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  • Marc-André 63 posts 279 karma points
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 15:00


    Is there anyway to get a value from an unpublished node?

    Here's my code :

    public JsonResult<String> GetData()
          var id = HttpContext.Current.Request­.QueryString["id"];
          dynamic properties = Umbraco.Content(Convert.ToInt32(id));
          return Json(properties.Data);

    If I go to the BackOffice and chage the value of "Data" and just Save It, my method always return the last published version instead of my new saved, but unpublished one.


  • Amir Khan 1282 posts 2739 karma points
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 15:40
    Amir Khan

    Would this work? I've used this to query for reviews tagged to unpublished locations, worked great for me.

    There's a check in the API to see if something is published, you could just filter for the opposite.

  • Marc-André 63 posts 279 karma points
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 15:47

    I tried it, but when I use the getValue method from the IContent returned by the query, it always return me null.

    That's said, I don't think it will see the difference between my published value and my saved value.

  • Marc-André 63 posts 279 karma points
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 11:47

    I finally get this to work with the API. Yeah!

  • SteveV 54 posts 240 karma points
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:11

    Keep in mind if you use the ContentService you are talking directly to the database. This approach might not scale if your site receives a lot of visitors.

  • Marc-André 63 posts 279 karma points
    Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:12

    You're right! Is there a more performant way to do this?

  • Jothipriya G 8 posts 110 karma points
    Feb 23, 2022 @ 15:34
    Jothipriya G

    Hi Marc-André,

    I'm the new to Umbraco and I'm struggling to get the unpublished contents. Kindly guide me to get the unpublished contents.

    I have created a document type article and article items as mentioned in Our Umbraco tutorial. In content section I have created a five number of article items as a blog and unpublished two of them. I'm getting three published article items in the site. Now I want to get the unpublished contents instead of published one. How I can do this???

    Kindly guide to do this.

  • Enkosi 11 posts 86 karma points
    Oct 17, 2023 @ 16:20

    For others who may come across this you can do the following:

    var results = _services.ContentService
    .GetPagedDescendants(contentAtRoot.Id, 0, int.MaxValue, out long totalRecords);

    _service is ServiceContext _services which can be injected into your controller if you are using a controller.

    You can get descendants or children. This is not optimal at all so use it wisely.

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