Changing pages programmatically does not reflect in site pages

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i m using epi server 8 and I am editing page programatically but changes made programatically does not show up in site pages in order for editor to publish publish but when i check the page history it shows changes over there

my code is 

var pages = DataFactory.Instance.FindAllPagesWithCriteria(PageReference.StartPage, Criterias, "en", new LanguageSelector("en"));
if (pages != null && pages.Count > 0)
{
var Page = pages[0];

writablePage = (Page as PageData).CreateWritableClone();

writablePage.Name = (writablePage as MyPage).PageTitle = "Page Name";

var saveAction = SaveAction.CheckIn |  SaveAction.ForceNewVersion;

DataFactory.Instance.Save(writablePage, saveAction, EPiServer.Security.AccessLevel.NoAccess);


}

#131308
Jul 20, 2015 21:05
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I think you'll need to clear the cache for the page after saving it:

DataFactoryCache.RemovePage(writablePage)



#131311
Jul 21, 2015 7:20
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After adding this line. Following happens

1:-  If page has no changes to publish. the changes i made in back end displayed properly

2: If page has already some changes which are pending to be published then changes made in backend are still not visible in site pages

#131322
Jul 21, 2015 9:34
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#131323
Jul 21, 2015 9:35
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I'm guessing you'll need to fetch the latest version when programmatically getting the page:

            var repository = ServiceLocator.Current.GetInstance<IContentVersionRepository>();
            var contentLoader = ServiceLocator.Current.GetInstance<IContentLoader>();
         
            var latestVersion = repository.List(page.ContentLink).OrderBy(x => x.Saved).FirstOrDefault();
            var latestPage = contentLoader.Get<PageData>(latestVersion.ContentLink);
            var writablePage = (latestPage as PageData).CreateWritableClone();
            latestPage.Name = "new name!";

I did not test this though. The OrderBy might need to reversed :-)

#131324
Jul 21, 2015 10:04
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but that will give me last saved version of the page and all my changes will reflect in that version. i want to create new version of programatic changes for that page.

#131325
Jul 21, 2015 10:25
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Then I suppose you need to set the common draft to the new version you create:

            writablePage.Name = "a new name";
            var saveAction = SaveAction.CheckIn | SaveAction.ForceNewVersion;
            var newReference = contentRepository.Save(writablePage, saveAction, EPiServer.Security.AccessLevel.NoAccess);
            var repository = ServiceLocator.Current.GetInstance<IContentVersionRepository>(); 
            repository.SetCommonDraft(newReference);
#131326
Jul 21, 2015 11:27
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Thanks aloooooot!!! Now its working fine

Only last question is if use following Save Action, the page changes do not appear in "Drafts" category of Tasks gadget

var saveAction = SaveAction.Save

#131328
Jul 21, 2015 11:38
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Are you sure you refreshed the gadget? It should appear if you use "SaveAction.Save".

#131329
Jul 21, 2015 11:48
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yes i have refreshed the gadget and i have refreshed the page but gadget is nt displaying but again if i do some manual change, it starts appearing in Gadget 

#131330
Jul 21, 2015 11:51
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If you open the "versions" gadget. Is the newly created version a draft?

#131331
Jul 21, 2015 11:53
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yes in the versions gadget it shows this version status as draft with three nested circles on on right top corner of this column

#131332
Jul 21, 2015 12:02
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Okay, then it should be working. Are you sure it's not just out of sight? If you scroll down? :-)

Or do you see it if you select something other than "draft"? Like "ready to publish"?

#131333
Jul 21, 2015 12:09
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if i use SaveAction.CheckedIn then it appears under Ready to publish catgory but if i use SaveAction.Save it doesnot appear under Draft or any other categorie.

I have doubled checked the scrol bar thing but its not there :-(

#131334
Jul 21, 2015 12:12
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In the versions list, who does it say that the page has been saved by? System? Cause "tasks" will only display content changed by you

#131335
Jul 21, 2015 12:18
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I m setting the changedby in backend

writablePage.ChangedBy = "BackEndUser";

BackEndUser is different from the one i am using to log into Epi Server cms

Versions gadget shows saved by "BackEndUser"

how can make it viewable for tasks gadget of any editor who has the publishing rights?????

#131336
Edited, Jul 21, 2015 12:23
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I'm not sure if that's possible without doing some nasty hacks

#131339
Jul 21, 2015 13:00
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Hi, Yasar,

I ended up using a different value for ChangedBy, check out this blog post:

http://www.mogul.com/en/about-mogul/blog/saveactionsave-saveactionforcecurrentversion-doesnt-change-changed-but-does-touch-changedby

However, what is different in later version of 8 is the following:

http://world.episerver.com/forum/developer-forum/-EPiServer-75-CMS/Thread-Container/2015/6/error-after-upgrade-to-8-5-quotusing-saveaction-save--saveaction-forcecurrentversion-on-published-content-is-not-allowedquot/

So, now, instead of using SaveAction.Save | SaveAction.ForceCurrentVersion, I use SaveAction.Publish | SaveAction.SkipSetCommonDraft.

Then, in the published event, I check the save action:

            if (e.Content is IHasFeedback && e.Content is IChangeTrackable &&
                ((SaveContentEventArgs)e).Action != AppSettings.SaveActionForNonContentChanges)
            {
                ((IHasFeedback)e.Content).RealContentChangedBy = ((IChangeTrackable)e.Content).ChangedBy;
            }

We didn't have any issues with the approach so far.

#131348
Jul 21, 2015 16:42
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