Filtering through Collection (join table)

Hi Guys,

I’m facing a bit of a challenge recently. i have a filterTable that displays, in one column, the content of a collection (Set). i’ve been asked to add the possiblity to filter the data based on partial content of these collections.

for instance i have 3 Sets : A, B, C
A (foo, toto, tata)
B(tyrion, bob, john)
C(foo, rob, rick)

If the user would input foo it should display A and C in the table.
My guess is to use the filterGenerator but i dont really know how to implement this kind of filter.

Any ideas (even out of the box) is the very welcome.

I’m using Vaadin 6.8.9 and FilterTable 0.9.2
Let me know if you need more info.