• cow


  • jsp
  • seam

The problem:

I kept on running into to following error:

WARN [org.jboss.seam.Component] Cannot create Seam component, scope is not active: mySuperAction(CONVERSATION) SEVERE [javax.enterprise.resource.webcontainer.jsf.lifecycle] JSF1054: (Phase ID: RESTORE_VIEW 1, View ID: /ThePage.xhtml) Exception thrown during phase execution: javax.faces.event.PhaseEvent[[email protected]]

Seam said my long-running conversation was gone. But how could this be! Well after a lot of digging I found this hidden line in the Seam documentation:

Conversational components have one minor limitation: they cannot be used to hold bindings to JSF components.

What I was doing is I had a DataTable binding in the JSF. The reason for this is I was not sure what columns or data was going to be displayed for the datatable until the time the page was being generated.

The solution:

As stated in the documentation, move the HtmlPanelGrid in a new container with scope set to EVENT.

public class Grid
    private HtmlPanelGrid htmlPanelGrid;

    // getters and setters

public class MySuperAction
    private Grid grid;
    private void populateTable(){....}

Add to the page.xml a new action that calls the populateTable:

<action execute="#{mySuperAction.populateTable}" />

Now for the binding:

<h:panelGroup id="dynamicTablePanel" binding="#{grid.htmlPanelGrid}" />

Just as a note I found in a few forum posts where made where they stated adding getters and setters for the Grid on the MySuperAction thus making the binding look like this:

<h:panelGroup id="dynamicTablePanel" binding="#{mySuperAction.grid.htmlPanelGrid}" />

This will work until you do your first AJAX call on the page and you will be hit with a nice RESTORE_VIEW error.