From my experience, there are many many problems with the scrollabledatatable component (search JIRA and you will see).
I would not recommend that component for anything serious, and actually believe it should be moved back to the sandbox until all of the issues are resolved.
I have to display a long list of data from tables and I am using scrollable datatable. Once I go to the page the table should be displayed. The problem I have is - the page is displayed partly - there is no header. Once I click refresh, the page refreshes and the data is displayed well.
I cannot expect the user to click refresh everytime they visit this page. I am using Richfaces 3.1.3. Please let me know how thuis should be resolved.
I have another page with scrollable data table and a command button. From the commandbutton, I refresh the page in order to get the scrollabledata display all the values with header.
But in the page (as I have mentioned in my first para), there is only the scrollabledatatable and no other buttons.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
That is a known bug (which should be fixed in 3.1.6).
I agree with jazir. I also opted to NOT use the scrollable datatable because I think its buggy / unstable.
There are issues in the 3.1.x branch that will never get fixed by the RichFaces team as well, so I was told by the developers. I also suggested to the team to remove the component from the stable release.
Looking for an alternative (I wanted to have resizable columns) I found the jQuery plugin "Flexigrid" - There are some issues there as well, but at least I'm quite sure they get fixed much quicker.
I would agree, in fact everytime I posted something regarding the SDT, there is a surprising lack of response from the RichFaces team regarding the issues with this component.
I really don't want to hack on the RichFaces team but it would be nice to get some sort of response of what the plans are for this component and when they plan on finally dealing with the issues that a lot of people are having with it.
Thank you all for responding.
Based on all our requests, it looks like ScrollableDataTable has issues which remain open. Data table with pagination option does not work well as well. Page scrolling does not work consistenly correct with pagination.
Please help us with an option to display a long list of data with both scrollabledatatable and pagination has issues. In our application, I have atleast 5 pages where I am expected to display a long list of data from database.
I am now locked in a position where I have developed all my pages with scrollabledatatable and it has some kind of issues. I am sure the richfaces will help us resolve it