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Creating Drop Down lists in datagrid client component

Aravind Elango
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 20
Hello Group,

Question from a newbie to using JSF.

I am currently trying to design a UI for which I am unable to find an example. I was hoping to get your advice on how to create a datagrid client component in which one of the columns is a drop down list.

Steps I followed:

1) Created a simple bean (simpleBean.java) with 2 attributes. (Name [Type:String] and Choice [Type:SelectItem[]])
2) Created an accessor method [public simpleBean[] getArrayofBean()]
3) In the JSP page, I included the bean onto the page/client data sections and tried to associate the attributes of the bean with the datagrid.

I am unable to get a listbox displayed as one of the bean�s attribute in the datagrid. Instead, it displays 4 different text/Boolean columns when I try to include the selectItem[]. I�ve also tried replacing the selectItem[] attribute with the Map and still run into the same problem[i.e. only a limited set of object like String, Integer, boolean etc get accepted].

I'd appreciate any advise/hint on how to get a selectbox into a datagrid client cmoponent. Think I read a post somewhere that a custom component would help. Is that true?

My development Environment: IBM Rational Application Developer.

Thanks for taking the time to read my question,
Aravind
Gregg Bolinger
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Show us your backing bean and JSP. I am having a hard time visualizing this with the list of properties you described.


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Aravind Elango
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 20
Gregg,

Thanks for responding. I read through the JSF spec and think I've been toying around with a custom component provided by Rational Application Developer software. I've come to realise that since it is a custom component, it's use is limited.

Thanks,
Aravind
 
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