currently we have a rich:datatable with a h:commandlink inside the rich:datatable. when you click on a the link, nothing is being called in the backing bean. however, if you change the scope of the backing bean from request to session, then it works fine.
i remember that i had a similar issue with the tomahawk datatable, there i had to add the tag 'preserveDataModel=true' to the dataTable component, and it then worked fine.
the problem is that the richFaces version of dataTable/scrollableDataTable does not support this tag
any help would be appreciated,
try to use keepAlive for this bean. If not helps paste your code.