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can we maintain more than one session?

Gaurav Chikara
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Joined: Jun 09, 2000
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Hi All
Can we create more than one session in a servlet
as My application requires that based on the field i select i shud put some value in session object
if we can have more than one session object then i can
put value for each condition in seperate session
so that retrieving is easier later on
any suggestions pls

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Randall Twede
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Im not certain, but I think there can be only one session. The session is usually created by calling getSession() method of HttpServletRequest class. There is an API for servlets somewhere at the sun site but im not sure of the exact url.

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William Brogden
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Just use the one session but apply some imagination to the way you manipulate the objects stored in the session. A session is basically a Hashtable after all - you can create the name of the attribute to reflect the circumstances under which you want to retrieve it.
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Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
It's under the heading Java 2 SDK, Enterprise Edition in as "API Documentation".
[This message has been edited by Tony Alicea (edited February 15, 2001).]

Tony Alicea
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I agree. Here's the link:
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