Missing your data controls?
When using JDeveloper have you ever had a situation where your data controls are missing from the “Data Controls” pane? Even though you have data control definitions in your project? Well I have and took some time finding out why.
My adfm.xml file was in the project as well as the necessary DataControls.dcx. After some digging I found out that my JDeveloper was not configured to even look for Data Controls. This was remedied quite easily.
After right-clicking and going to properties navigate to “ADF Model” simply select the “Contains Data Controls” checkbox and you are ready to “Drag and drop” again.
Well there you go, I might just have saved you some precious time.