Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Programmatically Accessing Adobe CQ Content using the JCR API

You can programmatically modify nodes and properties located within the Adobe CQ repository, which is part of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite. To access the CQ repository, you use the Java Content Repository (JCR) API. You can use the Java JCR API to perform create, replace, update, and delete (CRUD) operations on content located within the Adobe CQ repository. For more information about the Java JCR API, see http://jackrabbit.apache.org/jcr-api.html.

This development article creates a Java class that modifies nodes and properties within  Adobe CQ. The Java class connects to a local instance of  Adobe CQ and creates nodes and stores data values to node properties. You can store data by manipulating node properties.

Note: This development article modifies the Adobe CQ JCR from an external Java application. In contrast, you can modify the JCR from within an OSGi bundle using the JCR API. For details, see http://scottsdigitalcommunity.blogspot.ca/2013/01/persisting-cq-data-in-java-content.html.

Note: To learn how to query the Adobe CQ JCR using the JCR Query API, click this link: http://scottsdigitalcommunity.blogspot.ca/2013/02/querying-adobe-experience-manager-data.html.

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About the Author

I (Scott Macdonald) am a Senior Digital Marketing Community Manager at Adobe Systems with over 16 years in the high tech industry. I am also a programmer with knowledge in Java, JavaScript, C#,C++, HTML, XML and ActionScript. If  you would like to see more CQ or other Adobe Digital Marketing end to end articles like this, then leave a comment and let me know what content you would like to see.

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