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Simplifying Package Creation in AEM

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Backing up pages before updating them during a package deployment is an advisable practice. You can always use the backup to restore your pages if anything goes wrong (you never know).

But the list of paths for package creation is usually long, and manual package creation with such a list becomes tedious and time-consuming for content authors.

Purpose:

Create an AEM package from paths (filters) present in an Excel file.

Implementation:

Argil DX presents a tool with a user-friendly console to help users create AEM packages in a simpler and quicker manner through the following input fields:

  • Name – name of the package
  • Version – version of the package
  • Group – group of the package
  • Access Control Handling – permissions to handle the nodes
  • Excel file – file containing fields such as Path, Include child node, Include Image Renditions

 

All of the fields have default values except the Excel file.

ADX Selective Content Packaging Tool

A sample Excel file can be downloaded using the ‘Sample’ button present after the description of the file field.

 

The Excel file contains 3 fields:

  1. Path – the absolute path of the node
  2. Include Child Node (Yes/No) – asking for tree activation on the specified path
  3. Include DAM Renditions (if applicable) (Yes/No) – AEM workflows automatically create DAM renditions on every server (unless altered), but users can opt not to include them by entering ‘No’ in this field.

 

Selective Content Packaging in AEM

 

The tool also has a history page with a record of all the packages created using it. We can see the logs of operations as well as download the old package.

Selective Content Packaging in AEM

The history icon is present on the top right corner of the tool.

Advantages of the tool:

  • Easy-to-use console for package creation
  • Packages and their respective logs are accessible from remote locations
  • Create space-saver packages by eliminating renditions of assets
  • Easy searching and sorting in logs
  • History page for package creation

 

The video demonstration of the tool can be viewed below:

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We at Argil DX are dedicated to improving your AEM experience and usability. Get in touch with us to know more about our services and AEM expertise.

To download the ADX Tools package submit a request and we will deliver the package on your email within 15 work days.

 

Delete Multiple Unwanted Packages in AEM Instances at Once

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How many of us would prefer to work with a faster AEM instance without spending a dime on the infrastructure? All of us would.

So, to take away all your hassles related to package deletion, we present you with a tool that will enable you to perform bulk package purging.

Purpose:

To get a list of packages which are consuming maximum size on an AEM instance and to have the ability to delete multiple packages at once.

Implementation:

At Argil DX, we have made a tool to delete multiple packages of AEM with a single click of a button. This tool provides a simplified console to monitor and manage AEM Packages, the list of packages will be sorted by size and collected according to their package group.

 

To delete package(s), just select their respective checkboxes and click on ‘Delete’ button and all the selected packages will be deleted in a moment. Along with delete operation, we can also download any package for backup before deleting it.

Package purging in AEM

 

Package Purging Tool provides various details of a package viz.

  • Name-Version
  • Group
  • Last Modified Time
  • Last Replicated Time
  • Created By
  • Is Installed
  • Size

 

A user can further search or sort packages within the list through any of the above-mentioned details.

Package purging in AEM

 

Packages are listed in two sections – the first section named ‘All’ contains all the packages and the second section contains the packages collected based on their package-group. The number against the name of each set represents the number of packages in it.

 

For reporting and documenting purposes, package lists can be exported in PDF and Excel formats by clicking on the ‘Excel’ and ‘PDF’ buttons on the top of every list.

Package Purging in AEM

 

Steps to purge packages :

1. Select Package(s) by clicking on checkbox(es).

Package Purging in AEM      2. Click on the delete button.

Package Purging in AEM       3. On the confirmation screen validate and click on “Delete” button. Sit back and relax, packages will be deleted within a few moments.

 

Package purging in AEM

Tool Guide

            A tool guide at the top-right helps users understand the tool and use it effectively.

Package Purging in AEM

Package Purging in AEMPackage Purging in AEM

 

You can find the demonstration video of the same below

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We at Argil DX are dedicated to improving your AEM experience and usability. Get in touch with us to know more about our services and AEM expertise.

To download the ADX Tools package submit a request and we will deliver the package on your email within 15 work days.