Displaying a bean in Struts.

fb <fb@noway.com>
Fri, 19 Jan 2007 06:59:32 GMT
Hello everyone. I have a small struts problem. I looked for a struts
newsgroup, but there doesn't seem to be one, so I'll give it a shot here.

I have the following Action class with an attribute called 'courses'. I
then get forwarded to a .JSP page (called "dispres.jsp") so that I can
display the bean. The problem is that I keep getting the message that
it: "Cannot find bean courses in scope session". Does anyone know how I
can fix this?

(I lost the formatting on my .jsp file, so it appears to be left
justified. Sorry.)

public class SearchAction extends Action {

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

         String searchString = ((SearchForm)form).getQuerystring();

         CourseDto courses = new CourseDto(searchString);

         BusinessLayer businessLayer = new BusinessLayerImpl();
         courses = businessLayer.findCourse(searchString);


         request.setAttribute("courses", courses);

         return mapping.findForward("dispres");

<--**** dispres.jsp after this point ****-->

<%@page contentType="text/html"%>
<%@page pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
<%@page session="true" import="data.transfer.CourseDto" %>
<%@ taglib uri="struts-html.tld" prefix="html" %>
<%@ taglib uri="struts-bean.tld" prefix="bean" %>
<%@ taglib uri="struts-logic.tld" prefix="logic" %>

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"

     <title>Display Search Results</title>
     <meta name="Generator" content="Me, Myself and I">
     <meta name="Author" content="">
     <meta name="Description" content="Search Results Page">



<logic:present name="courses" scope="session">

<H3><p>This page displays the search results and allows

<!-- OUTPUT BOX -->
<bean:define id="courses" name="courses" scope="session"
type="data.transfer.CourseDto" />

<bean:write name="courses" property="courseName"/><br>
StartDate:<br />
<bean:write name="courses" property="startDate"/>&nbsp;<br />
End Date:<br />
<bean:write name="courses" property="endDate"/><br />
<li>After the results are processed, you can select the course and you
will be
sent to the registration page to register in the course (if you
wish).</li><br />

<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

<p><A HREF="welcome.jsp">Welcome Page: </A></td></p>


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