Using popupFetchListener to execute method on popup launch in Oracle ADF

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Everyone must have used ADF Faces popup component , this is one of most used container to show information on top of page
In this post i am talking about popup fetch event suppose we have to perform some operation before opening popup like filtering data inside popup . We can do this by capturing popup fetch event, if you have checked af:popUp documentation then you must have seen concept of popupFetchListener

From Docs-
The PopupFetchEvent is one of two server-side popup events but doesn’t have a corresponding client event. The popup fetch event is invoked during content delivery. This means that the event will only queue for popups that have a contentDelivery type of lazy or lazyUncached. Another caveat is that the event will only work when the launch id is set. This is automatically handled by the af:showPopupBehavior but must be provided as a popup hint if programmatically shown.

So here we will see –

How to use popupFetchListener to filter data inside popup ?
How to execute some operation before opening popup ?
How to call AMImpl method before launching popup?

Let’s see implementation part-

    • Create a Fusion Web Application and prepare model using Departments table of HR Schema


Fusion Web Application Structure


    • Create a ViewCriteria in Departments ViewObject (For filtering viewObject using DepartmentId) and apply this viewCritria at Application Module level


ViewCriteria to filter VewObject

To Apply ViewCriteria at AM level- Open ApplicationModule–> Select ViewObject Instance–> Click on edit button at top right side

In new window, Select viewCriteria and shuttle it to selected side. All done 🙂


    • Create a page, drop a button and a popup with dialog in it, Drop Departments ViewObject in dialog as ADF Form


Drop Departments ViewObject as ADF Form in Popup Dialog


    • Set content delivery of popup to lazyUncached and create a popupFetchListener in managed bean


Create popupFetchListener method in managed bean


    • I have added an inputText on page to allow user input for DepartmentId
      Create a method in ApplicationModule Impl class that sets value of DepartmentId bind variable and filters Departments ViewObject

Code in AMImpl-

    /**Method to set bind variable value in Department ViewObject
     * @param deparmentId
    public void filterDepartment(Integer departmentId){
        ViewObject deptVo=this.getDepartments1();
        deptVo.setNamedWhereClauseParam("BindDeptId", departmentId);

Code in Managed Bean to call AM method

     * 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 ob = getBindingsCont().getOperationBinding(operation);
return ob;

/**PopUp Fetch Listener , will be called on fetch event of PopUp
* @param popupFetchEvent
public void deptPopUpFetchListener(PopupFetchEvent popupFetchEvent) {
OperationBinding ob = executeOperation(“filterDepartment”);
//inputTextDeptIdBind is component binding of inputText that is used to get value
ob.getParamsMap().put(“departmentId”, inputTextDeptIdBind.getValue());


    • Run and check application, put any DepartmentId in inputText and hit open popup button, see popupFetchListener will be called and data will be filtered in popup



Sample ADF Application- Download
Cheere 🙂 Happy Learning 

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