I have a situation where I have to find out those publication targets which are deleted some time back in order to unpublish those components/pages which are published and now they are not being unpublished and further not able to delete. (In this case publication targets are not known) I am using coreservice 2011/2013.

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    Uhm as far as I know it's not possible to delete Publication Targets while there are items published to them. So exactly how did you delete them? Nov 18, 2016 at 11:08

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Well, As Peter K mentions in the comments it would be interesting to know how did you delete the Publication Targets.

But to fix your issue you can try:

  1. Get the Tcm Ids of the deleted Publication Targets (If somehow you can find those or you have it already)
  2. And then use Core Service to un-publish the items.

You can you below example function for it:

public void UnPublishComponent(string[] componentId, string[] targets, bool includeChildren)
            UnPublishInstructionData pub = new UnPublishInstructionData();
            pub.ResolveInstruction = new ResolveInstructionData() { IncludeChildPublications = includeChildren, IncludeComponentLinks = false };

            PublishTransactionData[] pubTranData = tridionClient.UnPublish(componentId, pub, targets, PublishPriority.High, null);
  • Thanks Saurabh. This I have already tried, but need to code, if I don't know the publication Targets.
    – Rahul Pal
    Nov 18, 2016 at 12:31
  • Thanks for the reply Peter, Actually I have got this situation, don't know how the other team in my company which were earlier doing this task has deleted the publication targets.
    – Rahul Pal
    Nov 18, 2016 at 12:33
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    Possibly DB hacking or they may have used some of the (many) "flaws" in the old COM API.
    – Nuno Linhares
    Nov 18, 2016 at 15:23

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