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Showing posts with label BindingContainer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BindingContainer. Show all posts

Saturday 4 July 2015

ADF Basics: How to invoke model layer methods from managed bean (Best Practice to write business logic in ADF)

Again a post about ADF Basics for those who are starting with ADF
This topic is posted multiple times and one of the most asked question on OTN

How to access AM method in bean ?
How to pass parameters to model from managed bean (viewController) ?
How to pass taskFlow parameter to model ?

Or sometimes I have to tell user that you should not access ApplicationModule or not update model from managed bean and then i post a link about this
I often post a link of Frank's blog
Best practice invoking business services methods from JSF beans
It is well explained but still user not able to do because he/she doesn't know about clientInterface, pageDef etc

So i thought to write a step by step implementation of this and if you want to know why it is best to call method through binding layer ?
Then please refer Frank's blog :)

What i am going to explain is How to call a method defined in ApplicationModule Impl class in managed bean ?
So for this first i need to define a method in ApplicationModule Impl class

Here i am using Departments table of HR Schema and i have created a method to create new row in Departments viewObject
See implementation part -

  • To create AMImpl class--> Open ApplicationModule in editor--> Goto Java tab--> Click on edit (pencil) icon and check the checkbox to generate class

  • Now write your logic and create method here so i have created a method to create department record and this method takes a parameter i;e DepartmentId

  •     /**
         *Custom Method to create row in departments viewObject
        public void createDepartmentRecord(Integer deptId) {
            ViewObject deptVo = this.getDepartmentsVO1();
            Row newRow=deptVo.createRow();
            newRow.setAttribute("DepartmentId", deptId);

  • Next step is to add this method to client interface so that we can access this , Again open AM in editor -->Go to Java tab--> Click on edit icon of clientInterface--> Shuttle method to selected side

  • Now to add this method in pageDef , Open page in editor--> Click on Bindings tab (bottom of editor)--> Click on green plus icon of bindings section--> Select methodAction and click on ok

  • Now select method name here and click ok

    Now you can see this method is added in pageDef

  • Now time to call this method in managed bean so for that added a button in page and created actionListener in bean . See the code 

  •     /**Method to get Binding Container of page
         * @return
        public BindingContainer getBindings(){
            return BindingContext.getCurrent().getCurrentBindingsEntry();
        /**Calling method defined in AMImpl class to create new Department
         * @param actionEvent
        public void callAMMethodToCreateDepartmentAction(ActionEvent actionEvent) {
            //Get OperationBinding of method
            OperationBinding ob=getBindings().getOperationBinding("createDepartmentRecord");
            //Passing parameter to method -Get parameter map and use paramater name as key
            ob.getParamsMap().put("deptId", 9999);
            //Execute this method
            //Check for errors
                // Successfully Executed

  • Now run application and check , is it working ? ;)

On click a new row is inserted in table with DepartmentId 9999

All done :)
In same way you can call method defined in any model implementation class, remember don't access ApplicationModule or viewObject directly , make use binding layer
and again why it is best practice ?? to know this read Frank's blog :)

Cheers :) Happy Learning 

Saturday 23 August 2014

Access BindingContainer (Page Bindings) of another page using DataBindings.cpx in Oracle ADF

Hello all
this post is about a requirement of getting page binding of another page that is not active currently
we use BindingContainer to access bindings of current page, region in managed bean

Oracle Docs says-
The BindingContainer contains the Control Bindings for a reusable unit of View technology. For example, each individual Page, Region, or Panel refers to a unique BindingContainer with a set of Control Bindings that refer to the Model elements used by that Page. The BindingContainer interface is implemented by the data binding framework provider. 

So to access operations, methods exposed in client, listBinding, IteratorBinding we need to get BindingContainer of current viewPort (a page or a page fragment)
this method is used to get BindingContainer -

import oracle.adf.model.BindingContext;
import oracle.binding.BindingContainer;

    /*****Generic Method to get BindingContainer of current page, fragment or region**/
    public BindingContainer getBindingsCont() {
        return BindingContext.getCurrent().getCurrentBindingsEntry();

as previously mentioned that BindingContainer contains bindings of current page but sometimes we need to access BindingContainer of any other page in order to access it's operations , iterators

So how to do this ?

