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How to design a recursive menu schema?

I want to define a schema to store the content of a hierarchical menu, which has a depth not known in advance. Let the menu items be just link/caption pairs. This structure is self-contained, that is: ...
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How can I remove minification from the 2011 CME when developing a GUI extension?

I am developing a GUI Extension and am having some issues identifying some errors in my code. I am seeing errors that include the name of my extension but the code is minified so the line looks like: ...
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How can we resync what the Tridion CM thinks are published to a specific publication target with what is actually published to that target?

We’ve experienced issues where what the Tridion CM thinks is published to a specific publishing target (components and/or pages) doesn’t match the content that is actually located on that publishing ...
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Chrome 36 with Tridion 2011 or 2013

We’ve seen the following issues with Chrome 36 and Tridion 2011 and Tridion 2013: Component presentations are not displayed when viewing a page in the CME. Cannot create a new component. HTTP details ...
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What is the best way to do logging from the Tridion Custom Events c# code?

We have a custom event that gets fired on Save Component when we use Tridion UI and we had some issue with the code that we implemented. To troubleshoot it efficiently we need some logging put in ...
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Accessing configuration from events system when triggered via the core service

Having a bit of trouble with the events system when triggering an event via core service. We have components saved to a publication that we need to copy across to another publication in the same ...
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What versions of Java are supported and proven to work for Tridion 2011 SP1 HR1?

Q1. What is the latest version update of Java 6 that is supported for Tridion 2011 SP1 HR1? Q2. Also, given the problems with different Java 6 updates and Tridion, which other Java 6 version ...
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Using log4net for Tridion Custom Events only works for Publish or Save events, not both

My question is somehow related to this question, but it is a different issue. I have used log4net in an Event DLL; I have written custom events for publish and save events, but I don't get logs for ...
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Is there a tool to add multiple images to Tridion?

Adding template images (e.g. referenced in the css) into Tridion one by one is time consuming. I there a tool that will upload multiple images at once?
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PDF Creation from Tridion Content?

Years ago we created PDF documents from published Tridion content, but turned it off due to poor performance. The name "FOP Tool" rings a bell. Have things moved on at all? What is the best method ...
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Adding code comments to DWT

I don't see there being any official way to add comments into the DWT building blocks in tridion, but i've come across a situation where i'd really like to add them without having them appear in the ...
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Getting additional keyword information from item Xml?

I have a very generic "GetItemXml" template building block that basically reads the current item being rendered and outputs the item's xml to the delivery tier. Component component = (Component)...
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explanation of QUEUE_CONSUMERS and QUEUE_FILTERS tables

Aside from these blog postings: http://yatb.mitza.net/2012/10/slow-db-performance-on-content-manager.html and http://www.mrgn.co/2012/10/tridion-error-unable-to-notify-server/ I can't find details on ...
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Why does publishing a page in a non-publishable structure group give a publishing success status?

When you uncheck the 'Publishable' checkbox in the metadata of a structure group and then try and publish a page within it you get an immediate 'Success' status in the publishing queue. However, as ...
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Is it possible to configure Tridion’s deployer to send one ItemType to multiple storage types?

We’re looking to extend Tridion’s content storage layer with a new storage type to allow us to write some of our component presentations into a RavenDB repository. As part of this, we also want to ...
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Custom Schema Namespace

The lead (Mr Mickolov Wroussakov) of the project I'm currently working on has specified a custom namespace for all content schemas: <xsd:schema elementFormDefault="qualified" targetNamespace="...
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Tridion 2011 SP1 HTTPS Publishing throwing 'Post size exceeded allowed limits'

I'm currently republishing a site that's been migrated from 5.2 to 2011 SP1 HR1. The main change is that we're now using HTTPS publishing. However, this has now raised an issue whereby some pages ...
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How to hide a tabpage in Experience Manager?

I am creating a GUI extension for Experience Manager in Tridion 2011 and would like to hide the "Preview Page" tab page. I have tried adding the following piece of code to the my extension config file ...
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Creating a Multiple Operation Progress Bar

I've currently using Tridion 2011 SP1 and would like to create a long running process. The process receives update by polling a external service till it's done. Example of this bar: So what I would ...
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Do custom events fired on the Tridion UI also get triggered when we use Tridion Core Services?

We have a custom event fired on Component Save when the Tridion UI is used. We have another application running as a Windows Service which creates and saves components using Tridion Core Services. ...
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Best Practices to maintain text for labels and link buttons throughout the website In Tridion CMS

How should we maintain the text for labels and link buttons throughout our website? For example, we have link buttons named “see more” on a few pages and now the editors have a requirement to to ...
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During GUI Extension development, what are the likely causes of a blank user interface with a grey bar

When working on a GUI extension, it is very easy to break the GUI, so that the normal contents of the dashboard don't show up on start up. Instead, you get a Grey box (the NavigationHeader div) ...
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Is it possible to use Experience Manager Session Preview without the Ambient Data Framework?

I have a (currently theoretical) Java based architecture where there are no SDL Tridion elements (jar files/jsp code/filters etc.) the staging website. Is it possible to use Experience Manager (XPM) ...
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Move component to another folder

I want to move one component from one folder to another folder already created. while (textReader.Read()) { textReader.MoveToElement(); Component comp = tdse.GetComponent(textReader....
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Can you change the default hyperlink 'Type' value

Is it possible to change the default value for the hyperlink 'Type' drop down to be 'Component' instead of 'http://'? Nine times out of ten a content editor will change this drop down to Component ...
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How do I get a list of checked out items with the Core Service?

