Your achievements

Level 1

0% to

Level 2

Tip /
Sign in

Sign in to Community

to gain points, level up, and earn exciting badges like the new
Bedrock Mission!

Learn more

View all

Sign in to view all badges

ReplicationActionType.DELETE does't work


Level 1

There is a thread related to this discussion. But I don't think the question has been satisfactorily answered even though it's closed now. So I thought it'd be a good idea to open the discussion again.


I encountered the similar issue that ReplicationActionType.DELETE doesn't actually delete anything from author even though I was pretty sure that I used administrator user to delete the node and there wasn't error in the server log. So I wanted to know whether ReplicationActionType.DELETE was designed to delete a CQ node from author and publish (if the replication is setup properly).  BTW, I use AEM 6.

For the time being, if anyone seeing the same issue, there is a workaround to resolve the problem by using node.remove().



2 Replies


Level 3


This happens to be a default behavior. As far as replication actions go, deactivate and delete are treated the same way. Both of these result in deactivating content on target server and do not delete content from the source system.

Please log a ticket with AEM support, if you think this is an issue and needs to be addressed.




Level 1

Hey Varun,

Thanks for your response.

I don't think this is an issue if the document is clear. I'm not surprised many developers would spend hours trying to work out why their application didn't delete the nodes even though the document said it would.

So yes, I will log a support ticket to see whether I can get some official response/confirmation.