Try our conversational search powered by Generative AI!

Override start published date and changed date when migrating from another CMS to Optimizely CMS 12


Hi, let's say im going to migrate a page from SharePoint CMS to Optimizely CMS. The metadata from the SharePoint CMS page has a published date and modified date. Am I able to override published date and changed date programmatically in Optimizely CMS with the dates from the old CMS?

Mar 09, 2023 10:52

Yes this is possible to do just set the StartPublish or PublishDate on your writeable clone and save. 

            var parent = ContentReference.StartPage;
            IContentRepository contentRepository = EPiServer.ServiceLocation.ServiceLocator.Current.GetInstance<IContentRepository>();
            PageData myPage = contentRepository.GetDefault<StandardPage>(parent);

            myPage.PageName = "My new page";
            myPage.StartPublish = DateTime.Now;
            myPage.Created = DateTime.Now;

            contentRepository.Save(myPage, EPiServer.DataAccess.SaveAction.Publish);
Edited, Mar 09, 2023 11:54

You may use ForceCurrent Version for migration in SaveAction event, so while you re-run the migration and update page, it will not create multiple version in CMS.

Mar 10, 2023 8:51
This topic was created over six months ago and has been resolved. If you have a similar question, please create a new topic and refer to this one.
* You are NOT allowed to include any hyperlinks in the post because your account hasn't associated to your company. User profile should be updated.