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Generating a Dropdown from a bean to a JSP

 
Stewart Williams
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I am having a problem with generating a JSP form that keeps the data after validation has detected bad user data. I have attempted and failed. I created a bean that generates a dropdown with the correct data, but I can't seem to get the data to keep. I believe the reason is because it is instantiating another bean and not the one the jsp had generated. Below is the code for the bean and Jsp

JSP
<%@ taglib uri='tlds/update.tld' prefix='query' %>
<%@ page import="java.util.*" %>
<jsp:useBean id="formHandler" class="user.FormBean" scope="request"/>
<jsp:setProperty name="formHandler" property="*" />

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>FSMO - (Placement Input Screen)</TITLE>
<LINK href="styles/style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<H2>Create New Placement</H2>

<%//Formbean DD=new FormBean();%>

<FORM action='process.jsp' method='POST'>
<TABLE border="0" CELLPADDING=10 CELLSPACING=1 BGCOLOR="">
<TR>
<TD>Enter Date of Placement :<br><INPUT size="10" maxlength="10" type="text" name="DOP" value=<%=formHandler.getDATEOFPLACEMENT()%>></TD>
<TD><query ropDown>Facility</query ropDown></TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

<TABLE BORDER=1 RULES=NONE FRAME=BOX CELLPADDING=10 CELLSPACING=1 BGCOLOR="">
<strong>Child Data</strong>
<TR>
<TD>Enter Child's First Name :<br> <INPUT size="10" maxlength="20" type="text" name="CFNAME" value=<%=formHandler.getCFNAME()%>></TD>
<TD>Enter Child's Last Name :<br> <INPUT size="10" maxlength="30" type="text" name="CLNAME" value=<%=formHandler.getCLNAME()%>></TD>
<TD>Enter SS# : <br> <INPUT size="10" maxlength="9" type="text" name="CSSN"value=<%=formHandler.getSSN()%>> </TD>
<TD><query ropDown>Race</query ropDown></TD><TD></TD>

BEAN
public void queryRace() throws JspException, IOException
{
try
{con=DriverManager.getConnection(host,userName,passWord);
stmt= con.createStatement();
ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT * FROM RACE GROUP BY RACE");
pageContext.getOut().print("Select Race:<br> ");
pageContext.getOut().print("<select name=RACEID>");int i=8;
while (rs.next())
{ int RaceID = rs.getInt("RACEID");
String Race = rs.getString("RACE");
if (RACEID !="7")
{pageContext.getOut().print("<option SELECTED value=" + PARAM[i][i+1] + " size='10'>" + PARAM[i][i]+ " </option>");}
else{pageContext.getOut().print("<option value=" + PARAM[i][i+1] + " size='10'>" + PARAM[i][i]+ " </option>");}
}
pageContext.getOut().print("</select>");

con.close();
}
catch(Exception e) { pageContext.getOut().print("<h1>Invalid Username/password</h1>" + e.getMessage());
throw new IOException(e.getMessage());}
}

I used a tag to call dropdown. Please help.

Thanks
 
Merrill Higginson
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This question belongs in the JSP forum.

However, you might try changing the scope of your bean to "session", and then placing it in the session context before displaying the page. This way your data isn't lost when the page is displayed.
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Moving to the JSP forum.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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