Wednesday Feb 22, 2012

Dynamic Pie Graph Generation by Drag And Drop Rows from ADF Table

In normal scenarios, we display the graph and chart to get graphical representation of data. In this article, we'll see how to create graph dynamically by dragging the contents from ADF table and dropping on the graph.

Environment : JDeveloper PS5 (

Assuming that we have a table that displays the Department's details. We'll build a dynamic pie graph to display the Employee details for the departments that are dragged from the Department's table.


For our usecase, we need to drag the Departments from Table and Drop it on the Pie Chart to get the Employees details corresponding to the Depts selected.

For this, we need to add DragSource in the Dept Table and DropTarget in Emp Chart.

<af:table value="#{bindings.DeptView1.collectionModel}" var="row"
                 emptyText="#{bindings.DeptView1.viewable ? 'No data to display.' : 'Access Denied.'}"
                 rowSelection="multiple" id="t1">
            <af:dragSource discriminant="Dept" 
                  <dvt:pieGraph id="pieGraph1" subType="PIE_MULTI"
                      <af:dataFlavor flavorClass="org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.model.RowKeySet"

Now that we've added the drag source and drop target, we need to have a method in our AM/VO's impl class, that take the department number as input and return the list of employees under it and their details as ArrayList.

    public ArrayList getEmpDetsForDept(int Deptno) {
        ArrayList empDetsAL = new ArrayList();
        getEmpView1().setWhereClause("Deptno=" + Deptno);
        if(getEmpView1().getRowCount()>0) {

            empDetsAL.add(new Object[]{""+Deptno,
                                        new Double(getEmpView1().getCurrentRow().getAttribute("Sal").toString())}

            while (getEmpView1().hasNext()){
                empDetsAL.add(new Object[]{""+Deptno,
                                            new Double(getEmpView1().getCurrentRow().getAttribute("Sal").toString())}

        return empDetsAL;

Now, the main part comes. Pie Graphs can be based on ArrayList. So, in our backing bean, we'll have an attribute of type ArrayList. Also, we'll have a variable to to bind the graph for triggering PPR.

    private List chartData=new ArrayList();
    private UIGraph empChart;

    public void setChartData(List chartData) {
        this.chartData = chartData;

    public List getChartData() {
        return chartData;

    public void setEmpChart(UIGraph empChart) {
        this.empChart = empChart;

    public UIGraph getEmpChart() {
        return empChart;

As we need to find out the Departments that are dragged from table, we'll have a method in the backing bean to get the list of dragged Departments, iterate through them, pass each to the AM / VO method created to get Emp details and then construct the ArrayList.

    public DnDAction dropDeptInPie(DropEvent dropEvent) {
        RichTable table = (RichTable) dropEvent.getDragComponent(); 
        Transferable t = dropEvent.getTransferable(); 
        DataFlavor<RowKeySet> df = DataFlavor.getDataFlavor(RowKeySet.class, "Dept"); 
        RowKeySet rks = t.getData(df); 
        Iterator iter = rks.iterator();
        if(getChartData()!=null) getChartData().clear();
        while (iter.hasNext()) { 
            List key = (List); 
            JUCtrlHierNodeBinding rowBinding = (JUCtrlHierNodeBinding) table.getRowData(); 
            Row row = (Row) rowBinding.getRow();
            String Deptno = row.getAttribute("Deptno").toString();
            BindingContainer bindings = getBindings();
            OperationBinding operationBinding = bindings.getOperationBinding("getEmpDetsForDept");
            operationBinding.getParamsMap().put("Deptno", Deptno);
            ArrayList result = (ArrayList)operationBinding.execute();

            if (operationBinding.getErrors().isEmpty()) {
                else  setChartData(result);



        return DnDAction.NONE;


    public BindingContainer getBindings() {
        return BindingContext.getCurrent().getCurrentBindingsEntry();

In order to make the Pie Graph use the ArrayList as source, we need to bind this to the tabularData Property of the pie graph. Let us also bind the chart to the variable we created in backing bean and set its dropListener to the method created above. Now, our pieGraph's source in jspx page would look like

                  <dvt:pieGraph id="pieGraph1" subType="PIE_MULTI"
                    <af:dropTarget dropListener="#{pageFlowScope.DnDBean.dropDeptInPie}">
                      <af:dataFlavor flavorClass="org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.model.RowKeySet"

Now, let us run the page, select couple of Departments and Drop them on the Pie chart.


