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Wednesday 19 November 2014

Populate Dynamic table and form using af:dynamicComponent and dynamic viewObject - Oracle ADF

This post is about a common development requirement- Can we increase or decrease number of fields , type of fields (columns in case of table), data in fields at run time?

Suppose i have to show data of Departments and Employees table on page using only one af:table component. It means columns should be generated dynamically at run time depending on any defined condition
So for this requirement i am using dynamic viewObject in model layer and af:dynamicComponent in view layer
See previous post about creating dynamic viewObject-
Creating Dynamic View Object at Runtime programmatically - Oracle ADF

See step by step implementation-
  • Create Fusion Web Application and follow the link posted above to create dynamic viewObject, in short create a viewObject using dual and a method in AMImpl to create dynamic viewObject from sql query

  •     /**Method to create viewObject using SQL query
         * @param query
        public void createNewViewObject(String query) {
            ViewObject dynVo = this.getdynamic1();
            this.createViewObjectFromQueryStmt("dynamic1", query);

  • Created a page and added an inputText to enter SQL query and a button to process that query and create dynamic viewObject at run time

  • See Managed Bean code to process query, value of inputText is passed using component binding

  •     private RichInputText sqlQueryBind;
        public DynamicTableBean() {
        /*****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 create viewObject
         * @param actionEvent
        public void createViewObjectAction(ActionEvent actionEvent) {
            if (sqlQueryBind.getValue() != null) {
                OperationBinding ob = executeOperation("createNewViewObject");
                ob.getParamsMap().put("query", sqlQueryBind.getValue().toString());
        public void setSqlQueryBind(RichInputText sqlQueryBind) {
            this.sqlQueryBind = sqlQueryBind;
        public RichInputText getSqlQueryBind() {
            return sqlQueryBind;

  • Now dropped this dual viewObject on page as dynamic form and dynamic table from Data Control (this snap is about creating form)

  • Next is to change pageDef entry for this dynamic component , open pageDef and goto treeBinding. there is an entry for nodeDefinition, there will be separate treeBinding for form and table both (you should change both)

  •  <tree IterBinding="dynamic1Iterator" id="dynamic1">
                <nodeDefinition DefName="dynamictableapp.model.view.dynamicVO" Name="dynamic10"/>

    Change this entry like this-

     <tree IterBinding="dynamic1Iterator" id="dynamic1">
                <nodeDefinition Name="dynamic10"/>

  • Now run this application and enter SQL query in box and press process button

 Thanks, Happy Learning :)
Download -Sample ADF Application

Friday 23 August 2013

Validation Problem with Cascading mandatory fields in ADF Faces

It is a functional requirement , suppose in application one fields is dependent on another field for its value or any property (required,disable,visible), it means when you select first field and put value in that then second field's value or other property is populated.
or second one is, you have multiple required attributes (cascading) in page and any of that's AutoSubmit  is set to true, in this case when user puts value in first field and goes to second to enter value but before this a large message window appears with required validation and all fields get red

This is very much annoying for user to face this kind of message each time, as i had a scenario where there was 15 required fields in af:form on popup and 10 of that are set to AutoSubmit true .
to avoid this see steps

  • Suppose i have page with create button for Departments table (default HR Schema) on pop up as a form and all fields are reuired
  •  When user clicks on create button and put value in field of DepartmentId, all required fields throw exception

  • To avoid this i have set immediate true for first required field that is DepartmentName, it means when any validation occurs on popup , DepartmentName field will skip all validation on page and will shows only of its own
  •  Now when user put value in DepartmentId field, only DepartmentName field shows exception (required)
 Happy coding......!!