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JCR - Session

JCR Queries

I highly recommend downloading and "studying" the JCR Query Cheatsheet 1.

Session API / JCR API

To use the JCR API, add the jackrabbit-standalone-2.4.0.jar file to your Java application’s class path. You can obtain this JAR file from the Java JCR API web page at

import javax.jcr.Repository;
import javax.jcr.Session;
import javax.jcr.SimpleCredentials;
import javax.jcr.Node;

import org.apache.jackrabbit.commons.JcrUtils;
import org.apache.jackrabbit.core.TransientRepository;

// class XX function yy

try {
//Create a connection to the CQ repository running on local host
Repository repository = JcrUtils.getRepository("http://localhost:4503/crx/server");

//Create a Session
javax.jcr.Session session = repository.login(new SimpleCredentials("admin", "admin".toCharArray()));

//Create a node that represents the root node
Node root = session.getRootNode();

// Store content
Node adobe = root.addNode("adobe");
Node day = adobe.addNode("day");
day.setProperty("message", "Adobe CQ is part of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite!");

// Retrieve content
Node node = root.getNode("adobe/day");

// Save the session changes and log out;
} catch (Exception e) {

Groovy Console

Groovy Console Github

Simple Query Example

SQL QUERY with Groovy Script.
@author Hashim Khan */
/*This method is used to Query the JCR and find results as per the Query.*/
def buildQuery(page, term) {
def queryManager = session.workspace.queryManager;
def statement = 'select * from nt:base where jcr:path like \'' + page.path + '/%\' and sling:resourceType = \'' + term + '\'';
/*Here term is the sling:resourceType property value*/
queryManager.createQuery(statement, 'sql');

/*Defined Content Hierarchy */
final def page = getPage('/content/geometrixx/en/')
/*Template which is searched in the content hierarchy */
final def query = buildQuery(page, 'geometrixx/components/contentpage');
final def result = query.execute()
final def count = result.getRows().getSize();

println 'No Of pages found = ' + result.nodes.size();

result.nodes.each {
node - >
println 'nodePath::' + node.path

// > delete all jcr:language props below backoffice

//delete all jcr:language props below backoffice
import javax.jcr.Session

Session session = slingRequest.getResourceResolver().adaptTo(Session.class)

def buildQuery() {
def queryManager = session.workspace.queryManager

def statement = "/jcr:root/content/eurowings//*[@jcr:language]"
queryManager.createQuery(statement, 'xpath')

final def query = buildQuery()
final def result = query.execute()

result.nodes.each { node ->
String nodePath = node.path
if (nodePath.contains('backoffice')) {
println 'Deleting prop below :' + nodePath

Further Groovy Examples on Github