Non-SXA sites do not have an option to create a new datasource when SXA is installed

  • The issue occurs when trying to add a new component to a page of a non-SXA site and create a new datasource for it. The Create button in the Create New Datasource dialog does not exist, but it is available in SXA version of the dialog.

    The issue can be experienced only if SXA module is installed, and does not occur in Sitecore XP solutions without the SXA module.

  • To resolve the issue, download and install the patch or hotfix compatible with the affected product version found on the following pages:

    Be aware that the hotfixes were built for specific Sitecore XP versions, and must not be installed on other Sitecore XP versions or in combination with other hotfixes. In case any other hotfixes have already been installed on certain Sitecore XP instance, send a request for a compatibility check to Sitecore Support.

    Note that ZIP file contents need to be extracted to locate installation instructions and related files inside it. The hotfixes must be installed on a CM instance and then synced with other instances using the regular development practices.

    To get a solution for other releases, contact Sitecore Support.

Applies to:

SXA 1.8 Initial Release+

April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020

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  • SXA