtual users in XM: Sitecore also supports Virtual Users, which is a transient user account system that you can use, for example, when integrating with custom authentication ...

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Sitecore Licensing - Can i use Dev licence to set up Dev-Int, QA, UAT instance?
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Always ask this question to your Sitecore Sales rep If you are working at a customer, your sales rep is the only person who can definitively look at your license agreement and validate if it covers ...

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What's the difference between a Sitecore Certified Associate Developer and a Sitecore Certified Professional Developer?
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The text you reference from the Exam Study Guide was at one point the intended structure for the certification program. There was a desire to create different levels, with Associate at the initial ...

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sitecore_analytics_index on Sitecore 9
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You are correct, this is no longer an index in Sitecore 9. It has been replaced by the xDB collection index. This is probably a left-over setting that was missed. Per the latest documentation: ...

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Sitecore 9 EXM - where is it?
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EXM is slated for delivery in the next update for 9.0. It was not part of the initial release. 9.0 update 1 should be available soon, but right now if you need EXM functionality today you need to ...

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Package installation wizard slow on our servers
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I have seen similar slow-downs in Azure talking to Azure SQL. It seems to be related to the number of database calls made by the installation wizard and general network latency. When you execute ...

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MongoDB historical data and data truncation
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Grant Killian wrote on his blog about using MongoDB TTL (Time to Live) Indexes to continuously purge xDB data based on an interval. The crux of the post that pertains to this: MongoDB supports “...

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Where to place Custom XConnect Model file in Azure
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You will want to refer to the 'Deploy a custom model' documentation for your version. This link is for 10.0: https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/100/sitecore-experience-platform/en/deploy-a-custom-...

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What should I expect in the MVP nomination or first-time application process?
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AUTHOR NOTE: This answer was previously for a question specifically about what the requirements were for a Commerce MVP, and was merged here. This is why it does not seem to directly address the ...

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mutated vowel in display name and don't show it in the generated url
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In general, when using the out of the box functionality and fields , you can specify the display name to any value you like for the URL. It appears you have already configured your Link Provider to ...

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Can we use partner license for UAT and Test Environment?
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If you are a partner, you can find details about the partner license outlined on SPN here: http://spn.sitecore.net/Partner%20Resources/Partner%20License.aspx The partner license statement on SPN ...

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Why Xdb.Collection.Shard0, Xdb.Collection.Shard1 and Xdb.Collection.ShardMapManager databases in Sitecore 9 are not Partially Contained?
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xConnect uses a change tracking functionality which requires a SQL User so it can access multiple databases. For this reason, contained database authentication cannot be used on the xDB Collection ...

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Upgrade Sitecore 7.2 SQL Analytics Database to Sitecore 9.0
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I'm not sure if this would even work, or if the data would even make sense. The analytics data model from DMS in 7.2 is nothing like what xDB is now in 9.0. Even if you could somehow run tools to go ...

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How best can you scale xConnect to handle high traffic?
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TLDR: It depends. TLDR++: Scale based on which service you are finding is the bottleneck. If you increase web apps, you might introduce a bottleneck at the database layer. If you add more shards, you ...

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What is the preferable way to get contact information out of xConnect and to a consumer?
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The purpose of the xConnect services layer is specifically for you to be able to accomplish this type of querying directly, without any need to involve your content delivery instances. xDB is still ...

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