The variations feature in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 makes content available to specific audiences on different sites by copying content from a source variation site to each target variation site.

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SharePoint Variation Prerequisites

I cannot seem to create variation hierarchy by following the following steps: Create English label as main language Create Chinese label as target language The English site was created but it ...
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Automatically Publish page on variation site instead of Check-in status

When propagating pages using SharePoint variation, pages on the target sites will be in checked-in status with a minor version 0.1. Is there a configuration to make it auto publish instead checked-in ...
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Variation unable to trigger update all targets

when I am trying to trigger the update all targets by selecting multiple items in a library, I get this message "Failed to submit the update for the selected items." I currently have Full Control ...
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SharePoint 2013 site variation label menu redirect to friendly URL

I have publishing site with multiple pages. For navigation through site I use term store with friendly URL. This site contains variations in few languages and have label menu in top right corner for ...
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Variations, Deleting from target is not re-creating pages

I have deleted documents from both source and target sites. I am doing a re-migration of contents. For the folders and documents that were recreated, they were not recreated in the target site. My ...
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No .xml files extracted in content migration package (.cmp)

Currently we have a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise installation running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise box with SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise as our back end database. We're currently working on ...
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Upgrade Site collection to 15 in SharePoint 2013 Failed

The site collection contains 5 languages variations (English, French, German, Dutch and Portuguese). The site has been migrated from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 using the standard Microsoft ...
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Variations issues with User & Group Site Column value

I have created variation sites.e.g. mydomain/en-us for english & mydomain/de-de for german language. I have created custom page layouts. This page layouts are based on custom content types. I have ...
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Is there any way to disable a variation label without deleting it?

I want to disable a variation label (temporarily) which hierarchy was already created. Deleting the variation label is another option, but i am not sure that i will easily be able to make the ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Error on variation creation

I am currently to create the variation for a Sharepoint Website. I am filling the "Site Settings : Create Variation Label ", but upon clicking on the "OK" button, I have the following error: ...
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Variations: Propagate custom lists programmatically [duplicate]

I want to propagate my custom list programmatically.We can do it with GUI easily but I want to do it programmatically. Found the option to make it under Variations (screenshot below)
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Creating variation labels using CSOM in sharepoint 2013

Can anyone tell me how to create variation labels using CSOM?
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Sharepoint 2013 Variations contextual tab missing

I have a publishing site collection with variation enabled(For en-us and fr-fr), When I go to Pages library of en-us site, In the top contextual tab area I can see two tab groups "Files", "Library" ...
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SharePoint 2010 Vaiations site managing translations

How to manage the variations sites translations for the words? We have the English and Arabic publishing sites and we need to have the common keyowrds translations manageable easly in SharePoint 2010 ...
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Cannot Connect to the Machine Translation Service

I have created my Machine Translation service and was able to start the service without any error. However, when I am trying to create or configure a Variation label and reach the 3rd step Translation ...
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How to change the Variation Label Name in Sharepoint 2013?

In SharePoint 2013 site settings for a site, I have created a variation label name as "en" as shown in the image below within a red box. Now I want to change it to "en-us". But according to my ...
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SharePoint 2010 - List “Variation Labels” does not exist at site with URL

In SharePoint 2010 Enterprise I'm trying to visit the Variation Labels page at ".../_Layouts/VariationLabels.aspx". When I load this page I'm confronted with the following error: Error An ...
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Getting wrong PageLayouts from site with variations

I have a site in 2013 with two variations: de-de and en-us. On feature activation, I try to get list of Available Page Layouts using following code: using (SPSite site = new SPSite(siteUrl)) ...
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Variations, Lists Propagations

I have a source site and a target site. Why can not some lists be propagated through target sites? I mean, if I create a Links or Events list in the source site I do not see the Variations ribbon, ...
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Propagate Lists through variation sites by PowerShell

Is it possible to propagate a list to a variation site by powershell?
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Can't set ChromeType to none for custom web part

I have a site collection with variations on. Arabic (source) English (target) I have added a custom web part on a page. If I edit that web part (I am not doing it programmatically), go to its ...
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Term store with variation label not indexed

Our user profiles have a property who values are coming from a term store. http:/testSite/en/search/Pages/peopleresults.aspx?k="cheese" This works fine and the results page is populated by users ...
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Machine translation fails with: The file could not be downloaded from the SharePoint library because the user's permissions have changed

My Environment is SharePoint 2013 on a Windows Server 2012 with Variations set-up. When trying to use the button in the ribbon called Machine translate the job gets in the que but fails with the ...
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Summary Links WP with Variations. Error with “internal” links

I have a site collection that contains two variation labels (sv-se and en-us). The english site is source and the swedish site is a target. I'll use the standard ootb web part "summary links" on the ...
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Alternate Access Mappings problem

I have my SharePoint 2010 site, with variations, configured to run on HTTP and HTTPS. In my AAM it looks like this: http://www.mysite.com https://www.mysite.com Both are set to the same zone - ...
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Is there a way to set the landing page of variations [without customizations]?

