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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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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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 ...
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Variations pages throw exceptions

I am seriously sick because all of sudden variations pages have stopped working. I have no clue on how can I fix it :( See below:
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Create variation hierarchies - job completes but does nothing

This is something I have done many times before on my current VM, and even using the same Web Application, though with different site collections. The steps I am following are: 1) Create a new site ...
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Multilanguage and Variations

I need a professional suggestion in creating a multilanguage site in Sharepoint 2010. I know basics of SharePoint but I'm not the specialist one. So my problem is this: I need to create a ...
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Import of Site from Dev To Production has made Site Actions > Site Settings throw 404s

Our first import from our development site created all the variations and sites on the production site, but it didn't contain the full set of data. Now we have imported the full data set, but it had ...
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Not getting the resource of specific variation

Actually this is a double question, 1 I'm trying to get the right variation from the following code: SPUtility.GetLocalizedString("$Resources:MyDefaultResourceFileName,MyWantedValueKey", ...
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circular file references are not allowed error

Recently we disabled automatic replication to the different variations of a publishing page when you publish using the following instructions with PowerShell: $site = Get-SPSite "<SiteURL>" ...
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Redirect to default language for public web sites

I'm currently working on developing public CMS web sites with SharePoint 2010. The site will use two languages on it that will be two separate site collections on the same web application. Two managed ...
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variations. Find a page counterpart in a variation

I have a SP2010 site with 3 variations. EN , FR , DE. EN is my master variation where the content editors create their page. SP then automagically copies the page to the FR and DE variations. So far ...
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Change existing site to variation site

I have a site collection with two publishing sites, say en and es. There is already content in them. I now wanted to turn on the variations for the site collection. I enabled the variations in the ...
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Enable multilingual on SharePoint 2007 Site Collection

I have an internet SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) portal and I want to enable multilingual for it, what is the best practice? Considering I have tried to enable variation and it did work on the new content ...
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Sharepoint 2010: Variations

There is a good article on the Variations (for 2007). I have some questions: 1) I have already created structure of portal (nodes, lists, pages, etc.). I want to introduce a multi-lingual on site. ...
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Powershell calling custom code has SPWeb.CurrentUser = null (in certain cases)

I have a custom assembly which contains code to setup Variations for a SharePoint 2010 Publishing site. This code is based off a blog post from Waldek I have a PowerShell script in which I create a ...
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Variations: delete propagated drafts from target variations?

I'm setting up variations for a new SharePoint 2010 website (i.e. public facing), and one remaining issue is how to handle unwanted updates to pages in the target variations. On my test site I have ...
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Multi-language variations - How do you localize navigation?

We are creating the variation structure for a multilingual 2010 site. We would like our navigation to be based upon the site/subsite structure of the site collection. The problem is that the ...
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Variations: Can the source site also be the the root site?

We are planning our variation hierarchy for a multi-lingual site. We would like the root (e.g. www.conoso.com) to also be the source site for variations. Is this possible? If so, how do you ...
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Updating PublishingVariationRelationshipLinkFieldID

We have a publishing site with variations. There is a dev server and a stage server and the content is pretty much same in both. Recently I was editing one of the webpart content pages in the dev ...
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Copy publishing page between site collections and keep data

Does anyone know if you can copy a publishing page (programmatically), based on a custom layout and content type, from one site to another in different site collections and keeping all the data in the ...
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LINQ to SharePoint and localized list names

I'm trying to use Linq to SharePoint to save a new record in my list. I provided my own List definition for which I have 2 resource files that are giving the good list names (French and English). ...
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Access denied - but only in one variant. How to determine the cause?

I got a call from a user who was trying to access the English variant of our simple portal and was getting an 'Access denied' message. As it turned out, she really wanted the German version and was ...
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SharePoint Server 2010 as a real cms: publishing identical content with different branding across site collections

does anyone have a suggestion on how to use SharePoint a standard Cms to publish content from one editing site to many others? That is to say: have a site collection as an editing one having as ...
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Can I move a Variation root to another site collection?

Here is my problem. When I set up the portal the requirement was simple - just one site collection. I set up the site collection under the root and added some variations. Looks something like ...
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Site Variation limit in SP2010?

does anyone know if the limit on variations (50 labels) in SharePoint 2007 is the same in SP2010? have anyone worked with variations in SP2010 yet and have some knowledge to share? Anders Rask