Set Value of Element in Adaptive Forms submitted data in AEM Forms OSGI

LiveCycle used to have a set value component which would allow you set an XML element value. 

Based on this value, when the form is populated with the XML you can hide/disable certain fields or panels of the form.

In AEM Forms OSGI- we will have to write a custom OSGi bundle to set value in the XML. The bundle is provided as part of this tutorial.

We use Process Step in AEM workflow. We associate the "Set Value of Element in XML" OSGi bundle with this process step. 

We need to pass two arguments to the set value bundle. The first argument is the XPath of the XML element whose value needs to be set. The second argument is the value that needs to be set.

For example, in the above screenshot, we are setting the value of the intialstep element to "N"


In our example, we have a simple Time Off Request Form. The initiator of this form fills in his/her name and the time off dates. On submission, this form goes to "admin" for review. When admin opens the form, fields on the first panel are disabled. This because we have set the value of the initial step element in the XML to "N".  

Based on the initial step fields value we show the second panel where the "admin" can approve or reject the request

Please take a look at the rules set against "Time Off Requested by".

To deploy the assets on your local system

Download and extract the content of the zip file

Point your browser to Felix console

Deploy the SetValueApp.core-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar bundle and start the bundle

Point your browser to package manager

Import and install the This has the sample workflow model

Point your browser to Forms and Documents

Click Create | File Upload

Upload the

Open the form

Fill in the 3 fields and submit

login as 'admin" in to aem(If you have not already)

Go to "Inbox"

Open the "Review Time Off Request" form

notice the fields in the first panel are disabled

also, notice the panel for approving or declining the request




You can enable debug logging by enabling logger for


by pointing your browser to http://localhost:4502/system/console/slinglog


Make sure the Data File path in the Adaptive Form's submission options is set to "Data.xml". This is because the process step looks for a file called Data.xml under the payload folder

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