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how to skip validation phase only

 
scientia india
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Hi

My functionality is user creation. The fields are user name and role.
I have an input text box to enter role name and a command button to search roles using the role name. My form has another input text box to enter user name and it is a required field while creating user. But whenever I am trying to search role I am forced to enter username as it is a required field.

My code is

I want to skip the required validation. Whenever I am using immediate=”true” for the search button. The user role search criterion that is role name is not able to apply.

Please help me

Thank in Advance
Athira
 
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Validation is part of the basic contract of JSF. It doesn't ever want you to be capable of setting the backing bean to a corrupt state (mixed updates).

However, I do this stuff all the time using the "rendered" attribute and a pair of controls. I only render the inputText control when input is required. Otherwise I display it by rendering an outputText control (assuming I want it displayed).
 
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