SharePoint Office 365 – Global Navigation & Current Navigation Provisioning using PNP Template and C#

Sathish Nadarajan
 
Solution Architect
May 23, 2019
 
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In this article, let us provision the Global Navigation & Current Navigation using PNP Provisioning Template by using C#.  The Provisioning Template is as below.

 <?xml version="1.0"?>
 <pnp:Provisioning xmlns:pnp="http://schemas.dev.office.com/PnP/2018/01/ProvisioningSchema">
   <pnp:Preferences Generator="OfficeDevPnP.Core, Version=4.0.30319, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=5e633289e95c321a" />
   <pnp:Templates>
     <pnp:ProvisioningTemplate ID="SPPALS.ProvisioningTemplate.Navigation" Version="1" Scope="RootSite">
       <pnp:Navigation AddNewPagesToNavigation="false" CreateFriendlyUrlsForNewPages="false">
         <pnp:GlobalNavigation NavigationType="Structural">
           <pnp:StructuralNavigation RemoveExistingNodes="true">
             <pnp:NavigationNode Title="Node.1" Url="{sitecollection}/Pages/CORB.aspx" IsExternal="true" IsVisible="true" >
               <pnp:NavigationNode Title="Node.1.1" Url="{sitecollection}/Pages/Page2.aspx" IsExternal="true" IsVisible="true"/>
               <pnp:NavigationNode Title="Node.1.2" Url="https://sharepointpals.com" IsExternal="true" IsVisible="true"/>
             </pnp:NavigationNode>
           </pnp:StructuralNavigation>
         </pnp:GlobalNavigation>
         <pnp:CurrentNavigation NavigationType="Structural">
           <pnp:StructuralNavigation RemoveExistingNodes="true">
             <pnp:NavigationNode Title="Node.1" Url="{sitecollection}/Pages/CORB.aspx" IsExternal="true" IsVisible="true" >
               <pnp:NavigationNode Title="Node.1.1" Url="{sitecollection}/Pages/Page2.aspx" IsExternal="true" IsVisible="true"/>
               <pnp:NavigationNode Title="Node.1.2" Url="https://sharepointpals.com" IsExternal="true" IsVisible="true"/>
             </pnp:NavigationNode>
           </pnp:StructuralNavigation>
         </pnp:CurrentNavigation>
       </pnp:Navigation>
     </pnp:ProvisioningTemplate>
   </pnp:Templates>
 </pnp:Provisioning>
 

 

And the C# code is straight forward.  It is as below.

 

 static void Main(string[] args)
         {
             ProvisionTaxonomyPNP();
         }
 
         public static void ProvisionTaxonomyPNP()
         {
             OfficeDevPnP.Core.AuthenticationManager authMgr = new OfficeDevPnP.Core.AuthenticationManager();
 
             string siteUrl = "https://sppalsmvp.sharepoint.com/sites/TeamSite/";
             string userName = "sathish@sppals.com";
             string password = "*****";
 
             using (var clientContext = authMgr.GetSharePointOnlineAuthenticatedContextTenant(siteUrl, userName, password))
             {
                 Web web = clientContext.Web;
                 clientContext.Load(web);
                 clientContext.Load(web.Lists);
                 clientContext.ExecuteQuery();
 
                 var templateLocation = "D:\\PRACTICE SOURCE CODE\\SPPALS.Console\\SPPALS.Console\\ProvisioningTemplate";
                 var provisioningProvider = new XMLFileSystemTemplateProvider(templateLocation, string.Empty);
 
                 var organizationSiteProvisioningTemplate = provisioningProvider.GetTemplate("SPPals.ProvisioningTemplate.Navigation.xml");
                 organizationSiteProvisioningTemplate.Connector.Parameters[FileConnectorBase.CONNECTIONSTRING] = templateLocation;
                 clientContext.Web.ApplyProvisioningTemplate(organizationSiteProvisioningTemplate);
             }
         }
 
 

 

The terms will be provisioned as below.  We can see that on the AreaNavigationSettings.aspx

 

And on the Screen, the Nodes will be like,

 

Happy Coding,

Sathish Nadarajan.

 

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Sathish Nadarajan
 
Solution Architect
 
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Sathish is a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint (Office Servers and Services) having 13+ years of experience in Microsoft Technologies. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Aided Design and Business ...read more
 

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