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04-06-2006, 11:01 AM
Is there any way that value there could be a value type added for just Object, or is there a way that i could extend it? I want one step to attach some of my own object to a row that another could use.



04-06-2006, 12:08 PM
Hi William,

That is an excellent question. And the answer is no, not yet I'm afraid.

The basics can be set up pretty easy I guess by implementing the ValueInterface and adding the newly created ValueObject to the list of Number, String, Integer, Date, Boolean & BigNumber.

It's similar to the work that lies ahead to implement ValueBinary (byte[] to transfer BLOBs from one database to another)

It is a lot of work to make sure all steps understand the values. Take a look at tracker nr 1644 (http://www.javaforge.com/proj/tracker/itemDetails.do?task_id=1644&navigation=true) for more details.

I hope this answers your question.



PS. I'm sure that under certain conditions, you can cheat using JavaScript and add the values anyway. The Row.add(Object) method is deprecated but still works ;-), same for public Object get(int i)...