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Issue with DisplayTag export

Arch Tiwari

Joined: Feb 07, 2003
Posts: 6

I am trying to use the DisplayTag export to excel / csv feature. I am using Spring and Tiles. According to the DisplayTag documentation, I have followed the process recommended and implemented the filter to support tiles. I can view the data. However, the "Export to Excel" button does not work.

In my JSP, I have a search button and based on the input, a list is returned to the same JSP and rendered in a table. When I click on the "Export" button, it returns to the same page but now the table data is no longer visible and the export feature also doesnt work. On the logs, I dont see any exception but I see this message -

ExportDelegate, DEBUG, org.displaytag.filter.ExportDelegate: Filter is enabled but exported content has not been found. Maybe an error occurred?

My web.xml has the following-



JSP has the following pertaining to displaytag -

<display:table name="command.searchList" id="row" requestURI="/" export="true">
<display:column property="dept" title="Department" media="html csv excel xml"/>
<display:column property="emp" title="Employess" media="html csv excel xml"/>
<display:column property="salary" title="Salary" format="$ {0,number,0,000.00}" media="html csv excel xml"/>
<display:setProperty name="" value="cuesTableRowEven" />
<display:setProperty name="" value="cuesTableRowOdd" />

- where is the action invoked to render this jsp

In -


Problem is that I dont see any exceptions, its just that the export feature just doesnt work. I'd really appreciate if anyone can help out.

dhanushka jayahtilaka

Joined: Apr 16, 2009
Posts: 1

I have the same issue as you have mentioned.Please be kind enough to display the solution if you found a one.

Jesus Rafael Lopez Ibarra

Joined: Sep 10, 2009
Posts: 3
hi everyone

i (STILL) have the same error, it migth be the tiles configurations or the beans names.. but i'm not sure and i havenĀ“t solve the problem...

does anyone of you solved this problem?

please if you have solved the problem help me =D

=( .........
Martijn Verburg

Joined: Jun 24, 2003
Posts: 3275

Hi Jesus Rafael Lopez Ibarra and welcome to Javaranch! I'm not a user of these tags, but you might want to do a search for posts in this forum, there are many questions on these tags.

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Jesus Rafael Lopez Ibarra

Joined: Sep 10, 2009
Posts: 3
Hi Martijn Verburg and thanks, yes, i'll look for it, i have this problem just into a jsp but no in the first one i did, but i dunno why.

well thanks! i'll find it out!
Javier Dussaillant

Joined: Aug 27, 2015
Posts: 2
This is an old topic, but I'll post a solution since someone may have the same problem nowadays, like I did.

I had the same problem a couple of days ago while modifying an old struts 1 application written by some else and it wasn't that easy to find the solution since I'm "new" to struts/jsp. The problem was that the display grid was "buried" under 2 levels of tiles and the filter seemed unable to get rid of the extra html.

My solution was to make a new "view" (forward in struts lingo) for the export, with only the grid and nothing else, and in the action I select this forward when exporting (I used the presence of one of the parameters that displaytag adds to the querystring, "d-49653-e" in my case).
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