After column overlay in classic UI, the list of columns changes. Why is this happening?




I was following the tutorial on how to customize AEM Console by adding a new column in classic UI. Everything works and I can see the new column displaying the data. Only one thing is bothering me:

Before the overlay, the OOTB column list is this one:

Screen Shot 2019-01-03 at 11.34.53 AM.png

After overlay:

Screen Shot 2019-01-03 at 11.35.12 AM.png

Any idea how I can retain the OOTB list of columns + my new one?

Thank you in advance,


Accepted Solutions (1)

Accepted Solutions (1)




For each property that is not present -

  1. Create a node under '/apps/wcm/core/content/siteadmin/grid/geometrixx/columns' in /crx/de
  2. Apply 3 properties to the newly created node as other existing nodes -
  • xtype - String - gridcolumn
  • usePredefined - String - <value same as node name>
  • jcr:primaryType - Name - nt:unstructured

   3. Add the specific value under /apps/wcm/core/content/siteadmin/grid/geometrixx', 'storeReaderFields'  in the same order.

E.g. To show 'template'

     Create a node with under 'template', usePredefined - 'template' and storeReaderFields value should be 'templateShortTitle'

For Impressions, the storeReaderFielue is 'monthlyHits' 

You may check other values in /libs/cq/ui/widgets/source/widgets/wcm/SiteAdmin.js line # 2000 onwards under CQ.wcm.SiteAdmin.COLUMNS = {... }

Similar approach for damadmin, if required. File - /libs/cq/ui/widgets/source/widgets/wcm/DamAdmin.Actions.js

Answers (1)

Answers (1)



gauravb10066713​ thank you for your answer. that makes total sense. I was trying the template but with the usePredefined - I was  having 'templateShortTitle'. And that is the reason it wouldn't have worked for me. With your suggestion it works like charm.