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Tuesday 3 February 2015

ADF Basics: Set multiple LOV's on attribute and conditionally switch using LOV Switcher

This post is about a very basic and common use case
Suppose we have to show different values in our List depending on some condition but all values must be stored in same attribute so for this type of requirement ADF BC framework provides concept of LOV Switcher
Framework allows us to define multiple LOV on same attribute, I hope you all know about defining LOV(List of Values) so move ahead and see how to use lov switcher

 See the implementation part-
  • Created a Fusion Web Application and a viewObject to show LOV on viewport (Used dual to create view object for this example , you can use use your own)

  • Created 2 more viewObject to apply LOV on first viewObject's attribute, One ViewObject is for Departments and other one is for Employees

  • Open dual viewObject select LovAppl attribute and goto ListOfValues tab and add both LOV
    For Department - DepartmentId is List Attribute and DepartmentName will be shown on UI

  • For Employees- EmployeeId is List Attribute and FirstName,LastName will be shown on UI

  • Now click on green plus icon of List Of Values Switcher and add a transient attribute , this will be further used to switch lov on base of some condition

  • So created LovSwitcher attribute , and remember this switcher attribute value should be one of the LOV Name that are applied on attribute.
    Here i am using a condition - if LovType attribute of Dual viewObject is 'D' the LovAppl should show Departments Lov and if it is 'E' then LovAppl should show Employees Lov
    For this i have written expression for lov switcher attribute
    LovType=='D' ? 'LOV_LovAppl' : LovType=='E' ? 'LOV_LovAppl1' : null

  • Now run Application Module and check it

Thanks , Happy Learning :)


  1. Perfect and most Useful use case/....

  2. how about if i have a case S in addition to E and D , and i want if the user choose S then no list of value appears , how can i achieve this ?

    1. In that case you can simply hide selectonechoice component

  3. I have same requirement but I need to show multiple records and multiple selectonechoice for each record on same page, for this I used ListView component I almost achieve this requirement but multiple selectonechoice not reflecting it just shows first selectonechoice for each line.