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How to parse values from beans??

Tom Barns
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Joined: Oct 27, 2000
Posts: 138
Hi All
if you we use <jsp:getProperty >action we will get a string represent that data,if i want to convert or cast that string to double or integer or something else,how do we do that.
i know there is a way to access the bean property using scriplets and do all the conversion that i need,but how do we parse or cast or convert that string which we get using that action to primitives data type or other objects if i need it.
or at least how to assign that output from that action to a variable.
thanks for your help.

Thanks for your help.
Frank Carver

Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
Surely if you want to assign the value from a bean to a variable, you must be doing that in a scriptlet anyway. HTML has ho concept of "variable".
If your bean has methods which return appropriate types, you can just call them:
<% int x = myBean.getCount(); %>
Am I missing something?

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Tom Barns
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Joined: Oct 27, 2000
Posts: 138
Thanks for your reply.
i do undersdtand what you said,but can we do something like this:
<%String s=<jsp:getProperty name="name" property="count" /> %>
i know that doesn't compile,but is there anyway to assign the output of that action to a variable?
thanks again.
Ashwin Desai
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Joined: Jul 17, 2000
Posts: 124
No, I do not think that you could assign the value by using the <jsp:> tag. The best way is to init it as Frank has suggested.
Tom Barns
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Joined: Oct 27, 2000
Posts: 138
Thanks,i do think so.
Anil Vupputuri
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Joined: Oct 31, 2000
Posts: 527
We can not use nested Jsp tags as it leads to compilation error.

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