AEM Collections are a set of assets bundled together, which can include different types of assets like images , pdf and videos from different locations. Many times we face the requirement where a customer wants to share group of multiple types of assets with either internal or external clients, this can be achieved using aem collections. These collections can be shared with various users with edit level, owner level and viewer level privileges.
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There are two types of collection available in aem, based on how they collate assets:-
Collection – that contains a static reference list of assets, folders, and other collections.
Smart collection – that dynamically includes assets based on a search criteria.
After completing this tutorial, you will have a clear understanding about:-
How to create collection ( static collection ) in aem.
How to add assets to collection.
How Collections data is stored in JCR.
How to create smart collection (dynamic collection ) in aem.
How Smart Collections data is stored in JCR.
How to Edit Smart Collection.
Different Collection groups created while creating a collection.