how to get the original SelectItem value after the user's choice?

I create input text with auto suggest items

<af:inputText label="Seller" id="Seller"
              valueChangeListener="#{managedBeanTest.OnChangeSeller}" autoSubmit="true"
  <af:autoSuggestBehavior suggestedItems="#{managedBeanTest.OnSearchSellers}"/>

set SelectItem value to my class Item

public class Test
    public static class Item
        public Item(int id, String code, String name) { ... }
        public String toString() { ... }

    public List<SelectItem> OnSearchSellers(String search)
        ResultSet rs;
        List<SelectItem> result = new ArrayList<SelectItem>();

        while (
            result.add(new SelectItem(new Item(rs.getInt(1), rs.getString(2), rs.getString(3))));

        return result;

    public void OnChangeSeller(ValueChangeEvent valueChangeEvent)
        Object newVal = valueChangeEvent.getNewValue();

        if(newVal != null)
          System.out.println("OnChangeSeller: " + newVal.getClass().getName());

But in OnChangeSeller i've got only java.lang.String. How I can get original selected item value (Item class) ?


Actually passing a Java object to a HTML page doesn't work as the browser only shows String values (have a look at the rendered HTML page). So what you need to do is to pass the index of the object as a value. Then when the user selects a value you take the index and lookup the list for the real object you are interested in.


doesn't valueChangeEvent.getOldValue() not have this?

"doesn't valueChangeEvent.getOldValue() not have this?"

Yes, if you use ADF binding. In this case the returned value is the index of the list

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