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Navigation usage

Last Modified:
01 Feb 2019
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The navigation usage report allows you to see which Navigation Objects are in use and where they are being used. This can be extremely important to know if you need to change or delete 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 Select a specific section using the section selector
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

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
  2. Usage in content layouts
  3. Usage in content
  4. Usage totals

For each item the Section, Page layout, Channel and Applied/Inherited 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 by 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 When used in a page layout, the name of the page layout is displayed. Click the name to edit the page layout.
Content type When used in a content type or content, the name of the content type is displayed. Click the name to edit the content type.

When used in a content type, the name of the layout is displayed. Click the name to edit the content type.

Content name

When used in content, the name of the content is displayed. Click the name to edit the content.


When used in content, the name of the section is displayed. Click the name to edit the section.


The overall number of times used, displayed under usage totals.


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

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

Download as CSV

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