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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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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How to redirect users to one site only temporarily on a multiple language site?

I have a multilingual site which contains: English, Dutch and French. Only Dutch language is ready at the moment. How can I prevent users with English and French language browser settings to access ...
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Variation French site does not show all the Global Navigations in french(target) site for user with read permission

I have a variation publishing site with English and French. http://portal.... /sites/HR/en-ca/ & http://portal.... /sites/HR/fr-ca/ I am using managed navigation and global navigation is based on ...
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Variations and column names

During the propagation of a custom list of items (created with XML scheme based on a native list template), the fields of the target variation of the columns are delivered in the language of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Create web Template for Variation based(multilingual) site

We have a requirement of creating about 30-35 Departmental Sub-Sites. I have variations enabled on root site. I need the publishing feature to be enabled in the sub-site as well as variations on the ...
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How to use the CSOM SP.Publishing.Variations.getPeerUrl method?

In this code, I am trying to get the corressponding french URL variation. I am using this CSOM api https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj954403.aspx But I can't figure out how to use ...
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check out page from SharePoint 2013 designer workflow throws an error

I have a somewhat complex requirement. We have implemented variations in our project. Now, when a page is created in the source site, we want to assign a unique id to this page. When this page is ...
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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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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 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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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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“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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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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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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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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workflows for variations in SharePoint 2013

I have created a site collection and implemented variations for the site collection. Now I am able to get all the lists, pages and list items that are created in the source site to target site. But ...
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Is it possible to generate a sitemap.xml for each variation in a site collection?

We made a website with SharePoint as our cms. Is it possible to generate a sitemap.xml for each site collection?
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Stuck on SharePoint 2013 variations

So I've setup a few variations and I have a test English, Spanish and Arabic site setup. Still in the process of wrapping my head around the concept of variations I've gotten to this screen on the ...
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My resource files do not apply to locales in sharepoint 2013

I have added three resource files in my solution: English, French and Dutch, but it all reverts back to English. I have included them in my Resources folder and they are called like this: ...
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Check in not working in variation publishing site

I have a variation site with publishing feature activated publishing site with workflow, so i have to check in, click on major version and approve the document. When I uploaded a document, this is ...
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Can not download sharepoint app in variation site

I tried to download corporate news app sharepoint app in my variation publishing site. it can not download the app. This is the error: Any ideas what am i missing? I can download the same app in ...
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Manage Variations using JavaScript Client Object Model

I was wondering if someone has an example of managing Variation and Variation Labels using JSOM in SharePoint 2013. I'm aware that there is an example here demostrating how to work with variations ...
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Automatic list item translation without approval using Variations

How can i achieve automatic list item translation without approval? We are using Variations to build a multilingual Publishing Portal. The variation setup looks like this: / (Site Collection Root) ...
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Using AAM to specify the domains for a sharepoint site

I have inherited a SharePoint 2010 Site collection, where the domains are specified as AAM. For example, if my domain is 'spsite.com' then in sharepoint AAM it list: http://spsite.com ...
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App doesn't receive language from SharePoint site

For a project I'm developing a multi-lingual site. The site contains an App part that should display localized content, depending on which variation label site the user is browsing the site. Consider ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...