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tushar panda
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this is what i got when i tried to pass servlet data to the same servlet.

output at browser :



servlet code :


is there a error in transferring the data from the servlet to itself

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Bear Bibeault
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Not a Tomcat question. Moved to the Servlets forum.


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Bear Bibeault
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Here's the important part:
java.lang.NullPointerException
auction.doPost(auction.java:21)
tushar panda
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Bear Bibeault wrote:
auction.doPost(auction.java:21)


line 21 is :
if(itemid.trim().equals(""))

and i don't think there is an error here


entire code is :



my purpose of writing this program is to transfer form data to servlet and if any data is not filled ,it is asked again to do so,
but the problem is i am unable to transfer the servlet data to the same servlet .

Charbel Keyrouz
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are you sure that the itemid is not null?

You should change your tests to take into consideration the null values.
tushar panda
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Charbel Keyrouz wrote:are you sure that the itemid is not null?

You should change your tests to take into consideration the null values.


yeah i took null and got the result , but what't the difference between null and blank("")

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salvin francis
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There is a huge difference between both.

Think of strings as an object.

so "", is also an Object in memory. it has properties such as length, etc.

now lets look at null, Its a Black hole, not even light can accept it.

a null is a reference thats initialised to nothing [pardon my non technical grammer here]
rather it "refers" to nothing.

consider the diff between:




and


and



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