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Calling Custom Workflow on Page Activation


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Hi All,

Can someone help me how can i call my custom workflow process on page publishing. I have an required to call my workflow whenever page is replicated (Just to clear not on page modification but on page replication). I dont see an node type (cq:replication) in workflow launcher. 

Help will be hightly appreciated.

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This would need a custom implementation. I would look at using workflows as part of this solution.

Write code that iterates through pages using JCR API or QueryBuilder API. Then when you find a page that meets your criteria, invoke a workflow (that activates the page) using an API.

You can invoke workflows programmatically. See: html

You may need to write a custom workflow step as well to perform time operations (if you want to wait 30 mins for example)\. However, AEM is very flexible in letting you write custom workflow steps. TO learn how to write a custom workflow step that implements,

WorkflowProcess see:

More reference:-



Level 10


What you can do write up a replication preprocessor. Here is the sample implementation,

You can call your workflow inside preprocess step.

acs-aem-samples/ at master · Adobe-Consulting-Services/acs-aem-sa...



Employee Advisor

Can you clarify your requirement a bit? Does it need to run on author or on publish? When you want to run it on author, the easiest way is probably to run all activation through the "Request for activation" workflow and add your custom step at the appropriate place.



Level 1

Hi Jörg,

As per the documentation, the 'Request for Activation' workflow is triggered only when the author is not having the required replication rights on the corresponding node.

However, when I remove replicate rights from a page, I don't really see the option to publish the page at all. Can you please help how can I trigger the 'Request for Activation' workflow?

Note: I am using AEM 6.3




Employee Advisor

Maybe this has changed in Touch UI ... In Classic it did.

I would contact support regarding this topic.