New-ExplicitItemSource

Creates new Explicit Item Source that can be added to a Sitecore package.

Syntax

New-ExplicitItemSource [-Item <Item>] [-Name] <String> [[-SkipVersions]] [-InstallMode <Undefined | Overwrite | Merge | Skip | SideBySide>] [-MergeMode <Undefined | Clear | Append | Merge>]

Detailed Description

Creates new Item source that can be added to a Sitecore package. This source only includes items explicitly added to it and not their children.

© 2010-2016 Adam Najmanowicz - Cognifide Limited, Michael West. All rights reserved. Sitecore PowerShell Extensions

Parameters

-Item  <Item>

The item to be added to the source. If used in pipeline after e.g. Get-Item the source is created once all items are piped into it.

Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-Name  <String>

Name of the item source.

Aliases
Required? true
Position? 1
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-SkipVersions  <SwitchParameter>

Add this parameter if you want to skip versions of the item from being included in the source and only include the version provided.

Aliases
Required? false
Position? 2
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-InstallMode  <InstallMode>

Specifies what installer should do if the item already exists. Possible values:

   - Undefined - User will have to choose one of the below. But they probably don't really know what should be done so not a preferable option.
   - Overwrite - All versions of the old item are removed and replaced with all versions of the new item. This option basically replaces the old item with new one.
   - Merge - merge with existing item. How the item will be merged is defined with MergeMode parameter
  • Skip - All versions remains unchanged. Other languages remains unchanged. All children remains unchanged.
     - SideBySide - all new item will be created. 
    
Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

-MergeMode  <MergeMode>

Specifies what installer should do if the item already exists and InstallMode is specified as Merge. Possible values:

   - Undefined - User will have to choose one of the below. But they probably don't really know what should be done so not a preferable option.
   - Clear - All versions of the old item are removed and replaced with all versions of the new item. This option basically replaces the old item with new one. Other language versions (those which are not in the package) are removed but only for items which are in the package. All child items which are not in the package keep other language versions. All child items which are in the package are changed.
   - Append - All versions of the new item are added on top of versions of the previous item. This option allows for further manual merge because all history is preserved, so user can see what was changed. Other languages remains unchanged. All child items which are not in the package keep other language versions. All child items which are in the package are changed.
   - Merge - All versions with the same number in both packages are replaced with versions from installed package. All versions which are in the package but not in the target are added. All versions which are not in the package but are in the target remains unchanged. This option also preserves history, however it might overwrite some of the changes. Other languages remains unchanged. All child items which are in the package are changed. 
Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false
Accept Wildcard Characters? false

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • Sitecore.Data.Items.Item

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Sitecore.Install.Items.ExplicitItemSource

Notes

Help Author: Adam Najmanowicz, Michael West

Examples

EXAMPLE

Following example creates a new package, adds content/home item and all of its children to it and saves it in the Sitecore Package folder + gives you an option to download the saved package.


# Create package
       $package = new-package "Sitecore PowerShell Extensions";

# Set package metadata
       $package.Sources.Clear();

       $package.Metadata.Author = "Adam Najmanowicz - Cognifide, Michael West";
       $package.Metadata.Publisher = "Cognifide Limited";
       $package.Metadata.Version = "2.7";
       $package.Metadata.Readme = 'This text will be visible to people installing your package'

# Add content/home and all of its children to the package
$source = Get-Item 'master:\content\home' | New-ExplicitItemSource -Name 'Home Page' -InstallMode Overwrite
$package.Sources.Add($source);

# Save package
       Export-Package -Project $package -Path "$($package.Name)-$($package.Metadata.Version).zip" -Zip

# Offer the user to download the package
       Download-File "$SitecorePackageFolder\$($package.Name)-$($package.Metadata.Version).zip"

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