incubator-adffaces-user mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Daniel Hannum" <>
Subject RE: partialTriggers not updating
Date Wed, 10 Jan 2007 18:27:17 GMT
Thanks so much for this. My long-standing annoyance where validation
errors were appearing after autoSubmits is now solved, and I understand
why (even better!)

Well, almost. There is one other case where validation errors are still
appearing where they shouldn't: When I click on a nav link
(commandMenuItem inside my menuTree). I want it to bypass validations,
so I set immediate to true on the link

According to,
That should make the action method fire before validations.

Apparently not. Validation errors still appear. I tried putting
renderResponse() in my action method to force it to quit the lifecycle
hopefully before validations. No luck. I thought I use the same trick as
before: make the link immediate and put the logic in a
valueChangeListener and use renderResponse in the listener (I know that
avoids validations), but I don't know how to return a JSF outcome from a

I feel like I'm heading farther and farther down the road of ugly hacks.
Is making the commandMenuItem immediate sufficient to avoid validations?


-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Winer [] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: partialTriggers not updating

OK, well here's one more bit of fun:  you can't just update
the backing bean and have components refresh.  You
need to call UIXEditableValue.resetValue() on each
component too, to get them to forget the submitted value
and go back to the model.  Basically, the same code
that is helping you redisplay incorrect values when
validation fails is here getting in the way.

In JSF 1.2, the invokeOnComponent() API will give
us some much better ways around this problem
by limiting the lifecycle of the original autoSubmit.

-- Adam

On 1/9/07, Daniel Hannum <> wrote:
> I have an autoSubmit field and in its valueChangeListener, I update a
> whole bunch of other fields on a page. In order to get around
> problems (recently discussed), I did what Adam implied earlier today:
> put immediate="true" on the component and then use renderResponse() in
> the listener. Makes sense that that would do what I want, given my
> understanding of the lifecycle: (avoid validations and go directly to
> redisplaying the new data)
> Unfortunately, all is not well. My handler changes all the backing
> class members tied to the components (just strings, nothing fancy),
> all the components are set with
> partialTriggers="theAutoSubmitComponent". Seems simple
> I see in the debugger that the fields are being changed in the
> but the fields are never updated on the UI. The old data is still
> Worse, when I eventually submit the form, JSF goes through the Update
> Model Values phase and changes my backing bean members BACK to the old
> incorrect values.
> I'm not sure what's wrong. Is changing the backing members
> Do I also have to change the internal value of the component (as
> described here:
> _work&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1) Does short-circuiting the lifecycle as I
> described above prevent partialTriggers from firing? When does it
> Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks
> Dan

View raw message