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Render dynamic data in a component's sightly

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I have a component. Nothing needs to be authored on the dialog for this component. The content is dynamic for different users.

Now, user data is being stored at Java level in a service in an httpSession object.

 

How can I get that data to be rendered in that component's sightly?

I've written a model but it is not working.

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Also, the component's sightly code is like below

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What am I doing wrong here?

 

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Hi @goyalkritika 
Create a Java model class that retrieves the user data from the HttpSession object. Make sure the model class is registered as a Sling Model.

 

import javax.servlet.http.HttpSession;
import org.apache.sling.api.SlingHttpServletRequest;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.Model;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.injectorspecific.SlingObject;

@Model(adaptables = SlingHttpServletRequest.class)
public class UserDataModel {
    @SlingObject
    private SlingHttpServletRequest request;

    public String getUserData() {
        HttpSession session = request.getSession();
        // Retrieve user data from the HttpSession object
        String userData = (String) session.getAttribute("userData");
        return userData;
    }
}

 

In your Sightly component's HTML file, use the Java model to access the user data.

 

<sly data-sly-use.userdata="com.example.models.UserDataModel">
    <div>User Data: ${userdata.userData}</div>
</sly>

 

  1. we're using the data-sly-use directive to instantiate the UserDataModel and assign it to the userdata variable. Then, we can access the user data using ${userdata.userData}.

  2. Make sure the Java model class is properly registered in the OSGi configuration.

    You can check the OSGi configuration by navigating to the Felix console (http://localhost:4502/system/console/configMgr) and searching for your model class. Make sure it is listed and enabled.

  3. Deploy the updated code to your AEM instance and test the Sightly component. The user data should now be rendered in the component.

 

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Direct and Easy Implementation:

Create a Sling model having private variable with getter method. As part of init() method set variable values to render as part of sightly. Call Java class using Sightly.

Sling Model:

import org.apache.sling.api.SlingHttpServletRequest;
import org.apache.sling.api.resource.Resource;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.DefaultInjectionStrategy;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.Model;

import javax.annotation.PostConstruct;
import java.util.List;

@Model(adaptables = { SlingHttpServletRequest.class,
Resource.class }, defaultInjectionStrategy = DefaultInjectionStrategy.OPTIONAL)
public class TestComponent {

private String text;

@PostConstruct
protected void init() {
this.text = "Rahul";
}

public String getText() {
return text;
}
}

 

 

Sightly:

<sly data-sly-use.testComp="com.test.core.models.TestComponent">
${testComp.text}

</sly>


Above is just a direct example, we can create a bean and set user data access through Sling Model.

Actual and accepted Implementation
1. Create a sling model having UserBean as private variable and getter.

2. Call User service from Sling Model which helps us to fetch data and set it in to bean.

3. Return bean to sling model

4. Access Sling model and bean in Sightly.

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Hi @Imran__Khan I tried what you mentioned. Below is the code.

package com.cbdt.core.models;

import com.cbdt.core.utils.NavigationUtils;
import org.apache.sling.api.SlingHttpServletRequest;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.DefaultInjectionStrategy;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.Model;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.injectorspecific.OSGiService;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.injectorspecific.SlingObject;

import javax.annotation.PostConstruct;

@Model(adaptables = SlingHttpServletRequest.class, defaultInjectionStrategy = DefaultInjectionStrategy.OPTIONAL)
public class GlobalHeaderModel {

  @SlingObject
  SlingHttpServletRequest request;

  @OSGiService
  NavigationUtils navigationUtils;

  private String userName;

  @PostConstruct
  protected void init() {
    this.userName = (String) navigationUtils.getUserAttributes(request).get("userName");
  }

  public String getUserName() {
    return userName;
  }
}

This is giving an error like below - 

goyalkritika_0-1707802139362.png

 

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Hi @goyalkritika 

Please check this as well

https://experienceleaguecommunities.adobe.com/t5/adobe-experience-manager/java-object-data-to-be-use... 

 

with HTL, you might have issue due to caching, better to use servlet as API to fetch user data and render at client side.



Arun Patidar

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Hi @goyalkritika 
Create a Java model class that retrieves the user data from the HttpSession object. Make sure the model class is registered as a Sling Model.

 

import javax.servlet.http.HttpSession;
import org.apache.sling.api.SlingHttpServletRequest;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.Model;
import org.apache.sling.models.annotations.injectorspecific.SlingObject;

@Model(adaptables = SlingHttpServletRequest.class)
public class UserDataModel {
    @SlingObject
    private SlingHttpServletRequest request;

    public String getUserData() {
        HttpSession session = request.getSession();
        // Retrieve user data from the HttpSession object
        String userData = (String) session.getAttribute("userData");
        return userData;
    }
}

 

In your Sightly component's HTML file, use the Java model to access the user data.

 

<sly data-sly-use.userdata="com.example.models.UserDataModel">
    <div>User Data: ${userdata.userData}</div>
</sly>

 

  1. we're using the data-sly-use directive to instantiate the UserDataModel and assign it to the userdata variable. Then, we can access the user data using ${userdata.userData}.

  2. Make sure the Java model class is properly registered in the OSGi configuration.

    You can check the OSGi configuration by navigating to the Felix console (http://localhost:4502/system/console/configMgr) and searching for your model class. Make sure it is listed and enabled.

  3. Deploy the updated code to your AEM instance and test the Sightly component. The user data should now be rendered in the component.

 

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