Custom inputListOfValues

The inputListOfValues component  has a facet called searchcontent.
This facet is for customize the Search and Select popup dialog.

With this facet you can built your own popup LOV with af:query, trees,etc..

But always is interesting to think if we need a custom lov , because on this way we can lose productivity

Combination between JDeveloper and JSF versions

ADF Faces is built under JSF.
Is important to know the JSF version that runs in our application for make the best use of JSF and so, we can use the improvements or new components

Below, I write a list with the combination between JDeveloper and JSF versions

  • JDeveloper  –> JSF 1.2
  • JDeveloper  –> JSF 1.2
  • JDeveloper  –> JSF 2.0
  • JDeveloper  –> JSF 2.1

Note: In this another post by Timo you can see the combination between JDeveloper, ADF and WebLogic

Save your external tools in JDeveloper

If you have a custom external tools in your JDeveloper maybe the configuration of this tools are complex.

If you want save to migrate this tools in other computers or in another JDeveloper instance you can find the configuracion about your tools in

  • C:\Users\youName\AppData\Roaming\JDeveloper\systemxxxxxx\o.jdeveloper

Find a  <list n=”external-tools”> and here you can find your tools entry.

Dynamic dataSource in af:query

If you need a search region that depends about something the user must point to differents database schemas, there are several options.Here I explain two

You can do a envInfoProvider implementation

And if you need a more simple solution, you can define, in design time, the two DataControl and redirect one of them in your bean code

 <iterator Binds=”YourView” RangeSize=”25″ DataControl=”#{yourBean.dataControl}” id=”YourViewIterator”/>

JDeveloper is out.

A month ago that JDeveloper is out.

And came with a many bugs fixed and  many ADF new features.

I highlight some:

1. Many ADF DVT Components
2. New ADF deck component for carousel transactions
3. Client side CSS rules as @fontface
4. groovy support in debug mode and groovy in the UIhints
5. Support ADF DI in Windows 8 and new components and properties in this product

12c already has a year of life and every time is a more stable version and is a good choice for our projects. And comes with the last version of SOA, ADF and Mobile Application Framework

More info:1213nf-2222743.html

Custom UIShell: Close Tabs to the Right

Add a similar functionality to Firefox or other common browsers “Close Tabs to the Right” through right click in your uishell pattern or alternative uishell. I use this last

<af:commandMenuItem id="cm43" text="Close Tabs to the Right"
  <af:setPropertyListener from="#{source.attributes.menuInvokedOnTab}"
public void closeAllRight(ActionEvent action) {
   List<String> tabsToRemove = new ArrayList();
   for(int poss=getActiveTabList().indexOf(getTab( getMenuInvokedOnTab()))+1 ; poss <getActiveTabList().size() ; poss++) {
   for (String t : tabsToRemove) {

FootNotes: This post is based on adf-11g-adding-close-this-close-others.html

ADF Desktop Integration

This week I made a PoC about ADF Desktop Integration.

And I think that it is a great tool to work in combination with excel program and your ADF Fusion App.

These are some features of this product. You can:

  • make CRUD operations through excel File
  • include validation rules from ADF Application in a excel file
  • customize the style of excel files
  • Put Readonly columns
  • Get LOVs from ADF application and put them inside excel.
  • Limit the number of rows in excel
  • Secure the excel file
  • Move Columns (the order is not important!)
  • Avoid conflicts between user sessions
  • Pass parameters from ADF application to excel
  • work in off-line mode

And here are some the advantages that are highlighted in the official document:

  • Providing end users access to data and functionality hosted by a Fusion web application through a desktop interface (Microsoft Excel) that may be more familiar to them.
  • Bulk entry and update of data may be easier to accomplish through a spreadsheet-style interface.
  • End users can use native Excel features such as macros and calculation.

Above you can see the adf components that you can use inside excel


I think it is a good alternative to the traditional way we work with excel in our applications.

Check out the official web:


Refresh region with poll

If you have a region in your fragment, in the polllistener method, you can refresh a región with refresh method and then you make a partialtarget in the component that envolves a region


But remember put Refresh=”ifNeeded” in the taskFlow of this region