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Shr Khr
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Hi all
Hope you are doing fine.

This is my scenario.
I have multiple (20+) portlets that use grids/tables to display data.

Each portlet retrieves data based on a different criteria.

However, the grid is the same with some common functionalities such as filtering, pagination, data export etc.

Currently, each time we have to make a change in the grid style, I have to make the change in each of the 20+ portlets.
This is really inefficient and results in a lot of time wasted.

Hence, I was wondering whether it is possible to create a generic 'portlet' or 'composite' (described here: so that it can display data from multiple portlets?
To elaborate, the generic portlet/composite will contain the grid, filtering, pagination, export etc. features.
This generic portlet/composite will receive data from the various portlets and simply display it.
Hence, if I need to make any change in the grid style, making the change in only one place will suffice.

Has any one experienced such a scenario before?

Do you have any solution?

Thanks in advance for any help.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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