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Version: v11.7.0

Variable for Java Service

Java Services can be accessed from within your app using Variables. These variables allow one to trigger the methods within the Java Service, pass the necessary parameters to the method and access the results from the method.

A comprehensive list of these APIs can be found from the API Designer after the import of the service.


Since the service needs to be invoked to fetch the data, the widgets bound to these variables will display values only at run-time, not in Studio mode.

Variable Creation

The data source for these Variables comes from a Java Service APIs.

  1. Select the Variable option from the Variable Workspace Toolbar.

  1. Click New Variable from the Variable Dialog

  2. This will initiate Create Variable wizard with the following steps:

    1. Since we are creating a variable to access Java Service, select Java Service as the target action
    2. Select:
      • Service - service (already imported) name,
      • Method - the method within the Java Service that you want to invoke,
      • Name - is set by default but can be modified
      • Owner - the scope of the Variable being created. By default it is set to Page, you can change it to Application if you want this variable to be available across the app
    3. Click Done to complete the variable creation process
  3. You will be directed to the Variables page, with the new variable listed. As you can see:

    1. a Java Service Variable is created,
    2. with the selected method as target
    3. the properties tab contains all the properties like behavior and spinner behavior. Know more about properties.
    4. the data tab will contain the fields serving as input fields for the API
    5. the events tab will contain the events that can be configured to trigger any action. Know more about events.

Invoke as Variable Java Service

For each method within the Java Service, a service variable can be generated using the appropriate option from the Operation property; with the input parameters available within the Data tab and the output available as the datavalue for binding. You can invoke the Java Service by triggering a call to the Service Variable generated. In case you have multiple public class methods in your Java Service, you will see multiple Operation options.

For more information on how variables work, see Variables.


Update data on input changeIf checked, the component will be triggered automatically on the change of input data (as mentioned in the data tab) for the variable.
Request data on page loadIf checked, 'Page' variable will be triggered on page load while 'Application' variable will be triggered on application load.
In Flight BehaviorThis property determines the behavior when a call is fired through the variable with the previous call still pending. Variable queues all these calls, waits for the previous call completion and then based on the value of the inFlightBehavior property, decides what to do with all the queued calls: - doNotExecute - all the queued calls will be discarded, - executeAll - all the calls will be triggered one by one, or - executeLast - only the last call is triggered and the rest are discarded, this is the default behavior
Spinner ContextThis property specifies on which UI widget the spinner should show. Leave empty if no spinner required.
Spinner MessageThe message to be displayed below the spinner. Leave empty if no message is required below the spinner. Note: If multiple variables are fired then the spinner messages will be displayed as a list below a single spinner.


During the life cycle of a Variable, a set of events are emitted by the Variable, thus giving you the option to control the behavior of the Variable such as input data validations, data processing, success/error handling, etc. Know more.


Few Methods are exposed for Variables which can be used for achieving more control and accessing extra functionality. Listed here are the same.



This method updates the Variable’s dataSet with new data by making a call to the target service.


  • options(object) - It can have fields as:
    • inputFields(key-value pair of inputData)
    • page(pagination for Query Service Variable)
    • size(pagination for Query Service Variable)
    • orderBy(pagination for Query Service Variable)
  • success(callback)
  • error(callback)

Return Value: none


var sv = Page.Variables.[variable_name];
"inputFields": {
"fname": "Steve",
"lname": "Rogers"
}, function(data) {
// Success Callback
console.log("success", data);
}, function(error) {
// Error Callback
console.log("error", error)


This method aborts the current inflight variable request.

Parameters: none Return Value: none




This method returns the variable’s dataSet, i.e., the current data stored in the variable through the listrecords method.

Parameters: none

Return Value: Array of record objects


var result = Page.Variables.[variable_name].getData();
console.log("result:", result);
// Output:
// result: {data in the variable}


This method clears the variable dataSet.

Parameters: none

Return Value: Updated(empty) dataSet of the variable


var result = Page.Variables.[variable_name].clearData();
console.log("result:", result);
// Output:
// result: {}

setInput(key, value)

This method sets the input field value against the specified field(key).


  • key(string): name of the input field
  • value(*): value for the input field

Return Value: Updated inputFields object


var sv = Page.Variables.[variable_name];


This method can also be used to set all the specified key-value pairs as input fields in the variable.

Parameters: inputData(object) object or key-value pairs {“key”: “value”,…}

Return Value: Updated inputFields object


var sv = Page.Variables.[variable_name];
"fname": "Peter",
"lname": "Parker"