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Invoking library modules from a trigger module
25 April 2018 08:41 AM


MarkLogic server provides pre-commit or post-commit triggers and these triggers listens for certain events to occur and then invokes a configured XQuery module to run after event occurs. It is a common use case to create a common function in a library module which is shared among different trigger modules called by various triggers. This article shows an example to create and use such a shared library module in a post-commit trigger.


This example shows a simple post commit trigger that fires when a new document is created.

1. For this example create a database 'minidb' and after that set its triggers database as self (minidb). Also, create another database 'minimodule' to store all modules.

2. Using Query Console, create a trigger using trigger definition by evaluating below XQuery against triggers database (minidb)