Here, we've dragged the departments 10 & 30, and dropped them on the chart to get the Salary of the employees belonging to those departments as slices.

Wednesday Feb 08, 2012

Passing comma separated string as bind variable for VO query's IN operator

Quite often, we want to pass a parameter to the bind variable in the VO's query with a comma separated value, for the where clause with an IN operator. However, normal SQL query that the VO contain interpret that whole comma separated value as a single String and our usecase fail to get fulfilled.

Ex. question in OTN thread :

To overcome this, Mohammad Jabr has written a blog entry with the help of  Steve Muench's example #126. This has been achieved by using a TYPE and CASTing it to get the list.

In this article, we'll see another option to alter the query using regexp_substr, without having to use a TYPE and CAST.

Let us take an example of a VO created using EMP table with the following query.



We'll add a where clause to the VO's query with a bind variable that takes comma separated string as input. Here, we would be including regexp_substr function (Oracle DB >=10g), to split the comma separated string and return them as rows.

Now, our Where clause of the VO's query would be looking like

  (select regexp_substr(:Bind_Ename_Comma_Sep_List,'[^,]+', 1, level) 
   from dual 
    connect by 
        regexp_substr(:Bind_Ename_Comma_Sep_List, '[^,]+', 1, level) 
            is not null)
Also, we'll add a Bind Variable Bind_Ename_Comma_Sep_List of String data type. Once after modifying the Where Cluase and after adding the bind variable, our VO would be looking like


To validate our query, let us run the AM tester to check the result


Validate the result by entering a comma separated ENAME list to the bind variable (SMITH,ALLEN,JONES).


Check out the query result


As it can be seen, we've passed 3 comma separated Enames to the bind variable, which in turn fetched only those records with the matching 3 Enames.

Thursday Feb 02, 2012

Drag ADF table record & drop on bar graph in Jdeveloper

In Jdeveloper,we can drag any component & drop on graph.It also supports drag/drop between graphs.

Use Case Description

Let us consider a use case wherein we will drag table row & drop that on the bar graph.

Implementation steps

Assume that we have table with Emp records & bar graph that displays Empno & Salary of Employees.

Insert drag component inside table:  <af:dragSource discriminant="tab"/>

Now insert dropTarget inside barGraph:

<af:dropTarget dropListener="#{test.handleTableDrop}">
       flavorClass="org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.model.RowKeySet"    discriminant="tab"/>

public DnDAction handleTableDrop(DropEvent dropEvent)

        // Add event code here...
        System.out.println("Dropped id is"+dropEvent.getDragClientId());
        return DnDAction.NONE;

Run the above page .Drag any table row & drop that on the bar Graph.
Note that handleTableDrop method gets executed & it prints dragged client id(i.e table id).

Wednesday Feb 01, 2012

Custom Upload options in ADF Desktop Integration


     In ADFdi enabled excel workbook while uploading the changes performed in ADF Table,standard upload options dialog appears like below.


    In this article,we will see how to customize these options in a dialog.


     Let us take a simple example of Employee table.


Assumption: An ADF Web Application with ADF Desktop Integration enabled workbook having Employee table as below screenshot is available.


Now let's create a new jspx page titled 'UploadOptions.jspx'.
The below code adds two checkboxes and buttons.Let's copy this into the Source view of jspx page.

