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Wildcard case-sensitive dc:description


Level 3

Hi there,

I need to perform a case-insensitive search on the dc:description (AEM 6.5) metadata through the Querybuilder

Any help?

Serena Pitotti

8 Replies


Community Advisor

@serenapitotti Could you please try with below?





It should do full text search on that property , try wildcard and see if it works

Ref: https://experienceleaguecommunities.adobe.com/t5/adobe-experience-manager/ampersand-character-in-que...


you can also check the custom predicate options too





Community Advisor
property.operation=equalsIgnoreCase check if property equals ignoring case


fulltext It is used to search terms for fulltext search
fulltext.relPath the relative path to search in (eg. property or subnode) eg. fulltext.relPath=jcr:content or fulltext.relPath=jcr:content/@cq:tags


Please check this one too.





Level 8

Hi @serenapitotti 


You can try the approach suggested in this blog - https://blogs.perficient.com/2020/11/11/case-insensitive-queries-with-the-aem-query-builder/


It talks about creating a custom predicate that you can then use in your query.





Community Advisor

Did i understand the situation correctly, that a case sensitive search works through the Querybuilder?
And your situation is, that something is messed up in dc:description,
so you don't get all the search results that you need?

I am sorry for even bringing up this approach.
It is definitly not the solution you have asked for, but it could be a quick way forward on your current situation.

Maybe it is a good idea to export your metadata via the csv export function,
then clean-up this metadata property a bit - and then import it back into AEM.


Level 3
  • Yes, case sensitive search works.
  • Nothing is messed up, simply my data on dc:description are not only lower case written
  • That's not a solution since I need my data as they are written


Thank you anyway.



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Kautuk Sahni


Level 3

Need to try the solution with custom properties but no out of the box solution found.