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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: repeater calls row-path method n+1 times
Date Fri, 24 Sep 2004 15:15:21 GMT
Jorg Heymans wrote:

> I took the form2bean.flow example that is under CForms Block Samples 
> (link is called "Bean Binding") and enhanced with a bit 
> of get/set logging. I changed the calling flowscript method (form2bean 
> in binding_example.js) to add 4 Contacts instead of 1.
> Findings:
> - getContacts() is called 5 times upon loading
> - when removing 3 elements and saving the form, getContacts() is called 
> 7 times. setContacts() is called once for each removed element.
> - at the end getContacts() is called another 3 times.
> This is important to know when hooking up CForms to an O/R mapping. I am 
> curious to know how other people have gotten around this when dealing 
> with large repeaters.

Not to prevent you from tinkering with this code, but a side comment 
about "hooking up an O/R mapping". I don't think I'd be totally off mark 
  if I were to say that any respectable O/R mapping will make sure that:

  * Any obj.get() will pull information from database only once during 
the life of the transaction, and only in case lazy loading is used
  * Any set() won't write anything to database at all till some kind of 
obj.commit() or is called

Given these two points, it becomes less important how many times set/get 
is called. But it does not mean it should not be fixed :)

PS Never worked with OJB / hibernate yet; how do they operate in such 
situation? IIRC, JDO operates exactly as described above.


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