WebApps 2


Using AppData for HTML input elements

<!-- index.html -->
<input name="inputField"/>

Retrieving appData

Use appData to retrieve values from the configuration.

// index.js
import appData from '@sitevision/api/server/appData';

const text = appData.get('inputField');

Using AppData for "native" Sitevision components

Values are retrieved the same way using the appData-object in a server side script context.

<!-- index.html -->
<div class="form-group">
   <input class="form-control" data-component="page-selector" name="page" />
<div class="form-group">
   <input type="hidden" data-component="page-list" name="pages" />
// index.js
import appData from '@sitevision/api/server/appData';

// returns the JCR Node
const page = appData.getNode('page');

// returns the JCR Node identifier i.e: '4.540818ed12a6539aa3f80001645'
const pageId = appData.get('page');

 * returns an object with given properties of the JCR Node i.e:
 *   {
 *      URI: '/4.540818ed12a6539aa3f80001645.html',
 *      displayName: 'Home',
 *      published: true,
 *      publishDate: 1227618333142
 *   }
const pageData = appData.get(

/* getArray
 * returns value as an array
 * - an array of JCR Nodes for list components
 * - value wrapped in an array for single type components
const pages = appData.getArray('pages');

AppData for the Sitevision metadata selector

The metadata selector manages a metadata definition. Though, in many cases the metadata value is of interest.

Tip! The metadata value for a specific node can be resolved using the name of the metadata definition.

<!-- index.html -->
<div class="form-group">
// index.js
import appData from '@sitevision/api/server/appData';
import portletContextUtil from '@sitevision/api/server/PortletContextUtil';
import propertyUtil from '@sitevision/api/server/PropertyUtil';

// Get the metadata definition JCR Node
const metadataDefinition = appData.getNode('metadef');

// Get the name of the metadata definition and the Node of interest
const nameOfTheMetadata = metadataDefinition.getName();
const currentPage = portletContextUtil.getCurrentPage();

// ...and resolve the metadata value
const metadataValue = propertyUtil.getString(currentPage, nameOfTheMetadata);