Populate Oracle JET table on top of Oracle ADF BC using REST Web Service

Previously I have posted about creating REST Web Service from ADF Application Module and in this post, I am going to use the same REST service for populating data in a JET table. Here we’ll populate JET table on top of Oracle ADF BC (Business Components).

Here I am taking the same sample application that I have discussed in my first post Getting started with Oracle JET and JDeveloper

The URL of ADF BC based web service is and it returns a list of Departments in nested JSON format

Oracle JET table

Let’s see the implementation part

Add an oj-table component in the dashboard.html page and define the required number of columns, this web service returns a list of Departments so I have taken 4 columns for Department Id, Department Name, Manager Id, and Location Id

<div class="oj-hybrid-padding">
  <h1>Dashboard Content Area</h1>
<div id="div1">
          <oj-table id='table' aria-label='Departments Table'
                                        selection-mode='{"row": "multiple", "column": "multiple"}'
                                        dnd='{"reorder": {"columns": "enabled"}}'
                                        scroll-policy-options='{"fetchSize": 10}'
                                        columns='[{"headerText": "Department Id", 
                                                   "field": "dept_id",
                                                   "resizable": "enabled"},
                                                  {"headerText": "Department Name", 
                                                   "field": "dept_name",
                                                   "resizable": "enabled"},
                                                   {"headerText": "Manager Id", 
                                                   "field": "mgr_id",
                                                   "resizable": "enabled"},
                                                  {"headerText": "Location Id", 
                                                   "field": "loc_id",
                                                   "resizable": "enabled"}
                                        style='width: 100%; height: 400px;'>

Now see the code of dashboard.js, Read comments to understand the javascript code, Here getJSON() method of jQuery is used to call REST Web Service as jQuery is a part of Oracle JET libraries.

 * Your dashboard ViewModel code goes here
define(['ojs/ojcore', 'knockout', 'jquery', 'ojs/ojinputtext', 'ojs/ojtable', 'ojs/ojarraytabledatasource'], 
function (oj, ko, $) {
    function DashboardViewModel() {
        var self = this;
        //Define a Knockout observable array and name it tabData 
        self.tabData = ko.observableArray();
        //Use jQuery method to call REST Web Service
        then(function (departments) {
        //JSON response is nested that's why 'items' is used to access records
            $.each(departments.items, function () {
                //Push data in Observable array
                self.tabData.push( {
                    dept_id : this.DepartmentId, 
                    dept_name : this.DepartmentName, 
                    mgr_id : this.ManagerId, 
                    loc_id : this.LocationId
        //Pass observable array in utility class to show data in table
        self.datasource = new oj.ArrayTableDataSource(self.tabData, 
            idAttribute : 'dept_id'

tabData is a knockout observable array that is defined to hold returned value and you can see that
self.tabData.push is used to push web service data into this array and at last a JET utility class
ArrayTableDataSource is used to convert this observable array in tabular format data.

Now run application and you can see that a JET table is populated with Departments data

Oracle JET table


 Happy Learning

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Ashish Awasthi

An Oracle ACE, Blogger, Reviewer, Technical Lead working on Oracle ADF
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