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Oracle ADF FAQ

  • This page presents a set of frequently asked questions about the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) and links to where to find the answers to them.

JDeveloper IDE General

  • Why would I choose Subversion over CVS for my file version control system in JDeveloper?
  • What happens when I delete a workspace or project in 10.1.3?
  • The page WSIWYG design editor doesn't show my page's components, it just shows a bunch of boxes

ADF General

  • What do I modify ADF to set dbms_application_info for the database session so DBAs can monitor performance of my application?
  • What's the difference between ADF and OAF?

ADF Business Components

  • (This link has been lost via the removal of OraBlogs. Contact Frank Nimphius for assistance in retrieving this post)
  • Is there a better way to rollback inserts and edit changes?
  • Does ADF support Oracle Flashback queries?

JavaServer Faces (JSF)

  • Rather than a JSF sessionScope or requestScope, how do I implement a pageScope in JSF 1.x?
  • How do I implement a progress indicator for slowing running operations?
  • What changes to ADF Faces\RC does JDeveloper's support for JSF1.2 deliver?

ADF Faces

  • How to I create a delete record facility for each record in an ADF Table?
  • How do I populate an af:tree component programmatically?
  • Can I prevent keyboard navigation to a rendered component?
  • How to display an open file dialog and upload a file from the UI?
  • Is it possible to change the color of values in a table?

ADF Faces Rich Client (RC)

  • How do I implement templating in ADF Faces RC?
  • How do I work with the drag and drop features in ADF Faces RC?
  • Can ADF Faces RC work with JavaScript?
  • How do I remove that annoying spinning Oracle logo?
  • How does the user's experience with ADF Faces RC differ from ADF Faces?
  • The client insists field level validation errors should stop the user from moving out of the field, how can I do this?


  • How do I reference the current user in my components/backing beans/ADF BC application module?
  • Can I use database tables for authentication?
  • Can I use database users for authentication?


  • What do I need to worry about when deploying my ADF application?

Version Control


  • How do I configure JDeveloper's HTTP Analyzer?

  • What deployment issues can caching solve?

Product integration

  • How do I integrate technology X, Y, Z with JDeveloper or ADF?