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call a servlet from a jsp????

verduka fox
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Joined: Jan 18, 2001
Posts: 178
I am developing a website using jsp's. I had planned to use jsp's for every page, but I need to use a graphing product (EasyCharts at that requires the graph to be built in a servlet NOT a jsp. I am saving the values to be graphed in various java beans. I know this is probably an elementary question, but can someone please tell me how to call the servlet from my jsp, how to pass the values from the bean to the servlet, and how to get from the servlet to a jsp? Can one jsp call the servlet and then be called when the servlet is finished, or does this require the use of at least two servlets? Any suggestions and/or examples is greatly appreciated!!
Shuaib Gill
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Joined: May 29, 2001
Posts: 62
To call a servlet from a JSP, try...
<jsp: forward page="../servlets/YourServlet" />
Then to set some values to a bean, in YourServlet do this.
SomeBean obj = new SomeBean();
// forward to a jsp
RequestDispatcher newJSP = getServletContext().getRequestDispatcher("/xxx/yyy/next.jsp");
Hope this helps

Andrey Opanasets

Joined: Aug 14, 2001
Posts: 17
Use send HttpServletResponse.sendRedirect() or RequestDispatcher.forward() methods. See API for more complete information.
verduka fox
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Joined: Jan 18, 2001
Posts: 178
Thanks for the replies. Just a few more questions:
How do I set values in the bean from the jsp so that they are in the bean when I am in the servlet? See, I start with a jsp; I need to set values from this jsp and then go to the servlet. I thought that the form had to be submitted in the jsp to get the values set in the bean. Any ideas?
Paramagurusamy Balasubramanian
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Joined: Aug 17, 2001
Posts: 55
Hi fox,
U need to do the following steps
<jsp:useBean id="mybean" scope="session" class="storeBean"/>
int yourvalue=10;
out.println("The value in the bean is "+storeBean.value);
// or u can use
out.println("The value in the bean is "+mybean.retrieveValue());
public class storeBean
public int value;
public storeBean()
public void storeValue(int value)
public int retrieveValue()
return this.value

I hope i fulfilled your request..
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