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From "Julian Ray" <>
Subject RE: General Converter Question
Date Thu, 27 Apr 2006 16:50:50 GMT
If you use something like the BooleanUtils class from commons-lang, much of
the technical aspects of conversion from strings to boolean values is done
for you. All you need is a simple converter wrapper and a taglib.  

As this is such a common requirement I'm surprised that no one has pushed
one into the Tomahawk build.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Kienenberger [] 
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 12:40 PM
To: MyFaces Discussion
Subject: Re: General Converter Question

Yes, this should work.   I have the same issue, but I generally deal
with it by converting the String type to a boolean type at the database
layer level.

But there's no reason you can't create a converter.   You'll need to
manually assign it each place it is used, but that's probably what you want
to do anyway in this case.

On 4/27/06, Frank Russo <> wrote:
> Is it possible to bind a h:selectBooleanCheckbox component to a String 
> field? The string field is coming out of the db as a Y or N value. 
> This is existing code used in a lot of places, and I can't change it. 
> It should have been stored in the object as a boolean or Boolean, but 
> I can't change that now.
> Any ideas on how to do this? I've read about using converter's, but 
> they don't seem to apply here, unless I have to write my own. I'd 
> rather use a standard one if I can.
> Thanks...
> Frank Russo
> Senior Developer
> FX Alliance, LLC
> 900 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
> New York, NY 10022
> 646.268.9949

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