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Validation.xml....need some help

 
meena latha
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Hi,

I wanted to validate a input text field.
I am using validation.xml to do this.
This is what i have written in my validation.xml



This works fine.But the problem is,i should not get the error message once the page is loaded .I should get it only when i hit the submit button.
How should i modify my validation.xml to do this.I should basically put
some check to see whether the submit button is hit or not.
Any help will be really useful.
Thanks.
 
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Override the validate method and return null if the your submit button is not present in the request or is null(if present as a form parameter). If the submit button is pressed, return super.validate(arg0, arg1)

For e.g.
 
meena latha
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Thanks for the reply.But when we are using the validation framework do we need to override the validation()..???
 
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I dont see the harm in overriding the validation method for the question you asked.

Alternatively, If you have two action classes - one when the page first loads(ViewAction class) and the other for submitting or CRUD operations(UpdateAction class) then you can set the validate="false" for the first class.
 
Luke Zechariah
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No change needs to be done on the validation.xml. You need to have 2 actions in your struts-config.xml file.

For example:

<action path="/WhenPageLoad"
type="person.employee"
name="employee"
scope="request"
validate="false"
input="empl.page"
parameter="dispatch">
<forward name="nextScr" path="empl.page"
contextRelative="true"/>
</action>


<action path="/WhenSubmitClick"
type="person.employee"
name="employee"
scope="request"
validate="true"
input="empl.page"
parameter="dispatch">
<forward name="nextScr" path="empl.page"
contextRelative="true"/>
</action>

The validate="false" makes it by pass validation on page load.

Luke.
 
meena latha
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Thanks.I have only one Action class thats the problem....However i have modified my validation.xml this way.


But now i am getting the following error.



what i am all doing is setting a property value to true when the submit button is clicked.Then i am checking that in my validation.xml.
Any suggestion is most welcomed.
Thanks

[ July 10, 2006: Message edited by: meena latha ]
[ July 10, 2006: Message edited by: meena latha ]
 
meena latha
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sorry the error got resolved .The problem was the the end tag for <var-value> was </var-name>.But the validation is not carried out.
 
meena latha
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Thanks to all.It is working.I modified the validation.xml .
 
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