ADF Life Cycle in Action: Step 2
The data model is prepared and initialized in this phase. You set the page parameters contained in the page definition. You use all entries in the executables section of the page definition to invoke the corresponding methods in the order in which they appear.
If you need to reference prepared model values, or update the values of any bindings in the binding container, you can override this method and do the work after you call the superclass.
If the binding container of the previous page does not match, this phase caters to the case where updates from the previous page in the forward chain are applied.