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Simply way to change many page URLs?

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Hi, we need to change a product name within a URL, e.g.  OLD-product-name.html to NEW-product-name.html. We have a lot of nodes and it looks like we need to manually edit and re-publish hundreds of files. Apparently we can't roll out the changes - we have to edit each node separately. Is there a simple built-in method, script or batch that can accomplish the task and keep the inheritances in AEM 6.3? Thanks in advance!

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Hi,

This can be achieved by doing Page Move, once page move/rename is done new page will be published and old page deactivate automatically.

Creating and Organizing Pages

Though you can automate by creating utility/servlet and do page move using PageManager API or JCR Session API.

PageManager ("The Adobe AEM Quickstart and Web Application.") 

Session (Content Repository for Java Technology API Version 2.0)

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This may be possible working with the PageManager API. There are methods that let you modify pages. I have never tried using this API to change page names - but something you can look into.

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Hi,

This can be achieved by doing Page Move, once page move/rename is done new page will be published and old page deactivate automatically.

Creating and Organizing Pages

Though you can automate by creating utility/servlet and do page move using PageManager API or JCR Session API.

PageManager ("The Adobe AEM Quickstart and Web Application.") 

Session (Content Repository for Java Technology API Version 2.0)

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That is exactly what i was thinking. This use case may make a really good HELPX article.

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I'm kind of a newbie so I wouldn't recognize the correct answer. I will pass your suggestions along to our IT team. Thanks for your help, please let me know if you have any more recommendations on this topic.

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Arun, would that method allow us to change many files across different nodes? Or would we edit each file individually?

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Hi,

With the help of APIs you can change many nodes in a one go. But it is depends how your content is structured and what would be the criteria to filter out pages programatically which needs to be renamed.

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Translations may be an issue. Thanks again for your help!