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Contextual event on table not triggered

Yannick Ongena Employee ACE
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Using Jdev PS4.
Concider following example:

(I know following example can be simplified by using master-detail relation in the data control but it's to illustrate the example)

I have two taskflows: EmployeeTF and departmentTf.
The idea is to trigger an event when I select a new record in the department table.
This is the tree binding:
 <tree IterBinding="DepartmentsIterator" id="Departments">
      <nodeDefinition DefName="model.views.DepartmentsView" Name="Departments0">
          <Item Value="DepartmentId"/>
          <Item Value="DepartmentName"/>
          <Item Value="ManagerId"/>
          <Item Value="LocationId"/>
        <events xmlns="">
          <event name="changeTheDept"
                 eventType="Currency Change Event"/>
I have created a custom java class to use as a data control to find out when the event is triggered. This is my code:
    public void handleEvent(Object payload){
        System.out.println("Event handler");
When I select a record in the table, the event does not get fired.

So as a test I added my own custom method to see if contextual events are working properly so I added this method to my DC:
    public void triggerEvent(){
        System.out.println("triggering event");
and added it on a commandLink to the DepartmentTF. I also added an event on it:
<methodAction id="triggerEvent" RequiresUpdateModel="true"
                  Action="invokeMethod" MethodName="triggerEvent"
                  IsViewObjectMethod="false" DataControl="EmpBean"
      <events xmlns="">
        <event name="triggerEvent"
When I trigger this event, my event handler does get called on the employee taskflow.

So, my question is:
1) Is this normal behavior that the change row event is not triggered?
2) if yes, how do I trigger it or what is the purpose of this event?

Edited by: Yannick Ongena on May 28, 2012 9:03 PM


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