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Move multiple pages

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05-07-2022

Request for Feature Enhancement (RFE) Summary: It would be excellent if multiple pages under one path could be selected and moved together. Currently only one page can be selected and moved at a time. It seems like the interface and behind-the-scenes processing is already capable of most of the heavy lifting, as a page with hundreds of children can be moved; just not multiple individual pages.
Use-case:

This feature would be a huge time-saver in situations like:

  • breaking a section of a site into multiple sections
  • closing down a section of a site and redistributing the child pages among a few remaining sections
  • breaking a small news or event hierarchy into a more robust by-year or by-month structure (e.g. sorting 100 articles into 2020, 2021, 2022 folders)
  • moving lots of pages into a folder (e.g. move 100 pages under a new "archived" page)
Current/Experienced Behavior: When selecting one page, a "Move" button appears in the toolbar. When selecting more than one, "Move" disappears.
Improved/Expected Behavior: When selecting more than one page, "Move" should keep showing. When used, the rest of the interface for choosing the destination, reviewing and updating references will work as-is.
Environment Details (AEM version/service pack, any other specifics if applicable): AEM 6.5 SP12
Customer-name/Organization name: University at Buffalo
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5 Comments

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05-07-2022

Hi, @Jagadeesh_Prakash

 

I have been trying the Renovator, but it does not appear to work. Its log output indicates that it does not support nt:file nodes, such as an image or document directly uploaded into a component instead of the DAM. I deleted all of these in my pages (just to test -- this alone would be a show-stopper) and it still produced lots of errors and ultimately ended up deleting all of my source pages even though only a few made it to the target directory. I tried tracking down different issues and ultimately gave up.

 

Even if the Renovator worked, it would only be the kind of solution I could use on behalf of most of my normal authors. It would never be a self-serve tool where they could just checkmark what they wanted and reorganize at their own pace.

 

What are the chances AEM could be expanded with this functionality? We are all kind of shocked it's impossible to do something so basic as select a few pages and move them.

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05-07-2022

Hi @Kevin_Eye 

 

In AEM - sometimes tasks require a custom tool that is typically built by a developer for a business user (which is usually a non-programmer). If this custom tool works - it should solve this issue. Please refer to below tool 

 

Hope below links are useful

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dhd5PpJ5-AivPSX-192L2TCHCi5ClxS9FrNV4wn3NPM/edit

 

Refer to similar conversation in below link

 

https://experienceleaguecommunities.adobe.com/t5/adobe-experience-manager/multi-move-option-in-aem/m...

 

Or else if there is any other way, try to use Asset API to write a custom workflow to move the set of pages and child pages. We can customize according to our requirements. 

 

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06-07-2022

Hi, @Jagadeesh_Prakash

 

Looks like a screenshot of someone's tool they built themselves to solve this problem (and no code), and a few other people echoing that they think it looks very useful.

 

I am a developer. I considered building a tool like that myself for my company before posting here. But I am asking to see if maybe Adobe is interested in filling this need for all of their users so that I can focus on things more specific to my company's use of AEM.

 

The idea of moving several things into or out of a folder/page/container at once seems pretty basic for any system that organizes things in a hierarchy. I think most users would be surprised to find Adobe provides no way to do this in AEM. Is it on the roadmap?

 

Thanks,

Kevin

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06-07-2022

@Kevin_Eye

Agree with you, but as of now from Adobe there is no such implementation. May be available in future roadmap releases. But I recommend you to work on the custom implementation if it’s a priority and saves some time.