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Migrate Sitecore Media Library Assets to DAM

Migrate Sitecore Media Library Assets to DAM

When we move into composable architecture. We will need to move the media assets to other platforms. Let’s explore methods of exporting Sitecore Media Library assets to Digital Assets Management (DAM) like Content Hub, AEM, etc. It’s a two-step process of exporting from the source and importing to the destination. We will export the entire Media Library to a zip file and also the asset details to a spreadsheet for validation.

Sitecore Media Library Export to file:

I was exploring the Sitecore Modules, but I realized It could be quickly done using PowerShell Extensions. Right-click on the Media Library node, Navigate to Scripts, and click Download. 

Sitecore_Media_Library_PowerShell_Download

The PowerShell script will run for a few mins in my case it ran for 20 minutes for 3GB (depending upon the Media Library size). If you run into timeout issues. Execute at folder levels and finally combine them.

Once the execution is completed it will prompt a pop-up to download the zip file.

P.S: The zip file is temporarily stored in the App_Data folder, but once we download it, it gets deleted.

Sitecore Media Library Export to CSV:

PowerShell extensions script to help export the media library assets file names and path to a spreadsheet.

 

 

Another approach to export the data is to use the content export tool.

https://github.com/estockwell-alpert/ContentExportTool

Import

Now the assets are ready to be imported to DAM

Sitecore Content Hub follow the steps in the following article https://docs.stylelabs.com/contenthub/3.5.x/content/user-documentation/content-user-manual/create/create-upload-content.html

Adobe Experience Manager you could use the bulk import process following the article

https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/experience-manager-learn/cloud-service/migration/bulk-import.html

I hope this helps.

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Generic method to read values from any type of Form fields

Are you looking for a generic method to read the values from any type of Sitecore Form fields? Here is the solution.

         private static Dictionary<Guid, string> FormFieldsToDictionary(IList<IViewModel> fields)
		{
			Dictionary<Guid, string> fielDictionary = new Dictionary<Guid, string>();
			foreach (var field in fields)
			{
				fielDictionary.Add(Guid.Parse(field.ItemId), field.GetType().GetProperty("Value")?.GetValue(field, null)?.ToString() ?? string.Empty);
			}
			return fielDictionary;
		}
	private static string GetValue(IViewModel field)
		{
			if (field == null)
			{ return default(string); }


			if ((field as StringInputViewModel) != null)
			{
				return (string)(object)(field as StringInputViewModel).Value;
			}

			if (field is ListViewModel)
			{
				var listField = (ListViewModel)field;
				var array = listField?.Value?.ToArray();
				if (array == null)
				{
					return string.Empty;
				}
				return String.Join(",", array);
			}

			if (field is DateViewModel)
			{
				var dateField = (DateViewModel)field;
				return dateField.Value.HasValue ? dateField.Value.Value.ToShortDateString() : string.Empty;
			}

			if (field is NumberViewModel)
			{
				var numberField = (NumberViewModel)field;
				return numberField.Value.HasValue ? numberField.Value.ToString() : string.Empty;
			}

			if (field is TextViewModel)
			{
				var textField = (TextViewModel)field;
				return (string)(object)textField.Text;
			}

			if (field is CheckBoxViewModel)
			{
				var checkbox = (CheckBoxListViewModel)field;
				return (string)(object)checkbox.Value;
			}


			return default(string);
		}

Utilization:

protected override bool Execute(UpdateContactData data, FormSubmitContext formSubmitContext)
		{
			var fieldsDictionary = FormFieldsToDictionary(formSubmitContext.Fields);

           // From here you can create a model from fieldsDictionary, call any API and return call status

       }

Hope this helps someone. Any questions, leave a comment.

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Sitecore 9 Forms: Access landing page fields in FormSubmitContext?

I came across a scenario where I needed to access landing page fields(the page where we add Forms) in Custom Submit Action’s FormSubmitContext. 

By default, the page item isn’t known at the Submit Action. So started thinking should i create a custom hidden field or use the Forms Extensions module? At the end of the day, i didn’t need either. 

Here is the quick way to access the current page using HttpContext’s AbsolutePath.

protected override bool Execute(string data, FormSubmitContext formSubmitContext)
{
 
var contextItem = GetContextItem.GetItem(HttpContext.Current.Request.UrlReferrer?.AbsolutePath) as ILandingPageContentItem;

// Access fields from ContextItem
}

public class GetContextItem
{
	public static IStandardTemplateItem GetItem(string path)
	{
		Item item = Sitecore.Context.Database.GetItem($"/sitecore/content/<tenant>/Home{path}");
		
		return item?.AsStronglyTyped();
	}
}

Hope this helps someone. Any questions, please leave a comment.

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