01 November, 2022

Sitecore Scheduled Publishing Module - Update

The purpose of Scheduled Publish Module is to give the content editor the option to delay the publishing of an item for a future point in time. Thus, a page or a feature that should go live at a specific time can be created and populated in Sitecore and previewed long before it goes live without the risk of an accidental publish before the specific time. Moreover, there is no need for a content-editor to go to Sitecore and manually publish something at an inconvenient hour, e.g. a New Year’s announcement. Scheduled Publish intends to give the content-editor all features of a normal publish with the addition of automation, timing and notifications.

Updated to Sitecore 10.2

This module was built by Hedgehog few years ago and it was not updated to Sitecore 10. I forked it and updated to work with Sitecore 10.2. As part of this task,

  • TDS project has been removed and converted to Sitecore Content Serialization with version 5.1.x. 
  • Updated the .NET version, referenced latest Sitecore nuget packages and fixed build issues.
  • Updated the documentation from an old source to GitHub readme file.
  • Created a Sitecore Package for installing it without the source.
You can view it here in my GitHub repository.

Docker Asset Image Creation

Lately, I was exploring options to create a Docker asset image for this module. Robbert Hock has created an excellent Docker asset image creator script which can intake the Sitecore package and convert it into an asset image. When you run the script, you may face this issue "The SQL provider cannot run with dacpac option because of a missing dependency". You can follow the below steps to fix it. Otherwise, it was super easy to create the image using this script. 

To fix the dacpac missing dependency issue:
  • Install the following applications by downloading it from here
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Data-Tier Application Framework
    • SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL ScriptDom
    • SQL Server System CLR Types 11.0
  • Register it using gacutil
    • "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v10.0A\bin\NETFX 4.8 Tools\gacutil" /i "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\SQLDB\DAC\130\Microsoft.SqlServer.TransactSql.ScriptDom.dll

Docker Asset Image:

For the Sitecore Scheduled Publishing module, the Docker image has been published to DockerHub and tagged it for Sitecore 10.2.

Image repository: nehemiah/sitecore-scheduled-publish

Tags: 10.2-1809

Dockerfile instructions:
  • cm:
COPY --from=<sitecore_scheduled_publishing_image> \module\cm\content .\


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