use "fetchvalue" to define which of the columns must be displayed in the input
Hello - I have done that already - I show 'displayName' which is a property of my user and is working fine. The issue is fetching the actual underlying selected object in the backing bean - displayName is not necessarily unique therefore I can't just loop until I find a matching user...
I have a similar requirement. I am currently doing the same and setting the fetch value to the id + some delimiter + label and parsing it on the backend.
Functionally this requirement is similar to how the Seam selectItems currently works; ie. it passes the whole object to the backend (have a look at it here: http://wiki.jboss.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=SeamEntityConverter).
My understanding is that you should be able to use the Seam entityConverter to do this. I have asked this question in the Seam forum (http://www.jboss.com/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&t=104306) and raised a feature request in the Seam JIRA so hopefully Pete Muir will get a chance to look at it.