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passing javascript array from jsp to servlet

Pravin Shirke
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Joined: Apr 05, 2008
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how do i pass a javascript Array from a jsp to a servlet??
in my javascript script tag i have written this code
what i m trying to do is pass all the values of the list box to array and pass this array to servlet for inserting into the database.

function addVar()
var val=new Array();
var i=val.length;
for(var j=0;j<i;j++)
where Val1 is the hidden field.
and ListedSubjectID is the list box name
and in my servlet i did something like

String values[]=request.getParameterValues("Val1");
for (String value : values)
System.out.println("The value is "+value);
String value=request.getParameter("Val1");
System.out.println("The Parameter value is "+value);

i tried both the methods but it does not print any thing.
the value of values[]=""
and value is =""
please help

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Justin Fox
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I'm guessing .jsp page is the page with the javascript, and the servlet is the page containing the server sided script to insert into the db and such.

what you COULD do is just make a comma delimited string with
all the values from the list box (is this a <select>?).

and then just use ajax to send that string to the server, and in the server get the querystring from the url and then insert those values into the db for as many values in the csv.

Now if you have used ajax, which I assume you have, you should
know what to do next, if not, let me know and I'll post a snippet.

I hope this is what you were talking about lol,

Justin Fox
[ June 13, 2008: Message edited by: Justin Fox ]

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Pravin Shirke
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thanks for your code justin. but i dont know ajax so can you give me the code snippet please. thank you
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[ October 08, 2008: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
majid nakit
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Joined: Jun 26, 2001
Posts: 167
I have the same situation :

Please I would like to have the code snippet.

Thanks lot.
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