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Does anyone have an example of a working multifield with a fieldset under 6.3?

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I'm working on a 6.1 to 6.3 upgrade and every custom component we've written that uses a multifield is failing under 6.3. The "add field" button works. The data gets saved to the datastore. But the data can't be retrieved on edit. Here's the cq dialog xml code.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<jcr:root xmlns:sling="http://sling.apache.org/jcr/sling/1.0" xmlns:cq="http://www.day.com/jcr/cq/1.0" xmlns:jcr="http://www.jcp.org/jcr/1.0" xmlns:nt="http://www.jcp.org/jcr/nt/1.0"
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   jcr:title="Image Gallery"
   sling:resourceType="cq/gui/components/authoring/dialog">
  <content
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/container">
  <layout
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/layouts/tabs"
   type="nav"/>
  <items jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">
  <presentation
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   jcr:title="Presentation"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/container">
  <layout
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/layouts/fixedcolumns"/>
  <items jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">
  <columns
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/container">
  <items jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">
  <galleryMode
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/form/select"
   fieldLabel="Gallery Mode"
   name="./galleryMode">
  <items jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">
  <item1
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   text="Carousel"
   value="carousel"/>
  <item2
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   text="Slideshow"
   value="slideshow"/>
  </items>
  </galleryMode>
  <captionMode
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/form/select"
   fieldLabel="Caption Mode"
   name="./captionMode">
  <items jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">
  <item1
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   text="Overlay"
   value="overlay"/>
  <item2
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   text="Grey Bar"
   value="greybar"/>
  </items>
  </captionMode>
  <interval
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/form/numberfield"
   fieldLabel="Gallery Interval"
   fieldDescription="Interval at which gallery changes images, in milliseconds"
   defaultValue="5000"
   name="./interval"/>
  <renditionHeight
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/form/numberfield"
   fieldLabel="Gallery Height (px)"
   fieldDescription="Set custom rendition height for images in gallery. Defaults to 500px."
   defaultValue="500"
   name="./renditionHeight"/>
  </items>
  </columns>
  </items>
  </presentation>
  <image_list
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   jcr:title="Image Gallery"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/container">
  <layout
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/layouts/fixedcolumns"/>
  <items jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">
  <columns
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/container">
  <items jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">
  <images
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/form/multifield"
   fieldLabel="Images"
   fieldDescription="Specify images for the carousel."
   nested-multifield="">
  <field
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/form/fieldset"
   name="./images">
  <items jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">
  <column
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/container">
  <items jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured">
  <path
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/form/pathbrowser"
   class="touchui-nested-field"
   fieldLabel="Image Path"
   rootPath="/content/dam/ourapp"
   fieldDescription="Path to image asset"
   name="./path"/>
  <caption
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/form/textarea"
   class="touchui-nested-field"
   fieldLabel="Caption"
   fieldDescription="Overrides metadata caption value"
   name="./caption"/>
  <credit
   jcr:primaryType="nt:unstructured"
   sling:resourceType="granite/ui/components/foundation/form/textfield"
   class="touchui-nested-field"
   fieldLabel="Credit"
   fieldDescription="Overrides metadata credit value"
   name="./credit"/>
  </items>
  </column>
  </items>
  </field>
  </images>
  </items>
  </columns>
  </items>
  </image_list>
  </items>
  </content>
</jcr:root>

1 Accepted Solution

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For AEM 6.3 - use coral/granite data types. The multi-field in this article has the following fields based on Granite/Coral data types:

  • A text field based on granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/textfield.
  • A path field based on granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/pathfield.
  • A textarea picker based on granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/textarea.

Adobe Experience Manager Help | Creating a HTL Repeating Data Set 6.3 Component that uses Sling Mode...

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Hi,

- Install ACS commons package and make sure it is in active state.

- To your existing dialog structure above -> to the fieldset node, we need to add a property named acs-commons-nested with value set as blank or JSON_STORE or NODE_STORE for storing the multifield data accordingly.

More details on this can be found at - http://www.aemcq5tutorials.com/tutorials/touchui-multifield-component-using-htl/

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Is there a specific version of ACS Commons that works? I've followed this example exactly and when I go to back into the component to configure it (after initially configuring it) no data is brought back. It's there. I can see it in CRXDE Lite, but it doesn't populate the dialogue when I try to edit it.

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Hi,

You can use the ACS commons latest package i.e. 3.14.6 which is well compatible with AEM 6.3 and it should work well for multifield.

Thanks,

Himanshu

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For AEM 6.3 - use coral/granite data types. The multi-field in this article has the following fields based on Granite/Coral data types:

  • A text field based on granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/textfield.
  • A path field based on granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/pathfield.
  • A textarea picker based on granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/textarea.

Adobe Experience Manager Help | Creating a HTL Repeating Data Set 6.3 Component that uses Sling Mode...

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Community Advisor

Hi,

Yes, Scott is right.

For AEM 6.3, use coral/granite data types.

We have HELPX community article as well of which Scott points out: Adobe Experience Manager Help | Creating a HTL Repeating Data Set 6.3 Component that uses Sling Mode...

Hope this helps!!

Thanks,

Ratna Kumar.

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The article at aemcq5tutorials purports to work under 6.3 and it uses standard granite? Do I have to convert everything to coral 3 if I use the coral versions?    

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And to be clear, smacdonald2008​, your solution (reading the article) is only if you don't want to use acs-commons, correct?

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himanshusinghal​, That's the version of ACS Commons I'm using. Is there some kind of incompatibility with other commonly used libraries I should be aware of? Basically it writes the data to the datastore correctly, but it can't be retrieved when clicking back into "configure".     

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When you use granite/coral, you do not need ACS Commons.

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The solution is the most up to date resource tupes and the one you should use in 6.3.

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I finally found an example that works. Not sure what the difference is between that and earlier examples I've tried, even using Coral 3. In the example I got working locally I changed the resourceType of only the multifield and its children. Should the entirety of my custom component use Coral 3?         

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Hi,

From AEM 6.3, coral3 is recommended.

Thanks,

Ratna Kumar.