Showing HashMap values in af:table using af:iterator

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Previously I have posted about populating af:table programmatically using List Data Structure. This post covers the same topic but this time requirement is different, we have a HashMap in managed bean and requirement is  showing HashMap values on the page in a table view
Populate af:table programmatically from the managed bean using POJO

See Managed Bean code-

//HashMap and it's accessors
private HashMap<String, String> valMap = new HashMap<String, String>();

public void setValMap(HashMap valMap) {
this.valMap = valMap;

public HashMap getValMap() {
return valMap;
// Object array to store key values of HashMap
public Object[] getKeySet() {
return getValMap().keySet().toArray();

Added two inputText on the page and a button to add new key and value to HashMap,

<af:panelFormLayout id="pfl1">
                    <af:inputText label="Key" id="it1" contentStyle="width:100px;"
                    <af:inputText label="Value" id="it2" contentStyle="width:100px;"
                    <af:button text="Add" id="b1" actionListener="#{viewScope.ShowHashMapAsTable.addValuesToMap}"/>

Now code on the button that gets the value of both inputText using component binding and adds it to HashMap, at runtime this form will be used to add new values to HashMap and table

 //Component Binding of inputText to get values
private RichInputText keyTextBind;
private RichInputText valueTextBind;

public void setKeyTextBind(RichInputText keyTextBind) {
this.keyTextBind = keyTextBind;

public RichInputText getKeyTextBind() {
return keyTextBind;

public void setValueTextBind(RichInputText valueTextBind) {
this.valueTextBind = valueTextBind;

public RichInputText getValueTextBind() {
return valueTextBind;

/**Add new value to HashMap
 * @param actionEvent
public void addValuesToMap(ActionEvent actionEvent) {
if (keyTextBind.getValue() != null && valueTextBind.getValue() != null) {
valMap.put(keyTextBind.getValue().toString(), valueTextBind.getValue().toString());


Now Bean Part is done, see how to configure af:table to show HashMap values, the table is mapped to an array of keySet and an iterator is used inside the table that derives value using key attribute –


<af:table var="row" rowBandingInterval="0" id="t1" value="#{viewScope.ShowHashMapAsTable.keySet}"
                        <af:iterator id="i1" value="#{viewScope.ShowHashMapAsTable.valMap}" var="cVal">
                            <af:column sortable="false" headerText="Key" id="c2">
                                <af:outputText value="#{row}" id="ot4" inlineStyle="font-weight:bold;color:darkblue;"/>
                            <af:column sortable="false" headerText="Value" id="c1">
                                <af:outputText value="#{cVal[row]}" id="ot3"/>

Now all done, run and check the application

 Add New Value (1)

HashMap values

Add New Value (2)

Sample Application- Download (Jdev 12.1.3)
Cheers 🙂 Happy Learning

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