31 August, 2012

ADF : Get Key from Resource Bundle

Resource bundles contain locale-specific objects.
In this way, you can write program code that is largely independent of the user's locale isolating most, if not all, of the locale-specific information in resource bundles.

This allows you to write programs that can:
    a- be easily localized, or translated, into different languages
    b- handle multiple locales at once
    c- be easily modified later to support even more locales

27 August, 2012


DBMS_COMPARISON is a new package introduced by oracle in database 11g which is used for comparing database objects in different databases.

The DBMS_COMPARISON package can compare the following types of database objects:
    a- Tables
    b- Single-table views
    c- Materialized views
    d- Synonyms for tables, single-table views, and materialized views

The DBMS_COMPARISON package cannot compare data in columns of the following data types:
    a- LONG
    b- LONG RAW
    c- ROWID
    d- UROWID
    e- CLOB
    f- NCLOB
    g- BLOB
    h- BFILE
    i- User-defined types (including object types, REFs, varrays, and nested tables)
    j- Oracle-supplied types (including any types, XML types, spatial types, and media types)

23 August, 2012

Footer in Ireport

I always print in report footer  some data about displaying date and pages counter like below image
I will explain how to execute this in Ireport

19 August, 2012

ADF Faces : Get Child Component

You can use the code snippet for finding child component under parent component  in ADF Faces.

   public static FacesContext getFacesContext() {  
     return FacesContext.getCurrentInstance();  
   public static UIComponent getChildUIComponent(String ParentUI, String ChildUI) {  
     UIComponent parentUI = getFacesContext().getViewRoot().findComponent(ParentUI);  
     UIComponent childUI = null;  
     UIComponent tempUI = null;  
     Iterator childrens = parentUI.getFacetsAndChildren();  
     while (childrens.hasNext()) {  
       tempUI = (UIComponent)childrens.next();  
       if (ChildUI.equals(tempUI.getId())) {  
         childUI = tempUI;  
     return childUI;  

Import the following Classes

 import javax.faces.component.UIComponent;  
 import javax.faces.context.FacesContext;  


08 August, 2012


Today I will present short notes about popular string data types in SQL and PLSQL.

it is used for storing fix length character strings. String values will be space/blank padded before stored on disk. If this type is used to store variable length strings, it will waste a lot of disk space.

    VALUES ('Mahmoud');  

Let's now select data and lenght of data and dump of data in table CHAR_TAB

The output will be like
As We noticed in result that length is 10 characters inspire of I entered 'Mahmoud' which has only 7 characters.
We also noticed that in dump he padded at latest ASCII code three times number 32 which is ASCII code of space.

05 August, 2012

ADF : Filter View Object Rows

In this post I explain how to filter rows in ViewObject and RowSetIterator.
Primarily, filter the rows means return a set of rows from ViewObject or RowSetterator according specific criteria which is filtered in memory only.

1- Filter ViewObject

     //Get ViewObjectImpl object  
     ViewObjectImpl vo = getDeptVO();  
     //Filter using specific attribute value  
     Row[] filteredRows = vo.getFilteredRows("AttributeName", "AttributeValue");  
     //Filter using RowQualifier Class  
     //Use RowQualifier if you have more than one condition in filtering rows  
     RowQualifier rowQualifier = new RowQualifier(vo);  
     filteredRows = vo.getFilteredRows(rowQualifier);  

2- Filter RowSetIterator

     //Get ViewObjectImpl object  
     ViewObjectImpl vo = getAllAdvisorView();  
     //Get RowSetIteratorImpl object  
     RowSetIterator rsIterator=vo.createRowSetIterator(null);  
     //Filter using specific attribute value  
     Row[] filteredRowsRSI = rsIterator.getFilteredRows("AttributeName", "AttributeValue");  


02 August, 2012

Generate Random Password in Oracle

In my application I need to generate password for users first time after registration.
The generated password must has some criteria which system administrator will configure it.
1- Character should be UPPERCASE                              =====> Abbreviation [U]
2- Character should be LOWERCASE               =====> Abbreviation [L]
3- Character should be NUMBER                  =====> Abbreviation [N]
4- Character should be any character                      =====> Abbreviation [A]
5- Character should be NON-ALPHANUMERIC character =====> Abbreviation [S]

So I thought to create dynamic function "RANDOM_PASSWORD" to return random password regarding to previous criteria.
The the system administrator will pass criteria per every character in password text to function and it will return random password
For example :-
first character should be UPPERCASE               ======> U
second character should be LOWERCASE          ======> L
third character should be NUMBER                   ======>N
forth character should be any character             ======>A
fifth character should be NON-ALPHANUMERIC  ======>S
sixth character should be Number                    ======> N   

This will generate string "ULNASN" regarding to abbreviation.

ADF : Scope Variables

Oracle ADF uses many variables and each variable has a scope. There are five scopes in ADF (Application, Request, Session, View and PageFl...