I would like to get a list of all checked-out items in the system with the Core Service. I have a feeling I need to use: GetSystemWideList(filter) But, I can't find a filter to give me the list. ...
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Ordinal position of a Component Presentation in a DWT

I am looking for a way to generate a CSS Id for a Component Presentation, which is guaranteed to be unique within the scope of the page. My initial thought is to make use of the ordinal position of ...
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How to mass delete Tridion MessageCenter warnings?

I would like to be able to clear all the MessageCenter warnings with 1 button or click. I noticed if I keep my browser window open and the CMS server is unavailable (I go off the VPN) then about ...
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Tridion 2013 vs 2011 SP1 architecture

Are there any specific changes under the hood in 2013 vs 2011 SP1 that are noteworthy from an architectural and installation point of view - for example I've heard COM+ has now been dropped for the CM?...
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What are the best practices to manage the sitemap for a Tridion website?

As a general requirement some/almost all of our clients require the website’s sitemap to publish automatically whenever a page gets created and published. Generally we implement this functionality ...
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Developing Page/Component Template Designs through Visual Studio

As you all know working with Tridion can sometimes be time consuming when it comes to creating page templates, component templates etc. Is there a way possibly using WebDav to develop Tridion Page ...
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Tridion API source for a beginner

I would like to know which can be given as a good source for a beginner to learn Tridion API methods and functions. Is there any such consolidated documentation on the sdltridionworld?
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Is there a way to restrict users from deleting publish transactions from the publishing queue?

I have been looking into this for a couple of days now and have not found anything. The problem is we have people that were publishing out content that should not have been released. We went to the ...
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Tridon UI 2012 Session Preview Web Service using incorrect encoding

I am using Tridion UI 2012 on our website (which is built using DD4T). The problem we're facing is that the session preview web service does successfully commit the edited content to the session-...
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Content Management System with a separate Publisher Server

To achieve a better performance of the publications tasks, I have been thinking to scale out the content manager system with a dedicated publisher server. First of all, I have been asking Tridion ...
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Issue with SDL Tridion's search functionality

I am using SDL Tridion 2011 SP1, and facing issue in Tridion's Search Functionality. When I try to use Advance Search in Content Manager Explorer for certain criteria (like Date Modified and Author), ...
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How to change image using Experience Manager?

I have a component on a page which I am editing using XPM. I am able to edit all of the text fields but I can't change the image that's inside. The image is not part of a rich text format, it is a ...
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Why can't I see Tridion item XML in IE in version 2013?

In versions 2011 and earlier, you could (on the CM server) paste the TCM uri of an item into the browser address bar in IE and hey presto - the TCM protocol handler enabled you to see the full XML of ...
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Issues with Chrome 42 opening inherited components

Is anyone else experiencing issues with Chrome 42 upgrade and Tridion? I have 2 users who upgraded to Chrome 42 and are now getting the "Failed to open a window. If you have a pop up blocker enabled, ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a “General Content” Schema?

Some Tridion implementations I have worked on/designed make use of just a few schemas and tend to use a General Schema which has a lot of Component Templates linked to it. The Component Templates do ...
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Are there any sources of good study materials for SDL Tridion 2011 templating?

I have been working in SDL Tridion 2011 writing C# Template Building Blogs and Dream Weaver Templates. So far, everything I have learned has been either with help from more senior developers OR by ...
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Disabling a Publication Target for a Structure Group

Is there any way of disabling publishing to a Publication Target within a specific Structure Group? One of our clients is about to relaunch a section of their site, and we need to restructure the ...
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When creating a Schema I am asked for a Root Element Name, what is this?

When creating a new Schema in Tridion there is an entry field called 'Root Element Name'. The default is content but I am not sure what this does.
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How to add field constraints to a Schema

In the documentation I read that it is possible to constrain field content of single-line text fields, number fields and date fields. But how exactly do I do that? My (simplified) Schema looks like ...
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Timeout in the TridionUploadAssembly

I have a timeout (around 30 secs) when using the TcmUploadAssembly tool. Which timeout setting can I change to increase this? Specifying a longer timeout in the command line of the TcmUploadAssembly ...
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Problem using default pages in Experience Manager

We have discovered that when we use the URLs without filenames in our web application, that is, using the default filenames of the server (welcome file list in Tomcat), Experience Manager doesn't work ...
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Tridion 2011 SP1 HR1 - OData access_token

The online docs mention(requires login) that the access_token JSON returned by a call to the access_token.svc returns something like: {"access_token":"HufXeuUt%2FYYElA8SYjJOkUkrXxV9dyXRirmKhjW%2Fb%...
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Modelling one-off pages with DD4T

My web application has a number of one-off pages, by which I mean a page whose contents does not follow a standard layout, and the content does not fit a standard schema. These are typically simple ...
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Publishing failing for pages with “Invalid URI: -1”

When I try to publish a page in SDL Tridion 2011 I get the following error: FAILED Invalid URI: -1 I have restarted the 'Tridion Content Manager Publisher', 'Tridion Content Distributor Transport ...
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Using Core service to copy items to different publications

Is it possible to use the core service to copy items from one publication to another? I have a scenario where I need to copy SGs and pages to a new publication, and whilst doing this loop through ...

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