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Variations problem - Content getting overwritten

  Asked By: Palak    Date: Feb 20    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1667

I have setup a multilingual Publishing site for our corporate website.
When we make changes to English site, it is overwriting the existing content on the French site. How can we stop this?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Christie Carlson     Answered On: Feb 20

omeone with a similar problem  to yours was advised this on www.themssforum.com/PortalServer/MOSS-Site-97315/

"For every scheduled task like this there is a job defined by
> SharePoint Central Administrator. Check the "Timer job definitions"
> under global configuration in the operations section. If you have a
> multi language publishing  site with source site  and other language
> sites defined in the hierarchy, a job by name "Variations Propogate
> Page Defintion" iscreated as part central admin jobs. Find out the job
> related to your site and disable it, enable it whenever you want to
> propagate the content. But when you enable it, it will try to publish
> all the content. So be careful

If you want to further analyze it, here are few more clues
All the jobs info is stored in the Sharepoint config database inside
the timerjobs table
and related stored procs are "proc_gettimerrunningjobs*",
proc_startTimerRunningjobs". These procedures might help you. "

Not sure I advocate this as you still want to auto create pages I gather? Anyway, up to you what you decide.

Answer #2    Answered By: Dorothy Farmer     Answered On: Feb 20

This is the most appropriate and easy solution for me for now. Thanks for the suggestion.

I did the following.

1. Created all possible pages in English.
2. Then disabled the Page Variations timer job. By doing so, the changes are not propagated to the French site.
Central Administration site  - Operations tab - Variations Propogate Page Defintion - Disable.

After this if I create a new sub-site, then I can create a New Site Variation from Site Content and Structure page.

And, if I create a new page, then I can create its variation by selecting Tools - Update Variations from the Page Editing Toolbar.

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