Creating and Modifying Sitecore Items programmatically

This post is dedicated to the newborn Sitecore developers. Generally, the newborn  Sitecore developers stuck in a situation when they need to create a new Sitecore item or modify the existing or new item programmatically.

This post will take them to their destination where they will find a piece of code which will help them in achieving their goal of creating/modifying Sitecore items programmatically.

Creating item programmatically

This below code will explain you the process of creating an item dynamically

//Disable the Security
using (new SecurityDisabler())
   //First get the desired DB where you want to create the item
   Database master = Sitecore.Configuration.Factory.GetDatabase("master");
   if (master != null)
     //Here you need the Parent Item (new item will be child of this item)
     Item parentItem = master.GetItem(new ID("{4F67FC21-199E-414C-BE96-E861281F1413}"));
     //Get the template for the new item
     TemplateItem template = master.GetTemplate(new ID("{E5934ED6-8D4F-4FEB-AA1A-AA06C783195F}"));
     if (template != null)
       //Now, use Parent item to add a new item underneath and pass the item name and template as parameter
       Item newItem = parentItem?.Add("NewItem", template);

 Modifying the Item content programmatically

the below code will help you understand the item alteration dynamically

//again disable the security
using (new SecurityDisabler())
    //get the item to modify the content
   //Get the DB to get the Item
   Database master = Sitecore.Configuration.Factory.GetDatabase("master");
   //get the Item from the DB to modify the content
   var item = master.getItem(new ID("{4F67FC21-199E-414C-BE96-E861281F1413}"));
   //Enter into the item editing state
   //Now you can edit the item field values as belwo
    item["title"] = "some value"
   //once you are done with the editing, come out of editing satate then

So that’s the very basic of Sitecore API where you could create/modify the items dynamically from your C# code.

Happy Coding!!!


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