Make an item a bucketable item

Last updated Monday, May 23, 2016 in Sitecore Experience Platform for Content Author
Keywords: Items

There are two ways to make an item a bucketable item and thereby hide the item if it is placed in an item bucket. You can:

  • Make the individual item bucketable.

    You can make only one item bucketable at a time. In this way, you do not make any changes to the template that will influence other items.

  • Make the template that the item is based on bucketable.

    When you make the template bucketable, all the items that are based on this template are stored as hidden items if they are placed in an item bucket. For this to take effect, you have to synchronize each item bucket.

This topic outlines how to:

Make an individual item bucketable

To make an individual item into a bucketable item:

  1. In the Content Editor, select the item that you want to hide in an item bucket.
  2. On the Configure tab, in the Bucketable Settings group, select the Current item check box.

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  3. To make bucketable settings take effect in the item bucket, you must synchronize the item bucket. In the content tree, select the item bucket where the item is stored, and in the Buckets group, click Sync.

    This completes the process and hides the item if it is in an item bucket.

Note

If you want to open a bucketable item that is placed in an item bucket, you must click the item bucket and use the Sitecore search functionality to locate and open the item.

Make a template bucketable

If you have a large number of similar items that you want to make bucketable and therefore hidden if they are in an item bucket, you can make the template that they are based on bucketable.

To make a template bucketable in the Content Editor:

  1. In the Content Editor, navigate to one of the items that is based on the template that you want to make into a bucketable template.
  2. On the Configure tab, in the Bucketable Settings group, select the Standard Values check box, to make every item that is based on the selected item's template bucketable.

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    Note

    To verify the name of template that you want to make bucketable, you can hover over the Standard Values check box, and the name of the template is in the tooltip that appears.

  3. In the content tree, select the item bucket that contains items based on this template, and then in the Buckets group, click Sync.

    All items that are based on this template are now hidden if they are located in the item bucket.

  4. Synchronize all the item buckets that contain items based on this template. This updates their structure and hides the bucketable items in the content tree.

Note

If you create items based on this template in a folder that is not an item bucket, these items are treated like normal items and are displayed in the content tree.

Make a template bucketable using the Template Manager

Alternatively, if you know the name of the template that you want to make bucketable, you can open the Template Manager and make the template bucketable from there.

To make a template bucketable in the Template Manager:

  1. To open the Template Manager, in Sitecore Desktop, click the Sitecore Start button, and then click Template Manager.
  2. In the content tree, navigate to the template that you want to make bucketable. Expand the template and select the _Standard Values item.
  3. On the Configure tab, in the Bucketable Settings group, select the Current Item check box.
  4. In the content tree, select the item bucket that contains items based on this template, and then in the Buckets group, click Sync.

    All items that are based on this template are now hidden if they are located in the item bucket.

  5. Synchronize all the item buckets that contain items based on this template. This hides the bucketable items in the content tree.

Note

If you create items based on this template in a folder that is not an item bucket, these items are treated like normal items and are displayed in the content tree.

Make an item or an item's template no longer bucketable

If you want to make the bucketable item or the template that the item is based on no longer bucketable, you must first use the search functionality to locate the item in the item bucket.

To make a bucketable item or the item's template no longer bucketable:

  1. To locate the item, select the item bucket where the item is stored and on the Search tab, in the search field, enter a word that identifies the item.
  2. In the search results, click the item to open it.
  3. In the ribbon, on the Configure tab, in the Bucketable Settings group:
    • Clear the Current Item check box to make the item no longer bucketable.
    • Clear the Standard Values check box to make the template no longer bucketable.
  4. To make bucketable settings take effect in the item bucket, select the item bucket where the item is stored and on the Configure tab, in the Buckets group, click Sync.

When synchronization is complete, the item or all the items that are based on the template are displayed as regular items in the item bucket that you synchronized.

Note

If you made a template no longer bucketable, you must synchronize each item bucket that contains items based on the template that you changed.

You can also change a bucketable template back into a normal template in the Template Manager.

Make a template no longer bucketable using the Template Manager

To make a bucketable template no longer bucketable:

  1. To open the Template Manager, in the Sitecore Desktop, click the Sitecore Start icon_Desktop_StartButton button, and then click Template Manager.
  2. In the content tree, navigate to the template that you want to change.
  3. Expand the template and select the _Standard Values item.
  4. On the Configure tab, in the Bucketable Settings group, clear the Current item check box to change the bucketable template to a normal template.
  5. In the Content Editor, select an item bucket that contains items based on this template and on the Configure tab, in the Buckets group, click Sync to synchronize the item bucket.

When synchronization is complete, all the items that are based on this template are displayed as regular items in the item bucket that you synchronized.

You must synchronize each item bucket that contains items based on the template that you changed.