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JSP select box - servlet

Michael Waserman

Joined: Jul 10, 2004
Posts: 28
What could be the reason the selected value does not get transmitted to the servlet in the following code:

<select name="choice" size="15">
<option value="choose" selected>Please select #</option>

<%String batchNum = "";
AbstractList beans = (AbstractList)request.getAttribute ("mylist");
Iterator iterator = beans.iterator();
int i = 1;
while (iterator.hasNext()){
GetDataBean bean = (GetDataBean);
batchNum = bean.getBatchNum();
<option value="<%= batchNum %>"><%= batchNum %></option>
<% } %>

Your responce is greately appreciated. Thanks. Mike.
Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63839

First step: have you checked the formatting of the HTML that is sent to the browser?
[ July 13, 2004: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

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Michael Waserman

Joined: Jul 10, 2004
Posts: 28
I submit the form using the button as follows:

<script LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
function sendApprove(aForm){
aForm.action = "/servlet/BatchApprServlet3";

<input type="button" name="approve" value = " Approve " onKlick="sendApprove(this.form)">

Thanks. Mike.
I agree. Here's the link:
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