Thursday, 3 September 2015

Using Query Builder API from within an AEM 6.1 Sling Servlet

You can create an AEM application that searches the AEM JCR for assets and displays results to the end user. For example, you can use a custom Sling Servlet to search CQ pages under a specific repository node (for example, nodes under /content) and look for a specific search term. All content that satisfy the search criteria are included in the search results. To search the AEM repository, you use the Query Builder API from within a Sling Servlet. This API requires that you define search parameters, and an optional filter. After you execute the query, the results are stored in a result set. You can display the result set in an AEM web page.

When working with the Query Builder API, you can use a Java API or a Restful API. This development article uses the AEM Query Builder API within a custom Sling Servlet to perform searches.

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