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XFilterController Interface Reference

provides access to a form based filter for a database form More...

import"XFilterController.idl";

Inheritance diagram for XFilterController:
XFormController FormController

Public Member Functions

void addFilterControllerListener ([in] XFilterControllerListener Listener)
 registers a listener to be notified of certain changes in the form based filter. More...
 
void removeFilterControllerListener ([in] XFilterControllerListener Listener)
 revokes a listener which was previously registered to be notified of certain changes in the form based filter. More...
 
void setPredicateExpression ([in] long Component, [in] long Term, [in] string PredicateExpression) raises ( ::com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException )
 sets a given predicate expression More...
 
::com::sun::star::awt::XControl getFilterComponent ([in] long Component) raises ( ::com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException )
 retrieves the filter component with the given index. More...
 
sequence< sequence< string > > getPredicateExpressions ()
 retrieves the entirety of the predicate expressions represented by the filter controller. More...
 
void removeDisjunctiveTerm ([in] long Term) raises ( ::com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException )
 removes a given disjunctive term More...
 
void appendEmptyDisjunctiveTerm ()
 appends an empty disjunctive term to the list of terms. More...
 

Public Attributes

long FilterComponents
 is the number of filter components, or filter controls, which the filter controller is responsible for. More...
 
long DisjunctiveTerms
 is the number of disjunctive terms of the filter expression represented by the form based filter. More...
 
long ActiveTerm { set raises(::com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException); }
 denotes the active term of the filter controller. More...
 

Detailed Description

provides access to a form based filter for a database form

In a form based filter, form controls bound to a searchable database field are replaced with a control which allows entering a search expression. This so-called predicate expression is basically a part of an SQL WHERE clause, but without the part denoting the database column. For instance, if you have a form control bound to a table column named Name, then entering the string LIKE 'Smith' effectively constitutes a SQL WHERE clause "Name" LIKE 'Smith'.

In the actual document view, there are usually some relaxations to this. For instance, keywords such as LIKE might be localized, according to OpenOffice.org's UI locale. Also, for an equality criterion, the equality sign = is usually omitted. However, this interface here provides programmatic access to the form based filter, so those relaxations are not considered here.

The filter maintained by a filter controller is, logically, a disjunctive normal form of an SQL WHERE class. That is, it is a disjunction of m terms, where each term is a conjunction of n clauses of the form <column> <predicate> <literal> or of the form <column> IS [NOT] NULL.

n equals the number of filter controls which the filter controller is responsible for. This number doesn't change during one session of the form based filter. On the other hand, m, the number of disjunctive terms, is dynamic.

With the above, there are potentially m * n predicate expressions (though usually only a fraction of those will actually exist). Since in a form based filter, there are only n filter controls, and each filter control displays exactly one predicate expression, this means that only a part of the complete filter can be displayed, in particular, only one disjunctive term can be displayed at a time. Thus, the filter controller knows the concept of an active term, denoted by the ActiveTerm attribute, controls which of the terms is currently displayed in the form controls.

See also
XFormController
com::sun::star::sdbc::XResultSetMetaData::isSearchable
com::sun::star::sdb::XSingleSelectQueryAnalyzer::getStructuredFilter
com::sun::star::sdb::SQLFilterOperator
Since
OOo 3.3

Member Function Documentation

◆ addFilterControllerListener()

void addFilterControllerListener ( [in] XFilterControllerListener  Listener)

registers a listener to be notified of certain changes in the form based filter.

Registering the same listener multiple times results in multiple notifications of the same event, and also requires multiple revocations of the listener.

◆ appendEmptyDisjunctiveTerm()

void appendEmptyDisjunctiveTerm ( )

appends an empty disjunctive term to the list of terms.

◆ getFilterComponent()

::com::sun::star::awt::XControl getFilterComponent ( [in] long  Component)
raises (::com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException
)

retrieves the filter component with the given index.

The filter control has the same control model as the control which it stands in for. Consequently, you can use this method to obtain the database column which the filter control works on, by examining the control model's BoundField property.

Parameters
Componentdenotes the index of the filter component whose control should be obtained. Must be greater than or equal to 0, and smaller than FilterComponents.
Exceptions
com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsExceptionif Component is out of the allowed range.
See also
com::sun::star::form::DataAwareControlModel::BoundField

◆ getPredicateExpressions()

sequence< sequence< string > > getPredicateExpressions ( )

retrieves the entirety of the predicate expressions represented by the filter controller.

Each element of the returned sequence is a disjunctive term, having exactly FilterComponents elements, which denote the single predicate expressions of this term.

◆ removeDisjunctiveTerm()

void removeDisjunctiveTerm ( [in] long  Term)
raises (::com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException
)

removes a given disjunctive term

Parameters
Termthe index of the term to remove. Must be greater than or equal to 0, and smaller than DisjunctiveTerms.
Exceptions
com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsExceptionif Term is out of the allowed range.

◆ removeFilterControllerListener()

void removeFilterControllerListener ( [in] XFilterControllerListener  Listener)

revokes a listener which was previously registered to be notified of certain changes in the form based filter.

◆ setPredicateExpression()

void setPredicateExpression ( [in] long  Component,
[in] long  Term,
[in] string  PredicateExpression 
)
raises (::com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException
)

sets a given predicate expression

Parameters
Componentdenotes the filter component whose expression is to be set. Must be greater than or equal to 0, and smaller than FilterComponents.
Termdenotes the disjunctive term in which the expression is to be set. Must be greater than or equal to 0, and smaller than DisjunctiveTerms.
PredicateExpressiondenotes the predicate expression to set for the given filter component in the given term.
Exceptions
com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsExceptionif one of the indexes is out of the allowed range

Member Data Documentation

◆ ActiveTerm

long ActiveTerm
set raises(::com::sun::star::lang::IndexOutOfBoundsException
)
attribute

denotes the active term of the filter controller.

◆ DisjunctiveTerms

long DisjunctiveTerms
attributereadonly

is the number of disjunctive terms of the filter expression represented by the form based filter.

◆ FilterComponents

long FilterComponents
attributereadonly

is the number of filter components, or filter controls, which the filter controller is responsible for.

This number is constant during one session of the form based filter.


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