2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 17, 2011 1:44 AM by Feri Lauw

    rich:suggestionbox multi field

    Feri Lauw Newbie

      Hi All,

      I have a problem, can other field have a value too from database ? because i want to have 2 property that have value from table in MySQL.
      In below, i just have one value from field : cabang.kota
      and i need one value again from other field : cabang.nama
      how to do that using just only one action like this below?
      Note : cabangList.autocomplete is the query.

       <h:inputText id="kota" value="#{cabang.kota}"></h:inputText>          
        <rich:suggestionbox ajaxSingle="true" for="kota" var="_cabang"
           fetchValue="#{_cabang.kota}" minChars="1"
           defaultLabel="Pilihan Cabang"
           nothingLabel="Cabang tidak ada!">
               <h:outputText value="#{_cabang.kota}" />                    
              <h:outputText value="#{_cabang.nama}" />
           <a:support event="onselect" reRender="cabangSearchResults" />

      Thanks you so much before.

        • 1. Re: rich:suggestionbox multi field
          Tim Evers Master

          Let's see.

          rich:suggestionBox only has a single value attribute so the simple answer to your question is no you can't use this component to assign values to two separate variables at the same time.

          BUT, with a bit of thinking you can do it.

          Instead of using the results of your query to build your suggestion list use the results to build a list of DTO objects that contain the combinations of the 2 values you want.

          Then, your suggestionbox should use the list of DTOs as it's suggestions.

          Then when the user selects a suggestion a valuechange listener could be used to extract the 2 values out of the DTO they selected and set the values on your actual object.

          This might require you to change how you load your page a bit but this should work.

          There are other ways to solve this problem but, I'd have to think about the solution a bit more before I try to write them down. :)

          • 2. Re: rich:suggestionbox multi field
            Feri Lauw Newbie

            Hi Sir Tim,

            Ok Sir Tim, i will try to learn about DTO with Seam because iam new in Seam and DTO :)

            Thanks you so much.