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Adobe Summit 2023 [19th to 23rd March, Las Vegas and Virtual] | Complete AEM Session & Lab list

AEM 6.0 query issue on cq:tags


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Hi All,


We started seeing a weird issue about query optimization a few months ago. When we issue a query as:

/jcr:root/content/site//element(*,cq:PageContent)[@sling:resourceType='site/components/page/news-detail' and (@cq:tags = 'department:drama')] order by @date descending

We will see a warning message about traversing too many nodes, Traversed 60000 nodes (212558 index entries) using index cq:tags with filter Filter


There is a node "cqTags" under oak:index, as


Screen Shot 2022-06-08 at 2.54.51 PM.png


The weird thing is that if we modify the query a bit, /jcr:root/content/site//element(*,cq:PageContent)[@sling:resourceType='site/components/page/news-detail' and (@cq:tags = 'articles:drama')] order by @date descending. Changing the tag value from "department:drama" to "articles:drama" will not issue any warning, given that both tags are valid in the /etc/tags. Also, the issue only takes place in the publisher, not the author. 


The "department:drama" tag property is as:


Screen Shot 2022-06-08 at 2.54.12 PM.png


Any idea where I should troubleshoot this?







2 Replies


Community Advisor

Hi @kevingtan  - Have you verified if the tag 'articles:drama' is published and/or is available in the publisher?