Content Testing indexes are not found after deploying a solution through the Azure Marketplace

  • The sitecore_testing_index and sitecore_suggested_test_index are not found after deploying a solution using the Azure Marketplace with Solr search provider. The issue happens due to incorrect core names of the current indexes. Other indexes use a dynamically defined name $(id), but those two indexes have it set explicitly, and to a non-standard value. The following error message might appear in the log:

    ERROR Unable to connect to [], Core: [Sitecore-sitecore_testing_index]
    Exception: SolrNet.Exceptions.SolrConnectionException
    <html> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8"/> <title>Error 404 Not Found</title>
  • To resolve the issue, change the explicitly defined "core" names to dynamic ones as follows:

    • Open the \App_Config\Sitecore\ContentTesting\Sitecore.ContentTesting.Solr.IndexConfiguration.config file.
    • Change the statically defined values:
      <param desc="core">Sitecore-sitecore_testing_index</param>
      <param desc="core">Sitecore-sitecore_suggested_test_index</param>
      to dynamically defined values:
      <param desc="core">$(id)</param>

Applies to:

CMS 9.2 Initial Release+

January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020

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  • Content Testing,
  • Search and Indexing