hi i am working with struts 1.3 from one of my action I am setting some values into my request object e.g. the name of the user. Now I want to use the same request throughout my application and I can not pass this request to other method because till I used in other part the values from the request lost.I know about ServletConfig and ServletSontext can i use it here or is there any other option available plus when I created a new HttpRequest object on different page does it affect the old request...??
please sort out the above doubts if you get it or asked me to clear it more.....
I agree with David, if you want to keep the data accessible every where for a user than you need to put in a Session. You can also do this through the form files and set the scope of the file to Session in struts-config. Than you just need to get the form file and fetch the data from it where ever you want.
An action form isn't an appropriate place for non-Struts-specific information like user data; that should just be stored in the session by itself (or as part of an application-specific session data object).
I know about the session sir but and when I set everything into it I have to pass it into method I wanted to use it.But I need a solution from where I can use this values through out my application without passing it to the method because I have to change lot of places where the method is used........
If it's in the session you don't have to pass it anywhere--it's available anywhere the session is.
If you're saying you want to abstract it out of the session then create a composite object containing the session objects you want to pass and pass that into your methods; if the data contained in the composite object changes you'd have to change your methods anyway.