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Case insensetive properties: AEM 6.5: Query Builder API

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How can I implement case insensetive property queries in group?

 

Here's an example:

 

nodename=master
group.p.or=true
group.1_property=title
group.1_property.value=%article
group.1_property.operation=like

 

I want to do something like: `group.1_property.caseSenstivity=false`

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Hi,

 

As far as I know there is no native Query Builder Predicate for doing case insensitive queries. 

You can create a custom predicate for an application. 

 

Add the below code. The predicate works by lower casing the value and then using the XPath fn:lower-case method to compare to the field value in lower case.

 

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package com.perficient.adobe.predicates;

import java.util.Locale;
import java.util.Optional;

import com.day.cq.search.Predicate;
import com.day.cq.search.eval.AbstractPredicateEvaluator;
import com.day.cq.search.eval.EvaluationContext;

import org.osgi.service.component.annotations.Component;
import org.slf4j.Logger;
import org.slf4j.LoggerFactory;

@Component(factory = "com.day.cq.search.eval.PredicateEvaluator/equalsIgnoreCase")
public class CaseInsensitiveEquals extends AbstractPredicateEvaluator {

    private static final Logger log = LoggerFactory.getLogger(CaseInsensitiveEquals.class);

    static final String PREDICATE_PROPERTY = "property";
    static final String PREDICATE_VALUE = "value";
    static final String PREDICATE_LOCALE = "locale";

    @Override
    public String getXPathExpression(Predicate predicate, EvaluationContext context) {
        log.debug("Evaluating predicate: {}", predicate);
        String property = predicate.get(PREDICATE_PROPERTY);
        Locale locale = Optional.ofNullable(predicate.get(PREDICATE_LOCALE)).map(lt -> Locale.forLanguageTag(lt))
                .orElse(Locale.getDefault());
        String value = predicate.get(PREDICATE_VALUE).toLowerCase(locale).replace("'", "''");
        String query = String.format("fn:lower-case(@%s)='%s'", property, value);
        log.debug("Generated query: {}", query);
        return query;
    }
} 

Once the custom predicate is available in your application, it can be used in any Query Builder query as such:

path=/content/test
equalsIgnoreCase.property=test
equalsIgnoreCase.value=test
equalsIgnoreCase.locale=en_US 

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Where is this file supposed to be placed? I am testing in my local host. Also Instead of doing it like this I would like to extend `property` predicate to `caseInsenstiveProperty` predicate can you help me understand the code for that?

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@spidey1405 
You can try with "Fulltext" search in querybuilder to get the list of all pages which contains certain string but if you want specific case sensitive then you need to have custom predicate to achieve the requirement
https://blogs.perficient.com/2020/11/11/case-insensitive-queries-with-the-aem-query-builder/

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Hi @BrijeshYadav thanks for the response. Fulltext behaves slightly different, I wish I could restrict it to specific properties.

The URL that you have shared I already have looked into it but I want to understand where am I supposed to add it in aem local file? I have a `crx-quickstart` folder but not sure where is this code going to sit in order for me to be able to include my custom predicate.