I have written a plugin for SDL Translation Management Service which should add the UserData for the creator of the TranslationJob to the resolved items:

    public void TranslationJob_Resolved(object sender, ResolvedItemsEventArgs e)
        // Create a duplicate IEnumerable to make modifications to the resolved items
        List<ResolvedItem> resolvedItems = e.Items.ToList();

            // Retrieve the translation job
            TranslationJob translationJob = sender as TranslationJob;

            if (translationJob != null)
                // Retrieve the creator TcmUri
                TcmUri creatorUri = translationJob.CreatorUri;

                // Use the CoreService to retrieve the creator TcmItem
                UserData userItem = CoreServiceFactory.Get<UserData>(creatorUri.ToString());

                if (userItem != null)
                    Logger.Log("User Item found for: " + userItem.Title);

                    // Create a new tcmUri to set the publication to 0
                    TcmUri tcmUri = new TcmUri(creatorUri.ItemId, creatorUri.ItemType, 0, creatorUri.Version);

                    // Validate the user and create a TcmItem
                    TcmItem tcmItem = new TcmItem(tcmUri);

                    // Add the creator TcmItem to the translation job resolved items
                    ResolvedItem resolvedItem = new ResolvedItem(tcmItem, translationJob);

        catch(Exception ex)
            Logger.Log("Unexpected error: {0}", ex);

        // Assign the modified IEnumerable
        e.Items = resolvedItems;

An exception is thrown when trying to initialise a new ResolvedItem object:

Tridion.TranslationManager.DomainModel.TcmClientException: Invalid context Publication specified in URI: tcm:115-19-65552. Expecting: 0. ---> System.ServiceModel.FaultException`1[Tridion.ContentManager.CoreService.Client.CoreServiceFault]: Invalid context Publication specified in URI: tcm:115-19-65552. Expecting: 0.

I am struggling to determine why the publication component of the TcmId is 115 despite me explicitly setting it to 0 for the tcmUri.

Can anyone provide any guidance on why this is happening and how I can resolve it?

  • One thought we had was that the TranslationJob determines the context publication and doesn't support components that can't be blueprinted such as UserData... Hopefully this isn't the case.
    – John Askew
    Dec 16, 2014 at 11:14

1 Answer 1


The public constructor for ResolvedItem manipulates the publication of the TcmItem.

public ResolvedItem(TcmItem sourceItem, TranslationJob job)
  if (sourceItem == null)
    throw new LocalizableArgumentNullException("sourceItem");
  if (job == null)
    throw new LocalizableArgumentNullException("job");
  this._job = job;
  TcmUri tcmUri = new TcmUri(sourceItem.InternalTcmItem.TcmUri.UriInPublication(job.InternalTranslationJob.ContextItemUri));
  TcmItem tcmItem = tcmUri.PublicationId == sourceItem.Uri.PublicationId ? sourceItem : new TcmItem(tcmUri);
  Tridion.TranslationManager.DomainModel.TcmUri publicationUriFromItemUri = Utilities.GetPublicationUriFromItemUri(sourceItem.Uri.WrappedTcmUri);
  this._resolvedItem = new Tridion.TranslationManager.DomainModel.ResolvedItem(tcmItem.InternalTcmItem, job.InternalTranslationJob.TranslationJobManager.UserContext, publicationUriFromItemUri, publicationUriFromItemUri, true, job.InternalTranslationJob, string.Empty);

The other constructor is internal and we are unable to modify the TranslationJob.ContextItemUri (no getter).

This means that an item must support blueprinting to be added as a ResolvedItem and we can't extend or override this behaviour.

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