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HttpSession in bean

Howard Ralston
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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If you have a String object in a session that was put there earlier in an Action object, e.g. session.setAttribute("MyVariable", "MyString"), is it possible to retrieve "MyString" from the session in a non-form bean? I want to use the bean tag on a jsp but don't want to use code in the jsp to send the session to the bean, e.g. myBean.setSession(session).

Many thanks!

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Adam Kreiss
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If you put a bean into the session (as opposed to a string), you can reference it with a <bean:whatever> tag. All you have to do is specify the name and set scope="session".

Although I'm not sure thats what you need.
Howard Ralston
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Thanks for the reply.
What I wanted to know is: how do I access any object in the session when I am coding a bean? If I have a Customer object stored in the session, how do I access it from a bean? I want to get values from the Customer object for comparison in the bean, then depending on the result, write a message in the jsp with the bean.
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