Expand-Token
Expands tokens in fields for items.

Syntax

Expand-Token [-Item] <Item> [-Language <String[]>]
Expand-Token [-Path] <String> [-Language <String[]>]
Expand-Token -Id <String> [-Database <String>] [-Language <String[]>]

Detailed Description

The Expand-Token command expands the tokens in fields for items.
Some example of tokens include:
  • $name
  • $time
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Parameters

-Language <String[]>

Language that will be processed. If not specified the current user language will be used. Globbing/wildcard supported.
Aliases
Text
Required?
false
Position?
named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input?
false
Accept Wildcard Characters?
false

-Item <Item>

The item to be processed.
Aliases
Text
Required?
true
Position?
1
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input?
true (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
Accept Wildcard Characters?
false

-Path <String>

Path to the item to be processed - additionally specify Language parameter to fetch different item language than the current user language.
Aliases
Text
Required?
true
Position?
1
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input?
false
Accept Wildcard Characters?
false

-Id <String>

Id of the the item to be processed - additionally specify Language parameter to fetch different item language than the current user language.
Aliases
Text
Required?
true
Position?
named
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input?
false
Accept Wildcard Characters?
false

-Database <String>

Database containing the item to be processed - can work with Language parameter to narrow the publication scope.
Aliases
Text
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.Data.Items.Item

Notes

Help Author: Adam Najmanowicz, Michael West

Examples

EXAMPLE 1

The following expands tokens in fields on the item.
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Get-Item -Path "master:\content\home" | Expand-Token
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EXAMPLE 2

The following expands tokens in fields on the item. If the standard value of the field contains a token we modify the field to the token so the expansion will work (Sitecore API does not expand if the field is the same as Standard Values and never modified).
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$tokens = @('$name', '$id', '$parentId', '$parentname', '$date', '$time', '$now')
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$item = Get-Item -Path "master:\content\home"
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$standardValueFields = Get-ItemField -Item $item -ReturnType Field -Name "*" `
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| Where-Object { $_.ContainsStandardValue }
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$item.Editing.BeginEdit()
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foreach ($field in $standardValueFields) {
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$value = $field.Value
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if ($tokens -contains $value) {
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$item[$field.Name] = $value
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}
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}
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$item.Editing.EndEdit()
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Expand-Token -Item $item
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