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Navigation usage

Last Modified:
04 Jun 2019
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The Navigation Usage Report lets you to see the Navigation Objects that are in use and where they are being used. This can be useful when changing or deleting a Navigation Object, as it might be in use, and potentially in more than one place.

To use the Navigation Usage Report, go to Assets > Asset usage > Navigation usage.

Search tools

The report can be run on a specific Navigation object or Section / Branch.

Search by: Navigation object
Navigation object Select a specific Navigation Object and see where it is being used
Search by: Section
Section From the Select Section modal window click on a Section and then click the Select Section button at the bottom. 
Number of levels to recurse

Sets how deep through the Site Structure this report will run

  • No recursion: only the selected Section
  • 1 level: selected Section and children
  • 2 levels
  • 3 levels
  • etc
  • Recurse through all levels: selected Section and all Sections below

Click Run report to display the search results.

Search results

Results matching the search will be displayed in four listings:

1. Usage in Page Layouts
Screenshot of the Navigation Usage screen with the Page Layouts section expanded

2. Usage in Content Layouts

Screenshot of Content Layouts section in Navigation Usage screen

3. Usage in content

Screenshot of the Content Item Navigation Object Usage Report

4. Usage Totals

Screenshot of the Navigation Object Usage Report for Usage Totals

For each item, the Navigation Object, Navigation Object Type and the usage will be displayed. Results can be sorted and filtered. 

Navigation object The name and id of the Navigation Object. Click the name to edit.
Type The type of Navigation Object e.g. breadcrumb.
Line number When searching for a specific Navigation Object, the line number that contains the object is displayed. Click Actions, View code snippet to view the excerpt of code from where the Navigation Object is being referenced in the page layout. 
Page layout If the Navigation Object is used in a Page Layout, the name of the Page Layout is displayed.
Click the name to edit the Page Layout.
Content type If the Navigation Object is used in a Content Type or Content Item, the name and description of the Content Type are displayed. 
Click the name to edit the Content Type.

If the Navigation Object is used in a Content Layout, the name of the Content Layout is displayed. 
Click the name to edit the Content Layout.

Content name

If the Navigation Object is used in a Content Item, the name of the Content Item is displayed. 
Click the name to edit the content.


If the Navigation Object is used in a Section, a breadcrumb to the Section is displayed.
Click the breadcrumb to edit the Section.


The total number of times that the Navigation Object is used, displayed under usage totals. This is the usage count and does not necessarily represent the number of pages on which the Navigation Object appears.
For example, a Navigation Object used within one Page Layout may have a Count of one, but if that Page Layout is used by three Sections, then the Navigation Object may appear on three pages of the published site.


The Actions menu options change depending on the listing and allow you to:

  1. Edit navigation object
  2. Edit page layout
  3. Edit content type
  4. View code snippet
  5. Preview content

Download as CSV

Click Download as CSV to download the results in a CSV file that can be opened in Excel.