0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2011 8:14 AM by Tommaso Tamantini

    JSF1.2 --> Problem : How to refresh required field in ajax request

    Tommaso Tamantini Newbie

      Dear all,

      this problem is driving me crazy ... I really need your Help.

      I'm working with jsf 1.2 and richfaces 3.3.3.


      Here you are the core problem.


      The page.

      I have two required "input text".

      A command button that changes the bean value and reRenderes the "job" object.


      <a4j:form id="pervForm">

      SURNAME:<h:inputText id="surname" label="Surname" value="#{prevManager.surname}" required="true" />



      JOB:<h:inputText value="#{prevManager.job}" id="job" maxlength="10" size="10" label="#{msg.common_label_job}" required="true" />


      <a4j:commandButton value="Set job to Programmer" ajaxSingle="true" reRender="job">
      <a4j:actionparam name="jVal" value="Programmer" assignTo="#{prevManager.job}"/>

      <h:commandButton id="save" value="save" action="save" class="HATSBUTTON"/>


      Here the simple manager:


      public class PrevManager

      private String surname;
      private String job;

      public String getSurname()
      return surname;


      public void setSurname(String surname)
      this.surname = surname;


      public String getJob()
      return job;


      public void setJob(String job)
      this.job = job;


      public String save()
      //do something


      Let's do this:


      Write something on the Job input text (such as "teacher").
      Leave empty the surname.
      Validation error appears (surname is mandatory).
      Press "Set job to Programmer": nothing happens.

      Well, according to the JBoss Docs I found:


      Ajax region is a key ajax component. It limits the part of the component tree to be processed on the server side when ajax request comes. Processing means invocation during Decode, Validation and Model Update phase. Most common reasons to use a region are:


      -avoiding the aborting of the JSF lifecycle processing during the validation of other form input unnecessary for given ajax request;
      -defining the different strategies when events will be delivered (immediate="true/false")
      -showing an individual indicator of an ajax status
      -increasing the performance of the rendering processing (selfRendered="true/false", renderRegionOnly="true/false")


      The following two examples show the situation when a validation error does not allow to process an ajax input. Type the name. The outputText component should reappear after you. However, in the first case, this activity will be aborted because of the other field with required="true". You will see only the error message while the "Job" field is empty.


      Here you are the example:

      <ui:composition xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"

      .outergridvalidationcolumn {
      padding: 0px 30px 10px 0px;


      <a4j:outputPanel ajaxRendered="true">
      <h:messages style="" />
      <h:panelGrid columns="2" columnClasses="outergridvalidationcolumn">


      <h:form id="form1">
      <h:panelGrid columns="2">
      <h:outputText value="Name" />
      <h:inputText value="#{userBean.name}">
      <a4j:support event="onkeyup" reRender="outname" />
      <h:outputText value="Job" />
      <h:inputText required="true" id="job2" value="#{userBean.job}" />


      <h:form id="form2">
      <h:panelGrid columns="2">
      <h:outputText value="Name" />
      <h:inputText value="#{userBean.name}">
      <a4j:support event="onkeyup" reRender="outname" />
      <h:outputText value="Job" />
      <h:inputText required="true" id="job1" value="#{userBean.job}" />


      <h:outputText id="outname" style="" />



      Form1: the behaviour is incorrect. I need to fill the job and then the name.
      Form2: the behaviour is correct. I do not need to fill the job to see the correct value.


      Unfortunately using Ajax region does not help (indeed I used it in a bad way ...) because my fields are both REQUIRED. That's the main different.


      Any idea?


      Many thanks,