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June 1, 2011 / kiranpatils

Quick Item Search User Guide

This module is upgraded version of http://trac.sitecore.net/QuickItemSearch module which works on Sitecore 5.1. But this module will work on all Sitecore 6.X versions [I’ve tested with Sitecore 6.4/6.5].  Basically it sits in Home Ribbon and you can search any item using Item’s ID, Item’s Path and tool supports few tokens as well. Which are as below:

Input

Description

Item ID

Tool will search an item using provided Item ID and if found it will load them item in content tree.

Item Path

Tool will search an item using provided Item Path and if found it will load them item in content tree.

/h

Tool will load /sitecore/content/Home item in content tree.

/l

Tool will load /sitecore/layout item in content tree.

/m

Tool will load /sitecore/media library item in content tree.

/t

Tool will load /sitecore/ templates item in content tree.

/r

Tool will load /sitecore/layout/Renderings item in content tree.

/s

Tool will load /sitecore/layout/Sublayouts item in content tree.

* QIS is Case-Insensitive!

Main Features

  • Cross-Browser compatible : It works on all browsers which Sitecore supports!
  • Compatible Sitecore versions : Sitecore 6.X
  • No need to have Lucene indexing enabled:- Sitecore provides search which works on Lucene search indexing results. If you have disabled Lucene indexing for your Sitecore instance for performance then Sitecore’s default search will not work. But Quick Item Search will!
  • Token support : It support tokens for items which you access frequently! And you can always extend them!

How to Download and Install?

  • You can download package from here
  • Install that package using Sitecore’s Installation Wizard from Sitecore Desktop. (It will copy one DLL to bin folder, does the couple of entries in core DB, and copies command file in your App_Config folder)

[Just a note : This installation will cause application pool to restart. So, better you install it on live system in Out of office hours].

  • Once installation is done you can start using it from Home ribbon.
  • That’s it! Enjoy! 🙂

Screen shots

  • Following screen shows QuickItemSearch has searched an Item by Item’s ID and loaded it in CE.

How it works?

Technically it works on only one method – Sitecore.Context.Database.GetItem()

I would like to hear from you

If your feedback is positive tell to your peers else tell to me at : klpatil@hotmail.com. Feel free to post your suggestions/comments/bugs at provided email id.

Happy Quick Item Searching! 🙂

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  1. World War Z Online / Jul 2 2013 3:38 am

    Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like
    to shoot you an email. I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

    • kiranpatils / Jul 23 2013 6:43 am

      It was not before couple of seconds. But now, it does!

      Here you go! — https://sitecorebasics.wordpress.com/nudge-me/

      Thanks a lot for reading, and eager to know your suggestions, So, can improve!

      Thanks,
      Kiran

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