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28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Manage - Part 2

Let's continue with the Sitecore Rocks Manage tool by discussing the Pipelines, Commands, and Temp Files interfaces.  We will see how using the Sitecore Rocks Manage tool can help manage and investigate Sitecore pipelines, commands and temporary files all from within Visual Studio.If we don't already have the Manage tool open, right click the Sitecore instance, in this case the Jetstream node, in the Sitecore Explorer and select the "Manage" menu item.

 

Sitecore Rocks

 

The second tab in the Manage tool is for the Pipelines interface.  This interface can be used to inspect the different Sitecore pipelines and associated processors.  When selecting a pipeline in the top section on the interface, the associated processors are loaded in the bottom section showing which order they are executed.  Also, if we right click in the processors section it will open the context menu where we have the option to "Create Pipeline Processor" to insert an already defined custom processor.

 

Sitecore Rocks

 

The third tab in the Manage tool is for the Commands interface.  With the Commands interface we can see all of the Sitecore commands and their associated type and assembly.

 

Sitecore Rocks

 

Right clicking on one of the commands will open the context menu where we can jump to the definition of the command or as seen below, "Search for Usages."  The Search for Usages option will open the Query Analyzer with a query of the core and master databases where the command is actually in use.

 

Sitecore Rocks

 

The third tab in the Manage tool is the Temp Files interface.  This interface shows us all the temporary files currently on the file system for this Sitecore instance.  The interface shows us the location, size and the last modified date of the temporary files.

 

Sitecore Rocks

 

Right clicking on one of the temporary items will open the context menu where we have several options to clean out temporary files.  The options we have are the following:

 

  • Delete All Files
  • Delete Files Older Than One Week
  • Delete Files Older Than One Month
  • Delete Files Older Than One Year

 

Sitecore Rocks

 

As we have seen today, the Sitecore Rocks Manage tool has several interfaces for working with Sitecore pipelines, commands and temporary files from Visual Studio.

 

Stay tuned for more Sitecore Rocks features tomorrow!