for this i have created a 2 page fragments inside a bounded taskFlow

firstPage is very simple , it has only one button and secodPage has Departments (HR Schema ) viewObject as form

First Page Second Page

then i added createInsert operation in secodPage binidng, so here is the pageDef of secondPage
as there is no bindings on firstPage so there is no pageDef file is generated for that

now what i want to do is to call createInsert operation of Departments viewObject from firstPage, but there is no binding of operation in firstPage so if i use
to get BindingContainer then it will throw NullPointerException on calling createInsert

Now i have to get BindingContainer of secondPage -
Go to DataBindings.cpx file and see usageId for second page

Copy page usageId from there

pass this usageId in this method to get BindingContainer of secondPage

     * @param data
     * @return
    public Object resolvEl(String data) {
        FacesContext fc = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
        Application app = fc.getApplication();
        ExpressionFactory elFactory = app.getExpressionFactory();
        ELContext elContext = fc.getELContext();
        ValueExpression valueExp = elFactory.createValueExpression(elContext, data, Object.class);
        Object Message = valueExp.getValue(elContext);
        return Message;
    /**Method to get BindingContainer of Another page ,pageUsageId is the usageId of page defined in DataBindings.cpx file
     * @param pageUsageId
     * @return
    public BindingContainer getBindingsContOfOtherPage(String pageUsageId) {
        return (BindingContainer) resolvEl("#{data." + pageUsageId + "}");

then call createInsert operation using this BindingContainer


Happy Learning Cheers :)

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Shuttle Component in Oracle ADF (Allow Multiple Selection), Get Selected values from Shuttle Component

Hello All

Hope you all are doing well :) 

Shuttle component supports multiple selections at Runtime, when we need to select multiple records at runtime then we can use Shuttle Component.

Now we see how to use shuttle component (af:selectManyShuttle) in Oracle ADF

Shuttle Component in Oracle ADF

Follow these steps-

  • Prepare model for Employees table of HR Schema(Create EO,VO and AM)
  • Now drag Employees ViewObject from DataControl to page and select multiple selection-->ADF Select Many Shuttle-
Drop ViewObject as ADF Select Many Shuttle

  • Now edit binding for this Shuttle Component, choose attribute that you want to show and also base attribute-
    Edit Shuttle binding and select base and display attribute

  • Now it will look like this, drag a button to get selected attribute of this shuttle component
    Now write code on button's actionEvent to get selected value from Shuttle-

    import oracle.adf.model.BindingContext;
    import oracle.binding.BindingContainer;
        /*****Generic Method to get BindingContainer of current page, fragment or region**/
        public BindingContainer getBindingsCont() {
            return BindingContext.getCurrent().getCurrentBindingsEntry();

     public void getSelectedValue(ActionEvent actionEvent) {
          //Get Binding Continer of Page
            BindingContainer bc = this.getBindingsCont();
         //Get shuttle binding from pagedef
            JUCtrlListBinding listBindings = (JUCtrlListBinding)bc.get("Employees1");
        //Get Selected Values
            Object str[] = listBindings.getSelectedValues();
        //Iterate over selected values
            for (int i = 0; i < str.length; i++) {

    When you run this it should look like this and your Shuttle is ready
    Get selected value of shuttle component ADF

Thursday 25 October 2012

Set on Current row after Rollback Execute or page refresh

Some times we edit a table in form and Save(Commit & Execute) or Cancel(Rollback & Execute)  and table refreshed to its first record means focus is now on first row of table.
And we need the same row again, then we search it and perform another operation, this is really disgusting behavior of table for Developer.

To set on previously selected row after execute we can use this code,
in this scenario we have to get current row key from its IteratorBinding and after Execute we can set it again to show that row as selected.

     * Generic Method to call operation binding
     public BindingContainer getBindings() {
      return BindingContext.getCurrent().getCurrentBindingsEntry();

     BindingContainer bindings = getBindings();
     //Get Iterator of table
     DCIteratorBinding parentIter = (DCIteratorBinding)bindings.get("IteratorName");
     //Get current row key
     Key parentKey = parentIter.getCurrentRow().getKey();

     //You can add your operation code here, i have used simple Cancel operation 
     //with Rollback and Execute
     OperationBinding ob= bindings.getOperationBinding("Rollback");
     OperationBinding ob1= bindings.getOperationBinding("Execute");
     //Set again row key as current row