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How to generate an AEM Project by Heena Shirke


Today we will generate an AEM Project using a Maven archetype with the help of command line.


JDK should be installed

Maven should be installed

What is Maven Project?
Apache Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. All Adobe Experience Manager Projects leverage Maven Project to generate, build, and deploy code.

What is Maven Archetype?
Archetype is a Maven project templating toolkit. AEM requires project code to be in particular structure. To generate this pre-created structure we use "aem-project-archetype" as an Archetype Id.

Paste the following into the command line to generate the project in batch mode and hit ENTER:

mvn -B archetype:generate \
-D archetypeGroupId=com.adobe.aem \
-D archetypeArtifactId=aem-project-archetype \
-D archetypeVersion=35 \
-D appTitle="WKND Sites Project" \
-D appId="wknd" \
-D groupId="com.adobe.aem.guides" \
-D artifactId="aem-guides-wknd" \
-D package="com.adobe.aem.guides.wknd" \
-D version="0.0.1-SNAPSHOT" \
-D aemVersion="cloud"

Please refer following link to find about available parameters: https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/experience-manager-core-components/using/developing/archetype/overview.html?lang=en#available-properties

This will create following project structure:

|--- aem-guides-wknd/
|--- all/
|--- core/
|--- ui.apps/
|--- ui.apps.structure/
|--- ui.config/
|--- ui.content/
|--- ui.frontend/
|--- ui.tests /
|--- it.tests/
|--- dispatcher/
|--- archetype.properties
|--- pom.xml
|--- README.md
|--- .gitignore

To Deploy the project to running AEM instance, execute following command at project repository folder(in this case at aem-guides-wknd)

mvn clean install -PautoInstallSinglePackage

The Maven profile "autoInstallSinglePackage" compiles the project and deploys as a single package to the AEM instance. By default the port is set to 4502 with the credentials of admin:admin. You can update it in parent pom.xml

If you receive following message it means the build was successful and project was deployed to the AEM instance.

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