I know by default, when users navigate to the Variation Root Site, they are redirected to the appropriate top site of a variation label, based on the language setting of their Web browser. For ...
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How to get root of variations by client OM (JS)?

Let say I have sub-sites on my "main site" (which is not root of site collection), like Home sub-site, About, Contact. The "main site" is actually language variation of another site. In another words ...
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Variations: Propagate Lists Programmatically

I have defined variations with two Labels (source and target) I have selected "Publishing Sites and List with variations and all pages" in one of the settings. The pages are created in the target ...
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SharePoint 2013 Variations Using Powershell

I am using powershell to manage the creation of some site variations following this tutorial: http://www.sharepointeurope.com/blog/2013/7/23/automate-variations-in-sharepoint-2013-using-powershell-c ...
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How can a 2010 Publishing Page have a CustomizedPageStatus value of “Customized”?

I have a SharePoint 2010 Publishing Site Collection. Out of the 1,000 or so publishing pages throughout the site collection, about a quarter of the pages have a CustomizedPageStatus of "Customized". ...
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Variations Sharepoint 2013

I want variations to not update target pages automatically. So I run the following script on poweshell: $rootWeb = Get-SPWeb http:/// $relationshipsList = $rootWeb.Lists["Relationships ...
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How to break relationship between two list variations?

I have publishing site with variations as below. EN (source) AR (target) There is a list in EN site copy of which is being made in AR site. Now I want to break this relationship so is there a way to ...
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Variation with master pages

I have a site that will be English/Spanish, when clicking Spanish link the site will be in spanish language, when clicking English the site will be in English. The site will use variation, and I am ...
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File not found: Label (variation label page giving error)

Please bear with me as I have to explain. I have a publishing site with variations. English (source) Spanish (target) The site was working fine since the beginning it was created a few months ...
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Variations - Changed pagelayout doesn't change in variation page

I have variations set up with 2 labels, en-us (Source) sv-se It all works as it should. Although if I change the page layout in the english page and publish and make sure to run the variation ...
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SharePoint creating minor version of target page everytime source page changes

I am using Variations. When ever I change some text in source page, SharePoint creates a minor version of same page on target website and asks for it to approve. Is this normal? I am asking because ...
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SharePoint updating target page when I change text in source

I am using variations as follows: English Spanish I have written English text in English page and Spanish text in Spanish page. Later when I updated text in English page, then SharePoint ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Variations Automation

I'm able to use http://blog.mastykarz.nl/programmatically-provisioning-variations-in-sharepoint-server-2010/ link to automate variations setup SP 2013 via Powershell. One think I'm not able to figure ...
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Variations and custom field

I have a multilingual SharePoint site which uses variations. However on deployment the content isn't being deployed to the other variation sites. When the "Variations Propagate Sites and Lists Timer ...
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Navigation menu with sharepoint variants in one variant not appear site

I have a Sharepoint with variants activation. I would like have the same menu in all variants. But my problem is in one variant, two sites does not appear. Not appear in the page settings-> ...
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How to deploy a custom list with custom Schema and have it synchronize across variations?

I'm digging through SharePoint.Server.Publishing.Variations, but can't find anything useful. When I create a custom list (BaseTemplate=100) in a variation site. I get the new ribbon tab "Variations": ...
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Search results page not inheriting from parent site

I am using variations and have 2 sites under main: Main Site English site French site I created a search results page in English site as below and inserted search web parts. ...
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PublishingWeb.Label is null

I have a feature that activates as soon as a site using my custom web template is created. In that feature, I'm checking if this site is residing within my source label variation hierarchy, so I'm ...
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Metadata Navigation with Variations enabled - Use Site collection term set or variation site term set?

When using Metadata Navigation with Variations enabled, the default is the following (assuming languages EN-US and DE-DE): Site Collection (http://example.org/) Site DE-DE ...
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variations in sharepoint 2013

I am using sharepoint 2013 for the development of a multilingual webapplication I have a task I want the calendar list created on the source site to be propagated and synched with the target site ...
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403 access denied on site variation root

I moved a site from one server to another. Site is using variations. On new server if I open page directly for e.g. http://myserver/en/Pages/default.aspx then it opens the page but if I just go to ...
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How can I use the current language as a variable in my masterpage?

I'm a web designer working with SharePoint 2013. I created a custom template for a company and now I want to go further with variations capabilities. The website should be available in German and in ...
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Variation and Taxonomy Navigation Get Friendly Url

I'm using Managed navigation (Taxonomy Navigation) feature of SharePoint Server 2013. I've setup variation for 2 languages (en and fr). Using the code below, I managed to get the relative url of the ...
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How to make global navigation show drop down menu?

Guys here's my situation. I have a site in English and Arabic (using Variations) as below. English (main site) Arabic (target) I want to create a sub site called "About" with following pages. So ...
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How to fix “Properties Title specified by the shared catalog could not be found in search schema”

I want to set up cross site publishing of a pages library as a catalog. I want to do this while using variations. Thus, I have a source publishing site collection with two variation labels. Each of ...