In day to day life of Sitecore Developer, one of the repeating task is to create a package. For every release, you need to perform this task which is boring and time consuming. But at the same time, you need to be accurate while generating Sitecore package for deployment. If you miss even a single item to add in package, your release will fail. So you must be keeping record of all Sitecore items somewhere – may be in notepad, which can help you to create package at the time of deployment. No need to create manual package now! Yes – you can take advantage of this little but very useful module named Sitecore Package Generator. You only need to provide your Sitecore items detail in form of CSV file and rest of all will be managed by this module. It will auto generate Sitecore Package for you!!! You can download Sitecore Package Generator module from marketplace. This module is powered by Sitecore Powershell Extensions, so please make sure that you have Powershell extensions installed in your Sitecore instance. If you want to download it, click here. This is how you can auto generate Sitecore Package:
This is will open pop-up to provide CSV file path.
Your CSV file should have below format. If you want to add items with child items in package, mention “Yes” in Include Child column else “No”.
Hope you will now save your time and effort while packaging! A Big Thanks To SITECORE POWERSHELL EXTENSIONS team – Adam, Andrej, James, Michael West, Michael Reynolds and Szymon for creating such a fabulous Sitecore Powershell Extensions module.