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Showing posts with label af:dragSource. Show all posts
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Wednesday 24 February 2016

Drag Drop in same table to reorder rows, Update Attribute value to make it persistent

This post is based on Frank's article on reordering table rows using drag drop functionality of ADF Faces, post uses iterator indexing to change order of rows and it works pretty good

Recently i came across a question on OTN forum asking about making this ordering persistent on base of some attribute value so for that we have to maintain a serial no attribute for each row and when user performs Drag n Drop , serial no. will be swapped and updated ordering of rows will be shown to user and it is persistent as updated attribute's value is saved in database

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Using Drag-Drop functionality in af:treeTable to move data between nodes -Oracle ADF

This is a very common question and development requirement - How to drag drop records inside treeTable to perform some kind of operation ?
This post is an answer,here i am using Departments and Employees table of HR Schema to create treeTable and Jdeveloper 12.1.3

First Step-
Create business components using Departments and Employees table of HR Schema and create association and viewLink using DepartmentId (here Departments is parent and Employee is child viewObject)

now drop Departments viewObject as treeTable on page from data-control
see- Tree Table Component in Oracle ADF(Hierarchical Representation)  (How to create treeTable in ADF)

So after creating simple treeTable, added  two columns other than nodeStamp to show DepartmentName and EmployeeName in a better way
see-Tree Table Component with declarative presentation in ADF

Finally it looks like this-

Now my requirement is - when drag an Employee to any Department node it should become child of that Department ,means attach Employee to Departments using drag-drop

So to drag Employee Name filed i added af:attributeDragSource under this field and to get corresponding EmployeeId added an af:clientAttribute component

This clientAttribute stores value of EmployeeId for each node and dragSource refers clientAttribute to identify node value
Now to handle dropEvent on DepatmentName node , dropped an af:dropTarget under this field and created a dropListener in managed bean that will handle desired operation on dropEvent

See complete af:treeTable xml source-

<af:treeTable value="#{bindings.Departments1.treeModel}" var="node"
                  selectionListener="#{bindings.Departments1.treeModel.makeCurrent}" rowSelection="single" id="tt1"
      <f:facet name="nodeStamp">
        <af:column id="c1" width="10">
          <af:outputText value="#{node}" id="ot1"/>
      <f:facet name="pathStamp">
        <af:outputText value="#{node}" id="ot2"/>
      <af:column id="c2" width="150">
        <af:outputText value="#{node.DepartmentName}" id="ot3"
          <af:dropTarget dropListener="#{pageFlowScope.DragDropBean.treeDropListener}">
            <af:dataFlavor flavorClass="java.lang.Object"/>
      <af:column id="c3">
        <af:outputText value="#{node.FirstName}" id="ot4" inlineStyle="font-weight:bold;color:darkgreen;">
          <af:clientAttribute name="DragEmployeeId" value="#{node.EmployeeId}"/>
          <af:attributeDragSource attribute="DragEmployeeId"/>

Now see the code of drop listener written in managed bean that gets EmployeeId value from dropEvent and DepartmentId from expression and calls a business logic to move employee under that Deaprtment

DropListener in ManagedBean to handle dropEvent-

    /**Method to move Employee Under Department
     * @param dropEvent
     * @return
    public DnDAction treeDropListener(DropEvent dropEvent) {

        Object empId = null;
        Integer dropVal = null;
        //Get Value from dragSource (EmployeeId of dragged node)
        DataFlavor<Object> df = DataFlavor.getDataFlavor(Object.class);
        empId = dropEvent.getTransferable().getData(df);
        if (empId != null) {
            System.out.println("Dropped value is -" + empId);
            try {
                dropVal = new Number(empId).intValue();
            } catch (SQLException e) {
            //Get DepartmentId where Employee is dropped (resolve Expression langusge)
            Object droppedUnderDept = resolvElDC("#{node.DepartmentId}");
            System.out.println("Dropped under-" + droppedUnderDept);
            //Method Call to mode Employee under Department
            OperationBinding ob = executeOperation("moveEmployeeToDepartment");
            ob.getParamsMap().put("deptId", Integer.parseInt(droppedUnderDept.toString()));
            ob.getParamsMap().put("empId", dropVal);
        /*Method to expand treeTable to show all nodes
         * see-
         * */
        //Refreshing treeTable after all operation, here treeTabBind is component binding of treeTable
        return DnDAction.NONE;


Helper methods to get BindingContainer and resolve expression-

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

     * Generic Method to execute operation Binding
     * */
    public OperationBinding executeOperation(String operation) {
        OperationBinding createParam = getBindingsCont().getOperationBinding(operation);
        return createParam;


    /**Method to resolve Expression
     * @param data
     * @return
    public Object resolvElDC(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);
        return valueExp.getValue(elContext);

Now run your application and check -
Dragged Prabhakar from Purchase Department and dropped it on Finance-

Thanks, Happy learning :)
Download Sample App
See other post on Drag-Drop functionality- Adding Drag and Drop Functionality for collections in page fragments to create insert

Thursday 19 September 2013

Adding Drag and Drop Functionality for collections in page fragments to create insert

Hello All,
This tutorial is based on using Drag & Drop functionality in collections as af:table to create a new row
i have googled about Drag & Drop but was not able to implement in page fragments(.jsff), all samples was based on JSPX page.

this tutorial is based on DEPARTMENTS table (Default HR Schema) and an other table with Same Structure DEPARTMENTS_DUPL to implement drag and drop.
my scenario is to add row in DEPARTMENTS_DUPL from Departments 
 See the steps to implement- 
  •  First create Departments_dupl table in your HR schema, simply run this script

        DEPARTMENT_ID   NUMBER(4, 0) ,
        MANAGER_ID      NUMBER(6, 0) ,
        LOCATION_ID     NUMBER(4, 0)

  • Now create Fusion Web Application and create business components
  • Now create a bounded taskflow and a page fragment in it, and drop both tables on page

  • Now drop af:dragSource as child of Departments table and set properties, here discriminant is to ensure compatibility between drag and drop components, and its value must match for Drag source and Drop Target

  • now drop af:dropTarget as child of DepartmentsDupl table and set properties as Action etc and create a DropListener for it that handles drop event, set Flavor class to java.lang.Object

  • Now select af:dropTarget and goto source and set value for discriminant same as drag source

  •   <af:dropTarget dropListener="#{pageFlowScope.DragDropSampleBean.deptDropListener}" actions="COPY">
              <af:dataFlavor discriminant="copyDept" flavorClass="java.lang.Object"/>

  • Now write code to create a new row in DepartmentsDupl and insert data from Departments on Drop Listener

  •     public void dragDropAction() {
            ViewObject dept = this.getDepartments1();
            ViewObject deptDupl = this.getDepartmentsDupl1();
            Row curDept = dept.getCurrentRow();
            Row dupl = deptDupl.createRow();
            dupl.setAttribute("DepartmentId", curDept.getAttribute("DepartmentId"));
            dupl.setAttribute("DepartmentName", curDept.getAttribute("DepartmentName"));
            dupl.setAttribute("ManagerId", curDept.getAttribute("ManagerId"));
            dupl.setAttribute("LocationId", curDept.getAttribute("LocationId"));

  • Now Run your page and use this cool functionality :-)
 Download Sample App Cheers :-)