Struts 1.2 - HTML:SELECT problem

Rudi <>
Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:31:38 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Everyone,

  I'm new at using Struts. I'm using MyEclipse version 6 in Windows XP
and trying to have a dropdown list in a jsp with Struts. I tried using
the html:select tag but keep getting an error:

javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: Cannot
find bean under name org.apache.struts.taglib.html.BEAN


org.apache.jasper.JasperException: An exception occurred processing
JSP page /jsp/invoiceList.jsp at line 14

12: <body>
14: <html:select property="staff_number">
15: <html:options property="members" />
16: </html:select>

  The code is below. I'm not sure how to setup the select (options)
right obviously since I keep getting these error messages. The
contents in the collection (a list of type Staff) are correct and I
can display them to the console. So the attribute members has data.
I'm also able to display the contents of members to a table in the jsp
page using iterate. Hence the problem is only getting the html:select
to work. I have tried different variations and always complains about
some Bean without much detail or clue to help. The code is provided

  Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Best regards,



<%@ page language="java" pageEncoding="ISO-8859-1"%>
<%@ taglib uri=""
<%@ taglib uri=""
<%@ taglib uri=""
prefix="logic" %>
<%@ taglib uri=""
prefix="nested" %>

        <title>Show invoice list</title>


<html:select property="staff_number">
  <html:options property="members" />

<table border="1">
        <logic:notEmpty name="invoiceListForm" property="members">
            <logic:iterate name="invoiceListForm" property="members"
                    <%-- print out the book informations --%>
                    <td><bean:write name="staff" property="staff_number" /></td>
                    <td><bean:write name="staff" property="staff_name" /></td>



package com.blablabla;

public class Staff implements {

    private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

    private String staff_number;
    private String staff_name;

    protected Staff() {}

    public Staff(String staff_number, String staff_name) {
        this.staff_number = staff_number;
        this.staff_name = staff_name;

    public String getStaff_number() {
        return staff_number;

    public void setStaff_number(String staff_number) {
        this.staff_number = staff_number;

    public String getStaff_name() {
        return staff_name;

    public void setStaff_name(String staff_name) {
        this.staff_name = staff_name;



package com.blablabla.struts.action;

import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

import org.apache.struts.action.Action;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionForm;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionForward;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionMapping;

import com.blablabla.*;
import com.blablabla.struts.form.InvoiceListForm;
import com.blablabla.sirs.hibernate.*;

import org.hibernate.*;
import org.hibernate.criterion.Projections;

import java.util.*;

public class InvoiceListAction extends Action {

    public ActionForward execute(ActionMapping mapping, ActionForm form,
           HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) {

        InvoiceListForm invoiceListForm = (InvoiceListForm) form;

        SessionFactory factory = null;
            Session session = null;

          try {

         factory = HibernateSessionFactory.getSessionFactory();
         session = (Session) factory.openSession();

         List<Staff>staffmbrs = session.createQuery("from Staff

         System.out.println("Query Size = " + staffmbrs.size());

              if (staffmbrs.isEmpty()) {
             System.out.println("Could not get book using embedded
              } else {
             for (int i = 0; i < staffmbrs.size(); i++) {
                 System.out.print("The name is " +
                 System.out.print(" ");

              invoiceListForm.reset(mapping, request);

          } finally {

          return mapping.findForward("showList");


package com.blablabla.struts.form;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Collection;

import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionForm;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionMapping;
import com.blablabla.Staff;

public class InvoiceListForm extends ActionForm {

    private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

    private Collection<Staff> members;
    private String memberSelected;

    public Collection<Staff> getMembers() {
        return members;

    public void setMembers(Collection<Staff> staffmembers) {
        this.members = staffmembers;

    public String getMemberSelected() {
        return memberSelected;

    public void setMemberSelected(String memberSelected) {
        this.memberSelected = memberSelected;

    public void reset(ActionMapping mapping, HttpServletRequest request)
        members = new ArrayList<Staff>();
        memberSelected = null;


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