<!-- Check box for AbortUploadOnFailure -->
<af:selectBooleanCheckbox text="Abort Upload On Failure" id="sbc1"
  value="#{requestScope.abortUploadOnFailure}" autoSubmit="true" selected="true"/>

<!--Check box for DownloadAfterUpload -->
<af:selectBooleanCheckbox text="Download After Upload" id="sbc2" autoSubmit="true"

<!--Command button for Continue action -->
<af:button text="Continue" id="b1" inlineStyle="width:100px;" partialSubmit="false">
<af:setActionListener from="continue" to="#{requestScope.action}"/>

<!-- Command button for Abort action -->
<af:button text="Abort" id="b2" inlineStyle="width:100px;" partialSubmit="false">
<af:setActionListener from="abort" to="#{requestScope.action}" />

The UploadOptions.jspx page now looks like below:


Below Span elements have to be used to perform custom upload actions in ADFdi Table.

ADFdiCloseWindow - When a web page has to be closed,this span element can be set to
Continue  - to close the web page and invoke next action in actions set or
Abort       - to close the web page and terminate the action set.
ADFdiAbortUploadOnFailure - If this element is set to True, the action set stops uploading if it encounters a failure. If the element references False, the action set attempts to upload all rows and indicates if each row succeeded or failed to upload.
ADFdiDownloadAfterUpload - If this element is set to True, the action set downloads data into the ADFdi Table component after the action set uploads modified data.

Let us add the below code at the end of tag Form in source view of jspx,to include the above mentioned span elements.

<!-- Closes the Upload Options dialog and then invokes next action in the action set-->
<f:verbatim rendered="#{requestScope.action eq 'continue'}">
<span id="ADFdiCloseWindow">Continue</span>

<!-- Closes the
Upload Options dialog but aborts next actions in action set-->
<f:verbatim rendered="#{requestScope eq 'abort'}">
<span id="ADFdi

<!-- If the span element is set to
  True, the action set stops uploading if it encounters a failure.
  False, the action set attempts to upload all rows and indicates if each row succeeded or failed to upload. -->
<span id="ADFdiAbortUploadOnFailure">${requestScope.abortUploadOnFailure}</span> 

<!--If the span element is set to
True, the action set downloads data from the Fusion web application to the ADF Table after the action set uploads modified data -->
<span id="ADFdi

In ADFdi excel workbook,let us add this new jspx file as dialog before Table.Upload action in Ribbon Commands of Worksheet Properties.


Now we run the excel workbook and download data into ADF Table as shown above.Let's update a row by changing the Sal=4000 of Martin.


On clicking Upload Ribbon command like below:


the custom upload actions dialog gets opened with 'Abort Upload On Failure' check box selected by default.

We can select 'Download After Upload' check box and click on Continue button.We can see data updated and downloaded again with new value like below:


This is a simple example of how upload options can be customized. Using this, we can add more custom options to the dialog, which is not available in the standard upload options dialog. We will see such options sooner in my next blog.

Thursday Dec 29, 2011

Business Rules Editor for View Objects in JDeveloper

JDeveloper has a new tab in the View Objects Editor - Business Rules.
This easily tend to make people misunderstand that this Editor can be used for adding validation rules for the attributes in the View Object. However, it is not true.

Lets check out what this editor is all about. As the online help for this page states
Use to create and maintain business rules based on Groovy Language expressions and declarative validation rules for this view object including:

  • Validators for transient attributes
  • Bind variable default value expressions for SQL queries
  • Bind variable value mappings for view accessors
  • Transient attribute value expressions
  • Transient attribute value expression recalculation conditions
  • Attribute default value expressions

We'll see how we can use this editor to edit different types :

Transient Attributes : 

We can use this editor for a. adding validation rules, b. edit default value expression

a. As like the Entity Attributes, we can add many validation rules for the transient attributes in VO as well.


