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ActionMessages not found under 'messages'

andrew low

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 18
Hi All,

I am creating some action errors / action messages and attempting to save them so I can access them in the JSP from which posted to the Action. I seem to be able to detect whether the errors are there or not with


but I get an exception with

<bean:write name="message"/>
javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/jsp/icicle/CandidateForm.jsp': Cannot find bean message in any scope

This is really confusing - I appear to have the same setup on another form that works fine (I did a lot of trial and error to get that to work...)

Code snippets follow...

Many thanks for any pointers.


//Makes ActionMessages from a hashmap
errors = com.xx.struts.Utils.actionMessages( cb.validate() );
if ( !errors.isEmpty() )
// Save my errors to make them availble upon repost.

//addMessages(servletRequest, errors);
//saveMessages(servletRequest.getSession(), errors);

addErrors(servletRequest, errors);
saveErrors(servletRequest, errors);

return actionMapping.getInputForward();

<html:messages id="message">
<li><bean:write name="message"/></li>
Kerry Wilson
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Joined: Oct 29, 2003
Posts: 254
I use these tags:

message - is whether or not they are errors or not, by the way, if your ActionForward is set to redirect, you will lose all messages.
SCJP 1.4
andrew low

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 18
OK, so it transpires that I've been adding in ActionMessages as thinking of them as Simply strings that will be displayed, rather than keys to look up values from the file. I assume there is some way to add ActionMessages from scratch without referring to this file, but it appears to have evaded me.


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