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af:inputListOfValues inputListOfValues input list of values

UIComponent class: oracle.adf.view.rich.component.rich.input.RichInputListOfValues
Component type: oracle.adf.RichInputListOfValues

The inputListOfValues component allows users to select from a large list of values to help populate the LOV field (and possibly other fields) on a page. This component is used in situations where the list of values to display is too large.

In addition to rendering an inputText component, the inputListOfValues also renders a "Search" icon. Clicking the icon lauches a "Search and Select" dialog that enables the user to find an option that goes into the LOV field on the base page.

Note:

When the value is selected from search and select dialog, the value gets pushed to the model irrespective of the autoSubmit property on the component.

Data Exchange Mechanism

The mechanism to exchange data between a base page and the popup dialog should be handled through the model (or managed bean). Developers need to implement following three listeners to successfully complete the data exchange.

Events

Type Phases Description
oracle.adf.view.rich.event.LaunchPopupEvent Invoke Application LaunchPopupEvent is delivered when a user's action on an input component results in the launching of a popup dialog. For example, clicking the search icon on the inputListOfValues component or the "Search..." entry at the bottom of the drop down panel of the inputComboboxListOfValues component or or tabbing-out of either of the above components with autoSumit set to "true" will result in the queueing and broadcasting of LaunchPopupEvent on the input*ListOfValues component.
oracle.adf.view.rich.event.ReturnPopupDataEvent Invoke Application,Apply Request Values Deprecated, will be removed in the future release
oracle.adf.view.rich.event.ReturnPopupEvent Invoke Application The ReturnPopupEvent is delivered after data for it has been provided by the ReturnPopupDataListener.
javax.faces.event.ValueChangeEvent Process Validations,
Apply Request Values
The valueChange event is delivered when the value attribute is changed.
org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.event.AttributeChangeEvent Invoke Application,
Apply Request Values
Event delivered to describe an attribute change. Attribute change events are not delivered for any programmatic change to a property. They are only delivered when a renderer changes a property without the application's specific request. An example of an attribute change events might include the width of a column that supported client-side resizing.

Supported Facets

Name Description
help This facet is deprecated, helpTopicId should be used for providing help. This is a no-op for form components.

Attributes

Name Type Supports EL? Description
accessKey char Yes a character used to gain quick access to the form element specified by the for, if set (or this component itself, if it is a "non-simple" form element). For accessibility reasons, this functionality is not supported in screen reader mode. If the same access key appears in multiple locations in the same page of output, the rendering user agent will cycle among the elements accessed by the similar keys.

This attribute is sometimes referred to as the "mnemonic".

Note that the accessKey is triggered by browser-specific and platform-specific modifier keys. It even has browser-specific meaning. For example, Internet Explorer 7.0 will set focus when you press Alt+<accessKey>. Firefox 2.0 on some operating systems you press Alt+Shift+<accessKey>. Firefox 2.0 on other operating systems you press Control+<accessKey>. Refer to your browser's documentation for how it treats accessKey.

