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Form Level Error Messages In JSF

Ramesh Kumar
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Joined: Dec 28, 2004
Posts: 33

I am looking for form based error message in JSF. I have different 3 different <h:form> tags in a single jsp for 3 different sections. (I am using 3 forms becuase all three forms are independent. And having individual save functionality which checks for JSF validations if click on Save. If I use single form when i click on Save of fisrt form fires Rrquired Validations of Second Form, which is not desirable).

My form structure is like following.



I Have some form level messages to show (HTML form level not page level). I am using following code to show message

FacesContext context = FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();
FacesMessage msg = new FacesMessage();
context.addMessage(null, msg);

Error message is showing in all the forms. In any way can I show form level mesages?.

Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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There is only one Messages collection for any given JSF page view. The best you can do is to provide supply a component ID to your messages as you construct them and set up the messages tags in the forms to only display messages that have that ID.

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Ramesh Kumar
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Joined: Dec 28, 2004
Posts: 33
Thanks for the reply.

I solved my issue using h:message at each form and setting for attribute of that to Form Name.

In the controller I am using the componentId of the form to assign messages to respective form message.

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