Monday, 23 January 2017

Creating a repeating Adobe Experience Manager HTL component

You can create an Adobe Experience Manager HTL component that displays repeating information that includes text and digital assets. For example, consider a typical section of a sports section, that lists each story, including a digital asset located in the Experience Manager DAM.


As shown in the previous illustration, the HTL component displays a repeating set of data where each section has a heading, text and an image. An author sets this information using a Touch UI dialog. 

This article steps you through how to build this AEM HTL component. To read this article, check back in Feb 2017. 

Friday, 20 January 2017

Retrieving Adobe Experience Manager ContextHub information using the ContextHub API

Adobe Experience Manager exposes a Java API named the ContextHub API that lets you programmatically obtain information about the Experience Manager ContextHub. The Experience Manager ContextHub contains data that displays information about users, known as context data. For more information about the Experience Manager ContextHub, including ContextHub stores, see Adding ContextHub to Pages and Accessing Stores.

For example, you can create a custom Experience Manager service that logs information about the ContextHub, as shown below.

9.01.2017 12:43:38.886 *INFO* [OsgiInstallerImpl] com.community.aem.core.ContextHubServiceImpl Size of stores list :14
19.01.2017 12:43:38.886 *INFO* [OsgiInstallerImpl] com.community.aem.core.ContextHubServiceImpl ---------Store----------
19.01.2017 12:43:38.886 *INFO* [OsgiInstallerImpl] com.community.aem.core.ContextHubServiceImpl contexthub.geolocation
19.01.2017 12:43:38.886 *INFO* [OsgiInstallerImpl] com.community.aem.core.ContextHubServiceImpl contexthub.surferinfo
19.01.2017 12:43:38.886 *INFO* [OsgiInstallerImpl] com.community.aem.core.ContextHubServiceImpl granite.profile
19.01.2017 12:43:38.887 *INFO* [OsgiInstallerImpl] com.community.aem.core.ContextHubServiceImpl granite.emulators
19.01.2017 12:43:38.887 *INFO* [OsgiInstallerImpl] com.community.aem.core.ContextHubServiceImpl aem.analyticsdata
19.01.2017 12:43:38.887 *INFO* [OsgiInstallerImpl] com.community.aem.core.ContextHubServiceImpl aem.pagedata
19.01.2017 12:43:38.887 *INFO* [OsgiInstallerImpl] com.community.aem.core.ContextHubServiceImpl aem.segmentation

To read this development article, click Retrieving Adobe Experience Manager ContextHub information using the ContextHub API.


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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Ask the AEM Community Experts for Jan 2017 - Integrating Test and Target with Adobe Experience Manager for Personalization use cases

Join Varun Mitra, Tech Training Instructor and Developer, Adobe Worldwide Field Enablement  as he provides information about using Adobe Experience Manager and and Test and Target together for digital marketing solutions.

In this session, Varun will cover best practices on using AEM and Test and Target to setup personalization use case.

Date: Thurs January 26, 2017
Time: 11 AM EST

To sign up, click this link: https://communities.adobe.com/content/usergenerated/content/cush/en/communities/aem_technologistsdevelopersarchitects/events/_jcr_content/par/calendar/atace_january_sessio.form.html/content/cush/en/communities/aem_technologistsdevelopersarchitects/events/upcoming-event-detail


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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Creating an Adobe Experience Manager HTL Component that parses MS Word Documents

You can develop an Adobe Experience Manager HTL (used to be known as Sightly) component that can parse and display content from MS Word documents. Some Experience Manager use cases require integrating MS Word documents with Experience Manager. The HTL component developed in this article parses a MS Word document and displays the content in in a HTL component, as shown in the following illustration.

Consider the following Word Doc.


You can develop a custom HTL component to parse this Word doc and display the data in an AEM web page, as shown in the following illustration. 





To parse data from a MS Word document, you use Apache POI API.  To read this Experience Manager development article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/aem_msdoc.html.

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Congratulations Lokesh Bangalore Shivalingaiah - our 2016 AEM Community Member of the year

I want to extend my congratulations to Lokesh Bangalore Shivalingaiah - our 2016 AEM Community Member of the year winner. This is the second straight year that Lokesh has won the AEM Community member of the year award.

This year, we are very pleased to award Lokesh with the following device.


Lokesh was awarded an IPhone 7 Plus 256 GB device.  I am sure you are going to love this device

You earned this awesome device by helping so many AEM community members:
  • contributing code for articles
  • participating in the AEM forums (you are second place),
  • giving 2 Ask the AEM Community Expert sessions
  • testing various HELPX articles

From all of the Adobe Digital Marketing Community team - we want to congratulate you! 


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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Dynamically changing an Adobe Experience Manager Touch UI Dialog

You can develop an Adobe Experience Manager component that uses a dialog whose fields are dynamically update based on a selection of another field. Dynamically updating fields is important when you need to present an Experience Manager author different possibilibies based on the selection of another field. For example, assume that an author selects a value from a drop-down field. You can develop application logic that sets another field based on the selected value. Consider the following Experience Manager Touch UI dialog.


When an author selects Background Image, it dynamically sets a Pathfield field, as shown in this illustration.


Likewise, if the author selects another value from the dropdown (for example, Background Color), a second drop-down field is dynamically set, as shown in this illustration. 


To develop Touch UI dialogs, you use the AEM Granite API

This article walks you through how to develop this Dialog that dynamically sets fields. To read this article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/dynamic_touchui.html

NOTE: To learn how to dynamically work with AEM Classic UI dialogs, see Dynamically updating AEM custom xtype fields


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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Thank you AEM Community members

As 2016 draws to a close (Community team will be off from DEC 22-Jan 3) - I want to thank all AEM community members for your great community participation in our internal AEM Community and the external ones like all the FB groups.
I would like to thank members like Lo Ki and Ratna Kumar Kotla and many others for helping drive AEM HELPX content and Ask the AEM Commuity Experts.
I am very happy to see what AEM community members like Ratna Kumar Kotla did with his AEM community rewards. He was able to put it towards this awesome device.





Lo Ki won AEM community of the year and will be getting an awesome award as well.
I am looking forward to 2017 and continue working with AEM Community members around the world, In the mean time - i encourage everyone to sign up for the immerse contest --



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