attributeChangeListener javax.el.MethodExpression Only EL a method reference to an attribute change listener. Attribute change events are not delivered for any programmatic change to a property. They are only delivered when a renderer changes a property without the application's specific request. An example of an attribute change events might include the width of a column that supported client-side resizing.
autoSubmit boolean Yes an attribute which if set to TRUE on a form element, the component will automatically submit when an appropriate action takes place (a click, text change, etc.). Also submitted are any other components with partialTriggers pointing to this component.
autoTab boolean Yes an attribute which if set to TRUE, tells the component to automatically tab to the next focusable, when the maxlength for the current component has been reached.
binding oracle.adf.view.rich.component.<wbr/>rich.input.RichInputListOfValues Only EL an EL reference that will store the component instance on a bean. This can be used to give programmatic access to a component from a backing bean, or to move creation of the component to a backing bean.
changed boolean Yes an attribute which if set to true, the changed indicator icon will be displayed on the component. This value defaults to false.
changedDesc String Yes the text commonly used by user agents to display tooltip text on the changed indicator icon. Default value is "Changed". The behavior of the tooltip is controlled by the user agent, e.g. Firefox 2 truncates long tooltips.
clientComponent boolean Yes whether a client-side component will be generated. A component may be generated whether or not this flag is set, but if client Javascript requires the component object, this must be set to true to guarantee the component's presence. Client component objects that are generated today by default may not be present in the future; setting this flag is the only way to guarantee a component's presence, and clients cannot rely on implicit behavior. However, there is a performance cost to setting this flag, so clients should avoid turning on client components unless absolutely necessary.
columns int Yes the size of the text control specified by the number of characters shown. The default value depends on the browser.
contentStyle String Yes the style of the content piece of the component. You can style width by setting this attribute like this: width: 100px.
converter javax.faces.convert.Converter Yes a converter object
createPopupId String Yes the id of the user-defined popup component relative to this component (accounting for NamingContainers). If this attribute is supplied, an af:toolbar with af:commandToolbarButton will be created internally, which will be displayed as create icon in the Search and Select dialog. Clicking the button launches the user-defined popup component.
If the developer has added a dialog within the popup, then the decision to refresh the table is made by the component intelligently(table will be refreshed on pressing Ok button in the dialog). If the developer has not added a dialog to the popup, then the table will be refreshed always.
Identifiers are relative to the component, and must account for NamingContainers. You can use a single colon to start the search from the root, or multiple colons to move up through the NamingContainers - "::" will pop out of the component's naming container and begin the search from there, ":::" will pop out of two naming containers and begin the search from there, etc.
customizationId String Yes This attribute is deprecated. The 'id' attribute should be used when applying persistent customizations. This attribute will be removed in the next release.
disabled boolean Yes whether the element is disabled. Unlike a readonly component, a disabled component is unable to receive focus. If the component has the potential to have a scrollbar, and you want the user to be able to scroll through the component's text or values, use the 'readOnly' attribute, not the 'disabled' attribute.
helpTopicId String Yes the id used to look up a topic in a helpProvider.
id String No the identifier for the component. The identifier must follow a subset of the syntax allowed in HTML:
  • Must not be a zero-length String.
  • First character must be an ASCII letter (A-Za-z) or an underscore ('_').
  • Subsequent characters must be an ASCII letter or digit (A-Za-z0-9), an underscore ('_'), or a dash ('-').
immediate boolean Yes whether the value is converted and validated immediately in the Apply Request Values phase, or is handled in the Process Validators phase, the default. By default, values are converted and validated together in the Process Validators phase. However, if you need access to the value of a component during Apply Request Values - for example, if you need to get the value from an actionListener on an immediate commandButton - then setting this to "immediate" makes that possible.
inlineStyle String Yes the CSS styles to use for this component. This is intended for basic style changes. The inlineStyle is a set of CSS styles that are applied to the root DOM element of the component. If the inlineStyle's CSS properties do not affect the DOM element you want affected, then you will have to create a skin and use the skinning keys which are meant to target particular DOM elements, like ::label or ::icon-style.
label String Yes the label of the component. If you want the label to appear above the control, use a panelFormLayout.
labelAndAccessKey String Yes an attribute that will simultaneously set both the "label"and "accessKey" attributes from a single value, using the conventional ampersand notation. For example, setting this attribute to "T&ext" will set the label to "Text" and the access key to 'e' .
launchPopupListener javax.el.MethodExpression Only EL a method reference to a LaunchPopupListener (called in response to a LaunchPopupEvent).
maximumLength int Yes the maximum number of characters per line that can be entered into the text control.
model oracle.adf.view.rich.model.ListOfValuesModel Yes A ListOfValuesModel object that represents the model for the LOV component. The ListOfValuesModel currently provides methods for use within the LOV component and in addition, to retrieve a QueryModel and TableModel in order to to display a table and/or a query component (which are then used to search and select a value for the LOV component). For details, please refer to the Javadocs for oracle.adf.view.rich.model.ListOfValuesModel
partialTriggers String[] Yes the IDs of the components that should trigger a partial update. This component will listen on the trigger components. If one of the trigger components receives an event that will cause it to update in some way, this component will request to be updated too. Identifiers are relative to the source component (this component), and must account for NamingContainers. If your component is already inside of a naming container, you can use a single colon to start the search from the root of the page, or multiple colons to move up through the NamingContainers - "::" will pop out of the component's naming container (or itself if the component is a naming container) and begin the search from there, ":::" will pop out of two naming containers (including itself if the component is a naming container) and begin the search from there, etc.
popupTitle String Yes the title of the Search and Select popup dialog.
readOnly boolean Yes whether the control is displayed as an editable field or as an output-style text control. Unlike a disabled component, a readonly component is able to receive focus.
rendered boolean Yes whether the component is rendered. When set to false, no output will be delivered for this component (the component will not in any way be rendered, and cannot be made visible on the client).
required boolean Yes whether a non-null, non-empty value must be entered. If false, validators will not be executed when the value is null or empty.
requiredMessageDetail String Yes the message to be displayed, if 'required' validation fails.

Parameters:

  • {0} the label that identifies the component
returnPopupDataListener javax.el.MethodExpression Only EL A method reference to a ReturnPopupDataListener (called in response to a ReturnPopupDataEvent). The attrbite is deprecated and will be removed in the future release.
returnPopupListener javax.el.MethodExpression Only EL a method reference to a ReturnPopupListener (called in response to a ReturnPopupEvent).
searchDesc String Yes the search information that appears in the tooltip when user does a mouseover on the Search icon.
shortDesc String Yes the short description of the component. This text is commonly used by user agents to display tooltip help text, in which case the behavior for the tooltip is controlled by the user agent, e.g. Firefox 2 truncates long tooltips. For form components, the shortDesc is displayed in a note window.
showRequired boolean Yes whether the associated control displays a visual indication of required user input. If a "required" attribute is also present, both the "required" attribute and the "showRequired" attribute must be false for the visual indication not to be displayed. An example of when it can be desirable to use the showRequired property is if you have a field that is initially empty and is required only if some other field on the page is touched.
simple boolean Yes a boolean value that controls whether the component provides label support; when set to "true", the component will not display the label (these may be ignored: label, labelAndAccessKey, accessKey, showRequired, help facet) and may use simpler layout primitives. One of the usecases can be when the component is used in repeatable elements like in table, for-each etc., where label is not required.
styleClass String Yes a CSS style class to use for this component. The style class can be defined in your jspx page or in a skinning CSS file, for example, or you can use one of our public style classes, like 'AFInstructionText'.
validator javax.faces.el.MethodBinding Only EL a method reference to a validator method
value Object Yes the value of the component. If the EL binding for the "value" points to a bean property with a getter but no setter, and this is an editable component, the component will be rendered in read-only mode.
valueChangeListener javax.faces.el.MethodBinding Only EL a method reference to a value change listener
visible boolean Yes the visibility of the component. If it is "false", the component will be hidden on the client. Unlike "rendered", this does not affect the lifecycle on the server - the component may have its bindings executed, etc. - and the visibility of the component can be toggled on and off on the client, or toggled with PPR. When "rendered" is false, the component will not in any way be rendered, and cannot be made visible on the client. In most cases, use the "rendered" property instead of the "visible" property.
Not supported on the following renderkits: org.apache.myfaces.trinidad.core