A.11. views.xml

Files of this type are used to describe views, see Views.

XML schema is available at http://schemas.haulmont.com/cuba/6.1/view.xsd.

views – root element.

views elements:

  • viewview descriptor.

    view attributes:

    • class – entity class.

    • entity – the name of the entity, for example sales$Order. This attribute can be used instead of the class attribute.

    • name – view name, unique within the entity.

    • systemProperties – enables inclusion of system attributes defined in base interfaces for persistent entities BaseEntity and Updatable. Optional attribute, false by default.

    • overwrite – enables overriding a view with the same class and name already deployed in the repository. Optional attribute, false by default.

    • extends – specifies an entity view, from which the attributes should be inherited. For example, declaring extends="_local", will add all local attributes of an entity to the current view. Optional attribute.

      view elements:

    • propertyViewProperty descriptor.

      property attributes:

      • name – entity attribute name.

      • view – for reference type attributes, specifies a view name the associated entity should be loaded with.

      • lazy – for reference type attributes, enables excluding the attribute from the fetch plan and loading it via a separate SQL query initiated by a call to the attribute. Optional attribute, false by default.

        Using lazy is recommended, if the current view graph contains more than one collection attribute. lazy = "true" should be set for all collections, except one.

        property elements:

      • property – associated entity attribute descriptor. This enables defining an unnamed inline view for an associated entity in the current descriptor.

  • include – include another views.xml file.

    include attributes:

    • file – file path according to the Resources interface rules.


<views xmlns="http://schemas.haulmont.com/cuba/view.xsd">

  <view class="com.sample.sales.entity.Order"
      <property name="customer" view="_minimal"/>

  <view class="com.sample.sales.entity.Item"
      <property name="quantity"/>
      <property name="product" view="_minimal"/>

  <view class="com.sample.sales.entity.Order"
      <property name="customer">
          <property name="name"/>
          <property name="email"/>


See also the cuba.viewsConfig application property.