I have a scenario like component must be unpublished when the expiration date meet. am using core service to do that.

Suppose when a component published with template A & B, When I tried to un-publish the component by core service its un-publishing only last published .Means it’s un-publishing only the component with Template B. I want to un-publish completely with all templates it got published. Is there any way using core service?

sample code used:

ComponentData cData = csClient.Read("idhere", new ReadOptions()) as ComponentData;              
           PublishInfoData[] pubdatas = csClient.GetListPublishInfo(cData.Id);
           List<string> targets=new List<string>();
            UnPublishInstructionData unpubInstruction = new UnPublishInstructionData()
                ResolveInstruction = new ResolveInstructionData()
                    IncludeChildPublications = false,
                    Purpose = ResolvePurpose.UnPublish,
                RollbackOnFailure = true          

            foreach (PublishInfoData pdi in pubdatas)
               string repo= pdi.Repository.IdRef;

            csClient.UnPublish(new string[] { cData.Id }, unpubInstruction, targets.ToArray(), PublishPriority.Normal, new ReadOptions()); 

with addition to that FYI we are using deployer extension. i have found only one argument in instruction.XML when doing un-publish in the transport package





ComponentPresentation ComponentId="cmpidhere" TemplateId="tempidhere"


is this expected behavior ? my thought is it should have two with different template id. am i correct ?. if so is there any way i can correct this ?.

  • 2
    Hi Swami and welcome to Tridion Stack Exchange! Could you share your code for feedback and answers from the community? Unpublishing a Component should unpublish its dynamic Component Presentations (DCPs) and Pages that reference it (embedded statically). Nov 18, 2015 at 21:18
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    As Alvin highlighted, it will definitely help if you post a code snippet, Tridion version etc. Do you also observe the "above" behavior when you are using the CME to unpublish?
    – Shiva
    Nov 19, 2015 at 3:23
  • Thank you @Alvin,@Siva. please find the code used by me to unpublish
    – swami
    Nov 19, 2015 at 17:41
  • If you select the same Component in the Tridion GUI to UnPublish, then click the 'See items to UnPublish' button in the Publish Dialog, what do you see? Also, if you UnPublish the Component from the GUI, do both Component Presentations get UnPublished? I would assume the GUI uses the same or similar code as the Core Service does when UnPublishing....
    – robrtc
    Nov 25, 2015 at 18:43

1 Answer 1


@Alvin, You are correct. After digging in to our customization stuff I have found problem with our custom resolver. Thanks for your input.

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