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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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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Manage Content and Structure Error

When I click 'Site Actions -> Manage Content and Structure' I get the following error Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Line 144: <DIV ID="RefreshLinkDiv" ...
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Update variations secondary label

I have set up variations on my site; 'English' and 'French'. 'English' is the primary label. On my webpages on my 'French' site the 'Variations' section in the ribbon is disabled. The 'Update' and ...
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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 ...
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Hierarchy is not being created for my target variation label

I am currently having a hard time setting up variations in Sharepoint 2013. First, I create my source Label, based on English language. Then I go into the central admin and run the "Variations Create ...
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How to get friendly url programmatically for a particular page url, Sharepoint 2013

So i'm missing a thing here. My site collection is configured with variations. I'm doing a language switch webpart, but the problem is How to find the friendly url for a page. For more info please ...
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“Update all targets” in variations not working

I have a page called News.aspx in both English and Arabic site. English is primary site and Arabic is its variation. Both pages were working fine. All variation settings are default i.e. they are ...
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Timer job removing web part after 5 minutes

I have 3 lists on my home page. News Events Alerts I have 2 sites English(Master site) Arabic I have added News, Events and Alerts web parts on English home page. News and Events are ...
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Writing Javascript code in XSLT

Can I write Javascript code in XSLT? Basically I will be calling Javascript's document.location.href to check which site is currently opened (English or Arabic). So let's say if English site is ...
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How to show a date in Arabic format?

I have a list which contain a column, "Modified", which contain date and time of an item in the list. When I display that list in my Arabic site then the date is displayed in English format, such ...
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Whether to use same XSLT file for both English and Arabic or separate?

I am making a site in English and Arabic. I am using XSLT to display date but now I have realized that date is not being displayed properly in Arabic website. For that I need to change function in ...
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Variation doesn't create list custom fields when creating list in another target site - SP 2013

I have configured variation in my sp2013 server, I have two subsites, one set as source (label) and another one as target (Label). but i have noticed that whenever I create a list in the source ...
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Accessing list from variation

I retrieve all the lists in the current web using: foreach (SPList list in SPContext.Current.Web.Lists) {} This works well. The problem is that when a user changes languages, and is routed to the ...
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How to display news in multi lingual website

I have a website in English and Arabic (using variations). I want to display news on home page using List. What is the best way to do it? Shall I create a single list with both English and Arabic ...
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What is the correct method to delete a variation subsite (label) in SharePoint 2010?

What is the correct method to delete a variation subsite (label) in SharePoint 2010? Is just deleting the label from the variation labels page and then deleting the sub web enough? what will happen ...
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Understanding variations

Please correct me if am wrong. I am trying to understand how variations work in SharePoint. I create a primary site in ENGLISH. I create its variation in ARABIC. I create a new page in ENGLISH site ...
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“Home” link not visible on English and Arabic website

I have created a site with two variations: English Arabic I created several pages in English such as Page1, Page2 etc. All pages are visible on the navigation except the Home page. I have set the ...
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Troubles with multilanguage (variations)

I am in troubles with multilanguage and I hope some of you can help me. I have a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 site in two languages: spanish (default) and portuguese, I have done a redesign of a lot of ...
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Language Variations: Variation Page getting updated by source (When it shouldn't)

I have a problem with language variations. I have 2 languages in my site collection, English and French. I have variations set to: Do not automatically create site and page variations Do not ...
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Variation Subsites Not Created - all timers finish in 00:00:00

Part 1: Variations Create Hierarchies Job Definition successfully creates the source & target labels. After that no subsites are created on the target labels nor any target pages. I've created ...
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Linking sub menus to variations

I have a publishing site with variations, the directory structure is laid out like this: en-us -products --product1 --product2 -contact us -news euro -products --product1 --product3 -contact us -news ...
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SP 2010 Variations copy list

I have create a new Site Collection with Publishing Infrastructure Top Level Site. I create the variation root to be "/" I added a variation label "fr", Ran "Create Hierarchy", then created a new ...
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Deleting a variation label

How do I delete a variation label for which hierarchies have already been created? I have searched through the settings pages at the site collection level but there is no option there. I have also ...
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English Labels stored in Managed Meta Data Fields in French Variation Site

When we provision a TaxonomyFieldType using elements.xml we set the ShowField attribute to "Term1033" where the 1033 represents the LCID of the field to be displayed. I am asking this as when ...
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How to change boolean variation on document template

I've a bool (checkbox field) as a template field, and it shows true - if checked - and false - if not - on the template field content and I want to show up different display text. what's the best way ...