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Bean Value is always Null

Omar Barrera

Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 15
Hello All,

I am new to JSF and am having an issue with a selectonemenu component always being null. I have form that is is populated with backing bean list that has the states. On the form the list displays properly. However when I attempt to write the value to the database, I get a null value.

Backing bean with list:

jsp view page:

selectedState method:
Nat Dickstein

Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 4
Hello Omar,
it seems that states_ isn't null, maybe you instatiated it and it is empty? Check for (states_!= && states_.size() < 1)
Omar Barrera

Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 15
What I noticed in my code is that I initialized state_ to null. So I corrected that and am now getting another error. The error I am getting is Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError:

Here is a copy of the class I am using:

When I am calling the getSelectedState method from the bean I am getting
Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: stateBean.getState()Ljava/lang/String;

Caused by: javax.faces.FacesException: Error calling action method of component with id _idJsp0Pluto_264_:SaveButton
at org.apache.myfaces.application.ActionListenerImpl.processAction(
at javax.faces.component.UICommand.broadcast(
at javax.faces.component.UIViewRoot._broadcastForPhase(
at javax.faces.component.UIViewRoot.processApplication(
at org.apache.myfaces.lifecycle.InvokeApplicationExecutor.execute(
at org.apache.myfaces.lifecycle.LifecycleImpl.executePhase(
at org.apache.myfaces.lifecycle.LifecycleImpl.execute(
at org.apache.myfaces.portlet.MyFacesGenericPortlet.processAction(
... 38 more
Caused by: javax.faces.el.EvaluationException: Exception while invoking expression #{databaseHandler.InsertApplicant}
at org.apache.myfaces.el.MethodBindingImpl.invoke(
at org.apache.myfaces.application.ActionListenerImpl.processAction(
... 45 more
[ July 07, 2008: Message edited by: Omar Barrera ]
Omar Barrera

Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 15
I was able to get my code to run partially correct. However I am still having an issue binding the selectonemenu item that is selected from the jsp view to the information in the bean. Again, forgive my ignorance as I am new to JSF, 1st project btw, but I thought if used the value element in the selectonemenu component tag, then the value the user selects would be bound by the get and set methods of the underlying bean.

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