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Showing posts with label Method Call. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Method Call. Show all posts

Thursday 3 March 2016

ADF Basics: Call PL/SQL Procedure with OUT parameter in ADF Application

Previously i have posted about calling pl/sql function in ADF Application

This post is about calling stored procedure in ADF Application , a very basic requirement.
Sometimes we need to call a procedure that has OUT parameters , these parameters are used to return value from procedure. There may be n- numbers of OUT parameters in a procedure 

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 

Thursday 11 April 2013

Global Exception Handler for ADF Task Flow Method Calls

Exception Handler is the central point for handling unexpected Exceptions that are thrown during the Faces lifecycle.
ADF Task Flow provides this facility, using this you can handle all exception that raised in TaskFlow methods.
here i am using ADF bounded TaskFlow with page fragments(.jsff) .
Developers must use this facility to avoid unexpected exception inside taskflows.

This is very simple approach , you have to do nothing more but create a method in Task Flow and mark it as Exception Handler and write your code inside this method , that you want to show when any exception is caught in TaskFlow.

To implement this i have implemented this scenario-

  • Create a method that throw an Exception and add it to taskFlow, and on page call this method on button click

  • public void exception() {
    throw new JboException("Failded to load");
Control Flow Case in Bounded taskFlow
  • When we click on button that call exception() method ,JboException is raised inside TaskFlow and look like this- Your page crashed

  • Now create a method that will behave as ExceptionHandeler  and add it to TaskFlow and mark as Exception Handeler (Symbol in Jdev toolbar for marking)

  • public void exceptioHandeler() {
    System.out.println("Inside Handeler");
    FacesMessage message = new FacesMessage("This is custom Message for Jbo Exception-Exception Handeler");
    FacesContext fc = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
    fc.addMessage(null, message);


Drop a method as Exception Handler in Bounded Taskflow
  • Use this sign to mark method as Exception Handeler in bounded Task Flow

There is a red icon to mark method as exception handler

  • Now Run your page and click on button that call exception() method, your page never crash, as there is handler
Customised Message appears in case of any exception in taskflow
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