Tuesday 30 August 2016

Integrate AEM with Adobe Search and Promote

Search and promote(S&P) offers the following features:

  • Search features like auto-complete and "Did you mean?" help the users to get relevant search results.
  • Real-time metrics, merchandising rules, and customer intent.
  • Refinements based on facets and filtering options.
  • Built-in linguistics help in spell-checking and searching for non-English languages.
  • Real-time analytics allow search results to be dynamically ranked according to business objectives.
  • Easily scalable and reliable because S&P is provided as SaaS using cloud infrastructure.
  • Incremental indexing helps in ensuring that visitors are always shown with the up-to-date search results.

Sunday 28 August 2016

AEM Code Snippets

// to get list of selectors in an array
String[] selectors = slingRequest.getRequestPathInfo().getSelectors();
// to get a page from a path
Page page = pageManager.getPage(path);
// to get any containing page for a resource
Page page = pageManager.getContainingPage(resourceResolver.getResource(path));
// to get a session in JSP
final SlingRepository repos = sling.getService(SlingRepository.class);
session = repos.loginAdministrative(null);

// to get query object and run a query
//build query using search in crx explorer or crxdelite
String stmt = "select * from cq:Page where jcr:path like '/content/training/%' and contains(*, '" + slingRequest.getParameter("q") + "') order by jcr:score desc";

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Failed to decode downloaded font

When accessing AEM pages fonts may not be loaded properly

OTS parsing error: Failed to convert WOFF 2.0 font to SFNT

Add below plugin in pom.xml

Saturday 20 August 2016

Injecting a DataSourcePool Service into an Adobe Experience Manager OSGi bundle

This development article discusses how to inject a DataSourcePool service into an OSGi component. By injecting a DataSourcePool, your OSGi bundle can connect to a relational database such as MySQL. You configure a DataSourcePool using Adobe Experience Manager.

Creating custom AEM workflow steps that send email messages

You can develop a custom Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) workflow step that sends email messages to users within a workflow. A custom workflow step is implemented as an OSGi bundle that you can build using Maven and the AEM Workflow APIs that belong to thecom.adobe.granite.workflow.exec package. For information, see Package com.adobe.granite.workflow.exec

A custom AEM workflow step

Monday 15 August 2016

Creating an AEM HTML Template Language component that uses the WCMUsePojo class

You can create an Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6 Touch UI component that can be used within the AEM Touch UI view. Furthermore, you can use the AEM HTML Template Langauge (HTL - formally known as Sightly) to develop the AEM component. HTL is the AEM template language that can be used to replace use of JSP when developing an AEM component. HTL helps you to separate your design from your application logic. For more information, see Introduction to the HTML Template Language.

An AEM author can access a HTL dialog to enter component values. For example, you can enter text that is displayed by the component, as shown in the following illustration.

A HTL Component Dialog

After you enter the component's values (for example, text values), you click the checkmark icon and the values are entered onto the AEM page. 

Values displayed in the AEM web page

Thursday 11 August 2016

Sightly – Quick Reference

Sightly was introduced by AEM 6.0 to replace JSP by a new HTML Templating System. This post is a quick reference about Sightly. A list of best practices and things to know.
Java class or server side Javascript
With Sightly, you can create a component with two methods. By using Java Class or Javascript Server-Side File. Personnaly, I always use Java Class, but Javascript seems to be a really good deal if you want to develop your components with one language. But keep in mind that AEM Java API offer more functionnalities than Javascript API.
  • Sigthly component with Java
package apps.mycomponent;
import com.adobe.cq.sightly.WCMUse;
public class MyComponent extends WCMUse {
    private String title;
    private String description;
    public void activate() throws Exception {
        title = getProperties().get("title", "");      
        description = getProperties().get("description", "");
    // Must have to get back the value in html file
    // Explanation : 'get' + capitalize method name
    public String getTitle() {
        return title;
    public String getDescription() {
        return description;

HTL (Sightly) Code Snippets

Below are few HTL syntax used frequently in AEM.

1. HTL does not support JSP tag libraries.

2. Including a script: data-sly-include instead of cq:include

<cq:include script="template.html"/> //Including a HTL file in JSP
<sly data-sly-include="template.jsp"/> //Including a JSP file in HTL

The element on which a data-sly-include has been set is ignored and not displayed.

3. Including a Resource: data-sly-resource

Includes the result of rendering the indicated resource through the sling resolution and rendering process. Basic syntax-

<article data-sly-resource="path/to/resource"></article>

Override resourceType of an include-
<article data-sly-resource="${'path/to/resource' @ resourceType='my/resource/type'}"></article>

Change the wcmmode-
<article data-sly-resource="${'path/to/resource' @ wcmmode='disabled'}"></article>