CRX SQL2 Query works in AEM 6.1 but not in 6.4

KCh 25-12-2018

Hello everyone,

We are currently migrating our applications from AEM 6.1 to AEM 6.4. One of these applications makes use of SQL2 to access certain nodes.

While these queries give expected results in AEM 6.1, the same query gives 0 results in the 6.4 environment.

The content nodes are the same as we built the content package from the already working 6.1 environment and installed it in the local 6.4 environment.


SELECT * FROM [nt:unstructured] As node WHERE ISDESCENDANTNODE (node, '/content/surveymanagement/site-confirmation-author') and node.[sling:resourceType]= 'wcm/foundation/components/parsys'

The above query returns the expected node in 6.1 but gives no nodes in 6.4

When I remove the "node.[sling:resourceType]" condition, it atleast lists out the relevant nodes. So it seems there is something off with the sling:resouceType condition. Is there anything that has changed in the querying syntax? I am unable to get any information on this elsewhere.

Also, when I replaced the sling:resourceType condition with a NAME() condition, the query works. There are other queries that are giving similar issues, so I would much rather get the old queries to work than to look for workarounds.

I hope someone can help me with this. Thanks in advance!

Accepted Solutions (1)

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I tried with your content structure, working for me in my local instance.

Screenshot 2018-12-26 at 7.27.57 PM.png

I think you can raise a Day care Support Ticket to get it resolved.

Answers (10)

Answers (10)

KCh 09-10-2019

Hi Satish,

Yes. Please try with a fresh crx-quickstart installation and see if it helps.

In my case, it was an issue with that particular instance installation although we couldn't identify what went wrong with it. Creating a fresh instance resolved the matter for me.



KCh 26-12-2018

Hi Arun,

Nope. No errors. Just a trace of all steps:

26.12.2018 18:44:31.889 *DEBUG* [0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 [1545830071774] GET /libs/cq/search/content/querydebug.html HTTP/1.1] executing query (URL):


26.12.2018 18:44:31.889 *DEBUG* [0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 [1545830071774] GET /libs/cq/search/content/querydebug.html HTTP/1.1] executing query (predicate tree):

ROOT=group: limit=-1[

    {path=path: path=/content/apsurveymanagement/site-confirmation-author/}

    {property=property: property=sling:resourceType, value=wcm/foundation/components/parsys}

    {type=type: type=nt:unstructured}


26.12.2018 18:44:31.912 *DEBUG* [0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 [1545830071774] GET /libs/cq/search/content/querydebug.html HTTP/1.1] xpath query: /jcr:root/content/apsurveymanagement/site-confirmation-author//element(*, nt:unstructured)[(@sling:resourceType = 'wcm/foundation/components/parsys')]

26.12.2018 18:44:31.957 *DEBUG* [0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 [1545830071774] GET /libs/cq/search/content/querydebug.html HTTP/1.1] xpath query creation took 68 ms

26.12.2018 18:44:32.028 *DEBUG* [0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 [1545830071774] GET /libs/cq/search/content/querydebug.html HTTP/1.1] >> xpath query returned 0 results (getSize)

26.12.2018 18:44:32.029 *DEBUG* [0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 [1545830071774] GET /libs/cq/search/content/querydebug.html HTTP/1.1] entire query execution took 140 ms

KCh 26-12-2018


I have attached the results of the debugger here. I haven't ever used this debugger so I am not sure if there is any configurable option that I need to choose.




Can you try with QueryBuilder








KCh 26-12-2018


Thank you for the reply. But unfortunately this still doesn't work for me. I am able to query nodes in another project based on the sling:resourceType value. I am not sure if it is project related. Ideally, I don't think it will be.

I am sharing screenshots of the query and it's response. I am also attaching a screenshot of the node that should ideally be returned.Am I doing something wrong here?