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Hi,

 

We have a requirement to migrate the legacy sitecore CMS to AEM AMS cloud. 

 

We have to migrate from Sitecore into AEM as DITA XML and extract the data from SiteCore via GraphQL. The data mapping via Groovy Script to Load DITA XML into AEM Guides. 

 

Please provide any reference/implementation approach/scripts to achieve this migration for the above requirement. 

 

 

Regards,

Mano

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Migrating from Sitecore CMS to AEM AMS cloud and converting the data into DITA XML format is a complex task that involves several steps and custom scripts. Please note that the specific implementation details will depend on the intricacies of your Sitecore instance and the exact requirements of your AEM Guides in DITA XML format.

 

Please consider the following approach as reference

 

  1. Data Analysis and Mapping:

    • Understand the data structure and content types in your Sitecore instance.
    • Identify the corresponding data structures in AEM AMS and determine how the data will be mapped to DITA XML format.
  2. GraphQL Data Extraction:

    • Set up a GraphQL API in your Sitecore CMS to allow data extraction.
    • Create GraphQL queries to retrieve the required content from Sitecore.
    • Develop a script to fetch data through GraphQL and store it locally or in a suitable intermediary format.
  3. Prepare DITA XML Schema:

    • Analyze the AEM Guides structure and create a DITA XML schema that aligns with it.
    • Define the necessary metadata and elements to represent your content accurately.
  4. Groovy Scripting for Data Transformation:

    • You'll need to write custom Groovy scripts to transform the extracted data from Sitecore to the DITA XML format.
    • Perform content mapping between Sitecore fields and DITA XML elements based on the previously defined schema.
    • Handle any data manipulations or transformations required during the migration.
  5. Importing into AEM:

    • Leverage AEM's APIs or import mechanisms to ingest the transformed DITA XML content into the AEM AMS cloud environment.
    • Ensure that security, permissions, and other relevant considerations are addressed during the import process.
  6. Content Validation and Quality Assurance:

    • After the migration, thoroughly validate the content in AEM to ensure that it aligns with your expectations and the intended DITA XML structure.
    • Perform comprehensive testing to ensure that all aspects of the content, including images, links, metadata, etc., are correctly migrated.

 

Here you can find some groovy scripts for reference so you can adapt them to your own use case as well as some interesting resources: 

https://hashimkhan.in/aem-adobecq5-code-templates/groovy-script/

https://experienceleaguecommunities.adobe.com/t5/adobe-experience-manager/approach-to-migrate-from-s...

https://www.multidots.com/sitecore-to-wordpress-step-by-step-migration-guide/ 

 

I hope this helps

 



Esteban Bustamante

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Correct answer by
Community Advisor

Migrating from Sitecore CMS to AEM AMS cloud and converting the data into DITA XML format is a complex task that involves several steps and custom scripts. Please note that the specific implementation details will depend on the intricacies of your Sitecore instance and the exact requirements of your AEM Guides in DITA XML format.

 

Please consider the following approach as reference

 

  1. Data Analysis and Mapping:

    • Understand the data structure and content types in your Sitecore instance.
    • Identify the corresponding data structures in AEM AMS and determine how the data will be mapped to DITA XML format.
  2. GraphQL Data Extraction:

    • Set up a GraphQL API in your Sitecore CMS to allow data extraction.
    • Create GraphQL queries to retrieve the required content from Sitecore.
    • Develop a script to fetch data through GraphQL and store it locally or in a suitable intermediary format.
  3. Prepare DITA XML Schema:

    • Analyze the AEM Guides structure and create a DITA XML schema that aligns with it.
    • Define the necessary metadata and elements to represent your content accurately.
  4. Groovy Scripting for Data Transformation:

    • You'll need to write custom Groovy scripts to transform the extracted data from Sitecore to the DITA XML format.
    • Perform content mapping between Sitecore fields and DITA XML elements based on the previously defined schema.
    • Handle any data manipulations or transformations required during the migration.
  5. Importing into AEM:

    • Leverage AEM's APIs or import mechanisms to ingest the transformed DITA XML content into the AEM AMS cloud environment.
    • Ensure that security, permissions, and other relevant considerations are addressed during the import process.
  6. Content Validation and Quality Assurance:

    • After the migration, thoroughly validate the content in AEM to ensure that it aligns with your expectations and the intended DITA XML structure.
    • Perform comprehensive testing to ensure that all aspects of the content, including images, links, metadata, etc., are correctly migrated.

 

Here you can find some groovy scripts for reference so you can adapt them to your own use case as well as some interesting resources: 

https://hashimkhan.in/aem-adobecq5-code-templates/groovy-script/

https://experienceleaguecommunities.adobe.com/t5/adobe-experience-manager/approach-to-migrate-from-s...

https://www.multidots.com/sitecore-to-wordpress-step-by-step-migration-guide/ 

 

I hope this helps

 



Esteban Bustamante

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Hi @EstebanBustamante ,

 

Thanks for your detailed information and reference. It will be really helpful for my analysis. 

 

Regards,

Mano