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link request param to ActionMapping at high level

Weston Kornfeld

Joined: Mar 01, 2005
Posts: 28
What I want to do is everytime a particular action mapping is called in my web application - I want pass a particular value in the request.

I.e. - if I have / - I want a request param associated with that to be menuValue="menuListCustomers" - likewise if I have an / I would like an associated request param menuValue="menuEditCustomers".

I want to do this at a high level - like in the struts.cofig file or the like - of course, I can find every occurence in my application of where these action mappings are referenced as manually tack on ?menuValue=whatever but I want to avoid scattering it all over the place in my app.

Many Thanks
sreenath reddy
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 415
struts provide an option of having some static parameter for every actionmapping through the parameter attriute for the action-mapping tag . This parameter u can get in execute method of ur action class saying mapping.getParmeter ()

is this what u wanted right ??
Merrill Higginson
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 4864
You can also get the path of the current action with mapping.getPath(). So, for example, at the beginning of each action you could call a utility method with code similar to the following:

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