In the above image, EmpType is a transient attribute on Emp VO.We can see there are two rules added. First one is a validation rule (List Validator), restricting the user to enter either one of the value specified for the attribute. Second one is the default value expression for the attribute. Upon selecting the node, the default value groovy expression would become editable in the Script Expression field below, wherein we can modify it and test the syntax as well.

Note : We can add the validation rule only for the transient attributes which are Updatable. Also, we can edit only the default values which are script expressions only. Not the literal values.

Bind Variables :

Similar to the transient attributes, we can use this editor for modifying and testing the default value expression for the Bind Variables of the VO as well.

Ex :

In the above example image, we can see a Bind Variable (Bind_Hiredate) added to the Query, which has the default value expression as adf.currentDate.

Using this editor, we can modify this expression and test the syntax.

View Accessor :

If we have a bind variable to the VO and use it as List Data Source for any of the attributes in the VO, we can use this editor to change the value of the bind variable in the View Accessor.

Ex :

In the above example image, we have couple of Bind Variables in the View Accessors (they are used as Lists and Dependent Lists for this View Object). Using this editor, we can edit the values of those bind variables.

We can also use this editor for modifying and testing the default value expression on the VO attributes and the re-calculation conditions.

Wednesday Nov 30, 2011

Project Gantt chart using ADF BC

This article describes simple example of using Project Gantt chart using ADF Business components.

Use Case Description

Let us create a simple Project Gantt chart using ADF Business components & try to get the selected tasks details.
Implementation steps

A project Gantt chart is used for project management. The chart lists
tasks vertically and shows the duration of each task as a bar on a
horizontal time line.

To create a basic project gantt chart,we first need to define  2 tables as below:
1)task_table with taskid,task_type,start_date & end_date
2)subtask_table with subtaskid,subtask_type,start_date, end_date &  taskid

Now we can create Business components for the above 2 tables .Then we will create new jspx page -projectGantt.jspx

Drop TaskView1 as Gantt->Project:


Select all required columns under tasks & subtasks tabs of 'create Project Gantt chart' dialog.

We have created Project Gantt chart that lists tasks & its subtasks.Now if we need to get all task details selected by the user then define taskSelectionListener for the dvt:projectGantt in jspx source page:


public void taskListener(TaskSelectionEvent taskSelectionEvent) {
// This codes gives all the tasks selected by user

System.out.println("Selected task details +taskSelectionEvent.getTask());


Run the above page & note that it shows all details of tasks nodes & expanding these tasks nodes shows its corresponding subtasks details.Now if user selects 2 tasks,we can see that it prints the complete task details for the selected tasks.

Friday Sep 16, 2011

Contextual events with EJB DC

This article describes contextual events with EJB Datacontrol

Use Case Description

Let us consider a scenario wherein the user wants to display deptno list & commandButton in region1 & region2 displays the Emp records corresponding to selected deptno in region1.We will try to achieve this using contextual events.

When the user selects deptno & clicks on the commandButton ,a contextual event with payLoad parameter is broadcasted by taskflow1.This event is then consumed by the  taskflow2 and the handleEvent() handler passes payLoad parameter(i.e deptno) to sessionBean.SessionBean has findByDeptno() method that returns the Emp records & taskflow2 displays the respective Emp records .

Implementation steps

Let us suppose that we have created Java EE Web Application with Entities from Emp & Dept table
.Also add 'ADF Faces Components 11' under ViewController->project properties-> JSP Tag Libraries.

Edit & create a custom named query that returns Emp Object for the respective deptno :

 @NamedQuery(name = "findEmpByDeptno", query = "select o from Emp o
 where o.dept.deptno = :deptNo")
Let us create Stateful Session Bean and expose the Named Query through the Session Facade.Create a contextual handle event that passes deptno as payload parameter:   

 public void handleEvent(Object payload) 
Modify findEmpByDeptno namedQuery as below:

 public List<Emp> findEmpByDeptno() 
 return em.createNamedQuery("findEmpByDeptno").setParameter
 ("deptNo",  this.getDepartNo()).getResultList();

Generate Data control for the above Session Bean & expose the above method through the Session Facade.

