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.

Data Control

Well there you go, I might just have saved you some precious time.