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Overview

This page contains screen scribbles for the Editor GUI implemented in wcm.io for the Sling Context-Aware Configuration.

Basic concepts

The configuration editor does not allow to edit all configuration levels or fallback modes. It shows only the configuration for the current inner-most context path (this may be the current site, current language, current region etc.) and allows to edit it. Although the configuration itself is normally stored not inside the context content, the editor page is created there to automatically detect the matching context path. When writing back configuration still the ACLs of the configuration path apply.

Configuration overview

This screen is shown when the configuration editor is opening first time.

  • It shows all single or list configuration names for which any configuration exists (on the current or any other inheritance of fallback level)
  • A click on one of the configurations opens the detail view
  • An add button allows to select from a list of configuration names existing in the system, but without existing configuration, and opens the same detail view when selected
  • Different icons are displayed for singleton configs and list configs

Overview View

==== Configuration Editor ====

[ Add ]

Context path: /x/y/z

|     | Configuration Name  |  Description
| [S] | Config 1            |
[ [L] | Config 2            |

Add Dialog

==== Add Configuration ====

Configuration Name:   [ Dropdown ]

[ OK ] [ Cancel ]

Configuration Detail View

This screen is shown when an existing or new configuration is displayed (technicall it's exactly the same, even from the calls to the API).

  • The save button saves all configuration data entered by the user via a POST call to the backend and returns to the overview
  • The cancel button just returns to the overview
  • The configuration name is displayed in the title (label, fallback to internal config name if no label present)
  • For a singleton configuration only one block "Configuration" with all parameter is display, for configuration collections a list of configurations is displayed
  • The delete buttons deleted the singleton configuration (only the config data on the current level). For configurations lists the delete button deletes only the configuration item.
  • For configuration lists the add button adds a new configuration list item

Detail View (Singleton)

=== Configuration Editor: <Config Name> ====

[ Save ] [ Cancel ]

Context Path: /x/y/z

--- Configuration ---
| Property    | Value   | Description   | Inherited   | Overwritten
| Param 1     | 123     | (i)           | [x]         | [ ]
| Param 2     | abc     | (i)           | [ ]         | [ ]

[ Delete ]

Detail View (Configuration Collection)

=== Configuration Editor: <Config Name> ====

[ Save ]  [ Cancel ]

Context Path: /x/y/z


--- Configuration: item1 ---
| Property    | Value   | Description   | Inherited   | Overwritten
| Param 1     | 123     | (i)           | [x]         | [ ]
| Param 2     | abc     | (i)           | [ ]         | [ ]

[ Delete ]

--- Configuration: item2 ---
| Property    | Value   | Description   | Inherited   | Overwritten
| Param 1     | 123     | (i)           | [x]         | [ ]

[ Delete ]


[ Add ]


Configuration Editor HTTP API

Configuration Names

URL: <resource-path>.configNames.json

Returns the current context path, and an array with all configuration names and metadata.

Example response:

{
  "contextPath": "/content/path",
  "configNames": [
    {
      "configName": "configName",
      "label": "Sample Configuration",
      "description": "This is a sample configuration.",
      "collection": false,
      "exists": true
    },
    {
      "configName": "configNameList",
      "label": "Sample Configuration List",
      "description": "This is a sample configuration list.",
      "collection": true,
      "exists": true
    }
  ]
}

Read Configuration Data

URL: <resource-path>.configData.json?configName=<configName>[&collection=true]

Use the configName as parameter for the configPersist URL when posting back the changed configuration data.

Example response for singleton config:

{
  "configName": "configName",
  "properties": [
    {
      "name": "stringParam",
      "value": "This is an example string value",
      "effectiveValue": "This is an example string value",
      "configSourcePath": "/conf/contextaware-config-sample/sample/sling:configs/io.wcm.caconfig.sample.config.ConfigSample",
      "default": false,
      "inherited": false,
      "overridden": false,
      "metadata": {
        "type": "String",
        "label": "String Param",
        "description": "This is a string parameter in the singleton configuration."
      }
    },
    {
      "name": "stringArrayParam",
      "effectiveValue": [
        "value1",
        "value2"
      ],
      "default": true,
      "inherited": false,
      "overridden": false,
      "metadata": {
        "type": "String",
        "multivalue": true,
        "defaultValue": [
          "value1",
          "value2"
        ],
        "label": "String Array Param"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Example response for collection config:

{
  "configName": "configNameList",
  "properties": {
    "colProp1": "value1"
  },
  "items": [
    {
      "configName": "configNameList",
      "collectionItemName": "item1",
      "properties": [
        {
          "name": "stringParam",
          "value": "Value of item1",
          "effectiveValue": "Value of item1",
          "configSourcePath": "/conf/contextaware-config-sample/sample/sling:configs/io.wcm.caconfig.sample.config.ConfigSampleList/item1",
          "default": false,
          "inherited": false,
          "overridden": false,
          "metadata": {
            "type": "String",
            "label": "String Param",
            "description": "This is a string parameter within the configuration list."
          }
        }
      ]
    },
    {
      "configName": "configNameList",
      "collectionItemName": "item2",
      "properties": [
        {
          "name": "stringParam",
          "value": "Value of item2",
          "effectiveValue": "Value of item2",
          "configSourcePath": "/conf/contextaware-config-sample/sample/sling:configs/io.wcm.caconfig.sample.config.ConfigSampleList/item2",
          "default": false,
          "inherited": false,
          "overridden": false,
          "metadata": {
            "type": "String",
            "label": "String Param",
            "description": "This is a string parameter within the configuration list."
          }
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

In case of nested configurations the property object contains a nestedConfig (singleton) or nestedConfigCollection (collection) object, which content has the same structure as shown above. Each nested configuration has it's own configName which can be used for posting as well.

Persist Configuration Data

URL: <resource-path>.configPersist.json?configName=<configName>[&collection=true]

Use POST method.

Post singleton configuration with a JSON body like this:

{"properties": {
  "prop1": "value1",
  "prop2": 55,
  "prop3": true,
  "prop4": ["value1","value2"]
}}


Post configuration collections with a JSON body like this:

{
  "properties": {"colProp", "value1"},
  "items": [
    {"collectionItemName": "item1", "properties": {
      "prop1": "value1",
      "prop2": 55,
      "prop3": true,
      "prop4": ["value1","value2"]
    }},
    {"collectionItemName": "item2", "properties": {
      "prop1": "value2"
    }}
  ]
}


No nested configurations are allowed when posting. Post them individually.

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