Programmatically switching LOV queries at run time

In today's post, I'm Sharing a simple application which make use of ViewObjectImpl::prepareRowSetForQuery(ViewRowSetImpl vrs) on LOV source view object to alter the query at run time. LOV switcher is the ideal solution to switch LOVs at runtime. However there are odd scenarios where you may have N number of data sources for LOV which is known only at run time. This approach may work for you in such cases. [ The concept used in this post is inspired by a solution provided by Steve Muench in an internal discussion thread ]


You can download the sample workspace from here.
[Runs with Oracle JDeveloper (11g R2) + HR Schema]

A glance at the implementation

1. Run test.jspx
2. Data source for LOV defined on ManagerId changes based on the values keyed in for DepartmentId field. If you leave Department empty, data is queried from EMPLOYEES table. If DepartmentId present for the row data for LOV is queried from DEPARTMENTS table for DepartmentId. The query switching is done programmatically from the over ridden prepareRowSetForQuery(...) method. Note that ViewObject definition doesn't change in the implementation, query alone changes.

Please see ManagerViewObjImpl::prepareRowSetForQuery(ViewRowSetImpl vrs) to learn more about the query switching details.


  1. Thanks a lot. Very nice article.

  2. I have a problem, when i try to execute select :a anio from dual union select :a+1 anio from dual, I have the following mistake Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" oracle.jbo.SQLStmtException: JBO-27122: SQL error during statement preparation. I apreciate that you can help me. my email is

  3. Hi, Jobinesh! Thanks for great post!
    Can you suggest how to rewrrite your code, that list of values in UI was changed on event(For example, when I double click on LOV, list model1 must
    invoke. When I right click(context menu) on LOV, list model2 must invoke)

    Regards, Stanislav


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