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Problem with the drop down box using Struts tags

kay lin
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Joined: May 20, 2004
Posts: 132
I am doing a drop down box with Struts, and I have seen previous post on the forum regarding how to do that.

Basically I have 2 classes
InquiryAction and InquiryResult.jsp

here is the code snippet from InquriyAction

and here is where I do the population of the drop down box in my JSP code

However when i test the JSP page on my local app server, i got the following error:

javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: Cannot find bean under name org.apache.struts.taglib.html.BEAN
at org.apache.struts.taglib.html.SelectTag.calculateMatchValues(
at org.apache.struts.taglib.html.SelectTag.doStartTag(
at jsp_servlet.__inquiryresults._jspService(

I did bind the "inquiryResults" with an arrayList, can somebody tell me what is wrong? thanks...
Marc Peabody
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Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Posts: 4727

Well, for starters, you can't place that bean tag in your html tag.

<logic:iterate id='transaction' collection='<%= request.getAttribute("inquiryResults") %>'>
<% String prKey = ((TransactionBean)transaction).getPRKey(); %>

<htmlption value='<%= prKey %>' >
<bean:write name='transaction' property='PRKey'/> (or reuse <%= prKey %>)

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Sree Jag
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Joined: Oct 14, 2003
Posts: 77
or u could simply use <html ptions> tag as follows:

<html:select property="selectedValue"> <html ptions collection="inquiryList" property="idValue" labelProperty="displayValue"/> </html:select>

hope this helps,

Sree Jag<br />SCJP 1.4
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