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Recently I’m trying to export content from Sitecore with Sitecore PowerShell Module. If you have never used this module before, you can read the documents here.

I created a PowerShell script in Sitecore, and everything is working smoothly and fine, until I created a admin page for calling the scripts programmatically.  The scripts were triggered, however the file was not generated.  At very beginning I thought it was caused by insufficient permission for creating files.  So I tried to give everyone read/write permission.  Unfortunately, it was still failed with no exceptions.  

After investigating the logs, I found that it was throwing an error.  It was a bit strange to me, as if I run the scripts in Sitecore. It exports files successfully. However, if I run the scripts via the admin page I created, it fails (as shown in screenshot below)

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The error message was a bit misleading.  After a few times trial and error , I realized that when the scripts are called from external application, Sitecore PowerShell doesn’t know the context.  Thus, I added “Set-Location” for all the scripts, and run “export” again, it started working!

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