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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: persisting re-arranged repeater-rows
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2003 23:18:20 GMT
Bruno Dumon wrote:

>On Tue, 2003-11-25 at 13:47, Jeremy Quinn wrote:
>>Hi All,
>>I am struggling with persisting re-arranged repeater rows.
>>I have a form that edits an Album Bean which has a (java.util.List) 
>>'Resources' Property which is populated by Resource Beans.
>>I have the List of Resource Beans represented in the form as a 
>>repeater-widget, with move-up, move-down buttons.
>>When I click one of the up/down buttons, the repeater-rows get 
>>re-arranged correctly in the form.
>>When I save the Album (I am using Hibernate, with cascading) the change 
>>in the ordering is not persisted.
>>I am clearly missing something ..... has anyone else had with a similar 
>>Any suggestions?
>No need to look further: AFAIK the binding currently doesn't sync order,
>it only checks for new or removed rows. So it considers the list to
>which the repeater binds to be an unordered set.

I personally use only the simple-repeater binding, because the full 
content of the collection is in the rows (no other non-displayed field). 
And the simple-repeater binding starts by erasing the collection before 
recreating it from scratch, and in order.


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