I want to publish several components from a core service client application at the same time within a single publish transaction. I thought this post might tell me the answer, but while it gives some options (using custom resolvers/templating code) these are not applicable in my case, as the logic to choose which components to publish lies in the application code, and cannot be put in a resolver/template.

I noticed that if I use:

SessionAwareCoreServiceClient.Publish(string[] ids, 
       PublishInstructionData publishInstruction, string[] targets, 
       PublishPriority? priority, ReadOptions readOptions)

A separate transaction is created for each item and target combination. Is it possible to have all the items in one transaction per target?

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Currently adding multiple items into a single transaction can be accomplished in some scenarios.

  • In tridion 2013 you can group them in a bundle and publish the bundle, it will generate a single transaction.
  • Publish a Structure Group, it will generate a single transaction for all the organizational items within the Structure Group.

Unfortunately the source code you used as a sample will always create multiple transactions.

I hope this helps.

  • Thanks Eric. Will IncludeChildPublications really create a single transaction? I thought that different publications always had different transactions (as they could go to totally different deployers)
    – Will Price
    Jun 26, 2013 at 14:39
  • Hi Will, My understanding is that the same publication target should be configured in parents and children publications, so the item will eventually be published to the same target (same destinations) in a single transaction.
    – Eric Huiza
    Jun 26, 2013 at 14:43
  • 2
    No - you always get a different transaction per publishing context.
    – Nuno Linhares
    Jun 26, 2013 at 14:44
  • 1
    Thanks Nuno, it seems right, IncludeChildPublications will generate one transaction per publication context.
    – Eric Huiza
    Jun 26, 2013 at 14:53

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