Forcefully Executing a View Accessor

To execute view accessor 'brutally' whenever frameworks refers view accessor row set, add the following in your parent view object implementation class.

  protected ViewRowSetImpl createViewLinkAccessorRS(AssociationDefImpl   
  assocDef, ViewObjectImpl accessorVO, Row masterRow, Object[] values){  
   if ("<viewlink accessor attribute name>".equals(assocDef.getName())) {  
   return super.createViewLinkAccessorRS(assocDef, accessorVO, masterRow,  

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There are a lot more points like this. If  you are curious to learn the internals of the ADF Business Components and ADF Binding Layer,  the following book is for you - Oracle ADF Real World Developer’s Guide.
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  1. This brings up another topic, related with caching on both view or entity level: What is the life span of the cache: per ADF session, per http request, or per transaction?

    Oracle doesn't make this clear on documentation, might be because they see it as implementation detail, not for developer concern. Still, it would be helpful to have an understanding of caching.


  2. Hi Jobinesh,

    what are some of the use cases that you might find this brute force execution of a View Accessor useful?

  3. Nick,
    One use case is tree search - When you expand a parent node, application fails to refresh child nodes.
    Interestingly, the above case may work sometimes in a non predicable way. Reason is WeakReference of the QueryCollection used for child rowset are garbage collected periodically(when GC runs) and that cause framework to requery child rowset. The code snippet in the blog post ensures child rowset refreshes whenever framework asks for it.

  4. Thanks Jobinesh. Always very informative. :)


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