I got error this "Empty publish transactions result in a warning" error, when i published the page from the parent publication and select the "Also Publish/Unpublish in Child Publications" publishing. any suggestion to resolve this issue.

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This means that for some reason the publish instruction resulted in 0 items to publish. Maybe the structure group is set to not be publishable, or some other reason. Pre Web 8 this would have been reported as a success, with 0 items published, which I think is worse :)

Might be worth running your publisher in debug (stop the publisher service then run tcmpublisher /debug) to find out why it is resulting in a 0 item transaction.

  • verified the structure group is set as publishable. parent publishing page published successful, but same page is failed in child publication. Dec 2, 2016 at 23:54
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    Did you have the option which only re-publishes items that are already published checked? If you di, and nothing had been published previously, you'd end up with 0 items Dec 3, 2016 at 0:23
  • Bear in mind that if the Structure group is localised, it can have a different setting for Publishable in the child. Dec 3, 2016 at 20:03
  • Dear Dominic, any idea different setting for Publishable in the child? Dec 5, 2016 at 17:42

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