ADF–Using bind variable with IN clause

Using IN clause is very common requirement when working with the ADF View Objects and rows have to be filtered on multiple values of the same attribute.

In this blog, Jobinesh shows a way to achieve this requirement using the bind variable. The same approach is not working when we have to use the multiple columns in IN clause like below:

                     select * from tableA where (col1,col2,col3) IN ()

We can use the following code to achieve this and have tested in ADF 11g.

import oracle.jbo.domain.Array;
import oracle.jbo.domain.DomainContext;
import oracle.sql.ArrayDescriptor;
import oracle.sql.STRUCT;
import oracle.sql.StructDescriptor;
import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.PreparedStatement;
import java.sql.SQLException;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
/* create the DB object and table as below
create or replace TYPE DB_OBJECT AS OBJECT(
destcol1 varchar2(100 char), destcol2 number,destcol3 varchar2(100 char),destcol4 number );
public void setVOArrayBindVariable(){
Connection conn = null;
PreparedStatement stmt = null;
StructDescriptor structDescriptor = null;
ArrayList<STRUCT> arrayList = new ArrayList<STRUCT>();
stmt = getDBTransaction().createPreparedStatement("select 1 from dual", 0);
conn = stmt.getConnection();
structDescriptor = StructDescriptor.createDescriptor("DB_OBJECT",conn);
//loop through and populate your arrayList with the values to be used in IN clause
for (int j = 0; j < 10; j++) {
// constucting the Object to create struct definition
Object[] o = new Object[]{getValue1(), getValue2(),getValue3(),getValue4()};
STRUCT item = new STRUCT(structDescriptor,conn,o);
conn.createStruct("DB_OBJECT", o);
if(eventDataIdList.size() > 0){
ArrayDescriptor tableArray = ArrayDescriptor.createDescriptor("DB_TABLE", conn);
Array domainArray = new Array(tableArray,conn,arrayList.toArray());
//set the bind variable. your VO should have bind variable of type oracle.jbo.domain.Array
//execute the query
} catch (SQLException sqlex) {
//do log the error
} catch (Exception ex) {
//do log the error
} finally {
try {
} catch (SQLException sqlex) {
//do log the error
/* your getCriteriaItemClause() code look like below */
public String getCriteriaItemClause(){
//do the following only for your VC and VC item. details are omitted here
String whereClause = "(1=1)";
String eoName = this.getEntityDef(0).getAliasName();
if(getbindDomainArray() != null){
whereCluase =
" (" +eoName + ".col1,"+eoName + ".col2,"+eoName + ".col3,"+ eoName+".col4)" +
" IN (SELECT destcol1, destcol2, destcol3, destcol4 FROM TABLE(:bindDomainArray))";
return whereClause;


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