Create a ADF taskflow1 with page Fragments & drop  view activity(DeptView) on that.In the same taskflow drop Execute operation((findByDeptno()->Emp->Operations->Execute).Define control flow case 'execute' from DeptView to Execute operation in taskflow.

Drop deptno as selectOneChoice & commandButton 'showEmpRecords' on the DeptView page Fragment page.Set showEmpRecords action property  as 'execute'

In its page definition create deptno attribute value that points to deptFindAllIterator &  handler event method action binding to handle the event:

Select commandButton 'showEmpRecords' & create new contextual event on that:


Now we will create new Event subscriber in its contextual events binding editor tab:


Create taskflow2 that displays Emp table(findByDeptno()->Emp) & create main.jspx page,drop both the taskflows as region

Run the page & now if user selects deptno,table below shows Emp records corresponding to the selected deptno.

Wednesday Sep 14, 2011

Paritally restricting user entry in the ADF input text - using Java Script

Recently came across a forum post in which the OP wanted to let the users edit the content of the text field partially.

Here is an example. Let us assume the input text contains the following text. "You can edit the content inside { this }". In this, users should be able to edit only the content inside { }. I.e Only "this" should be editable.

To achieve this, we can use a java script method, that tracks the cursor position and ignore the user edits if the cursor position is not between the curly braces. After which, the method would be used in the client listener for the input text.

Example code snippet.

<af:inputText label="Partial Editable Text Item" 
id="it1" value="You can edit the content inside { this }" clientComponent="true" >
<af:clientListener  type="keyPress" method="validateValue"  /> 
<af:resource type="javascript">
               function validateValue(evt){
                       var inputTxt=document.getElementById('it1::content');
                       var startPos = inputTxt.value.indexOf("{");
                       var endPos = inputTxt.value.indexOf("}");
                       var cursorPos = inputTxt.selectionStart;
                          if (cursorPos &lt; startPos+2 || cursorPos > endPos-1) { 
                                   alert("Cannot Edit");

More complex example by Frank Nimphius
Note : Tested the above snippet successfully in Mozilla Firefox and IE 9.

Wednesday Aug 24, 2011

Creating Matrix Report using ADF Pivot Table

Matrix Report can be achieved using ADF Pivot Table, we have to set drill down parameters to have hierarchical view in the report. Data Aggregation option allows us to use mathematical operations like Sum, Average, Count, Maximum, Minimum, Standard Deviation, and Variance on data.
This article shows how to create a Drill down Matrix Report with Department wise Total Salary using ADF Pivot Table.

  • Create Business Components from DEPARTMENTS and EMPLOYEES tables of HR schema.
  • Drop EmployeesView1 from Data Control Palette to jspx page as ADF Pivot Table.

  • In Select display attributes panel first drop DepartmentId from 'Available Attributes' list to 'Row and Columns edges', drop EmployeeId below DepartmentId in 'Row and Columns edges'.
  • From 'Available Attributes' list drop FirstName, LastName, Salary, JobId to 'Data Labels' section.
  • In 'Configure drilling' panel select 'Insert Drilling' option, Set 'Insert Parent Row' as 'After Children'. Check enable Drill Path for Drill Down report. Drilling option gives a Tree structure for the selected Attributes. Drill Paths are derived from the Attributes dropped in 'Row and Column Edges' In Select display attributes panel.

  • Add 'Salary' attribute to configure Data Aggregation.

  • Select 'Category Totals' tab and add Categories Attribute as 'DepartmentId' and 'Insert Total' as 'After'.

  • Configure sorting categories based on DepartmentId attribute in ascending order.

  • Finish the wizard and run the page.
  • Expand DepartmentId to find the Employees, also note the Department wise Salary and Total Salary.


