int iPubId = Integer.parseInt(publicationId);
CriteriaFactory criteriaFactory = new CriteriaFactory();
PublicationCriteria pubCriteria = new PublicationCriteria(iPubId);
ItemTypeCriteria IsSchema = new ItemTypeCriteria(ItemTypes.SCHEMA);
Criteria allCriteria = criteriaFactory.And(pubCriteria,IsSchema);
Query myQuery = new Query();
SortParameter sortParameter = new SortParameter(SortParameter.ITEMS_TITLE, 
String[] itemResults = myQuery.executeQuery();
  • Hello and welcome the Tridion Stack Exchange. Are you setup to actually publish schemas? You can filter to get certain component presentations based on a given schema, but the schemas aren't available in Content Delivery afaik, unless you put them there. Jun 18, 2013 at 19:12

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I am guessing your issue is related to this:


I found that the titles of the schema's names are not actually deployed to the broker until at least one DCP based on that Schema has been published.

  • Hmm, I don't read the question this way. It looks like the OP is trying to create a query to get back the list of schema names. The other scenario is about getting DCPs based on a specific schema. Is the full list of schema names possible with the CD API in a single query? Oct 1, 2013 at 7:10

Try this way:-

Query myQuery = new Query();

Criteria myCriteria = null;
ItemTypeCriteria isSchema = new ItemTypeCriteria(8);
PublicationCriteria pubCriteria = new PublicationCriteria(251);
AndCriteria andCriteria = new AndCriteria(isSchema, pubCriteria);

myCriteria = andCriteria;


SortParameter sortParameter = new SortParameter(SortParameter.ITEMS_SCHEMA_ID, 

//myQuery.setResultFilter(new LimitFilter(25));

String[] itemResults = myQuery.executeQuery();
System.out.println("RESULTS: " + itemResults.length); 

Note that I haven't tested yet


You can, by default, publish pages and (dynamic) component presentations to content delivery along with their metadata (including template metadata now, I believe).

Schemas may be in the Broker database, but doing the following doesn't make sense (I'd expect components or pages):

ItemTypeCriteria IsSchema = new ItemTypeCriteria(ItemTypes.SCHEMA);

You can, however, get all CPs based on a specific schema:

SchemaTitleCriteria criteria = new SchemaTitleCriteria("article");

You could get the list of schemas in delivery by publishing out a configuration (xml) page or store it in a dcp. This might be a use case to use the Core Service in delivery, but I wouldn't recommend it.

You could also configure Tridion.ContentManager.config to actually render schemas but you'd need a custom resolver along with whatever content delivery code you need to get this information. But it'd be easier to use a template building block assembly.

  • Schema Names are published along with DCPs, but not if the components are just embedded on a page Jun 19, 2013 at 2:47
  • Makes sense. In my setup I can see at least two schemas in the schemas table but can't get them back via the API (without first getting the DCPs). Jun 19, 2013 at 3:03
  • But I still doubt we can get the list of schemas in a single query. :-) Oct 1, 2013 at 7:13

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