12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2012 10:08 PM by Sanjeev Shrestha RSS

    dataTable in 4.x: a4j:repeat or rich:columns

    Ilya Shaikovsky Master

      Some time ago a few discussion taken place about dynamic columns generation.

       

      We had two options for that:

      • improve a4j:repeat to support such cases
      <rich:table ...>
           <a4j:repeat ...>
                <rich:column>
                     <h:output .../>
                </rich:column>
           </a4j:repeat>
      </rich:table>
      
      
      
      • create separate rich:columns component(as in 3.3.x)

       

      <rich:table ...>
      <rich:columns ...>
                <h:output.../>
      </rich:columns>
      </rich:table>
      
      
      
      
      

       

       

      Now we need to return to this topic. And questions list

      • which changes required to a4j:repeat and how will this change this base component functionality?
      • if we will decide to improve the repeat in this way do we be able to use it for others components (dynamic menus, bars and so on)?
      • etc...?

       

      I think we should not go with both approaches but need to decide which one to use.