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Showing posts with label af:inputComboboxListOfValues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label af:inputComboboxListOfValues. Show all posts

Thursday 4 May 2017

Implement contains/endswith behavior in model based autoSuggest Lov (Input list and combo box)

Hello All

Hope Everyone knows about list of values and autoSuggest beahvior of ADF Framework,
For those who are new to framework can look at this post
ADF Basics : Implementing auto suggest behavior in ADF Faces lov (list of values)

Saturday 11 June 2016

ADF Basics: Use transient attribute to show description of selected value in case of input and combo Lov

In ADF often We apply LOV on a ID attribute to show it's Description to user, This works good in case of choice list (selectOneChoice) but if we use Input Text with List of Values (<af:inputListOfValues>) or Combo Box with List of Values (<af:inputComboboxListOfValues>) then after selection ID appears on page instead of  Description like this

So to avoid this we apply LOV on a transient attribute that shows Description and sets ID value DB attribute, See how to implement this

Saturday 4 June 2016

ADF Basics: Count number of records in LOV using LOV Accessor

Hello All

This post is about a simple requirement - How to count number of records in a LOV ?
I have seen this type of threads on OTN forum so here I am writing about it

We can make use of LOV Accessor to  count number of records in LOV as per selected source viewObject record, Here I am using Departments and Employees table of Oracle HR Schema

Tuesday 28 April 2015

ADF Skinning : Remove "search" or "more" link from af:inputComboboxListOfValues in ADF Faces (Jdev 12.1.3)

Hello all,

This post is about a small CSS trick that may be useful sometimes

we often use af:inputComboboxListOfValues to show large amount of data as List of Values
From Oracle Docs-
The inputComboboxListOfValues component allows a user to open a choice list and select from a list of values, in order to populate the LOV field (and possibly other fields) on a page.
Users can either select a value from the list in the dropdown panel or click the "Search..." link at the bottom of the panel to launch the "Search and Select" dialog. The dialog enables users to search for specific values and select the desired value that should go into the LOV field on the base page. The choice list when opened could display various items in the following order with separators between each (if applicable).

Have a look at this -
 here you see a link "more" on click this link a search dialog box appears , when you define a search criteria in lov at model level then this link appears as "search"

So to remove this link from combobox use this CSS

    display: none;

Now look at combo box , we are done

Also Check how to configure ADF Skin in Application - ADF Basics: Using CSS to change appearance of application (Skins and Styles in ADF Faces)

Cheers :)
Happy Learning

Monday 8 July 2013

Create new look up data using List of Values (LOVs) in Oracle ADF

While working on project , I have seen such type of LOV that have a option of create Lov Value at selection time, this is quite good, as if desired value is not available in list then user can create on that time.

This type of list looks like this

It means if there is no company available in list you need not to go on Company form, user can create it directly from here.
Doing this in ADF is quite simple , in this tutorial i am taking example of Oracle default HR schema (Employees and Departments) table-
Implementation Steps-
  • Create business components from Department and Employees tabl

  •  Now create LOV on DepartmentId of employees ViewObject from Department VO

  • Go to UI Hints tab of LOV and select Combo Box with List of Values

  •  Now drag fields of Employee from DataControl to page as form
  •  Select Department Id Lov and go to structure window, and drop a link in customActions facet of  af:inputComboboxListOfValues
  • Now drag a popup on page and drag Department VO on af:dialog as form to create new department. and other things are same as normal form

  • Bind this popup to bean and create a ActionListener on the link inside facet to invoke createInsert of department table

  • package lookup.view.bean;
    import javax.faces.context.FacesContext;
    import javax.faces.event.ActionEvent;
    import oracle.adf.model.BindingContext;
    import oracle.binding.BindingContainer;
    import oracle.binding.OperationBinding;
    import org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.render.ExtendedRenderKitService;
    import org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.util.Service;
    public class LookupDataBean implements Serializable {
        private RichPopup deptPopUpBind;
        public LookupDataBean() {
        public BindingContainer getBindings() {
            return BindingContext.getCurrent().getCurrentBindingsEntry();
        private void showPopup(RichPopup pop, boolean visible) {
            try {
                FacesContext context = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
                if (context != null && pop != null) {
                    String popupId = pop.getClientId(context);
                    if (popupId != null) {
                        StringBuilder script = new StringBuilder();
                        script.append("var popup = AdfPage.PAGE.findComponent('").append(popupId).append("'); ");
                        if (visible) {
                            script.append("if (!popup.isPopupVisible()) { ").append(";}");
                        } else {
                            script.append("if (popup.isPopupVisible()) { ").append("popup.hide();}");
                        ExtendedRenderKitService erks =
                            Service.getService(context.getRenderKit(), ExtendedRenderKitService.class);
                        erks.addScript(context, script.toString());
            } catch (Exception e) {
                throw new RuntimeException(e);
        public void createDept(ActionEvent actionEvent) {
            BindingContainer bindings = getBindings();
            OperationBinding ob = bindings.getOperationBinding("CreateInsert");
            showPopup(deptPopUpBind, true);
        public void DeptDialogListener(DialogEvent dialogEvent) {
            FacesContext fct = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
            if (dialogEvent.getOutcome().name().equals("ok")) {
                BindingContainer bindings = getBindings();
                OperationBinding ob = bindings.getOperationBinding("Commit");
        public void setDeptPopUpBind(RichPopup deptPopUpBind) {
            this.deptPopUpBind = deptPopUpBind;
        public RichPopup getDeptPopUpBind() {
            return deptPopUpBind;

  • Now run this application and click on Lov of DepartmentId, you will see your link there to create Department

  • Now see that how many departments are listed currently in LOV

  • Now click on Add Department link and add a department
  •  Again see the listed departments- Oracle ADF Tutorial is added in now list
 this is how you can use this beautiful feature in your LOV-
Sample ADF Application- Download