2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 17, 2007 5:40 PM by Pete Muir

    @DataModel doesn't load the first time

    James Hays Novice

      Hey guys, I have an interesting issue with @DataModel. I don't believe I have changed anything after I had this working when I moved to Seam 1.1.6

      What I have is a search page that takes some data on page a, enters an action listener, runs a query against the database and outjects the value through @DataModel to be used on page b. The values are coming back from the database and populating the instance value correctly, but my xhtml won't see the data until I hit refresh page 5.

      Here's a few code snippets.

      public class SearchAction implements Search
       private Log log;
       private EntityManager em;
       ProfileRecord profileRecord;
       private List<ProfileRecord> searchResults;
       private ProfileRecord currentProfileRecord;
       public String basicSearch()
       log.info("Running Basic Search");
       ProfileRecord pr = new ProfileRecord();
       profileRecord = pr;
       searchResults = em.createQuery("Select pr from ProfileRecord pr where pr.waNumber LIKE :waNumber")
       .setParameter("waNumber", pr.getWaNumber() + "%")
       log.info("Profile Records Found: " + searchResults.size());
       return "/detailedSearch.seam";

       <ui:define name="content">
       <div class="tabularData">
       <h:dataTable cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" value="#{searchResults}" var="currentProfileRecord" rules="all" width="100%">
       <f:facet name="header">WA #</f:facet>
       <h:outputText value="#{currentProfileRecord.waNumber}" />
       <f:facet name="header">SBU</f:facet>

      When this page loads the first time, the table with the DataModel is empty. as soon as I refresh the page, it's there. I've run the debugger and the list is populated the first time through.

      Any thoughts on what might be causing this?

        • 1. Re: @DataModel doesn't load the first time
          James Hays Novice

          To add a bit more clarification after working on this some more, I can't get it to work with any previous Seam builds either. It also will not populate the table after a refresh, but will populate it if I call an action that either returns null or has a void return type. I had this working at one point and it's a simple concept. Am I missing something simple?

          • 2. Re: @DataModel doesn't load the first time
            Pete Muir Master

            Sounds like for some reason the datamodel isn't getting outjected straight away. Perhaps try outputting a logical outcome and specifying a redirect navigation rule *might* help. Otherwise you could try explicitly clearing the searchResults varialbe in basicSearch() - or try using an EntityQuery which should work ootb.