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multipart/form-data and request.getAttribute.

Sam Mites

Joined: Nov 27, 2005
Posts: 15
When ever i upload a file, i use encryption type as multipart/form-data in the form. But that way the form bean isn't get populated and the request.getParameter do not work. But by using request.getAttribute i am able to get the values in form. Why is this so?? (Isn't struts have anything in place to populate form beans through reflection when encryption type is multipart/form-data?)
Merrill Higginson
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 4864
I've written several upload JSPs using Struts and they populate the form bean just fine. The trick is that you have to define the file to be uploaded as type org.apache.struts.upload.FormFile and use the <html:file> tag in the jsp.

There is an example of a file upload in the struts-examples.war file that comes with the download. I'd suggest carefully studying their example to see how it's done.
[ February 03, 2006: Message edited by: Merrill Higginson ]

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