I have a Component A which is embedded in another Component B. This nested behavior we may have up to 3 to 4 levels. Finally the last Component will be used on a Page.

My case is, I have to find the Page or published Component in publication level and republish them using the Core Service.

We are using SDL Tridion 2011 SP1, and a .Net client console application using the Core Service.

I have used the UsingItemsFilterData in the Core Service but it is returning me only the 1st level Components which are directly using Component A. Please let me know if there is any filter available which will help me with this?

  • When you say "embedded in", do you mean "linked from"? Jun 5, 2013 at 11:21
  • Yes Dominic, To be specific component A is a multimedia component, and component B contains component A as Multimedia Link. And there will be a Component C which contains Component B as Component Link Jun 5, 2013 at 12:52

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There is no perfect filter that does this. The closest thing I can think of is the ItemsFilterData with the Recursive property to True. However, this will simply get all the items in a given Publication/Folder/SG recursively through all nested subitems.

I think in your case you will need to get the ID of your level 1 Component, fetch that Component, get the ID of the next level and so on. Basically drill down until you get to the Component that's on a Page.

  • Thanks Nickoli, i am ready with this drill down recursive logic from client side as you said. I was just curious know if i am missing any recursive featured filter which will help me directly here. Jun 5, 2013 at 7:41

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