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downloading csv within Struts

damien malone
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Joined: May 06, 2003
Posts: 35
Apologies if this is not the correct forum. I have written a servlet that generates a csv file. This all works fine, but I now want to integrate this servlet into a struts web app. I have the following lines at the top of my servlet
String filename = "export.csv";
response.setHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment;filename=\""+filename+"\"");

I have also tried re-writting as a jsp. and placing the setheader into the action class.
However what ever I try, when I try and access the page, the servlet and action class are run (I have system outs that are displayed) but the browser then pops up a message dialog saying unable to locate the web page I am trying to download.
Any ideas??
Damien Malone
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Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Just configure your servlet in your web.xml on a different path than struts. Also struts uses a servlet as controller when you check your
web.xml. Normally it is mapped to /do/ or *.do.
So maybe a good solution would be to create the following entry:

Then you can access your Servlet with
hope that helped
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