Wednesday Aug 03, 2011

Passing parameter to EJB Method in taskflow

This article describes on passing parameter to EJB Method in taskflow.

Use Case Description

Suppose we have a table displaying Dept records.Table also has column link & clicking on this link displays a region in popup.This region accepts deptno parameter,executes EJB Method & displays respective Emp details in a popup.

Implementation steps

Let us suppose that we have created Java EE Web Application with Entities from Emp & Dept table .Also add 'ADF Faces Components 11' under ViewController->project properties-> JSP Tag Libraries.

Edit & create a custom named query that returns Emp Object for the respective deptno :

 @NamedQuery(name = "findEmpByDeptno", query = "select o from Emp o
 where o.dept.deptno = :deptNo")
Let us create Stateful Session Bean and expose the Named Query through the Session Facade.Our use case deals with passing parameters to EJB method in taskflow.So we will define simple EJB method that just accepts deptno parameter & stores its value in private variable:
 public void passDeptno(BigDecimal deptNo) 

Now that we have separate method to accept parameter we will modify findEmpByDeptno namedQuery as below:

 public List<Emp> findEmpByDeptno() 
 return em.createNamedQuery("findEmpByDeptno").setParameter
 ("deptNo", this.getDepartNo()).getResultList();

Generate Data control for the above Session Bean & expose the above method through the Session Facade.

Create a ADF taskflow with page Fragments & create an inputParameter 'inputParameter1' in its overview parameters tab:


Drop passDeptno(BigDecimal) as Method Call activity with value as
#{pageFlowScope.inputParameter1}.Drop findEmpByDeptno()->Operations->execute operation as Method Call activity & then drop  emp view activity on the taskflow.Define all control flows.

Create emp.jsff page fragment & drop findEmpByDeptno()->Emp as ADF Table with single row selection


Now we will create main.jspx page & drop deptFindAll as ADF table with single row selection on this.We will also create deptno attribute bindings in page definition file:

Insert a new column inside the table that displays Emp Details.Drop the above created taskflow as region inside the column.Pass '#{sessionScope.deptno}' value for inputParameter1 & set the taskflow's ifNedded property to 'Refresh'.Here we are using setPropertyListener to pass parameter to taskflow method:

<af:column id="c4" headerText="Emp details">
<af:commandLink text="Emp details" id="cl1">
<af:showPopupBehavior popupId="p1"/>
<af:popup id="p1" contentDelivery="lazyUncached">
<af:dialog id="d2" title="Emp Details" type="none">
<af:setPropertyListener type="popupFetch"

Run the page,it shows Dept records.Select any dept record & click on 'Emp Details' link.It shows popup with its respective Emp records

Tuesday Jul 26, 2011

Using Message-Driven Bean and JMS Queue with ADF

EJB3.0 Message-Driven Bean asynchronously listens to JMS Queue/Topic and processes the messages from its clients.
In this article we will see how Message-Driven Bean listens to JMS Queue and process the message sent to Queue by a client, here I will be using ADF jspx page as our client.
This article will be split into two Sections. First Section, is for creating JMS Queue from WLS console, this is to help those who are not familiar in managing JMS from WLS console. Second Section, shows how to send a message from ADF client (jspx page) to JMS Queue and how to make Message-Driven Bean listen to the JMS Queue.

Section 1: Creating JMS Queue from WLS console

  • You need to have Integrated or Standalone WLS instance up and running.
  • FileSystem type Persistence Store has to be created to store JMS messages.


  • JMS Server is required to manage JMS Queues targeted at it.

  • Use File Store create above as Persistence Store.

  • Set 'DefaultServer' (for Integrated WLS) or 'AdminServer' (for Standalone WLS) as its Target Server.

  • JMS System Module is required to hold the queues.



  • Target JMS Module to server on which JMS Server is target.


  • Check 'Would you like to add resources to this JMS system module' to include JMS queue to this newly created JMS Module.

