4.1.3. Groovy Dataset

Groovy dataset is produced as a result of Groovy script execution. The script returns an object of the List<Map<String, Object>> type. Each element of this list – an object of the Map<String, Object> type – corresponds to one dataset record.

The following objects are passed into the script:

  • dataManager – an object of the com.haulmont.cuba.core.global.DataManager type that provides CRUD functionality. For example:

    def book = dataManager.load(Book.class).id(bookId).view("book.edit").one;
  • metadata – an object of the com.haulmont.cuba.core.global.Metadata type, providing access the application metadata. For example:

    def metaClass = metadata.getClassNN('sec$User')
  • params – external report parameters map. Below is an example to get a parameter value:

    def active = params['active']
  • parentBand – parent band as an object of the com.haulmont.yarg.structure.BandData type. This object allows you to get a parent band field value by invoking the getParameterValue() method, for example:

    def groupId = parentBand.getParameterValue('groupId')
  • persistence – an object of the com.haulmont.cuba.core.Persistence type that allows you to get datasources.

    By default, the main data store is used. For working with an additional data store, pass its name as a parameter to the getDataSource() method:

    def sql = new Sql(persistence.getDataSource('myStore'))
    def rows = sql.rows('select e.name from SEC_GROUP e')
  • security – an object of the com.haulmont.cuba.core.global.Security type used to check user access rights to different objects in the system. For example:

    if (security.isEntityOpPermitted(Book.class, EntityOp.READ) {
  • timeSource – an object of the com.haulmont.cuba.core.global.TimeSource type used to obtain the current time. For example:

    def currentDate = timeSource.currentTimestamp()
  • transactional – a method that takes a closure, which should be executed in a new transaction, as parameter. The current EntityManager becomes the closure parameter. For example:

    transactional { em ->
        def query = em.createQuery('select g from sec$Group g')

    Below is an example of the Groovy script which extracts users by the group which is output in the parent band and by the active external parameter:

    def result = []
    transactional { em ->
        def query = em.createQuery('select u from sec$User u where u.group.id = ?1 and u.active = ?2')
        query.setParameter(1, parentBand.getParameterValue('groupId'))
        query.setParameter(2, params['active'])
        query.resultList.each { user ->
            result.add(['userLogin': user.login, 'userName': user.name])
    return result
  • userSession – an object of the com.haulmont.cuba.security.global.UserSession type associated with the currently authenticated user. For example:

    def user = userSession.currentOrSubstitutedUser
  • userSessionSource – an object of the com.haulmont.cuba.core.global.UserSessionSource type which is used to obtain current user session object. For example:

    def locale = userSessionSource.locale

You can use static methods of the AppBeans class to access any Spring beans of the middleware tier, for example:

def myService = com.haulmont.cuba.core.global.AppBeans.get('sample_MyService')