Struts Help

1 Dec 2006 22:04:56 -0800
HI All,

I am trying to build a page which will diplay data from a specific
table using struts in netbeans 5.0.

I created a dummy page test2.jsp which is the input to the target jsp
file "/loginSuccessful.jsp".

I created a action mapping from test2 -> /loginSuccessful.jsp in my
struts config file

<action input="test2.jsp" name="Jobdisplay" path="/loginSuccessful"
scope="request" type="com.myapp.struts.Jobdisplay">
           <forward name="success" path="/loginSuccessful.jsp" />

Here Jobdisplay is my struts action class :

 * Created on November 22, 2006, 12:33 AM

package com.myapp.struts;

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

import javax.servlet.http.*;
import org.apache.struts.action.*;
import java.sql.*;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import javax.sql.*;

import javax.naming.NamingException;

 * @author pooja
 * @version

public class Jobdisplay extends Action {

    private DataSource dataSource;

    public ArrayList jobsList = new ArrayList();
    /* forward name="success" path="" */

    private final static String SUCCESS = "success";

    //public Jobdisplay() throws Exception{
    // try{
    // dataSource = getPoolDB();
    //}catch(NamingException e){
    // throw new Exception(e.getMessage());
    // }

     * This is the action called from the Struts framework.
     * @param mapping The ActionMapping used to select this instance.
     * @param form The optional ActionForm bean for this request.
     * @param request The HTTP Request we are processing.
     * @param response The HTTP Response we are processing.
     * @throws java.lang.Exception
     * @return

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

        // job jobpresent = (job) form;
        //private DataSource dataSource;

        HttpSession session = request.getSession();
        /** Here the method that connects to the datasource is called:
        jobsList = getjobs();

        if(jobsList != null){
            session.setAttribute("alljobs", jobsList);

        return mapping.findForward(SUCCESS);

    private ArrayList getjobs(){
        Connection conn = null;
        Statement stmt = null;
        PreparedStatement prpStmt = null;
        ResultSet rs = null;
        StringBuffer resultString ;

            dataSource =

            conn = dataSource.getConnection();
            //String sqlQuery = "SELECT jobid,jobtitle,applydate FROM
            stmt = conn.createStatement();
            rs = stmt.executeQuery("select jobid,jobtitle,applydate
from job");

            if (conn.isClosed()) {
                throw new Exception("error.unexpected");


            //while( {
            // String jobid = rs.getString(1);
            // String jobtitle = rs.getString(2);
            //String date=rs.getString(4);


            //jobpresent.reset(mapping, request);

            while ( {
                jobsList.add(new job(rs.getString(1),


        catch ( SQLException e ) {
            System.err.println("SQL Exception occured while accessing
the table" );
            return null;


        catch ( Exception e ) {
            return null;

        return jobsList;


    //private javax.sql.DataSource getPoolDB() throws
javax.naming.NamingException {
    // javax.naming.Context c = new javax.naming.InitialContext();
    //return (javax.sql.DataSource)


I added the following code to my target jsp file :

<logic:notPresent name = "alljobs">
            <h2>Data source not in scope!</h2>
        <logic:present name = "alljobs">

            <p>These are our users:</p>
            <table border="1">

                    <logic:empty name = "alljobs">
                        <h2>Data source in scope but no data
                    <logic:iterate id="job" name="alljobs">
                            <td><bean:message name="job"
key="display.jobid" property="jobid" /></td>
                            <td><bean:message name="job"
key="display.jobtitle" property="jobtitle" /></td>
                            <td><bean:message key="display.applydate"
name="job" property="applydate"/></td>

where job is a simple class with getter/setter methods

 * Created on November 22, 2006, 11:51 PM

package com.myapp.struts;

import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionErrors;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionMapping;
import org.apache.struts.action.ActionMessage;

 * @author pooja
 * @version

public class job extends org.apache.struts.action.ActionForm {

    String jobid;
    String jobtitle;
    String applydate;

    /** Creates a new instance of job */
    public job(String jobid,String jobtitle,String applydate) {


     public String getJobid() {
        return jobid;

    public void setJobid(String jobid) {
        this.jobid = jobid;

    public String getJobtitle() {
        return jobtitle;

    public void setJobtitle(String jobtitle) {
        this.jobtitle = jobtitle;

    public String getApplydate() {
        return applydate;

    public void setApplydate(String applydate) {
        this.applydate = applydate;

 //public void reset(ActionMapping mapping,HttpServletRequest request)
//this.jobid = "";
//this.jobtitle = "";
//this.applydate = "";

    public job() {
        // TODO Auto-generated constructor stub



After all this I compile and run the project starting from test2.jsp
(which has nothing but one submit button and gets redirected to

All I get on my target jsp page is :

login successful
jobid jobtitle applydate

Data source not in scope!

** I am guessing that my Action class is not being called and thus the
session object alljobs is never set thus returning a null to the logic
bean which displays the data source not in scope. I am a newbie to
Struts , Can some one help.


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