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XMLPortletFactory is a software tool that creates database tables maintenance (CRUD) portlets from XML files.  Portlets generated only work on Liferay portals, and come out with source files (JSPs, .java, etc.) so programmers can extend and modify whatever is being generated to suit your software development needs.  In Help and Support section you will find Wikis, Tutorials and samples to get started.

With XMLPortletFactory you will be able to generate full CRUD working portlets with ease, accelerating your development process, allowing you to focus on higher level tasks.

XMLPortletFactory is licensed under the terms of GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPLv3), and is OS Independent.

Note: XMLPortletFactory is still a young project, which ha not passed all possible tests and although is very solid and I use it in production environments, you should use it after appropriate tests.

Some of the most noticeable benefits

  • Frees you of 99% coding time in CRUD table maintenance portlets. You obtain full working portlet with all source code, programmers heaven!!!.
  • No more problems with versions. You make one XML file, generate portlet in all 6.0.x, 6.1.x and 6.2.x versions of Liferay.
  • Forget about creating tables. Because XMLPortletFactory uses Liferay's  service builder, tables are automatically created for you at portlet deployment.
  • Languages English, French, Italian, Finnish and Spanish allready implemented, easy to implement other languajes.
  • Is GPLv3 licensed. The GNU General Public License is a free, copyleft license for software and other kinds of works.
  • Your developed XMLs get the benefits of new XMLPortletFactory developments and improvements. 
  • Generated portlets use Liferay's search container, tags, etc. so they have very "Liferay" behavior, melting very well with themes.


Saludos,  Jack A. Rider

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Validation of fields with existing Liferay entities

As part of my project I am using existing Liferay entity objects, like Phone, Country, Region, Address, etc and need to present them as part of one of my custom entities (Contact Manager entity).
The schema for XMLPF fo LR6.2 allows to specify a fully qualified classname for the validation class, but the generated code is incomplete / wrong and does not compile either.
I have been looking for a way to make this part of the templates for generating the code ( I believe it is not that difficult to do), but I could use a bit of guidance which templates will need to be modified to make this "new feature" available.
The main issue is that the current templates only look at the custom developed entities and only import the XXXLocalServiceXXX. But the LR OOB entities only expose the remote service for interacting with those (and rightfuilly so).
If anyone knows of a better way to do this with the released version 3 of XMLPF, please, let me know.

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