Issues with Design Importer 2.0, Sitecore 7.0 and ECM 2.1

The silence is broken, this is my first blog post for the last 3 weeks time since I’ve been renovating my apartment. But now I’m back first with this small information post.

I was installing a clean Sitecore 7 with ECM 2.1 and design importer 2.0 for Sitecore 7 yesterday.

The design importer was working fine in the content editor but when trying to create a new message in ECM I received the following exception.



Sitecore is working on a fix for this exception which should be released shortly until then I hope this post will help someone out.

The site I was installing was only for showing the functionality so I installed a 6.6 with ECM 2.1 and Design Importer 1.0 and then all worked out fine. There are no other fixes for this error yet.


Anders Laub

Anders Laub Christoffersen

Anders has been working with Sitecore for over a decade and has in this time been the lead developer and architect on several large scale enterprise solutions all around the world. Anders has been nominated a Sitecore Technical MVP three years in a row for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Anders is now working as a Sr. Solutions Architect at Sitecore in Copenhagen.

2 thoughts on “Issues with Design Importer 2.0, Sitecore 7.0 and ECM 2.1

  1. Actually Andrey Komarov from Sitecore support has made a support fix for this issue (issue 401199).

    The Design Importer 1.0 should also work with Sitecore 7 in case it will be used with ECM.
    However, it seems I have found a workaround for DI 2.0, please try the following:
    1. Put the attached assembly into \bin folder (Ask Sitecore for the support dll).
    2. Navigate to /sitecore/layout/Renderings/Email Campaign/Speak/Templates item
    3. Set following values to field below:
    Namespace: Sitecore.Support.Modules.EmailCampaign.Speak.Web.UI.WebControls
    Assembly: Sitecore.Support.389459.dll
    Please note that this workaround was not deeply tested and we recommend you to backup your solution before applying any changes

    Please inform me about the result.

    Hope this will help.

    • Great that there is a support work-around by now.

      Last time I checked the issue was still just on the list of known bugs in Design Importer 2.0

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