Building data bound query search forms

The search functionality has become a very essential feature for any enterprise application which may need to deal with tons of data. The Oracle ADF framework has out of the box support for building feature rich search panels when you use the view object for querying the data source. In fact the implementation is much easier than you thought.

ADF uses the model-driven approach for building query components whose query model is derived from the view criteria that you defined in a view object. We have discussed view criteria in Chapter 4, Introducing the View Object, when we talked about view objects. In this section, we are revisiting the same topic to discuss some more points which we deferred then for later ...

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