I have some meta data at the Publication level which I am trying to access using the Content Delivery API (JAVA), I can see the functions to get Page & Component metadata but could't find the way to get the same for Publication.

Can someone provide me any help or pointers.

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I don't think that the Publication Metadata could be accessed using the Content Delivery API.

When we need to have publication properties like constants, we usually have a Component of a Constant Schema (of type Name/Value pairs), that can be published dynamically to be accessible in in the Presentation Side, by means of the Content Delivery API or publishing a properties file.

  • Thanks for your reply, do you think OData webservice can provide me the information? Also, I didn't understand one thing when I tried to access www-server.com:8083/cd_webservice/odata.svc/Publications, I got the list of all the published publications but there is no way to find the list of published publications through Content Delivery API, how as a new user you can understand which service to use or I am missing something?
    – Yash
    Dec 29, 2015 at 22:29
  • The Content Delivery API is intended to access dynamic content inside a publication, so the entry point to the API is allways initializing a class with the PublicationId. OData exposes all the content in the Broker Database and has a list of publications, but when you access one of its components, always are characterized by its PublicationId also. I can't think of an scenario where the list of publications must be needed in the Presentation Side, as you are working in a Published site (a certain Publication). Dec 30, 2015 at 7:52

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