Thursday, 1 March 2018

Creating a Custom Watched Folder Service for Adobe Experience Manager 6.3

When working with Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 (AEM), sometimes you need to perform use cases that are not available by default. For example, assume that you want place an XML file into a local folder on your Desktop and have AEM read that file and place it within the AEM repository. Furthermore, you want this to occur at specific time intervals.

To achieve this functionality within AEM, you need to implement two services:

  • A custom service that reads XML files in a local directory and places the file into a JCR location. 
  • An AEM Scheduler service that invokes the custom service at specific time intervals. 
The following illustration shows this use case.

This development article walks you through how to implement this use case by implementing a custom AEM service and a Scheduler service.  To read this development article, click

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I (Scott Macdonald) am a Senior Experience League Community Manager at Adobe Systems with 20 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 AEM or other 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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