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Row Index in RichFaces Data Table

Soumya Saha
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Joined: Apr 14, 2006
Posts: 64

I have been really struggling to get the row index from the richFaces Data Table in my java script function.

I tried the this object, rowKeyVar attribute, dataTable.rowIndex but nothing seems to work. I binded the data table to an htmldatatable, but still returns 1 only.

I am attaching the code for the binding attribute:

<h:dataTable binding="#{myBean.dataTable}">
<f:facet name="header">
<hutputText value="Row #" />
<hutputText value="#{myBean.dataTable.rowIndex + 1}" />


Any help or any direction will be highly appreciated.

sujit suncert

Joined: Nov 04, 2008
Posts: 6
Try like this.

Create ListDataModel from list that you are displaying in rich:datatable.
new ListDataModel(java.util.List list);
To your rich:datatable values attribute set this listdatamodel.

Now try row.rowIndex.Should work for sure. Let me know if it does not.

-sujit(Never lose hope)
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Soumya Saha
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Joined: Apr 14, 2006
Posts: 64

I got it to work with rowKeyVar. I can pass that value in my JavaScript Function and it returns me the correct row value.

Thanks everybody and long live RichFaces

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