  • Create Sub Deployment and target it to JMS Server.




  • Under Configurations tab click New button to create Connection Factories, Queues resources.

  • Create JMS Connection Factory.


  • Now Target the Connection Factory to Sub Deployment created above.


  • Similarly create a Queue and target it to Sub Deployment.




  • With this we have configured WLS to handle JMS Queue.

Section 2: Send message from ADF client to JMS Queue and use Message-Driven Bean listen to the JMS Queue.

  • In a Custom Application Create Message-Driven Bean

  • onMessage() of Message-Driven Bean is called by container when it receives message from a client.
  • onMessage() has to be modified accordingly to process the received message.

public void onMessage(Message message) {
    String sub= message.getStringProperty("subject");
    String mess= message.getStringProperty("message");
    System.out.println("Subject = " + sub);
    System.out.println("Message = " + mess);
   } catch(Exception e){

  • Create jspx page in View Controller project.
  • Drop two Input Texts from component palette to jspx page for Subject and Message.
  • Drop Command Button from component palette to jspx page.

  • Bind Subject, Message input text to backing bean.
  • Create Action binding for send command button.
  • Add below code to send message to JMS queue.

QueueConnectionFactory connectionFactory;
try {
  connectionFactory = (QueueConnectionFactory)new InitialContext().lookup("jms.MDBConnectionFactory1");
  QueueConnection connection = connectionFactory.createQueueConnection();
  QueueSession queueSession = connection.createQueueSession(false, Session.AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE);
  Queue queue = (Queue)new InitialContext().lookup("weblogic.wsee.DefaultQueue");
  QueueSender queueSender = queueSession.createSender(queue);
  Message message = queueSession.createMessage();
  message.setLongProperty("time", System.currentTimeMillis());
  message.setStringProperty("subject", this.getIt1().getValue().toString());
  message.setStringProperty("message", this.getIt2().getValue().toString());
} catch (Exception e) {

  • Run jspx page
  • Give values to  Subject, Message and hit Send button.
  • onMessage() reads this message prints as Server Log.

Friday May 20, 2011

Customizing display of components in ADF Libraries


ADF Libraries are Java archive files, from which ADF Components like Business Components, Data controls, taskflows etc can be reused. This data however only lists default names of components. This ariticle deals with cuztomizing metadata visibility in ADF Libraries through the  use of resource bundles.  

Sample Application:

Customizing visibility and component names inside an ADF Library needs two things:

  • A custom Meta-Inf file.
  • A Resource bundle - a .properties file.
The following steps illustrate this feature:

  1. Create a Fusion Web Application and create ADFBC Components based on Dept and Emp tables in the model,
  2. Create a View controller with a bounded taskflow, with 2 view objects - Dept and Emp. Define control flow scope, and create page fragments out of them.
  3. Create an ADF Library deployment profile in the View Controller project.
  4. In the View Controller project create a .properties file -

.name=Friendly jar name
.description=Friendly long description of the jar
.tooltip=This is the tooltip text to display on mouse hover

ADF_DataControl|model/ BC DC name

5. Create a custom metainf file in your local system:

Specification-Title: WebCenter ServiceList TaskFlows
Specification-Vendor: Oracle Corp.
Implementation-Version: JDEVADF_MAIN_GENERIC_080316.1855.4913
Implementation-Vendor: Oracle Corp.
Help-Topic: someHelpSystemTopicId
Bundle-Classes: LibraryBundle

6. Save this as Create a ADF Library deployment profile.

7. Add in the Jar options while creating the deployment profile.

Thumbnail image for jaroptions.PNG

8. Deploy the jar, and create a file system connection to it. Open it in the resource palette.


Note that both the Jar names, and the Data control names are both displayed with customized names that were defined in the resource bundles.

Wednesday Jan 05, 2011

Difference between EJB Persist & Merge operation

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Tips and Tricks from Oracle's JDeveloper & ADF QA


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