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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Propagate Lists through variation sites by PowerShell

Is it possible to propagate a list to a variation site by powershell?
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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 ...